North Island, rain with some heavy falls, possibly falling as snow about the Desert Road, easing to a few showers north of Taupo and clearing in the east. South Island, fine in the west, scattered rain in the east.
North Island, showers, especially in Northland and south of Taihape, gradually clearing most places during the day. South Island, showers in the east becoming isolated, mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, becoming mainly fine, isolated showers in Northland and in the south and east at first. South Island, mainly fine but a few showers for Fiordland and coastal Southland.
Rain developing on Thursday, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms on Friday, turning to showers on Saturday. Easterly winds developing on Thursday, tending northerly then to gale southerlies during Friday, before easing a little on Saturday.
Periods of rain or showers, sometimes heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, easing for a time tomorrow morning.
Long fine spells, but a few showers at times as well.
Showers, some possibly heavy overnight with hail and thunderstorms, easing tomorrow morning.
Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, clearing overnight. Buller and Westland
Mainly fine, but mostly cloudy about the Canterbury foothills.
A few showers, turning to rain at times tomorrow.
Showers clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this morning, and to 15 knots this afternoon. Turning easterly 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell in the west, 4 metres easing. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Thursday evening southwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the east. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate northwest swell, easing Friday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A complex low and associated fronts continue to affect the country over the next few days. The low eventually pulls away to the east on Friday, and a trough moves onto the lower South Island. A broad high in the Tasman Sea then gradually moves onto New Zealand during the weekend.
NIL warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS
Strong wind advisory. Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning, easing to 20 knots this afternoon, and to northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the afternoon. Cloudy periods,fair visibility in a few showers.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Changing southwest 25 knots in the morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Rain, gradually easing. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Showers clearing, becoming fine. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, gradually easing to variable 5 knots. Fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest 2 metres, easing to 1 metre today. Northwest rising to 2 metres again for a time Thursday, then dying out Saturday.