SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS
Remaining showers becoming isolated during the morning and long fine spells developing.
North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.
Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.
Cloudy periods tonight. A period of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.
Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Northwest gales, severe in Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.
Very heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika from afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.
Occasional rain overnight. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales, easing tomorrow morning.
Rain easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales tomorrow morning.
Cloudy periods tonight. Occasional rain tomorrow.
Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon and evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 20 knots and rising early Sunday northerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday westerly 25 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing on Sunday.