HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND BULLER A front associated with a low over the Tasman Sea moves onto the west of the South Island on Friday, then continues moving slowly eastwards during Saturday
North Island, a few showers developing from Northland to Taranaki. Cloud increasing elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the north and west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. High cloud increasing elsewhere, with scattered rain spreading across later in the day.
Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northern and western South Island.
Rain turning to showers in most places.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers from Friday to Sunday. Southeasterlies turning northeast on Friday, then becoming strong on Sunday.
Scattered showers, mainly in eastern areas, clearing by evening.
Mainly fine. Areas of frost or fog this morning.
Long fine spells, but a few showers near the coast.
Areas of morning cloud and isolated showers, then becoming fine.
Areas of cloud and morning fog, otherwise fine.
Scattered showers about Westland and Buller, spreading to Fiordland this afternoon.
Fine, but areas of fog or low cloud morning and night.
Mostly cloudy with a few light showers.
Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Poor visibility in showers, with the chance of thunderstorms this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday evening northeast 20 knots,gradually rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Sunday northwest 20 knots and late Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres.Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots,gradually rising early Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea,changing late Saturday northwest 25 knots and Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A weak ridge lies over the country, while a weakening trough lies to the west. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday, affecting the country from Friday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Fine, the chance of a morning shower. For the Hauraki Gulf: Thursday: Southeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Mainly fine, a few showers possible this morning. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this morning and to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers, a few possibly heavy this morning, clearing by evening.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 15 knots developing. Cloudy periods, late showers. Saturday: Northeast rising to 30 knots. Periods of rain, heavy falls. Sunday: Changing northwest 15 early and southwest 15 late. Rain, easing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre. Northerly half a metre developing Saturday, rising to 2 metres Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres late Friday, rising to 2 metres again Sunday. Northerly 1.5 metres developing Saturday, rising to 2 metres for a time Sunday.