TODAY |

Now
23°
22°
Mainly fine with northerlies. Showers with a southwest change late evening, possible thunderstorms with hail.
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Sunrise
5.42AM
Sunset
9.02PM
Tomorrow
20°
°
Early morning showers, then fine. Southwesterlies turning easterly evening, dying out at night.
Sunrise
5.42AM
Sunset
9.03PM
Tuesday
20°
°
10°
High cloud. Northeasterlies developing by afternoon.
Sunrise
5.41AM
Sunset
9.04PM
Wednesday
24°
°
12°
Mainly fine. Northeasterlies, dying out.
Sunrise
5.41AM
Sunset
9.05PM

Today

23°

6°

Tomorrow

20°

8°

Tuesday

20°

10°

Wednesday

24°

12°

Tides for Lyttelton
2:37PM
HIGH  2.1M
8:50PM
LOW  0.7M
3:03AM
HIGH  2.1M
9:15AM
LOW  0.8M
3:22PM
HIGH  2.1M
9:33PM
LOW  0.7M

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Tuesday

Fine for most. However showers about Gisborne, and Fiordland and Southland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain about Gisborne, and isolated showers about Hawkes Bay. Fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but showers south of Otago and rain for Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, rain in the east easing. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, partly cloudy with isolated showers, more widespread in Fiordland. However, remaining dry about Canterbury and Christchurch.

Friday

North Island, becoming fine in the east. Elsewhere, partly cloudy, with a few showers in central regions. South Island, rain spreading north to Buller in the west and to Otago in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few late showers in Canterbury and Christchurch.

Chatham Islands

A few showers with southwesterlies, becoming fine and winds dying out on Tuesday. Periods of rain and northerlies developing on Wednesday.

For all of the North Island

Showers or rain for most, but scattered showers in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from afternoon. Heavy falls likely, with thunderstorms, hail and localised downpours. Showers or rain clearing from the west during this evening and tomorrow morning, but isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms, easing to a few showers for Buller late afternoon but clearing elsewhere.

Westland, Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail today, gradually clearing Central Otago this evening and elsewhere tomorrow.

Canterbury

Scattered showers, mainly inland, possibly heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail south of Christchurch during the afternoon and evening, then clearing tonight. Isolated showers developing inland tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain tomorrow morning, then becoming fine.

Conway

Northerly 25 knots but 15 knots south of Kaikoura Peninsula, becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere late this afternoon. Changing southerly 20 knots Monday morning then easing to variable 10 knots Monday afternoon. Rough sea in the north, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning northeast 20 knot, easing later Wednesday 10 knots.

Rangitata

Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 20 knots this evening then gradually easing to variable 10 knots during Monday morning. Moderate sea easing.Southwest swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers from afternoon, with thunderstorms possible, easing overnight.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning northeast 15 knots, easing early Wednesday variable 10 knots.Developing Thursday northeast 20 knots.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A disturbed northwest flow affects the country. An active, slow moving front lies over the lower North Island, moving to the northeast today and early Monday as a ridge builds over New Zealand from the west. The ridge retreats to central New Zealand on Wednesday as a weak front moves over the lower South Island and a complex low develops to the east of the North Island.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Becoming northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the afternoon. Changing southwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon, easing overnight. A hazy day with increasing high cloud. Fair visibility in a few showers from evening. Monday: Southwest 10 knots, tending northeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine spells, chance morning shower.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the evening. Fine. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots late. Fine. Thursday: Becoming northeast 15 knots. Cloudy.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today, and to easterly half a metre Monday, then rising to northeast 1 metre Wednesday.