weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND NORTHWEST NELSON An active front, preceded by strong to gale northerlies, is expected to move eastwards across the South Island later today and during Saturday


Now
16°
15°
Fine spells and light winds.
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Sunrise
Fri Aug 28 06:48:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Fri Aug 28 17:57:00 NZST 2015
Tomorrow
15°
°
12°
Cloud increasing. Evening showers, rain later. Fresh NE.
Sunrise
Sat Aug 29 06:47:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Sat Aug 29 17:58:00 NZST 2015
Sun Aug 30 00:00:00 NZST 2015
17°
°
10°
Rain easing to the odd shower.Lighter westerly change.
Sunrise
Sun Aug 30 06:45:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Sun Aug 30 17:59:00 NZST 2015
Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 NZST 2015
15°
°
12°
Rain developing, chance heavy. Strong northeasterlies.
Sunrise
Mon Aug 31 06:44:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Mon Aug 31 17:59:00 NZST 2015

Today

16°

7°

Tomorrow

15°

12°

Sun Aug 30 00:00:00 NZST 2015

17°

10°

Mon Aug 31 00:00:00 NZST 2015

15°

12°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Fri Aug 28 18:02:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.2M
Sat Aug 29 00:01:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.6M
Sat Aug 29 06:22:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.2M
Sat Aug 29 12:28:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.4M
Fri Aug 28 21:31:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.2M
Sat Aug 29 03:47:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.5M
Sat Aug 29 09:59:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.1M
Sat Aug 29 16:09:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.4M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, rain easing to a few showers from the south. South Island, occasional rain or drizzle in most places, but clearing in the south.

Monday

North Island, rain spreading to most places, but a few showers across Kapiti and Wellington. South Island, fine in the west, and rain or drizzle at times in the east.

Tuesday

North Island, periods of rain, with some heavy falls,easing to showers across Auckland and Northland later. South Island, rain developing in the east from Canterbury northward, and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Sunday, patchy drizzle turning to showers, as fresh northerlies change strong southerly. Showery southerlies on Monday. Becoming fine with northerlies on Tuesday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine. Few showers developing tomorrow evening.

Waikato to Wellington also Bay of Plenty and central high country

Cloudy from Taranaki southwards today, fine elsewhere. Rain spreading north tomorrow afternoon, with heavy falls about Mt Taranaki, clearing Kapiti southwards later.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine today. High cloud increasing tomorrow and scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon in Wairarapa and a few spots in Hawkes Bay later.

Marlborough, Nelson

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning in Nelson and northern Marlborough, heavy for a time and scattered falls elsewhere, all easing later.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain spreading north today with heavy falls, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain developing Dunedin southwards towards evening, and patchy elsewhere, all clearing apart from isolated showers in Southland tomorrow afternoon and low cloud about coastal areas later.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy.

Colville

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, turning early Monday northeast 15 knots and rising late Monday 25 knots with rough sea, then changing Tuesday westerly 20 knots.

Kaipara

Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots offshore Saturday afternoon and everywhere Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Northerly swell 2 metres developing offshore.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Sunday variable 10 knots. Developing Monday northeast 25 knots,changing Tuesday westerly 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday. Moderate northwest swell easing Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A high over New Zealand moves east today as a complex low approaches from the west. A trough extends across the South Island during Saturday, then moves north on Sunday and weakens as a ridge builds to the southeast of the country. A low moves onto the North Island from the northwest late Monday and Tuesday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing early this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning then to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fair visibility in evening showers. For Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Saturday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning then to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Fair visibility in evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Turning southwest 10 knots late morning, dying out evening. Rain easing to isolated showers. Monday: Northeast 15 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Rain developing, heavy falls later. Tuesday: Turning westerly 15 knots. Rain, heavy falls, easing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Sunday, rising to easterly 1 metre again Tuesday. Northerly half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre Monday, easing to half a metre again Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Saturday and 1 metre Monday. Northwest half a metre rising to 1 metre Saturday, easing to half a metre or less Sunday.