weather warning

HEAVY RAIN ABOUT THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND TONIGHT AND DURING THURSDAY MORNING


Now
15°
14°
12°
Rain, heavy falls, especially tonight.Gusty northeast.
NNE
Sunrise
7.16AM
Sunset
5.39PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
10°
Early rain, chance heavy, then fine. Light winds.
Sunrise
7.15AM
Sunset
5.39PM
Friday
14°
°
Showers. Rain overnight, chance heavy. Fresh westerly.
Sunrise
7.14AM
Sunset
5.40PM
Saturday
12°
°
Occasional rain. Fresh westerlies easing.
Sunrise
7.13AM
Sunset
5.41PM

Today

15°

12°

Tomorrow

16°

10°

Friday

14°

7°

Saturday

12°

7°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
11:32PM
HIGH  3.5M
5:33AM
LOW  0.3M
11:55AM
HIGH  3.3M
5:55PM
LOW  0.5M
2:36AM
HIGH  4.1M
8:52AM
LOW  0.6M
3:06PM
HIGH  3.9M
9:16PM
LOW  0.8M

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coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island, rain or showers for most places, some heavy and thundery falls possible in the west. Brief scattered rain in the east. South Island, rain at times in the south and west, some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west at first. Morning rain in the north and east, then high cloud.

Saturday

North Island, occasional rain or showers for most places,clearing Gisborne later. South Island, showers in the west gradually clearing. Scattered showers in the east, with snow to low levels. Mainly fine in Nelson.

Sunday

North Island, scattered showers, clearing from Waikato to north Taranaki and across to Bay of Plenty. South Island, fine in the west. Scattered showers in the east, with snow possible to low levels.

Chatham Islands

Rain to showers early Friday. Fresh northerlies turning westerly. A period of rain on Saturday then showers. Northwesterlies changing southwest. Showers with westerlies on Sunday.

Northland to Taranaki and Taihape, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain with some heavy falls. Possible downpours and northerly gales overnight. Rain clearing tomorrow morning or early afternoon and fine spells developing.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Rain spreading south tonight, heavy for a time overnight. Clearing to fine spells tomorrow morning.

Nelson and Buller

Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with rain after dark.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy periods and a few showers, turning to rain tomorrow with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Marlborough to Mid-Canterbury

Fine.

South Canterbury to Southland

Fine at first. Cloud increasing tomorrow, with a few showers developing.

Chatham Islands

Fine at first. Periods of rain tomorrow.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots rising to 40 knots this evening. Changing southwest 15 knots Thursday morning then northwest 15 knots about midday Thursday. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy and thundery at times, easing Thursday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning westerly 25 knots, then 35 knots for a time Saturday morning with very rough sea. Easing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Sunday.

Kaipara

Northerly 25 knots easing to variable 10 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this evening, and everywhere overnight. Northwest 15 knots developing Thursday morning, rising to 25 knots Thursday evening. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, clearing Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning southwest 25 knots, rising Saturday morning westerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing Saturday afternoon southwest 25 knots and to 15 knots Sunday.Moderate southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, then easing Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A shallow low and associated front are expected to move slowly southeast over the North Island this evening. The low and front move away east on Thursday leaving a westerly flow over the North Island through Saturday, easing on Sunday.

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

Forecast
For Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots rising to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Turning northerly 15 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough this evening, easing overnight. Poor visibility in rain. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 10 knots in the morning, then rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Poor visibility in rain, easing in the morning. For Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this evening. Easing to northerly 15 knots overnight. Sea becoming very rough this evening, easing overnight. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy at times north of Whangaparaoa. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 10 knots in the morning, then rising to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in rain, easing in the morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Becoming westerly 20 knots in the morning. Showers, turning to rain at night. Saturday: Becoming westerly 30 knots early, easing to 20 knots evening. Occasional rain. Sunday: Easing to southwest 10 knots. Occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northeast 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres for a time Thursday and early Friday, easing to 1 metre on Sunday. West Coast: Westerly 3 metres, easing to 2 metres for a time Thursday, then rising to 4 metres on Saturday. Westerly easing to 3 metres Sunday.