BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
Rain or showers for most places easing, and gradually clearing for much of the South Island.
North Island, cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the north and east. South Island, cloudy periods and the odd shower in the north and west, mostly fine with high cloud elsewhere.
Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls for the western South Island.
Low cloud, possible fog at first on Thursday, turning to rain later. Showers clearing Friday, but remaining cloudy throughout Friday and Saturday. Northwesterlies on Thursday, changing southeasterly early Friday then tending northeasterly. Northerlies strengthening Saturday.
Long fine spells. Isolated showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings.
Mostly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.
Fine spells this evening, with isolated showers about the ranges. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and rain developing in the evening.
Fine tonight, with high cloud. Scattered rain tomorrow, heavy in the west later.
High cloud tonight. Rain spreading northwards tomorrow.
Occasional rain or drizzle tonight. Rain becoming heavy tomorrow.
Cloud increasing overnight. A period of morning rain, followed by a few showers.
Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Fair visibility in showers Wednesday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots dying out Thursday night.Developing Friday northerly 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots with rough sea, then changing westerly 20 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A weak ridge over the upper North Island drifts slowly northeast today and Wednesday, as a trough approaches from the west. The trough then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday, followed by a narrow ridge. Another active trough moves over the area on Saturday.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mostly cloudy. Fair visibility in evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots at night. Rain easing to a few showers. Friday: Northerly rising to 15 knots.Cloudy periods,isolated showers. Saturday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, changing westerly 15 knots late. Rain developing, easing late.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday.