TODAY |

Now
30°
17°
13°
Mostly cloudy, but afternoon fine spells. A few spots of rain possible. Northeasterlies turning southwest at night.
ENE
Sunrise
6.23AM
Sunset
9.01PM
Tomorrow
26°
°
17°
Cloud and showers clearing early morning and becoming fine. Northeasterly developing morning, turning gusty northwest evening.
Sunrise
6.25AM
Sunset
9.00PM
Friday
27°
°
13°
Mainly fine. Light southerly change morning, then northeasterlies.
Sunrise
6.26AM
Sunset
8.59PM
Saturday
29°
°
19°
Fine and warm. Northeasterlies tending northwest.
Sunrise
6.28AM
Sunset
8.58PM

Today

30°

13°

Tomorrow

26°

17°

Friday

27°

13°

Saturday

29°

19°

Tides for Lyttelton
8:45AM
HIGH  2.2M
2:57PM
LOW  0.6M

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Thursday

North Island, morning cloud in the west with some rain from Waikato to Kapiti. Isolated afternoon showers about interior ranges. Fine in the north. South Island, areas of morning cloud, with scattered rain Canterbury to Kaikoura, then becoming fine. Rain spreading up along the west coast south of the Glaciers later.

Friday

North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, morning rain for the west coast and showers about and south of Otago, all easing. Fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine, some morning cloud in the west. South Island, rain again for the west coast, scattered falls spreading to Otago and Southland late in the day. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain and strong northwesterlies Thursday morning, clearing with a westerly change. Fine spells and strong westerlies Friday and Saturday, though with isolated showers possible, particularly late Saturday.

Northland, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, thunderstorms and localised downpours possible.

Auckland to Kapiti, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Often cloudy. A few showers, some heavy inland in the afternoon and evening.

Wairarapa and Wellington

Morning low cloud clearing, then mainly fine with a few showers about the ranges.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Central Otago

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain, possibly heavy and thundery this morning, easing to isolated showers in Fiordland in the evening.

Southland, Clutha, Dunedin and North Otago

Mainly fine at first with increasing high cloud. Rain spreading north in the afternoon, then easing to isolated showers in the evening and retreating to Southland.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and occasional drizzle.

Conway

Northeast 15 knots, becoming northwest 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southeast swell 1 metre, easing. Southwest swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in patchy rain morning and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Thursday southerly 15 knots, turning by midday Thursday northeast 20 knots and late Thursday northwest 25 knots with rough sea. Changing Friday morning southerly 20 knots and late Friday northeast 15 knots. Developing later Saturday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday, easing Saturday.

Rangitata

Northeast 20 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon. Changing southerly 25 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell 1 metre, easing. Southwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain developing south of the Waitaki River in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Thursday afternoon northeast 20 knots and Thursday evening northwest 30 knots with rough sea.Changing early Friday southerly 15 knots, becoming late Friday everywhere variable 10 knots.Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots.Moderate southwest swell developing Thursday, easing Saturday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A front over the lower South Island, moves up the country today. The front becomes slow moving and weakens over the North Island on Thursday, while northwesterlies strengthen over the South Island ahead of another front, which affects the far south late Thursday and early Friday. Northwesterlies dominate on Saturday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots for a time early morning. Becoming northwest 10 knots in the afternoon, and southerly 15 knots at night. Sea slight. Morning cloud, with fair visibility in patchy rain.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Easing early morning variable 5 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing by midday, turning northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Scattered morning rain clearing to fine. Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Becoming easterly 15 knots late morning, turning northeast 15 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Saturday: Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots later. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast half a metre, then dying out today.