North Island, showers gradually clearing in Gisborne. Elsewhere, isolated showers clearing and becoming mainly fine. South Island, showers about Fiordland gradually spreading north, elsewhere fine.
North Island, isolated showers in the west, becoming more widespread from Waitomo to Horowhenua Kapiti Coast in the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, with possible heavy falls. Scattered rain spreading east, but remaining dry in Christchurch.
North Island, rain easing to a few showers from Northland to Manawatu, a few showers developing in the south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to showers in the west and clearing Westland. Showers in Otago, spreading north during the day.
Rain on Saturday and southerlies becoming strong. Rain easing to showers on Sunday and winds tending lighter westerly. Rain returning on on Monday.
Occasional rain, sometimes heavy with squally thunderstorms possible, easing to showers this afternoon.
A few showers, turning to rain for a time north of Wellington this morning.
Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.
Scattered showers, gradually clearing and becoming fine this evening.
A few showers, more frequent from afternoon.
Rain developing from evening.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots for a time this morning. Becoming southwest 15 knots this afternoon,rising to 25 knots this evening.Sea becoming very rough for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore for a time.Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots with rough sea, easing late Sunday westerly 20 knots then rising early Monday 30 knots. Changing late Monday southwest 20 knots.Sea rough at times. Moderate northerly swell easing Saturday.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A complex low pressure system persists over the country today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. A low is expected to move onto the lower South Island from the west on Sunday with an associated front moving over rest of the South Island late Sunday and over the North Island early Monday, followed by disturbed southwesterlies.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time this morning. Changing westerly 10 knots this afternoon, rising to southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this morning. Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing to showers this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest rising to 20 knots in the morning. Fine. Sunday: Tending westerly 20 knots. Mainly fine. Monday: Westerly 20 knots easing to 15 knots later. Possible morning shower,then fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northerly about a metre, rising to 2 metres today, then easing to 1 metre Saturday and to half a metre Sunday. Easterly half a metre or less.