A deep low is forecast to move southeastwards across the upper North Island during Tuesday, then move away to the east on Wednesday
North Island, rain in the east and showers elsewhere, easing later for most. South Island, rain about Canterbury and Marlborough, clearing later. Showers developing later in the far south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
North Island, isolated showers in the west, but becoming fine in the east. South Island, mostly cloudy. Rain developing in the west late.
North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Just increasing cloud about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, periods of rain, possibly heavy in the west and about the Divide.
Rain on Wednesday with strong northeasterlies. Turning to occasional showers on Thursday with a southwest change, also becoming strong. Showers easing late Thursday into Friday, but further rain with northeasterlies developing later Friday.
Rain with heavy falls, turning to showers in Northland tonight and Auckland overnight. Thunderstorms possible. Strong easterlies, gale or severe gale in exposed places, easing overnight.
Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the east, easing over central and western regions tomorrow. Strong easterlies, gale in exposed places, gradually easing later tomorrow.
Scattered rain spreading south tonight and easterlies becoming strong and gusty, rising to gale in exposed places, then easing late tomorrow.
Mainly fine. Isolated showers about the ranges of Fiordland.
Rain or drizzle developing this evening, but only scattered falls in Nelson.
Mainly fine, apart from isolated showers.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 25 knots, tending northwest 25 knots before dawn and rising to 35 knots for a time from mid morning to late afternoon. Becoming southwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Easterly swell 4 metres, easing. Northerly swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain with possible thunderstorms, easing afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea easing Thursday morning 15 knots and turning early Friday northwest 20 knots. Moderate easterly swell easing Wednesday.Moderate northerly swell easing Wednesday.
Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.
An intense low situated over the upper North Island brings gale easterlies, and continues affecting the North Island until late Wednesday when it moves away to the east. A brief ridge crosses the country on Thursday, then strong northwesterlies develop ahead of another low which crosses the South Island on Friday.
GALE warning for BRETT
Gale warning. Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Easing to northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 15 knots south of Poor Knights Island in the afternoon Becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere in the evening.Rough sea easing in the afternoon. Poor visibility in rain, with possible thunderstorms from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots. Showers easing. Thursday: Southwest 10 knots, dying out late. Mainly fine. Friday: Northwest 15 knots developing in the morning. Fine spells, late rain.