weather warning

SEVERE WESTERLY GALES FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH ISLAND


Now
16°
12°
10°
Showers gradually clearing and strong westerlies ease.
WSW
Sunrise
2.02PM
Sunset
2.02PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
10°
A few showers. Evening rain with a strong SW change.
Sunrise
7.21AM
Sunset
5.34PM
Sunday
14°
°
Cloudy periods, occasional showers. Southwest easing.
Sunrise
7.20AM
Sunset
5.35PM
Monday
15°
°
10°
Showers, turning to rain. Westerlies strengthening.
Sunrise
7.19AM
Sunset
5.36PM

Today

16°

10°

Tomorrow

16°

10°

Sunday

14°

9°

Monday

15°

10°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
3:30AM
HIGH  3.1M
9:38AM
LOW  0.6M
4:08PM
HIGH  3.1M
10:12PM
LOW  0.8M
6:57AM
HIGH  3.7M
1:15PM
LOW  1.0M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Sunday

Showers for western and central parts of the North Island, some heavy at first with snow affecting higher parts of Hawkes Bay, Taihape and Taumarunui. Showers for the west and south of the South Island, with morning snow to near sea level in the far south. Elsewhere, mostly fine.

Monday

North Island, a period of rain and northwesterlies for western areas, followed by showers in the west and south. South Island, morning rain in the west, then a few showers for most places as winds turn southwest.

Tuesday

North Island, a showery start to the day for most places, but clearing later and southwest winds easing. South Island, fine apart from early showers in the south and east,and some late rain for Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain and westerly gales on Sunday, gradually easing during Monday. On Tuesday, southwesterlies and a few showers.

Northland to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Showers, turning to rain at times tomorrow with thunderstorms in the west from afternoon. Snow to 700 metres about Taumarunui and Taihape tomorrow night, affecting higher roads.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine. Brief rain tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine tonight. Rain developing late morning tomorrow, with some heavy and thundery falls, clearing in the evening.

Canterbury

Fine, however, a few showers tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland

Fine tonight. Rain developing tomorrow morning, with heavy and thundery falls, turning to showers in the afternoon. Snow to 500 metres at night.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Rain developing overnight, turning to showers tomorrow morning with thunderstorms and hail in the south. Snow lowering to 200 metres tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this morning, rising to 35 knots early this evening. Changing southwest 35 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Northwest 2 metres at times. Poor visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Sunday afternoon 20 knots. Turning early Monday northwest 20 knots, rising overnight Monday westerly 35 knots. Easing early Tuesday southwest 20 knots and late Tuesday 10 knots. Sea very rough at times.

Kaipara

Southwest 20 knots becoming northwest 20 knots this morning, rising to 30 knots this afternoon. Changing southwest 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 5 metres at times. Poor visibility in rain from afternoon with possible thunderstorms this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday evening westerly 15 knots. Rising early Monday northwest 25 knots. Rising Monday night westerly 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing Tuesday southwest 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Tuesday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A series of troughs embedded within an unsettled westerly flow affects the country through to the end of the weekend. On Monday, a low is expected to cross central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea, followed by a narrow ridge on Tuesday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots, becoming northwest 15 knots this morning. Northwest rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon. Changing southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough early afternoon. Cloudy periods. Poor visibility in showers from afternoon, turning to rain for a time this evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southwest 30 knots, easing to westerly 20 knots in the evening. A few showers. Monday: Turning northwest 20 knots early. Rising to westerly 30 knots late. A few showers, turning to rain. Tuesday: Easing to southwest 20 knots early, then easing to 15 knots late. Rain clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre or less. West Coast: Southwest 4 metres easing to 3 metres early today. Rising to 4.5 metres overnight tonight, then easing to 4 metres late Sunday and to 3 metres late Monday.