HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND BULLER A front associated with a low over the Tasman Sea moves onto the west of the South Island on Friday, then continues moving slowly eastwards during Saturday
Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northwestern South Island.
Rain turning to showers in most places.
Scattered showers, but rain in the far south.
Cloudy periods and isolated showers on Saturday and Sunday, turning to rain on Monday. Northeasterlies becoming strong on Sunday and possibly rising to gale on Monday.
Scattered showers, mainly in eastern areas, clearing by evening.
Mainly fine. Areas of frost or fog this morning.
Scattered showers near the coast this morning, otherwise fine.
Long fine spells, but a few showers near the coast.
Areas of morning cloud and isolated showers, then becoming fine.
Areas of cloud and morning fog, otherwise fine.
Scattered showers about Westland and Buller, spreading to Fiordland this afternoon.
Fine, but areas of fog or low cloud morning and night.
Cloudy periods and a few light showers.
Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Poor visibility in showers, with the chance of thunderstorms this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday evening northeast 20 knots,gradually rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Sunday northwest 20 knots and late Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.
Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres.Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots,gradually rising early Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea,changing late Saturday northwest 25 knots and Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A weak ridge lies over northern New Zealand. A large, complex low is approaching from the Tasman Sea, affecting the country from Friday onwards, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow on Monday.
Wind warning Nil
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Fine weather. Friday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in a few showers, clearing and becoming fine this afternoon. Friday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 30 knots but 25 knots about the Harbours, changing northwest 15 knots everywhere late. Heavy rain, possibly thundery, easing to the odd shower late. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, turning westerly later. Occasional showers. Monday: Westerly 15 knots becoming southwest 20 knots. Occasional showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Monday. Northerly 2 metres developing late Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres late Friday, rising to 3 metres Sunday, easing to 2.5 metres Monday. Northwest half a metre developing Friday, rising to 2 metres Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday, dying out Monday.