Now
12°
8°
Mainly fine, the odd shower about Banks Peninsula. Cold southwesterlies.
W
Sunrise
Wed Sep 26 06:12:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed Sep 26 18:32:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
13°
°
Fine, with morning frosts. Southwest breezes.
Sunrise
Thu Sep 27 06:10:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu Sep 27 18:33:00 NZST 2018
Fri Sep 28 00:00:00 NZST 2018
15°
°
Fine, with morning frosts. Southwest breezes dying out morning, then northerlies from afternoon.
Sunrise
Fri Sep 28 06:08:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Fri Sep 28 18:34:00 NZST 2018
Sat Sep 29 00:00:00 NZST 2018
18°
°
Increasing high cloud. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Sat Sep 29 06:06:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Sat Sep 29 18:35:00 NZST 2018

Today

12°

1°

Tomorrow

13°

1°

Fri Sep 28 00:00:00 NZST 2018

15°

2°

Sat Sep 29 00:00:00 NZST 2018

18°

7°

Tides for Lyttelton
Wed Sep 26 17:23:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.3M
Wed Sep 26 23:40:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.6M
Thu Sep 27 05:48:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.3M
Thu Sep 27 12:01:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.6M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island, long fine spells, and a few showers for most regions, especially during the afternoon and evening. South Island, a few showers in the west, mainly fine in the east apart from isolated afternoon showers inland in the north.

Saturday

North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, cloud increasing and patchy drizzle elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and far south turning to rain, heavy in the south. Elsewhere, fine with increasing high cloud. Gale northwesterlies in exposed places.

Sunday

North Island, becoming cloudy everywhere. Rain developing in the southwest later. South Island, Rain or heavy rain in the west, easing to showers. A period of rain for the east. Gale northwesterlies easing.

Chatham Islands

Showers gradually easing on Friday, then clearing on Saturday. Cloudy periods on Sunday. Southwesterlies, dying out on Friday. Strengthening northerlies from Saturday.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Remainder of the North Island

Long fine spells and a few showers.

Nelson, Marlborough, Westland and northern Fiordland

Mainly fine. A few showers possible inland.

Buller

Scattered showers, becoming confined to inland areas tomorrow morning.

Canterbury and Otago, excluding Clutha

Mainly fine. Chance of a shower for Banks Peninsula and Dunedin.

Clutha, Southland and southern Fiordland

Occasional showers, becoming confined to the coast by tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy with hail, easing tomorrow morning.

Conway

Southwest 25 knots but 15 knots inshore, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere Thursday morning. Rough sea offshore, easing.Southwest swell rising to 5 metres offshore for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out. Fair visibility in showers offshore Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday morning northerly 20 knots, rising early Sunday 30 knots,changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing for a time Saturday.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 35 knots but 25 knots inshore,easing to 25 knots but 15 knots inshore this evening, and to southwest 15 knots everywhere Thursday morning. Becoming variable 10 knots Thursday afternoon.Very rough sea offshore, easing. Southwest swell 6 metres offshore, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out.Fair visibility in showers, mainly offshore, clearing Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday afternoon northerly 15 knots, rising early Sunday 25 knots with rough sea, changing later Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing for a time Saturday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow covers the country today, then eases Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds from the west. Meanwhile, northwesterlies develop over southern New Zealand late Friday, ahead of a front that moves over the South Island on Saturday and Sunday before weakening.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Thursday: Southwest 10 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 10 knots. Fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots. Increasing high cloud. Sunday: Northerly rising to 20 knots early, changing southwest 20 knots later, then easing. Cloudy periods, a period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Easterly half a metre or less.