TODAY |

Now
16°
11°
Rain developing in the morning, clearing in the evening. Northeasterlies changing southwesterly late morning, picking up at night.
NE
Sunrise
5.44AM
Sunset
8.54PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
Morning cloud then fine. Brisk southwesterlies easing, then turning northeasterly in the afternoon.
Sunrise
5.43AM
Sunset
8.55PM
Wednesday
22°
°
12°
High cloud, a few spots of rain possible from afternoon. Northeasterlies turning northwesterly later.
Sunrise
5.43AM
Sunset
8.56PM
Thursday
23°
°
Becoming fine. Northerlies.
Sunrise
5.42AM
Sunset
8.58PM

Today

16°

8°

Tomorrow

16°

8°

Wednesday

22°

12°

Thursday

23°

7°

Tides for Lyttelton
5:23AM
HIGH  2.2M
11:38AM
LOW  0.7M

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Tuesday

North Island: Showers gradually clearing everywhere. Becoming fine north of the Central Plateau. Strong or gale southerlies easing. South Island: Remaining drizzle in northern Canterbury clearing, and becoming fine everywhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Fine with a cold start. Cloud increasing later in the west. Gale northwesterlies developing in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain, possibly heavy, developing in the west, but only scattered falls spreading east. Gale northwesterlies.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers developing with a southwest change. South Island: Showers in the west and south, gradually easing. Fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island: Becoming fine, but cloudy periods in the north and west. South Island: Showers in the west and south, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing with a strong southerly change Tuesday morning, then clearing evening as winds ease. Fine on Wednesday, but northerlies strengthening later. Showers developing Thursday as winds change strong southwesterly. Fine on Friday, with lighter northerlies.

Northland

A few showers, more likely from tomorrow afternoon.

Auckland to Waitomo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Cloudy periods and isolated, clearing this evening. Mainly fine tomorrow, but brief light rain in the afternoon.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough Sounds

Mostly fine today. Occasional rain tomorrow, heavier and more persistent in the evening with a gale southerly change.

The remainder of Marlborough, also Nelson, Buller, and Westland

Fine today. Rain with some heavy falls tomorrow, clearing from Westland and Buller later.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Mostly fine today, but cloud and isolated showers in Canterbury. Rain tomorrow morning, then easing to showers and gradually clearing.

Chatham Islands

Partly cloudy. Rain tomorrow night.

Conway

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Monday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots but 30 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula developing in the morning. Changing southwest 25 knots in the afternoon, rising to 35 knots in the north in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 13 seconds. Fair visibility in periods of rain, from late morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Southerly 35 knots, easing early morning 15 knots, changing later northeast 15 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southerly swell. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southerly swell easing. Thursday: Turning early northwest 25 knots, easing later 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming moderate offshore.

Rangitata

Monday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing early morning, changing southerly 15 knots late morning, rising to 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 13 seconds. Fair visibility in periods of rain, clearing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Southerly 30 knots, easing early morning southerly 15 knots, changing later northeast 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southerly swell. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots, turning later westerly 30 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Westerly 30 knots, easing early 15 knots , changing for a time afternoon easterly 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming moderate offshore.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A low moves across New Zealand today. A high then moves onto the country Tuesday. A front moves onto the South Island from Wednesday, with strong northwesterlies ahead. The front crosses the North Island early Thursday followed by strong southwesterlies, easing later.

Warning
Gale warning for Conway

Forecast
Monday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 15 knots around midday. Sea slight. Fair visibility in rain developing in the morning, clearing evening. Easterly swell half a metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots, turning northeast 15 knots by evening. Morning cloud, then fine. Easterly swell half a metre. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots in the afternoon, and northwest 25 knots in the evening. A few spots of rain possible. Easterly swell half a metre. Thursday: Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning, dying out later. Becoming fine. Easterly swell half a metre.