SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
Remaining showers becoming isolated during the morning and long fine spells developing.
North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.
Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.
Cloudy periods tonight. A period of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.
Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Northwest gales, severe in Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.
Very heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika from afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.
Occasional rain overnight. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales, easing tomorrow morning.
Rain easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales tomorrow morning.
Cloudy periods tonight. Occasional rain tomorrow.
Westerly 10 knots, turning northwest 10 knots tonight. Waves less than half a metre. Cloudy periods.
Northwest 10 knots rising to northerly 20 knots in the morning,changing westerly 20 knots in the afternoon, then easing to 10 knots during the evening. Waves up to half a metre. Poor visibility in rain developing in the morning,clearing during the afternoon.
Thu Jan 19 11:00:00 NZDT 2017:
Southwest 15 knots dying out. Fine.
Fri Jan 20 11:00:00 NZDT 2017:
Northeast 15 knots developing. Cloud increasing.