weather warning

SNOW FOR SOUTHERN FIORDLAND, SOUTHLAND, AND CLUTHA TODAY, THEN ABOUT CENTRAL AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING


Now
17°
11°
Periods of heavy/thundery rain. Westerlies.
W
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Tomorrow
12°
°
Showers, chance heavy with hail. Southerlies.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Thursday
10°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower. Southerlies.
Sunrise
7.33AM
Sunset
5.19PM
Friday
11°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower. Dying southerlies.
Sunrise
7.33AM
Sunset
5.20PM

Today

17°

8°

Tomorrow

12°

5°

Thursday

10°

4°

Friday

11°

4°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
11:51PM
HIGH  3.4M
5:54AM
LOW  0.5M
12:14PM
HIGH  3.3M
6:13PM
LOW  0.6M
2:57AM
HIGH  4.0M
9:16AM
LOW  0.7M
3:28PM
HIGH  3.8M
9:39PM
LOW  0.9M

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leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers further south falling as snow above 3 or 400 metres. South Island, showers in the south and east becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 5 or 600 metres, fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, scattered showers in Northland, mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent and snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers over Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.

Saturday

North Island, fine or becoming in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and coastal Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Thursday and Friday. Wind and showers both easing on Saturday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Periods of rain, some heavy, with squally thunderstorms and hail, easing to showers tomorrow and clearing in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo.

Central high country, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, heavy at times, with snow lowering to 500 metres overnight. Rain gradually easing to a few showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Rain today. Showers tomorrow, with hail and snow to 300 to 400 metres.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Scattered rain clearing today. Mainly fine tomorrow, apart from sleety showers about the Marlborough coast.

Canterbury

Sleet or snow showers, especially from this evening and about North and Mid Canterbury.

Westland and Central Otago

Fine.

Remainder of Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers, with snow to near sea level, lifting above 300 metres tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, changing southwest 25 knots early Wednesday morning. Very rough sea easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in rain with thundery falls, easing Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday evening southerly 15 knots and Saturday evening variable 10 knots.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 40 knots, becoming northwest 25 knots but southwest 15 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this evening, then becoming southwest 25 knots everywhere Wednesday morning. Very rough sea easing.Southwest swell 4 metres easing. Northwest swell 2 metres dying out. Poor visibility in periods of rain with thundery falls, easing early Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Friday afternoon 15 knots and Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A northwest flow lies over the area ahead of a trough moving northeast over the North Island today. The trough crosses the region tonight, followed by a southerly flow which persists until Saturday when a ridge builds from the west.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Tuesday: Westerly 20 knots, turning southwest 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing this evening. Poor visibility in rain, easing this evening. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning. Easing to southerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the morning, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a few showers. For Waitemata Harbour: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots knots, changing southwest 15 knots early this evening. Rough sea, easing early evening. Poor visibility in squally thunderstorms, easing this evening. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning, then easing to southerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the morning, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a few showers. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to westerly 20 knots this evening, then southwest 15 knots overnight. Rough sea, easing this evening. Poor visibility in sqaully thunderstorms, easing this evening. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots rising to southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning then easing to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 20 knots rising to 25 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine spells,chance shower or two. Friday: Southwest 20 knots easing to southerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine spells,chance shower or two. Saturday: Southerly 10 knots dying out in the evening. Mainly fine.

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