weather warning

An active front moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, preceded by a strong and moist north to northeast flow, then followed by disturbed west to northwesterlies

Fine, with some high cloud. Northeasterlies.
Mon Aug 19 07:19:00 NZST 2019
Mon Aug 19 17:50:00 NZST 2019
High cloud increasing with strong northeasterlies. A few spots of rain developing and northerlies easing at night.
Tue Aug 20 07:17:00 NZST 2019
Tue Aug 20 17:51:00 NZST 2019
Wed Aug 21 00:00:00 NZST 2019
Cloud and any remaining rain clearing by afternoon, then fine. Northerlies dying out morning, returning afternoon.
Wed Aug 21 07:15:00 NZST 2019
Wed Aug 21 17:52:00 NZST 2019
Thu Aug 22 00:00:00 NZST 2019
A few spots early rain, then fine. Northeasterlies turning northwest.
Thu Aug 22 07:14:00 NZST 2019
Thu Aug 22 17:53:00 NZST 2019







Wed Aug 21 00:00:00 NZST 2019



Thu Aug 22 00:00:00 NZST 2019



Tides for Lyttelton
Tue Aug 20 07:47:00 NZST 2019
HIGH  2.1M
Tue Aug 20 13:50:00 NZST 2019
LOW  0.7M

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North Island, rain clearing and becoming fine. However, a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, mainly fine for most at first but rain in the north clearing. Rain spreading from the south later, mainly in the west.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west and north, and cloudy periods with a few spots further east at first. Snow to about 1000 metres in the west.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the north, becoming fine in the west. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 800 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies, becoming strong for a time late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Northland, Auckland, and Coromandel

Isolated showers turning to rain during the afternoon or evening, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls for Northland.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui

Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle turning to rain tonight.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, and Wairarapa

Fine, with areas of cloud about Gisborne clearing this morning.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Mainly fine with a few cloudy areas, but scattered rain developing tonight.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Showers at first. A period of rain spreading north this morning and afternoon, reaching Nelson this evening, with some heavy falls and northerly gales in exposed places.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland

High cloud increasing. Scattered rain in Southland this morning and further north during the afternoon and evening. Northwest gales in exposed inland areas, easing from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Offshore: Northerly 35 knots. Elsewhere:Northeast 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning. Easing to northerly 20 knots everywhere late this evening. Sea very rough offshore, easing. Southerly swell 1 metre. Northeast swell,2 metres developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere early Wednesday morning northerly 15 knots and late Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday evening northerly 15 knots. Changing Friday southwest 25 knots. Very rough sea offshore, easing. Moderate northeast swell,easing Wednesday.


*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 25 knots, rising to 35 knots this morning. Easing to northeast 25 knots late afternoon or early evening, becoming variable 10 knots late this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 2 metres developing. Fair visibility in patchy rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning northeast 15 knots,changing early Thursday southwest 15 knots, easing late Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing Friday southwest 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell, easing Wednesday.


Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

A front moves onto the New Zealand from the Tasman Sea today, continuing across the country on Wednesday, followed by a complex area of low pressure and unsettled weather.

GALE warning for CONWAY

Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, rising to 20 knots gusting 30 knots this morning, then easing to northwest 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this morning. Cloud increasing, light rain this evening.

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots later. Fine apart from a few showers. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots turning northwest 15 knots, dying out late. Few spots early rain,then fine. Friday: Southwest 15 knots developing, rising to 20 knots later. Showers developing.

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Southeast half a metre or less. Northeast half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres today, easing to half a metre or less Wednesday.