weather warning

Re issued to correct the timing of rainfall in Canterbury including Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula


Now
28°
23°
19°
Fine breaks and chance shower or two. Fresh northwesterlies.
NW
Sunrise
6.56AM
Sunset
8.13PM
Tomorrow
25°
°
17°
Cloudy periods with isolated morning showers. Westerlies.
Sunrise
6.57AM
Sunset
8.11PM
Thursday
23°
°
16°
A few showers, then fine spells increasing from afternoon.Westerlies, turning southwest afternoon.
Sunrise
6.58AM
Sunset
8.10PM
Friday
24°
°
16°
Fine breaks. Southwesterly breezes.
Sunrise
6.59AM
Sunset
8.09PM

Today

28°

19°

Tomorrow

25°

17°

Thursday

23°

16°

Friday

24°

16°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
11:51PM
HIGH  3.2M
5:47AM
LOW  0.7M
12:17PM
HIGH  3.2M
6:17PM
LOW  0.6M
2:54AM
HIGH  3.9M
9:06AM
LOW  0.8M
3:13PM
HIGH  4.0M
9:32PM
LOW  0.8M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, Scattered showers in the north and west, turning to rain for a time south of Taranaki, then clearing. A period of rain in the east, clearing from the south. South Island, a few early showers in Nelson and Marlborough, and coastal showers in the east and south. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine or becoming fine for most, but isolated showers for Northland, and Coromandel to Gisborne. South Island, A few showers in the south, and about the west coast in the morning. Mainly fine elsewhere, but areas of morning and evening cloud.

Saturday

North Island, Mainly fine, but isolated showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, Showers developing in the west, and cloudy periods about the east coast. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing on Saturday. Strong northwesterlies changing southwest on Thursday, easing on Saturday.

Cyclone Gita moves southeast across central New Zealand today, bringing severe gales and heavy rain to central portions of the country.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui, Taupo

Showers, becoming isolated tonight as northerly gales ease.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, however a few showers this evening. Northwest gales developing this afternoon, easing tomorrow.

Taranaki, Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa

Fine spells. A few showers, some heavy tomorrow evening. Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places, this evening and overnight.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Showers becoming isolated tomorrow morning, then frequent and heavier tomorrow evening. Northerly gales from evening, possibly severe, easing tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Marlborough, Buller, Westland

Rain today, heavy at times. Showers tomorrow, possible thunderstorms. Severe gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times. Southerlies, gale in Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing tomorrow.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots rising to 35 knots this afternoon. Easing to northwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time.Poor visibility in frequent showers for a time this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, changing Thursday evening southwest 15 knots, easing Saturday variable 10 knots.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots easing to westerly 15 knots but 25 knots south of Tauroa Point this evening. Northwest swell quickly rising to 5 metres for a time this afternoon and evening. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers for a time this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Thursday afternoon southwest 15 knots,easing late Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate northwest swell easing Thursday.Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.

Auckland

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

Situation
Cyclone Gita should track east across central New Zealand this evening,then move slowly away to the east during Wednesday.Another low forms west of the South Island on Wednesday,then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure moving over the country.

Warning
Gale warning in force for the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville. Strong wind advisory in force for the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours.

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Tuesday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to northwest 20 knots early evening and to 15 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing this evening. Cloudy periods, with fair visibility in showers. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and isolated showers. For the Waitemata Harbour: Tuesday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to northwest 20 knots early this evening and to 15 knots late evening. Rough sea, easing early evening. Cloudy periods, with fair visibility in showers. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and isolated showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots for a time this afternoon and early evening. Easing to northwest 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Partly cloudy, with fair visibility in showers. Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots easing to 15 knots in the morning, then rising back to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea moderate at times. Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southwest 15 knots in the evening. A few showers. Friday: Southwest 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots for a time in the morning, dying out in the evening. Partly cloudy.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, rising to 2 metres this evening,then easing to 1 metre Wednesday and to half a metre Thursday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, rising to 3 metres for a time Wednesday and again Thursday, easing to 1.5 metres Friday. Northwest 5 metres developing this afternoon, easing to 2 metres during Wednesday, dying out Thursday.