North Island, rain or showers developing north of Taupo, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west and south of Canterbury, with heavy falls possible in Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland, and a few spots falling elsewhere.
North Island, rain developing everywhere, with heavy falls possible in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and the ranges in Gisborne, clearing in the west later. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, then clearing everywhere by evening.
North Island, showers in Northland and south of Taupo, gradually clearing everywhere. South Island, showers in Fiordland, Buller and southern Westland otherwise mainly fine.
Northerlies developing on Friday with cloud increasing and showers possible late. Rain developing on Saturday, with northwesterlies strengthening. Occasional rain on Sunday and northwesterlies turning northeasterly and possibly rising to gale.
Showers, some possibly heavy, easing this evening.
Often cloudy. Occasional showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, some heavy and possibly thundery this evening, clearing tomorrow.
Mostly fine. The odd shower Wanganui, clearing this evening.
Mainly fine. Patchy drizzle developing about Buller this evening, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.
Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud about Marlborough and Canterbury.
Cloudy periods, and the odd shower.
Northwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in a few showers this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday easterly 30 knots. Changing Saturday morning westerly 25 knots, easing later Saturday southwest 15 knots. Turning Sunday southeast 15 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Sunday.
Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing north of Tauroa Point this morning, and everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell in the north, rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Friday northeast 20 knots but easterly 30 knots in the north. Changing everywhere late Friday southwest 15 knots. Turning Sunday southeast 15 knots. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time. Moderate northeast swell in the north, easing Sunday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A slow moving front lies close to the region today. A complex trough approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea later today, crossing the country on Friday and Saturday, then followed by a ridge on Sunday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing for a time in the morning, then northeast 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Fine spells, chance of a light shower or two. For the Hauraki Gulf: Thursday: Southerly 10 knots, turning southeast 10 knots in the morning, then northeast 15 knots from late afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells, chance of a light shower or two. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Westerly 15 knots easing to variable 5 knots in the morning, then northeast 15 knots developing from late afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells, fair visibility in the odd shower.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast rising to 20 knots in the morning, becoming easterly 30 knots but 20 knots about the Harbours from afternoon. A few showers, turning to rain in the afternoon. Saturday: Changing southwest 20 knots everywhere in the morning, easing to 10 knots late. Rain clearing in the morning, then cloudy periods. Sunday: Tending southeast 10 knots. Cloudy periods.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to northeast 1 metre today and to 2.5 metres Friday. Easing to 1.5 metres Saturday and to easterly 1 metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less Friday, then rising to 1.5 metres Saturday and to 2 metres Sunday.