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weather warning

A strong and moist northwest flow covers the South Island ahead of an active front over the Tasman Sea


Now
24°
24°
17°
Mainly fine, might see a shower later in the day. Northeasterlies.
NNE
Sunrise
Mon Mar 25 07:27:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Mon Mar 25 19:27:00 NZDT 2019
Tomorrow
25°
°
18°
Mainly fine, but chance shower. Northeasterlies.
Sunrise
Tue Mar 26 07:28:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Tue Mar 26 19:25:00 NZDT 2019
Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2019
25°
°
17°
Cloud increasing, chance shower. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Wed Mar 27 07:29:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Wed Mar 27 19:24:00 NZDT 2019
Thu Mar 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2019
23°
°
16°
Cloudy, a few showers. Northeasterlies.
Sunrise
Thu Mar 28 07:30:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Thu Mar 28 19:22:00 NZDT 2019

Today

24°

17°

Tomorrow

25°

18°

Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2019

25°

17°

Thu Mar 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2019

23°

16°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Tue Mar 26 00:09:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  3.4M
Tue Mar 26 06:05:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.6M
Tue Mar 26 12:30:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  3.3M
Tue Mar 26 18:31:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.6M
Mon Mar 25 14:41:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  4.0M
Mon Mar 25 20:55:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.7M
Tue Mar 26 03:03:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  4.0M
Tue Mar 26 09:15:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.9M
Tue Mar 26 15:22:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  3.8M
Tue Mar 26 21:38:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.9M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, mostly cloudy, a few showers in the north and west.Rain west of Waitomo to Wairarapa later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the south easing. South Island, rain for most, heavy in the west, easing.

Thursday

North Island, mostly cloudy, with scattered rain or showers. South Island, mainly fine, but cloudy with isolated showers about Canterbury.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain for the North Island and northern South Island. Further south, mainly fine, but areas of cloud about both east and west coasts.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy on Wednesday with strong northerlies, then a period of rain on Thursday with a lighter southerly change. Becoming fine Friday with winds turning easterly.

A SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT IS EXPECTED FOR WESTERN PARTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND. REFER TO METSERVICE SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS.

Northland to Taranaki and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu, also Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mostly fine.

Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Mainly fine today. Occasional showers tomorrow, but only a few in Marlborough.

Buller

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers. Rain with heavy falls developing later tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain, with downpours about the ranges and possible thunderstorms.

Christchurch and Canterbury Plains

High cloud. Scattered rain developing tomorrow.

Canterbury High Country, Otago and Southland

Occasional rain, becoming persistent tomorrow with heavy falls near the Main Divide. Severe gale northwesterlies developing for the high country tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Colville

Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight.Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots. Becoming early Thursday northeast 15 knots.

Kaipara

Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre easing. Easterly swell north of Cape Reinga,1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots rising Wednesday morning northwest 25 knots in the south, with rough sea. Becoming Wednesday overnight variable 10 knots but southeast 15 knots in the south. Becoming later Thursday northeast 15 knots everywhere. Moderate northwest swell for a time Wednesday and early Thursday. Moderate southwest swell developing later Wednesday.

Auckland

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

Situation
High pressure over the North Island weakens and is replaced by northerlies on Tuesday.A weakening front moves onto the North Island during Wednesday and becomes slow moving on Thursday. A northerly flow develops again on Friday ahead of another front approaching from the west.

Warning
Wind warning Nil.

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Monday: Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Mainly fine, chance afternoon showers. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Partly cloudy. For Waitemata Harbour: Monday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this afternoon, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Mainly fine, chance afternoon showers. Tuesday: Becoming northerly 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight, but choppy when wind opposes tide. Partly cloudy. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Northeast 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, and a chance of afternoon showers. Tuesday: Turning northerly 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight. Partly cloudy, isolated showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots rising to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Easing to 10 knots about Harbours in the evening. A few showers developing. Thursday: Easing to northerly 10 knots early. Becoming easterly 15 knots but 10 knots about the Harbours later. Friday: Northeast 15 knots. Occasional rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: About the Outer Gulf - Easterly 1 metre. Elsewhere - Northeast half a metre or less. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 2 metres late Wednesday, easing to 1.5 metres Thursday. Northwest half a metre developing later today, rising to 1.5 metres Wednesday, easing to 1 metre Thursday.