weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR NORTHWEST NELSON, WELLINGTON, HOROWHENUA AND KAPITI A complex trough crosses central New Zealand this morning, bringing a period of heavy rain


Now
22°
20°
16°
Cloudy periods, chance shower from afternoon. Northerly.
N
Sunrise
7.03AM
Sunset
5.31PM
Tomorrow
22°
°
14°
Cloudy periods, the odd shower. Light winds.
Sunrise
7.04AM
Sunset
5.30PM
Saturday
22°
°
13°
Sunny spells and light winds.
Sunrise
7.05AM
Sunset
5.29PM
Sunday
22°
°
14°
Sunny spells and easterly breezes.
Sunrise
7.06AM
Sunset
5.28PM

Today

22°

16°

Tomorrow

22°

14°

Saturday

22°

13°

Sunday

22°

14°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
6:04PM
HIGH  3.4M
12:06AM
LOW  0.5M
6:29AM
HIGH  3.5M
12:33PM
LOW  0.3M
9:05AM
HIGH  4.2M
3:22PM
LOW  0.4M
9:38PM
HIGH  4.2M
3:49AM
LOW  0.4M
9:59AM
HIGH  4.3M
4:13PM
LOW  0.3M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island, some rain or showers for most, easing later. Dry in the east with high cloud. South Island, occasional rain in the northwest, clearing at night. Drizzle for Fiordland, then late rain. Mainly fine elsewhere, but morning low cloud or fog.

Saturday

North Island, the odd shower in the far north and east. Showers clearing elsewhere and becoming fine. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then a few showers. Showers developing in southern Westland, Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Sunday

Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and east of the North Island and for southern Westland and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

On Friday, cloudy periods, with northerlies developing. On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers developing at night. Northwesterlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, few morning showers, then fine. Southerlies dying out.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower.

Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa, also South Taranaki, Whanganui and Manawatu

Scattered rain.

North Taranaki, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington

Rain with some heavy falls, easing later.

Nelson, Marlborough and Buller

Rain clearing most places this morning but the odd shower remaining in Buller and about the Sounds.

Westland and Fiordland, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mostly sunny. However, cloud about Canterbury at first, and cloud increasing about the Fiords later with patchy evening drizzle.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Brief rain possible towards evening.

Colville

Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing early Saturday variable 10 knots.

Kaipara

Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight.Westerly swell rising to 3 metres, with unusually long period.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, changing late Saturday easterly 15 knots in the north and dying out in the south. Moderate southwest swell with unusually long period, easing Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A trough near central New Zealand moves slowly northwards and weakens during today. A ridge builds over much of the country on Friday and Saturday and remains over the North Island through Monday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots easing to northwest 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods with fair visibility in the occasional afternoon shower. Friday: Northerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots overnight. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Friday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots but variable 5 knots about Manukau Harbour. Cloudy periods,odd shower. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Sunday: Northeast 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods, odd shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast 1 metre. West Coast: Westerly 2 metres, rising to southwest 3 metres with unusually long period late today, then easing to 2 metres late Saturday and to 1.5 metres on Sunday.