weather warning

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


Today
26°
°
15°
Occasional rain.Strong northwest,gusts 100 km/h later.
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:11:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 20:59:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
23°
°
Early rain to mainly fine.Odd evening shower.Gale NWeases.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:12:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:58:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
18°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower. Light winds.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:13:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:57:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
20°
°
12°
Cloud increasing, late rain. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:14:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 20:57:00 NZDT 2017

Today

26°

15°

Tomorrow

23°

8°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

18°

7°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

20°

12°

Tides for Picton
Wed Jan 18 13:48:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  1.4M
Wed Jan 18 19:30:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.1M
Thu Jan 19 02:06:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  1.3M
Thu Jan 19 07:38:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.2M
Thu Jan 19 14:17:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  1.3M
Thu Jan 19 20:12:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.2M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

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 FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

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

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

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

Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Cook

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, rising to 45 knots this afternoon and to 60 knots late this evening. Northwest easing to 40 knots late Thursday morning, and to 25 knots Thursday afternoon.Changing southerly 15 knots late Thursday evening. Sea becoming very high for a time.Northerly swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots turning Friday evening northerly 15 knots and rising Saturday 25 knots and early Sunday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Sunday northwest 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday.