North Island, cloudy periods, with occasional drizzle about higher ground. However, fine about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Gale northwesterlies developing about Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain spreading north, with some heavy falls in the west, easing or clearing from the south later. Gale northwesterlies turning strong southwest.
North Island, rain spreading north, then becoming fine in the south and west from afternoon. South Island, north of Canterbury, scattered rain easing to isolated showers. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from a few showers in the south.
North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers, but mainly fine in the west from Waitomo to Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods, and a few showers about the south coast.
Becoming fine Wednesday with strong northwesterlies. A few showers on Thursday as winds turn southwesterly, then cloudy periods on Friday.
Mainly fine. Isolated showers developing this afternoon, then clearing tomorrow morning.
Mainly fine, high cloud at times. Westerly gales in exposed places south of Hastings.
Cloudy periods and a few showers, especially this afternoon.
Cloudy with isolated showers. Becoming fine this afternoon.
Fine, apart from some areas of high cloud. Scattered early rain tomorrow for Otago. Westerly gales in exposed places.
Occasional showers, but periods of rain for Fiordland.
Showers today. A period of rain tomorrow morning, then mainly fine. Westerly gales in exposed places.
Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Southwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northerly swell 1 metre at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, turning for a time Thursday northwest 20 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A west to southwest flow covers the country today, then a ridge develops over the North Island on Tuesday. A front preceded by strong northwesterlies moves up the South Island on Wednesday, and the North Island on Thursday, with another ridge developing over the country behind it. Another front approaches the lower South Island by late Friday.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time this afternoon and early evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this afternoon and early evening. Fine spells, cloud increasing this evening. Tuesday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots for a time in the morning and afternoon, and again overnight. Moderate sea at times. Morning cloud, then fine.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southwest rising to 20 knots for a time. Fine, with evening cloud. Thursday: Turning northwest 15 knots early, and southerly 15 knots late. Rain developing afternoon, clearing late. Friday: Becoming southeast 20 knots early, turning northeast 15 knots late. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northeast half a metre, rising to easterly 1 metre Friday.