HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, AND SIGNIFICANT SPILLOVER FOR THE OTAGO AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
North Island, rain, with some heavy falls about the central North Island and possible thunderstorms in Bay of Plenty, clearing from the southwest. South Island, rain at times about the west coast with some heavy falls, occasional showers in the south, and mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, a few showers in Northland, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine, but a occasional showers in Fiordland.
Becoming cloudy Taranaki to Bay of Plenty north, with a few showers developing. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Rain on Saturday, possibly heavy, and strong northerlies changing lighter westerly. Mainly fine with light winds on Sunday and Monday.
Fine spells and isolated showers today. Low cloud and drizzle tomorrow morning turning to showers in the afternoon.
Mainly fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow with scattered evening rain.
Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle developing this evening turning to rain tomorrow evening. Severe northerly gales in Wellington tomorrow.
Fine today with severe northwest gales developing in exposed places.Scattered rain spreading north tomorrow and winds gradually easing from the south.
Patchy drizzle, then rain spreading north from evening with heavy, thundery falls. Rain easing later tomorrow.
High cloud today with severe northwest gales in exposed places. Showers tomorrow and winds easing.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots early this evening and to 40 knots for a time late this evening and early Friday morning. Changing southerly 15 knots late Friday morning then turning northeast 15 knots during Friday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 2 metres developing for a time. Fair visibility in scattered showers Friday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing later Saturday southwest 15 knots, tending Sunday northeast 15 knots.