Now
17°
15°
12°
A few showers, more frequent from afternoon. Evening thunderstorms and hail possible. Westerlies.
W
Sunrise
7.19AM
Sunset
5.17PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
Showers with hail and possible thunderstorms. Westerlies.
Sunrise
7.20AM
Sunset
5.16PM
Saturday
15°
°
11°
Fine spells, morning and evening showers. Strong southwesterlies.
Sunrise
7.20AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Sunday
16°
°
Partly cloudy, with showers clearing in the afternoon. Strong southwesterly easing.
Sunrise
7.21AM
Sunset
5.15PM

Today

17°

12°

Tomorrow

16°

9°

Saturday

15°

11°

Sunday

16°

8°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
3:08PM
HIGH  3.1M
9:10PM
LOW  0.8M
3:34AM
HIGH  3.2M
9:45AM
LOW  0.8M
4:09PM
HIGH  3.1M
10:10PM
LOW  0.8M
6:36PM
HIGH  3.7M
12:44AM
LOW  1.1M
7:03AM
HIGH  3.8M
1:17PM
LOW  1.0M

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Saturday

North Island, showers for most, clearing for a time in the afternoon and early evening. But remaining dry in Bay of Plenty. South Island, showers developing for most, but remaining mainly fine in Nelson and Marlborough. Snow down to 600-700 metres about and south of Otago from evening.

Sunday

North Island, showers for most, becoming confined to the south and east coast later. Snow possibly affecting the Desert Road in the morning. South Island, mainly fine apart from showers about the east coast and in the far south. Also early frosts in sheltered places. Snow down to 700 metres about and south of Otago.

Monday

North Island, fine apart from showers about the south and east coast, also early frosts. South Island, fine apart from showers about the east coast, also early frosts.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, becoming more frequent from Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon. Southerlies developing on Saturday, strengthening on Sunday, possibly gale at times.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine spells. A few heavy showers, mainly about the ranges. Westerly gales easing overnight.

Remainder of the North Island

Showers spreading northwards today, some heavy and squally with hail and isolated thunderstorms.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and northern Fiordland

Heavy, squally showers with hail and isolated thunderstorms. Snow above 600 metres but heavy falls above 400 metres south of Haast. All clearing tomorrow morning.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today, apart from a few showers about the High Country with snow above 600 metres. Showers spreading to the Canterbury Plains and coastal Marlborough tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and southern Fiordland

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, and snow above 500 metres. Showers retreating to coastal Southland this evening, but spreading elsewhere again tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, possibly heavy.

Colville

Southwest 25 knots, becoming northwest 30 knots early this evening, and easing to 20 knots late Friday evening. Rough sea, easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Saturday morning southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing later Saturday southwest 20 knots, becoming Monday southeast 20 knots.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 25 knots, becoming northwest 30 knots this evening, and rising to westerly 40 knots south of Cape Reinga Friday morning. Becoming westerly 30 knots but 40 knots in the north Friday evening. Sea becoming very rough at times. Southwest swell rising to 6 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre developing for a time. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Saturday southwest 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Saturday afternoon southwest 25 knots, easing Sunday southwest 15 knots, becoming Monday southeast 20 knots. Heavy southwest swell, becoming moderate Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A series of fronts embedded in a strong west to southwest flow impact New Zealand through the weekend, with gales for many areas. A ridge of high pressure spreads onto the country from the Tasman late Sunday into Monday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.

Forecast
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Westerly 20 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this afternoon, then rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough overnight tonight. Isolated showers, then poor visibility in heavy and possibly thundery showers from evening. Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots early morning, then becoming westerly 20 knots late morning. Easing to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Tending northwest 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing late morning. Poor visibility in heavy and possibly thundery showers. For the Hauraki Gulf, and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Westerly 20 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this afternoon, and rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Isolated showers, then poor visibility in heavy and possibly thundery showers from evening. Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late morning, then becoming westerly 20 knots early afternoon. Tending northwest 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing early afternoon. Poor visibility in heavy and possibly thundery showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Changing southwest 15 knots early, rising to southwest 25 knots for a time. Showers clearing for a time in the afternoon. Sunday: Southwest 25 knots easing to southerly 15 knots later. Showers, clearing from afternoon. Monday: Southerly 15 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre rising to 1 metre for a time Friday.Southeast half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre Monday. West Coast: Southwest 4 metres rising to 4.5 metres for a time today, and to 6 metres for a time late Friday into early Saturday. Southwest swell easing to 3 metres Sunday, and to 2 metres Monday.