TODAY |

Now
28°
23°
14°
Fine at first, but showers developing this afternoon, clearing this evening. Northeasterlies, strong about Banks Peninsula.
ENE
Sunrise
7.09AM
Sunset
8.15PM
Tomorrow
28°
°
12°
High cloud. Northerlies, turning southwest overnight.
Sunrise
7.10AM
Sunset
8.13PM
Thursday
23°
°
Mainly fine with high cloud. Possible afternoon or evening shower. Southwesterlies turning northerly evening.
Sunrise
7.11AM
Sunset
8.11PM
Friday
24°
°
High cloud increasing. A few spots of late rain. Northerlies.
Sunrise
7.12AM
Sunset
8.10PM

Today

28°

14°

Tomorrow

28°

12°

Thursday

23°

8°

Friday

24°

9°

Tides for Lyttelton
7:42AM
HIGH  2.5M
1:57PM
LOW  0.4M
8:11PM
HIGH  2.5M
2:23AM
LOW  0.4M
8:36AM
HIGH  2.5M
2:50PM
LOW  0.4M

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Wednesday

North Island: Isolated showers, becoming widespread in the north and west late. However fine for Gisborne to Wairarapa South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers. A few showers for the north and south otherwise fine.

Thursday

A few showers for most, more persistent in western areas.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine, isolated showers in the west. South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west. Scattered rain developing later about Nelson, Marlborough and the far south. High cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional showers, turning to rain for a time early Friday. Northeasterlies turning northwest on Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Often cloudy, with a few showers. Isolated thunderstorms for Northland, Waikato and Coromandel from afternoon.

Remainder of the North Island

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers becoming widespread and possibly heavy during the afternoon and evening, mainly inland.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers, but a period of rain later this morning and afternoon.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

Often cloudy, with a few areas of morning low cloud or fog. Scattered showers, possibly heavy and thundery in the afternoon for Dunedin and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy.

Conway

Tuesday : Northeast rising to 30 knots in the afternoon, easing to northerly 20 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 18 seconds. Northeast swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots, easing to 15 knots south of Kaikoura before dawn. Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere in the evening. Rough sea easing. Moderate northeast swell offshore, easing. Thursday: Northwest 20 knots, changing easterly 15 knots, then easing to variable 10 knots. Friday: Rising to northerly 20 knots but 30 knots north of Kaikoura. Sea becoming rough in the north.

Rangitata

Tuesday : Northeast 25 knots, easing to northerly 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 16 seconds, easing. Northeast swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds. Areas of fog, mainly morning and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northerly 20 knots, changing westerly 15 knots late. Moderate northeast swell offshore, easing. Thursday: Becoming southeast 15 knots, then turning northeast 20 knots. Friday: Northeast 20 knots.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A northerly flow persists over New Zealand ahead of an approaching trough. The trough moves east across the country today, while a deepening low approaching from the southwest spreads a front onto southern New Zealand. The front moves north across the rest of the country on Wednesday followed by a southwest flow, while the low sweeps to south of New Zealand. Another front approaches the far south late Thursday, then advances north to central New Zealand on Friday, as the associated low approaches the lower South Island.

Warning
Nil for Conway

Forecast
Tuesday: Northeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning, turning northerly 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing. Cloudy, chance of an evening shower. Northeast swell half a metre to 1 metre.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots for a time afternoon and evening. High cloud. Northeast swell half a metre. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots, but easterly 10 knots developing later, then changing northerly 10 knots at night. Mainly fine. Chance afternoon shower. Northeast swell half a metre. Friday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. High cloud. Light rain at night. Northeast swell half a metre, dying out.