weather warning

SEVERE SOUTHEAST GALES FOR NELSON, BULLER AND NORTHERN WESTLAND


Now
15°
15°
13°
Heavy rain, eases for a time. Northeast strengthens.
NE
Sunrise
Mon Aug 31 06:44:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Mon Aug 31 17:59:00 NZST 2015
Tomorrow
17°
°
11°
Heavy rain,strong NE til morning NW change, then fine.
Sunrise
Tue Sep 01 06:42:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Tue Sep 01 18:00:00 NZST 2015
Wed Sep 02 00:00:00 NZST 2015
17°
°
10°
Occasional showers, more frequent evening. Northwest.
Sunrise
Wed Sep 02 06:41:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Wed Sep 02 18:01:00 NZST 2015
Thu Sep 03 00:00:00 NZST 2015
15°
°
Showers slowly clearing. Southwest developing morning.
Sunrise
Thu Sep 03 06:39:00 NZST 2015
Sunset
Thu Sep 03 18:02:00 NZST 2015

Today

15°

13°

Tomorrow

17°

11°

Wed Sep 02 00:00:00 NZST 2015

17°

10°

Thu Sep 03 00:00:00 NZST 2015

15°

8°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Mon Aug 31 20:37:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.6M
Tue Sep 01 02:38:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.2M
Tue Sep 01 09:01:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  3.6M
Tue Sep 01 14:59:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.1M
Mon Aug 31 23:54:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.5M
Tue Sep 01 06:08:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.1M
Tue Sep 01 12:21:00 NZST 2015
HIGH  4.4M
Tue Sep 01 18:29:00 NZST 2015
LOW  0.2M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Wednesday

Rain or showers in most places, heavy falls in Taranaki,However, some fine breaks in the east from Coromandel Peninsula to Gisborne and down to Canterbury. Snow to 600 metres for a time in Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing, but still a few showers about northern ranges.

Friday

North Island, rain spreading to most places, but mostly dry in Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing early Wednesday and northeasterlies strengthening, lighter northwesterlies and a few showers later. On Thursday, rain or showers, and winds tending southwest. Occasional showers on Friday, and winds tending northerly again.

A deep low lying west of the North Island is forecast to move southeast over the South Island tomorrow. Severe weather warnings and watches are in force.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, clearing tomorrow. Easterlies rising to gale about Taranaki and the central high country this evening, easing tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Drizzle turning to rain from the north this evening and overnight, then clearing tomorrow evening.

Wanganui to Wellington

Rain spreading south this evening and overnight, easing to a few showers tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow with heavy falls, clearing in Nelson later. Easterlies rising to gale, easing tomorrow afternoon.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Drizzle turning to rain tomorrow morning, clearing in Marlborough later.

Southland and Fiordland

Mainly fine.

Chatham Island

Cloud clearing tomorrow.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 15 knots rising to northeast 25 knots this evening and to 35 knots for a time overnight. Easing to northwest 15 knots Tuesday morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain,easing for a time this afternoon and evening,but heavy and possibly thundery overnight, then clearing Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, changing overnight Wednesday southwest 25 knots, easing late Thursday 15 knots, becoming early Friday northerly 15 knots, rising late Friday 35 knots with very rough sea. Northerly swell becoming heavy late Friday.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots rising to northeast 35 knots this evening,becoming northwest 20 knots overnight. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery overnight, clearing before dawn.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, changing overnight Wednesday southwest 25 knots, easing late Thursday 15 knots, becoming early Friday northerly 20 knots, rising late Friday 30 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell at times. Northwest swell becoming moderate Friday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A low approaching from the northwest spreads a strong northerly flow over the region tonight, then moves away to the south. A second low moves eastwards across the North Island on Wednesday, followed by a narrow ridge on Thursday. A third deep low approaches central New Zealand from the west on Friday.

Warning
Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville. Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours.

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Monday: Easterly 10 knots becoming northeast 15 knots this afternoon then gradually rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in rain, with occasional heavy falls, easing for a time late afternoon and evening. Tuesday: Northeast rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning, then easing to northwest 15 knots late morning and to 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in rain with heavy falls, easing to isolated showers in the morning. For Hauraki Gulf: Monday: Easterly 10 knots becoming northerly 15 knots early afternoon, rising to northeast 20 knots late afternoon and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Poor visibility in rain, with occasional heavy falls, easing for a time late afternoon and evening. Tuesday: Northeast rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots early morning, then easing to northwest 15 knots late morning, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in rain with heavy falls, easing to isolated showers in the morning. For Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northerly 20 knots rising to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough this evening. Poor visibility in rain, with occasional heavy falls, easing for a time late afternoon and evening. Tuesday: Northeast rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots early morning, becoming northwest 15 knots late morning, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in rain with heavy falls, easing to isolated showers in the morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southwest 25 knots overnight.Occasional showers. Thursday: Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late. Showers gradually clearing. Friday: Becoming northerly 30 knots and rain setting in.

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