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weather warning

An active front is forecast to move north across the South Island tonight ( Friday) and during Saturday, bringing rain to most places and northwest gales to eastern areas


Now
19°
10°
10°
Fine, with some high cloud developing tonight. Northeasterlies.
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Sunrise
Fri Apr 26 07:17:00 NZST 2019
Sunset
Fri Apr 26 17:45:00 NZST 2019
Tomorrow
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High cloud increasing, then a few showers from late morning. Northwest, strong for a time, easing lighter westerly afternoon.
Sunrise
Sat Apr 27 07:18:00 NZST 2019
Sunset
Sat Apr 27 17:43:00 NZST 2019
Sun Apr 28 00:00:00 NZST 2019
17°
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Becoming fine in the morning. High cloud from afternoon. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Sun Apr 28 07:19:00 NZST 2019
Sunset
Sun Apr 28 17:42:00 NZST 2019
Mon Apr 29 00:00:00 NZST 2019
16°
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Cloudy periods. Few showers developing with strong southwesterlies, clearing later.
Sunrise
Mon Apr 29 07:20:00 NZST 2019
Sunset
Mon Apr 29 17:40:00 NZST 2019

Today

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10°

Tomorrow

22°

5°

Sun Apr 28 00:00:00 NZST 2019

17°

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Mon Apr 29 00:00:00 NZST 2019

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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, a period of rain or showers moving northeast, then clearing. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west, with heavy falls, but mainly fine with high cloud in the east. A few showers developing in Southland later.

Monday

North Island, a period of rain spreading from the west, followed by isolated showers. South Island, rain in the west and north, possibly heavy at first, gradually clearing from the south, but a few showers linger about Buller. Elsewhere, showers spreading north with a southerly change, clearing later.

Tuesday

North Island, cloudy periods with isolated showers in the east. Elsewhere, mainly fine. South Island, isolated showers about Fiordland and the south coast. Otherwise, fine apart from areas of morning cloud.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers developing Sunday afternoon. Northerlies, strong at times on Monday. Winds tending southwest Tuesday and occasional showers gradually clearing.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Cloudy periods.

Waikato to Kapiti, including the central high country

Fine, but cloud with patchy light drizzle developing for a time this evening and tomorrow morning. Rain developing tomorrow night in Taranaki and the Kapiti Coast.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Fine, but cloud increasing in Wellington tomorrow and rain developing there tomorrow night.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today. Periods of rain or showers tomorrow.

Buller and northern Westland

Rain developing this evening, with heavy falls tomorrow morning, easing to showers in the afternoon.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Rain with heavy and possibly thundery falls from evening, turning to showers tomorrow morning with possible thunderstorms until afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Fine today. Showers tomorrow, possibly heavy and thundery near the coast.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time Saturday morning then changing southerly 15 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell offshore, 2 metres easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time. Poor visibility in rain Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northerly 15 knots, rising Sunday evening 25 knots.Changing early Monday southwest 25 knots, rising later Monday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing early Tuesday southwest 15 knots, turning later Tuesday northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Monday. Moderate northeast swell at times.