TODAY |

weather warning

A complex trough moves north over the South Island today, and the lower North Island overnight tonight through Monday morning, bringing rain to many areas


Now
15°
16°
Cloud increasing, rain developing from evening. Gusty northwesterlies turning southerly in the evening.
WNW
Sunrise
7.59AM
Sunset
5.13PM
Tomorrow
°
-2°
Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud. Light winds.
Sunrise
7.58AM
Sunset
5.14PM
Tuesday
11°
°
Fine, apart from some evening cloud. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise
7.58AM
Sunset
5.14PM
Wednesday
°
Becoming cloudy early with occasional drizzle. Southwesterlies turning southeast.
Sunrise
7.57AM
Sunset
5.15PM

Today

15°

3°

Tomorrow

9°

-2°

Tuesday

11°

0°

Wednesday

9°

1°

Tides for Lyttelton
10:17PM
HIGH  2.1M
4:34AM
LOW  0.7M
10:45AM
HIGH  2.1M
4:53PM
LOW  0.8M

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Tuesday

Mainly fine for most. A few showers for the northeast of the North Island, also Buller and the far south of the South Island.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain developing for Northland to Coromandel. Occasional showers for Bay of Plenty and in the east, otherwise mainly fine. South Island: Mostly cloudy in the east and south, with patchy drizzle in the east. Fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island: Rain in the north, possibly heavy from Coromandel northwards with gale easterlies. Isolated showers in the east, dry elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy periods in the east, with morning drizzle. Elsewhere, mainly fine.

Friday

North Island: Periods of rain or showers in the north and east. Dry elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy periods in the east with early drizzle. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers and southwesterlies, easing late Wednesday and showers clearing early Thursday.

Northland to Bay of Plenty, including Auckland

Mainly fine. One or two showers.

Waikato to Manawatu, including Central High country, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, but mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. A period of rain spreading north this evening and tomorrow morning, with heavy falls in the west.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods and a few showers. A period of rain spreading north this evening and tonight, clearing before dawn tomorrow and becoming fine.

Buller and Westland

Rain with heavy falls, clearing south of Hokitika this evening and becoming fine tomorrow. A few showers remain in Buller.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Cloudy with a few showers, becoming confined to the south coast tomorrow morning and becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine apart from a period of rain overnight.

Conway

Northwest 20 knots. Changing southerly 30 knots this evening, easing to 15 knots early Monday morning, and to variable 10 knots Monday afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, easing. Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon, clearing early Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Becoming Tuesday southwest 15 knots, tending Wednesday southeast 15 knots and rising to 25 knots north of Kaikoura. Becoming Thursday northeast 15 knots everywhere. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell.

Rangitata

Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 30 knots this afternoon and early evening, then easing to southwest 15 knots early Monday morning. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, easing. Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon, clearing early Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, tending early Wednesday southeast 15 knots, easing later Wednesday variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A front moves north over the South Island today, and across the North Island on Monday. A ridge of high pressure moves onto the country on Tuesday. A second front associated with a low in the Tasman moves onto the North Island on Wednesday and Thursday.

Warning
Nil for Conway

Forecast
Sunday: Northerly 10 knots, changing southwest 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloud increasing. Poor visibility in a period of evening rain. Monday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots developing in the morning. Fine. Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots turning northeast 10 knots later. A few showers. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: East to southeast half a metre developing for a time late today and early Monday.