HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA
North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.
Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.
Periods of rain, with some heavy falls. A few squally thunderstorms also possible, mainly this afternoon and evening. Snow lowering to 500 metres tonight, affecting the higher roads.
Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls. Snow lowering to 300 metres about Wellington and Wairarapa this evening, and 500 metres elsewhere, affecting higher roads.
Fine, apart from a few showers about the Kaikoura coast and the Sounds.
Showers, with snow to 500 metres, clearing this morning.
Mainly fine. Scattered sleet or snow showers developing this evening.
Occasional sleet or snow showers, but long fine spells about northern Fiordland and Central Otago.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots rising to 35 knots late this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Northwest swell 2 metres offshore developing. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in rain, possibly thundery from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southwest 25 knots, easing Wednesday evening southerly 15 knots. Rising late Thursday southerly 25 knots. Sea rough at times.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 20 knots rising to 30 knots this morning. Becoming northwest 40 knots but westerly 20 knots south of Hokianga Harbour early this afternoon, then becoming westerly 20 knots everywhere late this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly thundery from this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A westerly flow turns northwesterly today as a trough moves northeast onto the North Island. The trough moves away to the east on Wednesday, leaving a southerly flow over the area.
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this morning, then easing to westerly 15 knots this afternoon. Turning southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time this afternoon and evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, turning southwest 20 knots this evening then easing to 15 knots overnight. Rough sea, easing this evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Rising to southwest 25 knots during the morning, easing to southerly 15 knots in the evening. Showers easing. Thursday: Southerly 15 knots. Fine spells, chance shower or two. Friday: Southerly rising to 20 knots early. Fine spells, chance shower or two.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. Rising to northerly 1 metre today, easing to half a metre or less Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, rising to 3.5 metres for a time today, then easing to 2 metres Wednesday, 1.5 metres Thursday and 1 metre early Friday.