weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Now
24°
18°
17°
Mostly cloudy. Southwesterly winds turning northwest.
NNW
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 15:55:43 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 15:55:43 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
22°
°
14°
A period of rain, then fine spells. Southwest change.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:21:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:41:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
21°
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13°
Mainly fine. Southwesterlies dying away.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:22:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:41:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
22°
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17°
Cloud increasing, few late showers. Northerly developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:23:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 20:40:00 NZDT 2017

Today

24°

17°

Tomorrow

22°

14°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

21°

13°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

22°

17°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Thu Jan 19 01:12:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.1M
Thu Jan 19 07:05:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.8M
Thu Jan 19 13:33:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.1M
Thu Jan 19 19:38:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.8M
Thu Jan 19 04:02:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.6M
Thu Jan 19 10:12:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  1.2M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

Remaining showers becoming isolated during the morning and long fine spells developing.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES ABOUT THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods tonight. A period of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough

Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Northwest gales, severe in Wairarapa, Wellington and Marlborough, easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Very heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika from afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

Occasional rain overnight. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Rain easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods tonight. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots early this morning, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 20 knots and rising early Sunday 30 knots with rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate northerly swell developing on Sunday.

Kaipara

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots early this morning, changing southwest 25 knots late this morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, heavy for a time on Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing on Saturday, easing Sunday.

Auckland

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

Situation
A complex trough over the South Island crosses the North Island today. A ridge of high pressure moves over the country on Friday. Another deep low approaches New Zealand from the west on Saturday and moves over the South Island on Sunday, while the associated front crosses the North Island.

Warning
Strong wind advisory in force for all areas.

Forecast
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early this morning, turning southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots around midday. Sea becoming rough early this morning, easing around midday. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, easing to isolated showers this afternoon. For the Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early this morning, turning southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots early this afternoon. Sea becoming rough early this morning, easing early this afternoon. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, easing to isolated showers this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest 20 knots, dying out evening. Morning shower or two then fine. Saturday: Northeast 20 knots developing. Cloud increasing, chance late shower. Sunday: Northerly 30 knots changing southwest 20 knots. Period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East Coast: Northerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time today. Rising to northeast 1 metre on Saturday and northerly 2 metres on Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, rising to 3.5 metres overnight tonight, then easing to 1.5 metres Saturday and rising to 3 metres late Sunday. Northwest 2 metres developing for a time today and again on Sunday.