TODAY |

Now
21°
19°
Fine, high cloud developing this afternoon. Northerlies.
WNW
Sunrise
6.14AM
Sunset
6.30PM
Tomorrow
21°
°
Fine, but cloudy periods from afternoon. Northerlies, changing westerly for a time in the afternoon and evening.
Sunrise
6.12AM
Sunset
6.31PM
Saturday
20°
°
11°
Morning cloud, then fine with increasing high cloud. Northerlies becoming strong in the evening.
Sunrise
6.11AM
Sunset
6.32PM
Sunday
19°
°
Some morning rain, then mainly fine. Strong northwesterlies, easing later.
Sunrise
7.09AM
Sunset
7.34PM

Today

21°

8°

Tomorrow

21°

4°

Saturday

20°

11°

Sunday

19°

4°

Tides for Lyttelton
10:41PM
HIGH  2.3M
4:52AM
LOW  0.5M
11:12AM
HIGH  2.4M
5:33PM
LOW  0.5M

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Saturday

North Island: Cloudy with isolated showers northwest of Taihape, turning to rain about Taranaki at night. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the west, turning to rain, possibly heavy. Rain developing about Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury High Country and Southern Lakes later. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain, with heavy falls, turning to showers but clearing eastern regions north of Otago. Snow lowering to 600 metres about Buller, sloping to 400 metres in the Far South.

Monday

North Island: A few showers in the west, snow to 1000 metres. Fine in the east and Wellington. South Island: Showers in the west and south, spreading elsewhere for a time. Snow to 500 metres about Buller, sloping to low levels in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and light winds. Rain and gale northerlies developing Sunday, turning to showers on Monday with a strong westerly change.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Occasional rain today. Fine spells tomorrow, but a few showers in Northland.

Waikato to the Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Rain, heavy at times, easing from late afternoon. Fine spells and a few showers tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

A few showers spreading off the ranges until late evening, otherwise fine.

Wairarapa, Wellington, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in Canterbury tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Otago and Southland

A few showers, with thunderstorms possible in Southland and Clutha this afternoon, then turning to rain for a time tomorrow morning.

Buller to Fiordland

Showers, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms possible, easing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and a possible shower.

Conway

Thursday : Northwest rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds. Northeast swell 1 metre. Friday : Northwest 20 knots. Becoming southerly 15 knots south of Banks Peninsula around midday. Sea moderate. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds. Northeast swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Easing to variable 10 knots early. Northerly 15 knots developing, rising to 30 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northeast swell developing. Sunday: Tending northwest 30 knots, easing to 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate northeast swell easing. Monday: Changing southwest 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell developing.

Rangitata

Thursday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds. Friday : Northerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Southerly 15 knots developing for a time afternoon and early evening. Sea slight. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds. Fair visibility in afternoon showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northeast 15 knots developing early, rising to 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Sunday: Rising to northerly 35 knots early, easing to northwest 15 knots, then changing southwest 15 knots for a time later. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Moderate northeast swell developing for a time. Moderate southwest swell developing. Monday: Changing southwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming heavy offshore.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A front over the North Island moves away to the northeast today, while a trough affects the far South Island into Friday. A northwest flow strengthens during Saturday ahead of another trough deepening in the Tasman Sea. This trough is expected to move over the country on Sunday, followed by a strong cold south to southwest flow over New Zealand.

Warning
Nil for Conway

Forecast
Thursday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Northeast swell half a metre. Friday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 15 knots around midday. Easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, but fair visibility in a few afternoon showers. Northeast swell half a metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northeast 15 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots late. Some morning cloud, then fine with increasing high cloud. Northeast swell half a metre. Sunday: Becoming northerly 25 knots early, then changing northwest 20 knots. Scattered morning rain, then fine. Northeast swell half a metre. Monday: Northerly 20 knots changing southwest 15 knots. A few showers developing. Northeast swell half a metre.