TODAY |

Now
17°
14°
10°
Few showers. Westerlies strengthening.
WNW
Sunrise
6.27AM
Sunset
7.44PM
Tomorrow
15°
°
10°
Showers, some possibly heavy and thundery with hail, becoming isolated afternoon. Strong southwest, gusting 100 km/h in exposed places.
Sunrise
6.26AM
Sunset
7.45PM
Thursday
16°
°
11°
Cloudy periods, few showers especially afternoon and evening.Strong southwesterlies.
Sunrise
6.25AM
Sunset
7.46PM
Friday
15°
°
11°
Cloudy periods, chance shower mainly in the west. Strong southwesterlies easing.
Sunrise
6.24AM
Sunset
7.47PM

Today

17°

10°

Tomorrow

15°

10°

Thursday

16°

11°

Friday

15°

11°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
2:55AM
HIGH  2.9M
8:59AM
LOW  0.8M
3:30PM
HIGH  3.0M
9:40PM
LOW  0.8M
6:22AM
HIGH  3.4M
12:39PM
LOW  1.3M

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Thursday

North Island, isolated early showers, turning to a period of rain for most. Mainly fine towards Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, morning rain in south and west, easing to a few showers later. A period of rain spreading elsewhere with a strong southwesterly change.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west. Scattered rain spreading up the east coast later. South Island, occasional showers in the far south and towards Buller, gradually easing. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Saturday

Fine for most. Rain developing later in the day about Fiordland and southern Westland.

Chatham Islands

Periods of showers or rain, with strong southwesterlies at times.Fine spells and easing winds by late Saturday.

For all the North Island, except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, heavy with possible squally thunderstorms and hail, and west to southwest gales. Showers becoming isolated from afternoon and winds gradually easing. Snow to 800 metres about the central high country this morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine at first. Heavy showers and possible thunderstorms with gale southerlies spreading north this morning, then clearing from afternoon.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Rain, with snow to 300 metres, easing to showers this morning, then clearing. Southerly gales easing this morning.

Nelson

Fine apart from isolated showers.

Buller and Westland

Remaining showers clearing early this morning, then fine. However, rain returning to Westland tonight.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers clearing this morning, but returning this evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain from late morning.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 30 knots, rising to 40 knots this morning, then easing to southwest 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 1 metre for a time. Poor visibility in showers, possibly thundery this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing Saturday 15 knots. Rough sea easing.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this evening.Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres. Poor visibility in showers, possibly thundery this morning south of Hokianga Harbour.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing later Friday 15 knots. Becoming Saturday variable 10 knots. Rough sea easing. Heavy southwest swell, easing Thursday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A low over central New Zealand moves away to the east this morning, leaving a southwest flow over the country. A front reaches the lower South Island later tonight, then moves quickly across the country during Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure Friday.Another front moves onto the south of the South Island later Saturday.

Warning
Gale warning in force for all areas.

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Westerly rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots early morning. Changing southwest 35 knots gusting 50 knots around midday, easing to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots at night. Sea becoming very rough around midday, easing in the afternoon. Poor visibility in squally showers, possibly thundery, clearing afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf, and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, turning westerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 35 knots gusting 50 knots around midday, easing to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough around midday, easing late afternoon. Poor visibility in squally showers, possibly thundery, clearing afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 25 knots, easing to 20 knots at night. Cloudy periods, few showers from afternoon. Friday: Southwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots for a time. Cloudy periods,chance shower in the west. Saturday: Southwest easing to 15 knots early and to variable 5 knots late. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: West Coast: Southwest 3.5 metres, rising to 5 metres this morning, then easing to 3 metres Thursday and to 2 metres for a time Friday. East Coast: Northerly half a metre developing for a time this morning and afternoon.