weather warning

SEVERE EAST TO SOUTHEAST GALES ABOUT NELSON, BULLER AND NORTHERN WESTLAND, EASING


Now
17°
16°
11°
Fine spells and a few showers. Northwesterlies.
W
Sunrise
6.42AM
Sunset
6.00PM
Tomorrow
18°
°
11°
Showers, chance heavy/thunder from afternoon. Northwest.
Sunrise
6.41AM
Sunset
6.01PM
Thursday
15°
°
Showers slowly clearing. Dying westerlies.
Sunrise
6.39AM
Sunset
6.02PM
Friday
15°
°
11°
Becoming cloudy, rain develops. Northerly strengthens.
Sunrise
6.38AM
Sunset
6.03PM

Today

17°

11°

Tomorrow

18°

11°

Thursday

15°

8°

Friday

15°

11°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
9:28PM
HIGH  3.6M
3:29AM
LOW  0.1M
9:52AM
HIGH  3.6M
3:50PM
LOW  0.2M
12:21PM
HIGH  4.4M
6:29PM
LOW  0.2M
12:40AM
HIGH  4.4M
6:54AM
LOW  0.2M
1:06PM
HIGH  4.3M
7:15PM
LOW  0.3M

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Thursday

North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing from most places, but still a few showers in the north.

Friday

North Island, rain spreading to most places. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Saturday

North Island, rain easing to showers, then clearing in Bay of Plenty. South Island, rain or showers, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times on Thursday and Friday, northerlies turning southwest for a time late Thursday and Friday morning. Rain becoming heavier and more persistent on Saturday, and northerlies turning southerly then strengthening.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES ARE IN FORCE FOR MANY AREAS.

Northland and Auckland

Isolated showers, becoming frequent and heavier tomorrow with possible thunderstorms.

Coromandel Peninsula to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated downpours, clearing early evening and easterly gales easing. Showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Rain clearing tonight. Scattered afternoon showers in Wairarapa tomorrow.

Whanganui to Wellington

Rain easing to a few showers this evening. Showers becoming frequent south of Palmerston North tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms tomorrow morning. Severe gale easterlies, easing this afternoon.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Rain with snow above 600 metres, clearing from Marlborough and Canterbury tonight, but scattered showers developing there tomorrow evening.

Southland and Fiordland

Occasional rain developing this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Northerly swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers from Wednesday afternoon, some possibly heavy.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots, easing late Thursday 15 knots, becoming early Friday northerly 15 knots, rising late Friday 30 knots, changing early Saturday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday westerly 20 knots. Northerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday.

Kaipara

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots Wednesday afternoon, changing southwest 30 knots late Wednesday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres easing for a time. Poor visibility in occasional showers from Wednesday morning, possibly heavy Wednesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots, easing late Thursday 15 knots, becoming early Friday northerly 25 knots, changing early Saturday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday westerly 25 knots. Southwest and northwest swells, both moderate at times.

Auckland

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

Situation
A northwest flow lies ahead of a trough expected to cross the area on Wednesday, followed by a narrow ridge. A deep low approaches the North Island from the west on Friday, crossing the Island on Saturday.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Fine spells but fair visibility in a few showers. Wednesday: Northwest 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots early evening, changing westerly 20 knots overnight. Sea becoming moderate early evening. Areas of morning fog, then poor visibility in occasional showers, possibly heavy from afternoon. For Hauraki Gulf: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Fair visibility in a few showers. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 15 knots in the morning, rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots knots in the evening, then changing westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough in the evening. Areas of morning fog, then poor visibility in occasional showers, possibly heavy from afternoon. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 20 knots in the morning, rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening, then changing westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough early evening. Areas of morning fog, then poor visibility in occasional showers, possibly heavy from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Westerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late. Showers gradually clearing. Friday: Becoming northerly 15 knots early, rising to 30 knots late. Rain setting in. Saturday: Changing southwest 35 knots early, easing to westerly 20 knots late. Rain easing to showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Northerly 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Wednesday, half a metre for a time Thursday, rising to 2 metres overnight Friday, then easing to 1 metre Saturday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2.5 metres late Wednesday, easing to 1 metre Friday, rising to 2 metres Saturday. Northwest rising to 1 metre today, then rising to 1.5 metres late Friday.