A series of fronts embedded in a strong northwesterly flow are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island, including the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers, and to the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki
North Island: Rain in central regions easing. A few showers further north, and south of Taranaki. High cloud for Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: A few showers in the west turning to rain at night. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy, with early drizzle in eastern Otago, then fine breaks.
North Island: A few showers turning to rain from the west, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Rain in the west and north with heavy falls, easing later. Rain spreading north elsewhere.
North Island: Rain easing to showers, and clearing south of Auckland. South Island: Remaining rain or showers clearing in the morning.
Low cloud and occasional rain with northwesterlies, clearing on Wednesday with a change to southerlies.
Cloudy with scattered rain.
Cloudy with scattered rain. Rain becoming widespread towards evening with some heavy falls.
High cloud. Scattered rain at times, mainly this evening north of Napier.
Light rain at times, becoming more persistent and heavier this afternoon or evening.
Rain, heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing to few showers from the south during the day.
High cloud at times with few spots of rain. Scattered showers in Canterbury this afternoon and evening.
A period of widespread rain this morning, then isolated showers and increasing fine spells.
Cloud increasing with some light rain from evening.
Sunday : Northerly 25 knots, easing to northwest 15 knots this morning. Changing southwest 15 knots during the afternoon then easing to variable 10 knots late evening. Rough sea easing. Northerly swell, 3 metres easing. Long period southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain and possible thunderstorms, easing afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Moderate southwest and northwest swells, both easing. Tuesday: Changing northwest 25 knots early, then southwest 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming moderate. Northwest swell becoming moderate for a time. Wednesday: Changing southeast 15 knots early, dying out later. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell.