Fine, apart from rain or showers in Fiordland, Westland, Otago and Southland.
North Island, cloud increasing in the west with chance coastal showers, but fine in the east. South Island, rain in the west, easing later. Elsewhere, a few showers spreading north with a southerly change.
North Island, Cloudy with showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. A fine start in the Bay of Plenty and central plateau, but a few showers developing later. Elsewhere, some morning showers, then becoming fine. South Island, Showers in the east becoming isolated early, clearing later. Fine in the west, but cloud increasing about Fiordland later.
Fine spells for the weekend. Northerlies, turning southerly for a time on Saturday. A few showers on Monday as winds change southerly, then both easing.
Fine weather. However, isolated showers for Gisborne, and the ranges of Hawkes Bay and eastern Bay of Plenty, clearing this evening.
Fine. Warm tomorrow.
Cloudy periods. Isolated showers today.
Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers, becoming widespread tomorrow evening.
Mostly fine. However, scattered rain for Otago and Southland tonight. Warm tomorrow, with northwest gales for exposed parts of Canterbury High Country, Southern Lakes, Central Otago, Southland and Clutha. Scattered showers return to Southland, Clutha and Dunedin tomorrow evening.
A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow with northwest gales in exposed places.
Southwest rising to 20 knots this afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots for a time overnight tonight and Friday morning. Sea moderate at times. Northeast swell 1 metre at times. Southeast swell, 1 metre developing.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots.
Southerly rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots for a time Friday morning, and again Friday evening. Sea moderate at times. Southwest swell 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A ridge of high pressure lies across central New Zealand today. Northerlies strengthen over the South Island on Friday ahead of an approaching front. The front affects the South Island during Saturday, then moves north onto the North Island on Sunday. Another ridge covers New Zealand on Monday.
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Southwest 10 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time this afternoon. Fine. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning. Rising to southwest 20 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mainly fine, evening cloud. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time this afternoon. Fine. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning. Rising to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mainly fine, evening cloud.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time, dying out late. Partly cloudy. Sunday: Variable 5 knots, becoming southwest 10 knots in the afternoon,rising to 15 knots in the evening. Partly cloudy. Monday: Southwest 15 knots. Becoming fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: For the outer Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville, easterly half to one metre rising to 1.5 metres Sunday. About the harbours and inner Gulf, nil significant. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres easing to 1.5 metres late Friday, rising to 2 metres again Monday.