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weather warning

A complex low pressure system is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand Sunday night and Monday, preceded by a period of strong to gale northeasterlies


Now
16°
15°
10°
Showers turning to rain this evening, possibly heavy. Northeasterlies, strong at times.
NE
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.17PM
Tomorrow
15°
°
10°
Showers from late morning, possibly thundery. Westerlies by afternoon, strong in exposed places.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Tuesday
15°
°
Morning showers, becoming isolated from afternoon. Westerlies, strong in exposed places until evening.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.18PM
Wednesday
13°
°
Showers. Strong westerlies.
Sunrise
7.34AM
Sunset
5.19PM

Today

16°

10°

Tomorrow

15°

10°

Tuesday

15°

8°

Wednesday

13°

7°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
7:57AM
HIGH  3.2M
1:59PM
LOW  0.5M
10:59PM
HIGH  4.1M
5:09AM
LOW  0.7M
11:21AM
HIGH  3.9M
5:28PM
LOW  0.7M

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Tuesday

North Island: Scattered showers, mainly in the west and becoming fine in the east. South Island: Showers in the south and west, with snow to 500 metres in the far south. Fine spells and isolated showers elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Showers, easing north of Taupo. Strong westerlies. South Island: Showers, clearing in the west and about Nelson by afternoon, and becoming isolated for central Otago. Snow to 600 metres, but possibly 400 metres at first in the south.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers, but mainly fine for central areas. South Island: Showers in the east and south with snow possible to 600 metres. Elsewhere mainly fine.

Friday

North Island: Showers about Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay/ Gisborne coast clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island: Fine or becoming fine for most. Showers about Stewart Island and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Period of rain, easing to a few showers on Friday. Strong northerlies, turning westerly late Tuesday, then northerly again Wednesday. A gale southwest change Thursday, easing Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and Taupo

Rain spreading south during the evening and overnight with heavy falls, followed by showers, some heavy and possibly thundery. Strong to gale northeasterlies, easing overnight or tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Rain for a time tonight or early tomorrow, then a few showers.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, and Wairarapa

Fine today. Rain at times tomorrow.

Nelson and northern Marlborough

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing tomorrow morning then mainly fine, but rain about western Nelson again late tomorrow.

Remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury

High cloud. Occasional rain about the High Country, and patchy rain elsewhere for a time overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, becoming widespread and heavier later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Late rain tomorrow.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 30 knots, rising to 40 knots this evening. Changing northwest 20 knots overnight tonight, then changing southwest 25 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Northerly swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, rising late Wednesday and early Thursday 35 knots for a time late. Southwest easing later Thursday 15 knots. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Moderate northerly swell, easing Tuesday.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 40 knots. Changing northwest 20 knots this evening. Rising to 30 knots north of Cape Reinga Monday morning, then changing southwest 20 knots everywhere Monday afternoon.Very rough sea easing. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots. Changing Wednesday afternoon southwest 40 knots with very rough sea, then easing Wednesday night 30 knots and Thursday 20 knots. Moderate northerly swell, easing Tuesday. Southwest swell becoming heavy Tuesday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A low and associated fronts affect the country for the next few days, then moving away to the east late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure from later Thursday.

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

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Sunday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Changing northwest 15 knots overnight tonight. Rough sea, easing overnight. Poor visibility in occasional showers, turning to rain this evening. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southwest 20 knots late afternoon. Tending westerly 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate late afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms. For Waitemata Harbour: Sunday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots. Changing northwest 15 knots overnight tonight. Rough sea, easing overnight. Poor visibility in occasional showers, turning to rain this evening. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southwest 20 knots late afternoon. Tending westerly 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate late afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Sunday: Northerly 40 knots gusting 50 knots. Changing northwest 20 knots overnight tonight. Very rough sea, easing overnight. Poor visibility in occasional showers, turning to rain this evening with possible thunderstorms. Monday: Northwest 20 knots, changing westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots early evening. Sea becoming rough early evening. Poor visibility in showers, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Westerly 25 knots, easing to 20 knots in the afternoon. Becoming northwest 20 knots in the evening. Showers gradually easing and becoming isolated with increasing fine breaks. Wednesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 25 knots later. Mostly cloudy with showers. Thursday: Southwest easing to 20 knots early and to 15 knots later. Showers gradually easing and becoming isolated.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East Coast: Northerly 1 metre, rising to 2 metres this afternoon, easing to to 1 metre Monday afternoon and to half a metre or less Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 2 metres Monday evening, to 4 metres Tuesday, to 5 metre for a time Wednesday evening and overnight into Thursday, then easing to 3.5 metres late Thursday. Northwest 1 metre, rising to 2 metres this afternoon, easing to 1 metre Monday afternoon, dying out early Tuesday.