An active frontal system is moving across the North Island this morning,bringing further rain and northwest gales
North Island: Showers, especially in the west, easing later and clearing north of Taupo. Snow to 600 metres about the Central Plateau. South Island: Showers, falling as snow to 400 metres but to low levels in the far south. Becoming fine about Westland, Canterbury and Marlborough.
North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Taranaki to Northland, easing. Becoming fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the far south, falling as snow at first. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere. Possible early severe frosts about interior basins.
Isolated showers about Northland. Rain about Fiordland, spreading to southern Westland later. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Rain spreading up the South Island west coast, reaching the lower North Island late. Early scattered rain about Southland and Otago. Cloud increasing elsewhere.
Frequent showers and strong, cold west to southwesterlies, all easing on Thursday.
A significant cold outbreak affects the South Island, with snow to sea level in the far south tomorrow.
Scattered showers, mainly south of Auckland and Bay of Plenty, becoming widespread and heavy at times, with hail possible tomorrow. Thunderstorms possible about coastal areas from Waikato to Kapiti. Severe northwest gales about the lower North Island tomorrow.
Scattered showers, some heavy with hail. But mainly fine this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Snow lowering to 400 metres later tomorrow. Severe northwest gales tomorrow.
Showers, some heavy with hail and possible squally thunderstorms. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Buller and 200 metres in Westland tomorrow.
Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms. Snow lowering to sea level tomorrow about southern areas, with heavy snow above 200 metres.
Rain, heavy with possible thunderstorms, then showers tonight. More heavy falls with hail and thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Sunday : Southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough. Northwest swell 4 metres easing, periods 12 seconds. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms. Monday : Southwest 35 knots becoming northwest 45 knots in the morning, changing southwest 40 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres, period 13 seconds. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time, period 12 seconds. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible squally thunderstorms.
Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots late. Sea very rough. Heavy southwest swell. Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots late. Heavy southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Moderate southwest swell easing.