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weather warning

A series of fronts embedded in a strong northwesterly flow are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island, including the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers, and to the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki


Now
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Mostly cloudy with occasional rain. Northerlies.
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Sunrise
Sun May 09 07:07:00 NZST 2021
Sunset
Sun May 09 17:28:00 NZST 2021
Tomorrow
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Rain clearing before dawn, then fine spells and isolated showers. Humid northerlies.
Sunrise
Mon May 10 07:08:00 NZST 2021
Sunset
Mon May 10 17:27:00 NZST 2021
Tue May 11 00:00:00 NZST 2021
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Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Rain developing at night. Humid northerlies.
Sunrise
Tue May 11 07:08:00 NZST 2021
Sunset
Tue May 11 17:26:00 NZST 2021
Wed May 12 00:00:00 NZST 2021
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Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the evening and becoming fine. Winds changing southerly in the morning.
Sunrise
Wed May 12 07:09:00 NZST 2021
Sunset
Wed May 12 17:25:00 NZST 2021

Today

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16°

Tomorrow

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Tue May 11 00:00:00 NZST 2021

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Wed May 12 00:00:00 NZST 2021

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Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Sun May 09 18:11:00 NZST 2021
HIGH  3.0M
Mon May 10 00:11:00 NZST 2021
LOW  1.0M
Mon May 10 06:26:00 NZST 2021
HIGH  3.1M
Mon May 10 12:29:00 NZST 2021
LOW  0.8M
Sun May 09 21:31:00 NZST 2021
HIGH  3.9M
Mon May 10 03:37:00 NZST 2021
LOW  0.9M
Mon May 10 09:44:00 NZST 2021
HIGH  3.9M
Mon May 10 15:56:00 NZST 2021
LOW  0.8M

extended nz forecast

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Tuesday

North Island: A few showers turning to rain from the west, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Rain in the west and north with heavy falls, easing later. Rain spreading north elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain easing to isolated showers, then clearing and becoming fine south of Northland. South Island: Remaining rain or showers clearing in the morning and becoming mainly fine.

Thursday

North Island: Remaining showers about Northland clearing. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts in sheltered places, apart from cloudy periods about Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Fine with morning frosts.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine with morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island: Becoming cloudy in the west with rain developing in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional rain with northwesterlies, clearing later on Wednesday with a change to southerlies.

The northern half of the North Island from Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain or showers.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine and warm with high cloud, but rain near the ranges and a few falls elsewhere.

Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Occasional showers.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain easing to a few showers today, then returning tomorrow evening.

Marlborough

Showers about the Sounds and western ranges. Long fine spells elsewhere.

Canterbury

Scattered showers for a time today. Early drizzle tomorrow then clearing.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain developing this evening.

Colville

Sunday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Monday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly 20 knots. Wednesday: Changing southwest 15 knots in the morning, and southeast 25 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Thursday: Southeast easing to 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southeast swell developing for a time.

Kaipara

Sunday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 1 metre. North of Cape Reinga: Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain. Monday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Very long period southwest swell 1 metre. North of Cape Reinga: Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain, easing early morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing. Moderate southwest swell developing. Wednesday: Changing southwest 15 knots in the morning, turning southeast 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea in the south easing. Moderate northwest swell easing. Moderate southwest swell. Thursday: Becoming easterly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing.

Auckland

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

Situation
Strong northwesterlies dominate New Zealand ahead of a trough which moves over the country today and Monday. Another frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday followed by a strong southwest flow. A ridge then becomes dominant on Wednesday while a trough moves north over the upper North Island.

Warning
Nil

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Westerly swell 1 metre. Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy periods, with the odd light shower. Tending southwest swell about 1 metre. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning. Mostly cloudy, with the chance of a shower. Rain developing at night. Turning westerly swell and rising to 1.5 to 2 metres. Wednesday: Turning southwest 15 knots in the morning, then changing southeast 15 knots in the afternoon. Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the evening and becoming fine. Southwest swell about 2 metres. Thursday: Southeast easing to 10 knots early, and to variable 5 knots later. Fine. Southwest swell easing to 1.5 metres. For Waitemata Harbour: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, with the odd light shower. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots for a time morning and afternoon. The odd shower, becoming frequent late evening. Wednesday: Turning southwest 10 knots in the morning, then changing southeast 15 knots in the afternoon. Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the evening and becoming fine. Thursday: Southeast easing to 10 knots early, and to variable 5 knots later. Fine. For Hauraki Gulf: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, with the odd light shower. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots in the morning, and to 25 knots for a time afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with the chance of a shower. Rain developing at night. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Wednesday: Turning southwest 10 knots in the morning, changing southeast 15 knots in the afternoon, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the evening and becoming fine. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Thursday: Southeast easing to 10 knots early, and to variable 5 knots. Fine. Northeast swell half a metre or less. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in scattered rain. Northeast swell easing to half a metre this morning. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, with the odd light shower. Northeast swell half a metre. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots in the morning, and to 25 knots for a time afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with the chance of a shower. Rain developing at night. Northeast swell half to 1 metre. Wednesday: Turning southwest 15 knots in the morning, changing southeast 20 knots in the afternoon, and rising to 25 knots in the evening. Rain easing to isolated showers in the morning, then clearing in the evening and becoming fine. Northerly swell half a metre or less. Thursday: Southeast easing to 15 knots early, and to 10 knots later. Fine. Northerly swell half a metre or less. Easterly swell 1.5 metres developing for a time.

Outlook