A strong and moist northwesterly flow covers the country this week, with a number of embedded fronts bringing further periods of heavy rain and northwest gales to central and southern parts of New Zealand
North Island, cloudy with isolated showers from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty and northwards. Late rain about and south of Taranaki. Fine spells elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, scattered falls in Southland and Otago. Morning rain for Nelson and Marlborough, clearing later.Partly cloudy elsewhere.
North Island, rain spreading north. South Island, rain in the west, easing to showers evening. Showers spreading northwards in the east with a southwesterly change later.
North Island, early rain north of Taihape and isolated showers elsewhere in the west, all clearing. Rain about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, showers about Buller, Southland and Otago, easing later. Fine spells elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for Canterbury and Marlborough.
Low cloud and patchy drizzle this weekend, drizzle mainly early mornings and evenings. A period of rain on Monday. Northwesterlies, strong late Saturday through Monday morning, changing southwest later Monday.
Mainly fine, apart from areas of cloud early morning and at night. Isolated afternoon showers.
Fine, apart from isolated isolated showers in Waitomo and Taranaki.
Fine spells and a few showers.
Periods of rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
High cloud increasing with a few spots of rain.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Showers becoming more widespread for a time in the morning and afternoon, when some could be heavy.
Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this afternoon.Sea slight. Northerly swell 1 metre easing.Easterly swell 1 metre,dying out.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, changing Monday southwest 20 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A disturbed west to northwest flow affects the country for much of the forecast period. A front moves north over New Zealand during Sunday and early Monday bringing a change to southwesterlies, then followed by a ridge.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing this morning, rising to 20 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea moderate this afternoon. Mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Mainly fine. Chance afternoon shower. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Cloudy, chance shower. Late rain. Monday: Change to southwest 15 knots. Early rain then fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast half a metre rising to 1 metre for a time Sunday and early Monday.