weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE NORTH AND WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND THE TARARUA RANGE


Now
18°
15°
12°
Cloudy periods. Northwesterlies.
NNW
Sunrise
Mon Aug 03 07:18:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Mon Aug 03 17:37:00 NZST 2015
Tomorrow
18°
°
Fine spells, rain from evening, heavy night.Strong N ly.
Sunrise
Tue Aug 04 07:17:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Tue Aug 04 17:38:00 NZST 2015
Wed Aug 05 00:00:00 NZST 2015
15°
°
10°
Periods of rain, chance heavy. Northeast strengthens.
Sunrise
Wed Aug 05 07:16:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Wed Aug 05 17:39:00 NZST 2015
Thu Aug 06 00:00:00 NZST 2015
16°
°
Early rain, chance heavy, then a few showers. Northwest.
Sunrise
Thu Aug 06 07:15:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Thu Aug 06 17:39:00 NZST 2015

Today

18°

12°

Tomorrow

18°

9°

Wed Aug 05 00:00:00 NZST 2015

15°

10°

Thu Aug 06 00:00:00 NZST 2015

16°

9°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Mon Aug 03 21:49:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.6M
Tue Aug 04 03:50:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.3M
Tue Aug 04 10:12:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.5M
Tue Aug 04 16:09:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.3M
Tue Aug 04 01:00:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.4M
Tue Aug 04 07:16:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.3M
Tue Aug 04 13:27:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.2M
Tue Aug 04 19:36:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.4M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

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 tomorrow evening.

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

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

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

Scattered rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere tomorrow. 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 tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Clearing tomorrow evening.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud, and rain about the Alps. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon or evening, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury.

Southland

Fine, but showers developing tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Easterly swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Poor visibility in rain developing Tuesday 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 15 knots, rising to 25 knots Tuesday morning. Easing to variable 10 knots Tuesday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing Tuesday 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 northwesterly flow covers the country today. The northwesterlies strengthen 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 Harbour: Monday: Northwest 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots in the afternoon, then easing to 10 knots overnight. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon, then easing overnight. Poor visibility in rain developing in the evening. For Waitemata Harbour: Monday: Northwest 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, easing to 10 knots in the afternoon and to variable 5 knots overnight. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain developing in the evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Rising to northerly 20 knots in the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon, easing to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough for a time afternoon and evening. Poor visibility in rain developing in the 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 developing today rising to 1.5 metres on Tuesday and 2 metres Thursday. West Coast: Westerly 1.5 metres, rising to 3 metres Tuesday, but easing to 2 metres for a time on Thursday.