weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Now
20°
15°
10°
Cloudy,occasional rain.Northerly, gusts 100 km/h later.
NE
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:11:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 21:15:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
21°
°
Fine at first.Few showers develop midday with S ly change.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:12:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 21:15:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
16°
°
Cloudy periods. Light winds.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:13:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 21:14:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
19°
°
11°
Cloud increasing, late rain. Northeast developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:15:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 21:13:00 NZDT 2017

Today

20°

10°

Tomorrow

21°

5°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

16°

7°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

19°

11°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape

Cloud increasing. Rain developing tomorrow morning, possibly heavy, clearing from afternoon.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, clearing from afternoon.

Waitomo to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Periods of rain from this afternoon, clearing tomorrow morning. A few showers developing tomorrow evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible squally thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Southwest gales becoming severe in Fiordland for a time tomorrow morning.

Canterbury

Periods of rain, clearing overnight. Scattered showers tomorrow. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago, Southland

Periods of rain from this afternoon, turning to showers tomorrow afternoon then easing. Southwest gales becoming severe in Southland for a time tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, becoming northwest 35 knots early Thursday morning. Changing southwest 40 knots late Thursday morning, then easing to 30 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres.Northeast swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots turning late Friday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 35 knots and rising late Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Heavy southerly swell easing Friday.