North Island, rain developing for most areas, briefly heavy and possibly thundery in the north, but only brief rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain at times in the west, a period of rain for Nelson and Marlborough, and a few showers elsewhere.
North Island, a few showers in the east. Showers to start the day in the west, but becoming fine later. South Island, mainly fine, but early showers in the south and about Banks Peninsula.
North Island, a few showers developing in the north and in Wellington, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west, and high cloud increasing in the east.
Occasional showers for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with fresh westerlies turning southerly on Tuesday.
Occasional showers, with hail and possible thunderstorms in the west. Snow to 600 metres south of Taupo this morning, affecting higher roads.
Mainly fine, but showers about the ranges, spreading elsewhere for a time today, with snow possibly affecting higher level roads. Gusty westerlies, severe gale in exposed places.
Mainly fine, but chance of morning shower with hail, and snow about the Nelson ranges.
Mostly fine, but showers about the Banks Peninsula.
Occasional showers, with hail and possible thunderstorms this morning. Showers becoming confined to north of Hokitika this afternoon. Snow to 300 metres at first.
Showers with hail, and snow to near sea level this morning. Showers retreating to the coasts by evening.
Rain, turning to showers this morning with hail.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening. Very rough sea easing. Northwest swell 2 metres offshore easing. Poor visibility in showers late morning and afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, changing Monday evening southwest 25 knots, with rough sea, and dying out early Wednesday.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A strong west to southwest flow covers the country today. On Monday, a low in the Tasman Sea is expected to cross central New Zealand, and is followed by a narrow ridge on Tuesday. A northerly flow develops on Wednesday, ahead of another low approaching from the Tasman Sea.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Gale warning. Sunday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late afternoon and to westerly 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough in the morning, then easing in the afternoon. Fair visibility in showers late morning and early afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots in the afternoon, then changing westerly 20 knots in the evening. A few showers, turning to rain with possible thunderstorms. Tuesday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to 10 knots later. Showers clearing, then fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots, becoming northerly 15 knots later. Cloudy periods,a few late showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northerly 1 metre, easing to half or less today.