An active cold front is expected to move over the far south of the South Island from the south Tasman Sea overnight tonight, then across the country tomorrow ( Tuesday)
North Island, heavy rain in the west, but showers later.Thunderstorms possible. Showers in the east with a southerly change. South Island, showers, with thunderstorms possible in the west and south at first. Snow to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine for Nelson, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury.
North Island, showers in the west becoming frequent, possible thunderstorms in southwest. Mostly dry in the east. Severe gale westerlies possible about Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, heavy rain in the west, possibly thundery. Mostly dry elsewhere, brief rain for Otago and Southland. Gale westerlies possible in exposed places.
North Island, showers, heavy in the west. South Island, showers with cold southerlies, clearing in the west and north. Snow to 500 metres in the far south.
Periods of rain. Westerlies strong at times, with gale possible on Friday.
Occasional showers, some heavy especially tomorrow.
Mainly fine. Northwest gales in exposed places tomorrow night.
Long fine spells, but a few showers as well. Heavy rain developing tomorrow night, with squally thunderstorms about Taranaki and south of Levin. Northwest gales later tomorrow, possibly severe in Wellington.
Fine today. Rain or showers tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the north and west. Northwest gales tomorrow, severe in exposed places.
A few showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms.
Fine today, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland. Occasional rain or showers tomorrow, with northwest gales in exposed places during the morning.
Occasional rain, clearing this evening. Showers tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 15 knots, becoming northwest 20 knots this evening, then rising to northwest 35 knots Tuesday morning.Changing southwest 25 knots Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell 5 metres, easing. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain then showers from early Tuesday morning, with thunderstorms possible.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing inshore for a time Wednesday morning 15 knots. Rising Thursday westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday southwest 30 knots but 15 knots inshore. Heavy westerly swell.