North Island, a few showers in the west. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls possible. Scattered rain developing in the south.
North Island, Rain developing, possibly heavy in central and southern areas, turning to showers in the north later. South Island, Rain for most places, with heavy falls about the ranges. Easing to a few showers in the west and south. Snow lowering to 400 metres in the south and east.
North Island, Rain or showers for most places, clearing north of Taranaki to East Cape except for a few showers in Northland. South Island, Rain in the east easing to a few showers and retreating to the Kaikoura Coast, becoming fine and frosty elsewhere.
A few showers on Wednesday, then mainly fine Thursday, with strong northwesterlies developing. Rain and strong southeasterlies developing on Friday.
Occasional showers spreading east, heavy at times and possible thunderstorms, easing this morning and becoming isolated this afternoon.
A few showers developing late morning, more frequent and possibly heavy about East Cape, clearing this evening.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers, clearing this evening.
A few showers north of Wellington, retreating to Whanganui and becoming fine elsewhere this morning.
Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud.
Scattered showers, periods of rain about Fiordland.
Occasional showers about Stewart Island, spreading elsewhere for a time this morning until evening.
Mostly cloudy, with occasional drizzle.
Westerly 15 knots, but southwest 25 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Sea rough in the west. Southwest swell in the west, rising to 3 metres. Westerly swell in the east, rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in scattered showers, mainly in in the west.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning westerly 15 knots everywhere. Rising overnight Wednesday northwest 25 knots. Changing overnight Thursday southeast 35 knots with very rough sea. Southwest swell in west becoming heavy for a time Wednesday. Westerly swell in the east becoming moderate Wednesday, easing Thursday. Moderate southeast swell developing overnight Thursday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A pair of fronts cross the North Island today, followed by a narrow ridge over the country. A complex trough crosses the country on Thursday and early Friday, followed by another ridge.
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots, turning southerly 10 knots but easing to variable 5 knots north of Otaki this morning, then easing to variable 5 knots everywhere around midday. Westerly 10 knots developing for a time this evening. Sea slight. Chance early showers, then becoming mainly fine this morning.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Becoming westerly 10 knots late morning, rising to northwest 20 knots in the evening. Cloud increasing, and a few late showers possible. Thursday: Northwest 20 knots easing late. Showers turning to rain in the morning. Friday: Early change to southerly 30 knots. Rain clearing.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Thursday, easing to half a metre Friday. Southwest half a metre developing Friday.