North Island, a few showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty, and one or two possible from Gisborne to Wairarapa. Showers becoming widespread elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at first, clearing Westland late. Patchy rain or showers in the south. A few spots of morning rain elsewhere.
Showers clearing then fine spells increasing over the North Island. High cloud increasing over the South Island.
Rain developing in the west of both Islands, with heavy falls about the South Island. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere. Northerlies rising to gale in exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, turning westerly overnight.
Cloudy periods on Friday. Northwesterlies, strong at first. A few showers on Saturday. Winds changing fresh southwest. Occasional rain on Sunday. Strong southerlies gradually turning northeast.
Mostly fine. However, the odd light shower possible about eastern Bay of Plenty this morning.
Cloudy periods, with isolated light showers about the coast.
Fine with increasing high cloud. Isolated evening showers in Otago and Southland.
Patchy afternoon drizzle, turning to rain this evening.
Drizzle developing, then rain spreading northwards and becoming heavy in the south later.
Mostly cloudy. The odd light shower possible.
Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this morning, rising to northerly 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, easing. Northwest swell, 3 metres developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning southwest 15 knots, becoming Saturday variable 10 knots. Developing early Sunday northeast 35 knots, changing late Sunday northwest 40 knots. Sea becoming very rough. Moderate southwest swell at times. Northwest swell becoming heavy Sunday.