North Island, fine, apart from morning cloud and isolated showers in the west. South Island, rain west of the Divide. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, rain from evening in the south.
North Island, fine in the north and east. In the west, becoming cloudy with isolated showers, then rain at night. Severe gale northwesterly in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain elsewhere. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south overnight. Gale or severe gale northwesterly for most places.
North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy about the ranges, gradually clearing from the west in the evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated and confined to the coasts in the afternoon.
Cloudy periods on Friday. Often cloudy and strong northerlies developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with northerlies rising to gale for a time.
A few showers at first, more frequent about Auckland. Periods of rain developing tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the west.
A few showers in the west at first. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.
Long fine spells and a few showers, especially tomorrow.
Fine, apart from some cloudy periods about Otago and Southland.
Showers clearing tomorrow.
Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.
Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.
Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing Thursday afternoon, changing westerly 15 knots Thursday evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in periods of rain from Thursday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Friday variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots, changing late Sunday southwest 15 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today. A weak front crosses the country late Thursday, followed by another ridge. Strong northwesterlies build over the area on Saturday, ahead of a cold front which crosses on Sunday, bringing a southwesterly change.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Partly cloudy, with fair visibility in one or two showers. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon, changing westerly 10 knots at night. Sea slight. Cloud increasing. Poor visibility in periods of rain from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Westerly 10 knots. Cloudy periods, with a few morning showers. Saturday: Northwest 15 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Cloud increasing. Sunday: Changing southwest 15 knots. Rain, possibly heavy, easing evening.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today.