weather warning

Heavy rain and severe northwest gales for parts of southern and central New Zealand A very strong, moist northwest flow spreads onto New Zealand today, and persists until at least Tuesday

Fine and warm, with high cloud from evening. Northwesterlies strengthening.
Sun Sep 24 07:15:00 NZDT 2017
Sun Sep 24 19:30:00 NZDT 2017
Fine with high cloud. Northwesterlies, strong and gusty in the morning,turning northeast evening.
Mon Sep 25 07:13:00 NZDT 2017
Mon Sep 25 19:31:00 NZDT 2017
Tue Sep 26 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
A few showers developing in the morning. Northerlies, turning southwest late evening.
Tue Sep 26 07:11:00 NZDT 2017
Tue Sep 26 19:32:00 NZDT 2017
Wed Sep 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
Cloudy periods. Southerlies dying out morning.
Wed Sep 27 07:10:00 NZDT 2017
Wed Sep 27 19:33:00 NZDT 2017







Tue Sep 26 00:00:00 NZDT 2017



Wed Sep 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2017



Tides for Lyttelton
Sun Sep 24 20:41:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  2.2M
Mon Sep 25 02:52:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.5M
Mon Sep 25 09:10:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  2.3M
Mon Sep 25 15:17:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.6M

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North Island, rain for most, with heavy falls about the ranges, easing to a few showers later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the east and south. South Island, rain or showers for most, heavy in the north and west at first. Severe gale northwesterly in Marlborough easing.


Showers for most of the country, becoming isolated evening.


North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in Gisborne,Hawkes Bay and central high grounds. South Island, isolated showers in the west, turning to rain from evening. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, morning rain then a few showers. South Island, rain in the north and west, easing to isolated showers later. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday, northwesterly gale for a time. Rain developing on Wednesday, clearing later on Thursday leaving cloudy periods. Gale northerly for a time on Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Taupo and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing from Taihape to Manawatu this afternoon. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine today, but cloud about the Tararua District. Scattered rain developing in Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed Wairarapa places tomorrow.


Cloudy. Drizzle this evening, turning to rain tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies.

Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine today. Rain developing tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies about the Sounds.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, with heavy thundery falls at times.

Canterbury to Southland

High cloud thickening. A few spots of rain overnight, then fine. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells, the odd shower this afternoon and evening.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast rising to 25 knots this evening and to northerly 35 knots north of Kaikoura by late evening. Easing to northeast 15 knots in the south Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Northerly swell 2 metres developing offshore.Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning northwest 20 knots everywhere. Changing Wednesday morning southwest 20 knots and easing later Wednesday variable 10 knots.Developing Thursday northerly 15 knots, but 25 knots in the north. Very rough sea in the north easing. Moderate southwest swell developing offshore Thursday.


Northeast rising to 25 knots this evening, becoming northwest 20 knots Monday morning, then becoming northeast 10 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Tuesday evening southwest 25 knots with rough sea, then easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing offshore late Wednesday.


Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

A strong and unsettled northwest flow lies over the South Island, until a ridge develops on Wednesday. Another trough approaches the country from the west late Thursday.

GALE warning for CONWAY for tomorrow

Sunday: Westerly 10 knots, turning northeast 10 knots this afternoon, then gradually rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Mainly fine, with increasing high cloud. Monday: Northeast easing to 15 knots in the morning, then turning northwest 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Moderate sea, easing in the morning. Mainly fine with high cloud.

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing northwest 15 knots everywhere morning, changing southwest 15 evening. Chance shower or two. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots turning northeast 10 knots afternoon. Cloudy periods. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots. High cloud.

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Easterly 1 metre, tending northeast Monday and rising to 1.5 metres for a time. Easing to half a metre Tuesday, then tending easterly again.