North Island, a few showers in the south, turning to rain later, possibly heavy. Cloudy periods with a few afternoon showers about the ranges elsewhere. South Island, rain, possibly heavy about Buller, Nelson and Marlborough,clearing about Southland and Clutha by afternoon.
North of Taihape, a period of rain, then showers. Between Taihape and Canterbury Plains, rain, possibly heavy, easing later. South of Canterbury, often cloudy with isolated showers.
About the east coast of the South Island, showers turning to rain. Elsewhere, occasional showers, but mainly fine about Northland.
Low cloud, with rain or drizzle on Thursday and Friday. Winds changing southeast early Wednesday, then turning northeast on Friday.
Areas of morning and evening cloud, otherwise mainly fine. However, the odd afternoon or evening shower possible.
Mainly fine, with a slight chance of an afternoon shower, mainly inland.
Cloudy periods, and drizzle about the ranges.
Fine with high cloud.
Rain gradually spreading north, possibly heavy about eastern Otago and Southland, but only patchy falls for Canterbury. Northwest gales in exposed places inland until evening.
Periods of rain about Fiordland, some heavy, spreading north across Westland this morning, and Buller by evening. Rain easing in the south later.
Northwest 15 knots, but 25 knots south of Hawera.Sea rough in the south. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera,1 metre. Northwest swell 1 metre developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots. Changing Wednesday evening southeast 25 knots with rough sea, but easterly 15 knots west of Cape Egmont. Easing early Friday variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing late Friday northwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate in the west Thursday, easing Friday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A ridge weakens over the North Island today, with a northwest flow over the lower South Island. A front moves onto the South Island today and over the North Island from late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a narrow ridge. A low approaches the country from the west later Friday.
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS
Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots but 15 knots in the south. Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots in the afternoon, dying out overnight. Rain developing. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots developing in the morning. Rain,possibly heavy, easing evening. Friday: Becoming northeast 10 knots early, rising to 15 knots late. Cloudy periods, a few late showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre today, easing to half a metre or less Thursday.