weather warning

HEAVY SNOW FOR EASTERN SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA, ESPECIALLY THE CATLINS A very cold southwesterly flow is expected to bring snow showers to sea level over the lower South Island from this evening through to Monday


Now
15°
12°
10°
Fine spells, odd shower. Southerly tends westerly.
SW
Sunrise
6.36AM
Sunset
6.03PM
Tomorrow
13°
°
Late morning rain, then few showers. Fresh southwest.
Sunrise
6.35AM
Sunset
6.04PM
Monday
13°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower in west. Southwest easing.
Sunrise
6.33AM
Sunset
6.05PM
Tuesday
14°
°
Fine spells, chance early shower. Southwest dying out.
Sunrise
6.32AM
Sunset
6.06PM

Today

15°

10°

Tomorrow

13°

9°

Monday

13°

8°

Tuesday

14°

8°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
12:59AM
HIGH  3.2M
6:59AM
LOW  0.5M
1:27PM
HIGH  3.1M
7:34PM
LOW  0.7M
3:36PM
HIGH  3.7M
9:49PM
LOW  1.1M
4:02AM
HIGH  3.6M
10:16AM
LOW  1.1M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Monday

North Island,isolated showers in the north, remaining showers elsewhere clearing, then mainly fine, morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island, mainly fine with morning frosts, remaining showers receding to near Foveaux Strait.

Tuesday

Mainly fine with morning frosts, but the odd shower about Banks Peninsula and coastal Otago and Southland.

Wednesday

North Island, cloudy periods in the north and west,mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine in Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, becoming cloudy with some rain or drizzle in the west, increasing high cloud in Otago and Southland, with a few spots of rain.

Chatham Islands

Cold and showery on Monday, with strong or gale southwesterlies. Showers becoming less frequent on Tuesday and southwesterlies easing. On Wednesday, showers slowly clearing and wind tending lighter westerly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. A period of rain tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Brief rain spreading northwards tonight and early tomorrow morning, followed by a few showers in the west from Waikato to Manawatu. Brief snow on the Desert Road.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but a few showers tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough

Showers developing this evening, then becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland

Showers, clearing Westland this evening and Buller tomorrow afternoon.

Canterbury, North Otago

Showers, a few heavy, with snow lowering to 300 metres tonight. Showers becoming confined to Banks Peninsula tomorrow morning.

Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha, Southland, Fiordland

Cold and showery. Snow to near sea level, with heavy falls above 300 metres. Southwest winds, gale in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Showers.

Colville

Southwest 25 knots, changing northwest 25 knots for a time Sunday morning and early afternoon. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday morning, easing Sunday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing Monday evening 15 knots then dying out early Wednesday. Developing late Wednesday northerly 15 knots. Rough sea easing.

Kaipara

Southwest 20 knots, changing northwest 25 knots for a time Sunday morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday morning, with possible thundery falls, easing Sunday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday morning Southwest 25 knots, easing Monday evening 15 knots, then tending Wednesday northerly 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time on Monday.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A southwest flow with a number of embedded troughs lies over the area for the next few days. A ridge builds from the west on Tuesday, remaining through Wednesday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots becoming westerly 15 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine spells. Sunday: Westerly 15 knots. Becoming northwest 20 knots early morning then changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, easing to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in showers developing in the morning, easing in the afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots turning westerly 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing this evening. Fine spells. Sunday: Westerly 15 knots rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning then easing to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough early morning, easing late evening. Poor visibility in showers developing in the morning, easing in the afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest rising to 25 knots everywhere in the morning, then easing to 15 knots in the evening. Chance shower. Tuesday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Fine spells, chance shower at first. Wednesday: Tending northerly 10 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, dying out Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 3 metres Sunday and 4 metres for a time Monday, then easing to 2 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre, developing for a time today.