weather warning

HEAVY RAIN OVER MOUNT TARANAKI EASING EARLY SUNDAY An active front is moving eastwards across the central North Island tonight (Saturday) and early Sunday morning, bringing a period of northerly rain

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North Island, low cloud and drizzle Manawatu southwards and rain spreading elsewhere by evening. South Island, fine in the west, and low cloud and drizzle in the east.


North Island, rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, rain, with some heavy falls,but showers from Auckland northwards. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the east, with a few spots spreading across Westland and Buller, and mainly fine in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Showers with strong southerlies on Monday, becoming mainly fine with northerlies on Tuesday. Cloud increasing later Tuesday, with rain and strong easterlies developing early Wednesday.


Periods of rain.

Auckland down to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Rain, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning and fine spells increasing. Low cloud and drizzle return to Wellington and Wairarapa tomorrow night.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow and becoming mainly fine apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain clearing tonight. Fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Showers, clearing later tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine at first, but low cloud and rain spreading north during tomorrow.

Stewart Island

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow.


Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots offshore for a time this morning and afternoon. Sea becoming rough offshore for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots, turning Monday morning easterly 15 knots and rising Monday afternoon 25 knots with rough sea, then turning overnight Tuesday northwest 20 knots. Northerly swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Wednesday.


Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.

A front lies over the North Island and begins to move off to the northeast today while a complex low moves east over the North Island during Tuesday and Wednesday.

NIL warning for PLENTY

Sunday: Northwest 15 knots but 10 knots south of Slipper Island. Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing, rising to 30 knots late. Rain developing, heavy falls later. Tuesday: Becoming northwest 20 knots. Rain, heavy falls, easing. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Cloudy periods, a few showers.

Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre today, rising to 1 metre for a time Monday. Northerly half a metre developing late today, rising to 1 metre late Monday and 1.5 metres Tuesday, easing to 1 metre Wednesday.