TODAY |

Now
11°
2°
Fine with early frosts. Few showers from afternoon, mainly about Banks Peninsula with snow to 700 metres. Southwesterlies strengthening afternoon.
NW
Sunrise
8.01AM
Sunset
5.01PM
Tomorrow
10°
°
-1°
Cloudy, with isolated showers about Banks Peninsula clearing to fine by evening. Strong southwesterlies gradually easing.
Sunrise
8.01AM
Sunset
5.01PM
Wednesday
10°
°
Mainly fine with a frosty start. Northeast breezes.
Sunrise
8.01AM
Sunset
5.01PM
Thursday
10°
°
Mainly fine with morning frosts, high cloud later. Light winds.
Sunrise
8.02AM
Sunset
5.01PM

Today

11°

4°

Tomorrow

10°

-1°

Wednesday

10°

0°

Thursday

10°

4°

Tides for Lyttelton
4:40PM
HIGH  2.4M
10:56PM
LOW  0.5M
4:59AM
HIGH  2.3M
11:11AM
LOW  0.5M

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Tuesday

North Island, becoming cloudy in the east, with isolated coastal showers. Fine elsewhere. South Island, cloud in the east and south breaking, and showers clearing. Fine with morning frosts elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east gradually clearing. Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

Chatham Islands

Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, western Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional showers.

The remainder of Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers in Bay of Plenty.

Horowhenua to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about Wairarapa from afternoon.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. Showers developing about Banks Peninsula this afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing south of Hokitika this morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Showers, some heavy with hail, and thunderstorms possible near the coast until afternoon. Snow to 400 metres, gradually lifting this evening and showers easing.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail.

Conway

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 15 knots, changing southwest 25 knots this morning, rising to 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough.Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres offshore. Fair visibility in showers offshore from evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots, easing Tuesday evening 20 knots. Becoming early Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell, easing Wednesday.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 15 knots, changing southwest 25 knots early morning, rising to 35 knots offshore late afternoon. Sea becoming very rough offshore. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time offshore.Easterly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers from afternoon, mainly offshore.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning southwest 20 knots and Tuesday evening variable 10 knots.Moderate southerly swell,easing Wednesday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand, and a series of fronts move northward over the country through to early Tuesday. A high rapidly builds over the country later on Tuesday and persists through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea.

Warning
GALE warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Monday: Southwest 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning, and to 20 knots gusting 30 knots around midday. Sea becoming moderate by midday. Cloud increasing, and fair visibility in showers from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southwest 20 knots gradually easing to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy, isolated showers clearing. Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early, northeast 10 knots developing late morning, dying out evening. Mainly fine. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing afternoon. Mainly fine, high cloud later.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Easterly 1 metre, easing to half a metre today.