weather warning

HEAVY SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND AND CLUTHA A bitterly cold southerly flow is expected to affect the lower South Island from today (Monday) through to Wednesday


Now
16°
15°
12°
A few showers, mainly morning and evening. Westerlies.
W
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.17PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
Showers. Westerlies changing southerly overnight.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Wednesday
11°
°
Showers becoming few and far between. Southerlies.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Thursday
11°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower. Southerlies.
Sunrise
7.33AM
Sunset
5.19PM

Today

16°

12°

Tomorrow

16°

7°

Wednesday

11°

4°

Thursday

11°

5°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
10:30AM
HIGH  3.3M
4:26PM
LOW  0.4M
10:59PM
HIGH  3.5M
5:01AM
LOW  0.4M
11:21AM
HIGH  3.3M
5:18PM
LOW  0.5M
1:45PM
HIGH  4.0M
7:55PM
LOW  0.6M
2:06AM
HIGH  4.1M
8:24AM
LOW  0.6M
2:34PM
HIGH  3.9M
8:45PM
LOW  0.7M

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Wednesday

North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, Snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, Showers in south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, Showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki,showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.

Northland to Horowhenua, including Coromandel and the central high country

Cloudy periods and few showers, turning to more general rain south of Hamilton this afternoon with some heavy falls possible.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but one or two showers about Bay of Plenty.

Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Some morning showers, especially about Kapiti, then fine.

Canterbury and North Otago

Fine, apart from a few morning and evening showers about Banks Peninsula, falling as snow above 500 metres.

Central Otago, Dunedin and Clutha

Fine spells with occasional sleet or snow showers.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

Showers, falling as snow about Fiordland, Southland and about Alpine passes further north. Some showers heavy and thundery with hail.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells with occasional showers.

Colville

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Wednesday morning southwest 20 knots.

Kaipara

Northwest 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Tuesday evening southerly 20 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Tuesday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A westerly flow affects New Zealand today. The flow turns northwesterly as a trough moves northeast onto the North Island on Tuesday then away to the east on Wednesday, leaving a southerly flow over the area.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Monday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Fair visibility in occasional showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning. Turning westerly 20 knots late afternoon then easing to southwest 15 knots during the evening. Rough sea, easing late afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening. For Waitemata Harbour: Monday: Westerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots in the evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and early evening. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late this evening. Sea becoming rough late this evening. Fair visibility in a few showers. Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, turning westerly 20 knots in the evening then easing to 15 knots overnight. Rough sea, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to poor visibility in rain for a time in the afternoon and evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the evening, changing southwest 20 knots overnight. Showers. Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots. Showers gradually easing. Thursday: Southerly 20 knots. A few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Northeast half a metre. Rising to northerly 1 metre Tuesday, easing to half a metre or less Wednesday. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, rising to 3.5 metres for a time Tuesday, then easing to 2 metres Wednesday, 1.5 metres Thursday and 1 metre early Friday.