BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES FOR CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY DURING FRIDAY
North Island, rain for most places, heavy falls possible north of Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, scattered falls in the north and south, but remaining dry across Canterbury and Otago.
North Island, periods of rain, heavy falls possible at first north of Taranaki to Gisborne, then easing to showers there. South Island, rain or showers with snow possibly lowering to 600 metres, clearing in the west and south.
North Island, rain or showers, with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, clearing in the west and south. South Island, remaining showers clearing from Canterbury and Marlborough,fine with morning frosts elsewhere.
A few showers on Saturday with a brief change to southwesterlies.Rain developing on Sunday with heavy falls possible, and strong northerlies changing to gale southerlies. Rain clearing on Monday and gale southerlies gradually easing.
Fine apart from isolated showers.
Fine at first. Areas of fog overnight, and the odd shower from tomorrow afternoon.
Mainly fine, but isolated showers about Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night, heavy about the Tararua Range.
Fine at first. Cloud developing tomorrow, and late rain in southern Wairarapa.
A few showers developing this evening and turning to rain tomorrow.
Patchy rain in south spreading elsewhere overnight. Clearing later tomorrow. Gale westerlies for a time tomorrow, possibly severe.
Showers turning to rain with heavy falls tonight, then easing from the south tomorrow.
Often cloudy, but afternoon fine breaks.
Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight.Southeast swell 2 metres offshore, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Saturday 25 knots, turning Sunday westerly 20 knots. Becoming Monday southeast 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate northerly swell developing for a time Sunday.
Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga,1 metre. Westerly swell rising to 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, changing Sunday southwest 25 knots. Turning Monday southeast 20 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Monday. Moderate northwest swell developing for a time Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A complex trough approaches today, then crosses the area over the weekend. Another ridge approaches on Monday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau Harbour: Friday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots around midday, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, the odd shower late evening. For the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf: Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots about the Gulf in the evening. Sea becoming moderate about the Gulf in the evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers late evening. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers late evening.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 25 knots, but 20 knots about the Harbours. Showers turning to rain in the morning. Sunday: Turning westerly 20 knots everywhere. Rain, possibly heavy at first, easing to showers. Monday: Turning southeast 15 knots, but 10 knots about the Harbours. Occasional showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre or less. Northerly half a metre developing today, rising to 1 metre Saturday and 1.5 metres for a time Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres Saturday. Easing to 1.5 metres Sunday, then rising to 3 metres Monday. Northwest half a metre developing today, rising to 1 metre Saturday, dying out Sunday.