Now
28°
16°
14°
Morning cloud, then fine. Northeasterlies turning gusty northwest evening.
NE
Sunrise
6.52AM
Sunset
8.35PM
Tomorrow
28°
°
13°
Fine at first. Cloud increasing during the afternoon and rain developing by evening. Northwest turning southerly afternoon.
Sunrise
6.53AM
Sunset
8.33PM
Tuesday
16°
°
11°
Rain, possibly heavy. Southeasterlies strengthening, possibly rising to gale.
Sunrise
6.55AM
Sunset
8.31PM
Wednesday
17°
°
10°
Rain, possibly heavy. Strong or gale southerlies, easing.
Sunrise
6.56AM
Sunset
8.30PM

Today

28°

14°

Tomorrow

28°

13°

Tuesday

16°

11°

Wednesday

17°

10°

Tides for Lyttelton
7:37PM
HIGH  2.2M
1:46AM
LOW  0.6M
7:59AM
HIGH  2.3M
2:13PM
LOW  0.6M

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Monday

North Island, isolated showers developing everywhere except Gisborne. Showers turning to rain in the west and becoming frequent in central areas. South Island, showers or rain developing everywhere, clearing in Westland later.

Tuesday

North Island, rain and gale force winds developing everywhere for a time with heavy falls possible south of Waitomo. South Island, rain or showers everywhere for a time, with heavy rain and gale force winds possible north of Central Otago.

Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers north of Auckland, and rain with heavy falls south of Taupo. Rain easing to a few showers elsewhere. Gale force winds possible from Waikato southwards. South Island, rain or showers everywhere except northern Fiordland. Heavy falls and gale force winds possible north of Central Otago.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with strong northwesterlies on Monday. Cloudy with a few showers and westerlies on Tuesday. Showers turning to rain on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine with high cloud.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine, apart from isolated showers in Buller late in the day.

Westland

Fine at first. A few showers spreading north during the afternoon and evening.

Canterbury and Otago

Fine, apart from some cloudy areas this morning.

Southland

Fine with high cloud. However, scattered rain from afternoon or evening.

Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain this morning with heavy falls later.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and possible drizzle.

Conway

Northerly 30 knots but southeast 15 knots south of Kaikoura, easing to northerly 20 knots but variable 10 knots in the south this morning, and becoming northerly 30 knots but northwest 20 knots in the south this afternoon. Rough sea in the north, easing for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre,easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots but 25 knots in the north. Changing Monday afternoon southeast 20 knots everywhere,rising late Tuesday 40 knots. Changing Wednesday southerly 50 knots with high sea, easing late Wednesday 35 knots. Southerly swell becoming heavy Wednesday.

Rangitata

Northeast 15 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots this evening.Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 1 metre developing for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Monday morning southerly 20 knots. Tending Tuesday southeast and rising late Tuesday 30 knots with rough sea, easing Wednesday southerly 20 knots. Moderate southeast swell developing Wednesday.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A front approaches the far south while a ridge affects the rest of the country.On Monday,a frontal rainband associated with approaching Cyclone Gita over the north Tasman Sea,spreads across the North Island. Cyclone Gita is expected to move east across central New Zealand sometime late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Sunday: Easterly 15 knots easing to variable 5 knots for a time in the morning, then turning northwest 15 knots from late afternoon. Sea slight. Morning cloud then fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northwest 15 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots in the afternoon and then southeast 15 knots in the evening. Cloud increasing, showers developing in the evening. Tuesday: Southeast gradually rising to 25 knots. Rain. Wednesday: Rising to southerly 35 knots early, easing to 25 knots late.Rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to southeast 2 metres late Tuesday and to 4 metres Wednesday.