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weather warning

A series of fronts embedded in a strong northwesterly flow are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to the west of the South Island, including the headwaters of the Otago and Canterbury lakes and rivers, and to the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki


Now
25°
23°
11°
High cloud. Showers this afternoon and evening, possibly heavy. Northerlies turning cooler southwesterly this afternoon.
W
Sunrise
7.29AM
Sunset
5.24PM
Tomorrow
19°
°
13°
Drizzle clearing early morning. Low cloud clearing by afternoon but remaining partly cloudy. Light winds, then northeasterlies from afternoon.
Sunrise
7.30AM
Sunset
5.22PM
Tuesday
23°
°
Cloudy. Some rain possible in the morning, then rain developing in the afternoon as fresh northeasterlies change strong southwesterly.
Sunrise
7.31AM
Sunset
5.21PM
Wednesday
12°
°
Rain, clearing in the morning and fine spells developing. Southwesterlies gradually dying out.
Sunrise
7.32AM
Sunset
5.20PM

Today

25°

11°

Tomorrow

19°

13°

Tuesday

23°

5°

Wednesday

12°

1°

Tides for Lyttelton
3:28AM
HIGH  2.2M
9:38AM
LOW  0.6M
3:52PM
HIGH  2.2M
10:07PM
LOW  0.7M

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Tuesday

North Island: A few showers turning to rain from the west, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Rain in the west and north with heavy falls, easing later. Rain spreading north elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain easing to isolated showers, then clearing and becoming fine south of Northland. South Island: Remaining rain or showers clearing in the morning and becoming mainly fine.

Thursday

North Island: Remaining showers about Northland clearing. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts in sheltered places, apart from cloudy periods about Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Fine with morning frosts.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine with morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island: Becoming cloudy in the west with rain developing in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional rain with northwesterlies, clearing later on Wednesday with a change to southerlies.

The northern half of the North Island from Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain or showers.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine and warm with high cloud, but rain near the ranges and a few falls elsewhere.

Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Occasional showers.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain easing to a few showers today, then returning tomorrow evening.

Marlborough

Showers about the Sounds and western ranges. Long fine spells elsewhere.

Canterbury

Scattered showers for a time today. Early drizzle tomorrow then clearing.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain developing this evening.

Conway

Sunday : Northerly 15 knots but 30 knots north of Kaikoura. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere late evening. Rough sea in the north easing. Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre. Areas of fog offshore, clearing this evening. Monday : Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots but 25 knots north of Kaikoura developing in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the north. Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly rising to 35 knots in the morning, changing southwest 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough. Wednesday: Southwest easing to 25 knots in the morning, and to variable 10 knots in the evening. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming moderate. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing.

Rangitata

Sunday : Southerly 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing. Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre. Monday : Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly rising to 30 knots in the morning. Changing southerly 30 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Wednesday: Southwest easing to 15 knots in the morning, and to variable 10 knots in the afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming moderate. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
Strong northwesterlies dominate New Zealand ahead of a trough which moves over the country today and Monday. Another frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday followed by a strong southwest flow. A ridge then becomes dominant on Wednesday while a trough moves north over the upper North Island.

Warning
Nil for Conway

Forecast
Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Cloud increasing. Fair visibility in showers this afternoon and early evening. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing in the morning. Sea slight. Morning low cloud, then fine spells increasing. Northeast swell half a metre or less.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Tending northeast and rising to 20 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 35 knots in the afternoon, easing to 25 knots in the evening. Cloudy, few spots of rain possible in the morning. Widespread rain developing in the afternoon. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Wednesday: Easing to southwest 15 knots in the morning, and to variable 5 knots in the evening. Rain clearing in the morning and fine spells developing. Northeast swell half a metre or less. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots developing for a time. Fine. Northeast swell half a metre or less.