North Island, fine spells. Remaining showers in the east and also about Northland clearing. Cloud increasing from Waikato to Kapiti in the evening, with a few showers for Kapiti. South Island, showers in the south and west and mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, mostly cloudy in the west with a few showers from Waikato southwards. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west, turning to rain about south Westland and Fiordland, with heavy falls later. Mostly sunny elsewhere.
North Island, rain spreading everywhere, with heavy falls in the west from Waitomo southwards. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at times with thunderstorms possible. Brief rain in the east.
Showers clearing on Saturday with easterlies dying out. Cloudy periods and northwesterlies developing on Sunday, with northwesterlies strengthening on Monday.
Showers becoming widespread and heavy for a time overnight and tomorrow morning, with possible thunderstorms. Fine spells increasing from afternoon.
A few showers, some heavy, but long fine spells as well.
Rain clearing tonight. A few showers tomorrow, especially in the afternoon and evening when some may be heavy.
Occasional rain, more perstistent and heavy for a time tomorrow morning, then easing.
Showers clearing tonight, but a few return north of Hokitika tomorrow.
Showers about eastern Otago until midday tomorrow. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Scattered rain developing tomorrow evening.
A few showers developing tomorrow.
Variable 10 knots. Southwest 20 knots developing west of Farewell Spit to Hawera this morning. Southeast 20 knots developing in the east this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell in the west, 3 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 2 metres easing. Northerly swell in the west rising to 1 metre for a time.Fair visibility in a few showers,clearing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning northwest 20 knots, rising Monday to 35 knots with sea becoming very rough. Moderate southwest swell in the west,easing Saturday.Moderate northwest swell developing Monday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A complex low moves slowly over the region today while a narrow ridge moves over the South Island. The ridge moves over the North Island on Saturday,followed by strengthening northwesterlies during Sunday ahead of a front that moves over the country on Monday.
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Friday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing this afternoon, changing southeast 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few afternoon and evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots developing morning, easing to 10 knots later. Sunny spells, cloud increasing evening with a few showers. Sunday: Rising to northwest 20 knots morning. Occasional showers. Monday: Northwest rising to 25 knots morning and 30 knots late. Rain setting in.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less late today, then rising to 1 metre again Sunday and to 2 metres Monday.