North Island, a few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti,mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, and a period of rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.
North Island, a few showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers in west and far south, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Remaining showers, and snow flurries to 500 metres in Southland, clearing and becoming mainly fine. However, a few showers developing about the east coast of the North Island.
Showers clearing and southwesterlies easing on Sunday. Cloudy periods on Monday, with northwest winds developing. Showers developing on Tuesday behind a strong, cold southwest change.
A few showers, becoming confined to western areas this afternoon.
Showers, some heavy and squally from Taranaki southwards before dawn.Showers becoming isolated this evening.
Becoming fine this morning.
Rain clearing early morning, then returning for a time this afternoon.
Showers becoming isolated this morning and fine spells increasing.
Occasional rain clearing this afternoon.
Occasional rain, with snow to 700 metres, clearing this morning and becoming mainly fine. However, rain returning to the fiords from afternoon.
Showers north of Hokitika, clearing this afternoon, then showers developing everywhere late tonight.
Occasional rain and low cloud.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea easing.Northwest swell 3 metres easing.Fair visibility in showers, clearing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning southwest 15 knots and late Sunday variable 10 knots.Developing Monday westerly 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell easing Sunday.
Westerly 25 knots easing to southwest 15 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Monday southwest 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Tuesday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A low and associated fronts affecting New Zealand move away to the southeast today while a ridge moves onto the area from the Tasman Sea. The ridge drifts north off the country on Monday, allowing a southwest flow to develop. Another ridge builds over the country on Tuesday.
Gale warning in force for all areas
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Westerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early this morning and to 20 knots this afternoon. Becoming southwest 10 knots this evening. Very rough sea easing in the morning. Fair visibility in showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Westerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning and to southwest 15 knots in the evening. Very rough sea easing this morning. Fair visibility in showers.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Becoming westerly 10 knots everywhere in the morning, dying out in the evening. Cloudy periods, few morning showers possible. Monday: Rising to 15 knots early and to 20 knots late. Cloudy periods,a few showers developing. Tuesday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Cloudy periods, a few early showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northerly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today and dying out Sunday. West Coast: Northwest 2.5 metres, dying out late today. Southwest 1 metre,rising to 3 metres today, easing to 1.5 metres Sunday then rising to 2.5 metres late Monday and to 3 metres early Tuesday.