weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THE TARARUA RANGE AND MOUNT TARANAKI EASING THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING


Now
18°
14°
10°
Cloudy periods, evening rain, heavy at night. Strong N ly.
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Sunrise
7.17AM
Sunset
5.38PM
Tomorrow
15°
°
12°
Periods of rain, chance heavy. Northeast strengthens.
Sunrise
7.16AM
Sunset
5.39PM
Thursday
16°
°
Early rain, chance heavy, then a few showers. Northwest.
Sunrise
7.15AM
Sunset
5.39PM
Friday
15°
°
Showers, turning to rain for a time. Northwest freshens.
Sunrise
7.14AM
Sunset
5.40PM

Today

18°

10°

Tomorrow

15°

12°

Thursday

16°

8°

Friday

15°

7°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
10:12AM
HIGH  3.5M
4:09PM
LOW  0.3M
10:40PM
HIGH  3.6M
4:41AM
LOW  0.3M
11:03AM
HIGH  3.4M
5:00PM
LOW  0.4M
1:27PM
HIGH  4.2M
7:36PM
LOW  0.4M
1:47AM
HIGH  4.3M
8:03AM
LOW  0.5M
2:15PM
HIGH  4.1M
8:24PM
LOW  0.6M

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Wednesday

North Island, rain with heavy falls gradually spreading southwards. South Island, mainly fine. Showers for Fiordland spreading to other western areas overnight. Rain developing for Marlborough overnight.

Thursday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west, easing. A period of rain for eastern areas, then fine. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy possibly thundery falls. Fine with high cloud in the east.

Friday

North Island, showers, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls, but just a few spots of afternoon rain for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few morning showers in the south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing Wednesday afternoon, and strong northerlies dying out. Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, then easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers, but rain developing this evening, briefly heavy.

Waikato to Taranaki, Taupo, Taumarunui, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from the south this evening. Severe northwest gales in exposed parts of Wellington.

Wanganui, Taihape, Manawatu, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Scattered rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere today. Severe northwest gales in exposed places in the south of Wairarapa.

Marlborough and Nelson

Rain with some heavy falls, but dry for the Kaikoura Coast. Clearing this afternoon.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

Rain or showers, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing this evening.

Canterbury and Otago

Rain about the Alps. Scattered showers elsewhere this afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with morning rain.

Colville

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough.Easterly swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising early Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea, then turning around midday Thursday southwest 15 knots. Tending late Thursday northwest 20 knots.Moderate easterly swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Thursday.

Kaipara

Northwest rising to 30 knots this morning, easing to variable 10 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this evening. Rough sea, easing in the south. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, then turning Wednesday afternoon northerly 25 knots with rough sea.Easing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, then tending late Thursday northwest 20 knots.Heavy westerly swell easing Wednesday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A northwest flow covers the country today. The flow strengthens ahead of a low pressure system that moves southeast over the area on Wednesday. On Thursday there is a brief southwest change before the northwesterlies return early Friday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots about midday. Easing to northerly 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate about midday, easing late evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots about midday. Easing to northerly 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough about midday, easing late evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots gradually rising to northerly 30 knots. Periods of rain, possibly heavy. Thursday: Northerly 30 knots. Turning southwest 15 knots around midday and northwest 15 knots later. Rain easing to showers in the morning. Friday: Northwest 20 knots. A period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northeast 1 metre rising to 1.5 metres today and 2 metres Thursday. West Coast: Westerly 1.5 metres, rising to 3 metres today, but easing to 2 metres for a time on Thursday.