North Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.
North Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday
On Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.
Mainly fine. However, isolated showers becoming confined to western areas in the afternoon.
Showers becoming widespread and heavy early morning. Thunderstorms possible about Taranaki and Bay of Plenty this morning, Wellington and southern Wairarapa this afternoon.
Rain at first, then showers. Thunderstorms possible early morning and again this afternoon, with hail.
Rain early morning north of Harihari, then becoming mainly fine everywhere. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers.
Showers, especially this afternoon and evening, when isolated thunderstorms with hail are likely south of Timaru.
Periods of rain.
Northerly 20 knots, turning westerly 20 knots this afternoon. Sea moderate. Easterly swell rising to 2 metres for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots, turning Saturday southerly 15 knots.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
A weak front moves eastwards across the area early today, followed by a ridge on Thursday. A trough crosses the upper North Island on Saturday.
NIL warning for BRETT
Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots ths morning. Turning westerly 20 knots this afternoon then easing to 15 knots early this evening. Sea moderate at times. A few early showers, then mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Westerly easing to 10 knots in the morning. Long sunny spells. Friday: Westerly 10 knots. Fine. Saturday: Changing southerly 15 knots early. A few showers, clearing later.