Now
13°
6°
Fine. Northerly breezes.
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Sunrise
Wed Jul 18 07:56:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed Jul 18 17:17:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
12°
°
Fine with morning frosts. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Thu Jul 19 07:55:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu Jul 19 17:18:00 NZST 2018
Fri Jul 20 00:00:00 NZST 2018
14°
°
Fine with morning frosts. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Fri Jul 20 07:54:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Fri Jul 20 17:19:00 NZST 2018
Sat Jul 21 00:00:00 NZST 2018
16°
°
Becoming cloudy, some rain from afternoon. Strong northerly, easing later.
Sunrise
Sat Jul 21 07:53:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Sat Jul 21 17:20:00 NZST 2018

Today

13°

0°

Tomorrow

12°

0°

Fri Jul 20 00:00:00 NZST 2018

14°

2°

Sat Jul 21 00:00:00 NZST 2018

16°

4°

Tides for Lyttelton
Wed Jul 18 21:11:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.5M
Thu Jul 19 03:27:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.3M
Thu Jul 19 09:44:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.5M
Thu Jul 19 15:52:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.4M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island, fine, apart from morning cloud and isolated showers in the west. South Island, rain west of the Divide. Fine with high cloud elsewhere, rain from evening in the south.

Saturday

North Island, fine in the north and east. In the west, becoming cloudy with isolated showers, then rain at night. Severe gale northwesterly in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered rain elsewhere. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south overnight. Gale or severe gale northwesterly for most places.

Sunday

North Island, rain for most, possibly heavy about the ranges, gradually clearing from the west in the evening. South Island, showers for most, becoming isolated and confined to the coasts in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Friday. Often cloudy and strong northerlies developing on Saturday. Rain developing on Sunday, with northerlies rising to gale for a time.

Northland to Taranaki and Taupo, including Coromandel

A few showers at first, more frequent about Auckland. Periods of rain developing tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the west.

Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, also Taihape, Whanganui and Manawatu

A few showers in the west at first. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Long fine spells and a few showers, especially tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and mainland Southland

Fine, apart from some cloudy periods about Otago and Southland.

Buller and Westland

Showers clearing tomorrow.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Occasional showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.

Conway

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell offshore, 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday northerly 15 knots.Rising Saturday northerly 25 knots but 35 knots in the north with very rough sea. Easing overnight Saturday northwest 15 knots, then changing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Friday offshore, easing Sunday.

Rangitata

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell offshore, 2 metres easing. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday northerly 15 knots, rising Saturday afternoon northeast 25 knots with rough sea. Changing overnight Saturday northwest 15 knots, then changing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Northeast swell becoming moderate offshore Saturday, easing Sunday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over the area. Strong northwesterlies developing on Friday, ahead of a cold front which moves through the area on Sunday, bringing a southwesterly change.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Wednesday: Easterly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing late. Fine. Saturday: Rising to northeast 15 knots early, then to 20 knots for a time. Scattered rain from afternoon, clearing late. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to westerly 10 knots late.Becoming mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre Thursday, then rising to 1 metre again for a time Saturday and early Sunday.