TODAY |

Now
24°
21°
10°
Mainly fine, some afternoon cloud. Northerlies, turning southerly afternoon.
ENE
Sunrise
6.13AM
Sunset
9.08PM
Tomorrow
28°
°
18°
Fine. Gusty northwesterlies developing in the afternoon.
Sunrise
6.14AM
Sunset
9.07PM
Wednesday
31°
°
11°
Fine morning with gusty northwesterlies. Rain developing afternoon with a southerly change, easing to a a few showers evening.
Sunrise
6.16AM
Sunset
9.07PM
Thursday
18°
°
11°
Some early rain, then cloudy periods. Brisk southwesterlies easing.
Sunrise
6.17AM
Sunset
9.06PM

Today

24°

10°

Tomorrow

28°

18°

Wednesday

31°

11°

Thursday

18°

11°

Tides for Lyttelton
5:26PM
HIGH  2.5M
11:43PM
LOW  0.3M
5:59AM
HIGH  2.6M
12:17PM
LOW  0.3M

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Wednesday

North Island, cloudy periods, with occasional drizzle about higher ground. However, fine about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Gale northwesterlies developing about Wairarapa and Wellington. South Island, rain spreading north, with some heavy falls in the west, easing or clearing from the south later. Gale northwesterlies turning strong southwest.

Thursday

North Island, rain spreading north, then becoming fine in the south and west from afternoon. South Island, north of Canterbury, scattered rain easing to isolated showers. Mainly fine elsewhere, apart from a few showers in the south.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers, but mainly fine in the west from Waitomo to Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods, and a few showers about the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Becoming fine Wednesday with strong northwesterlies. A few showers on Thursday as winds turn southwesterly, then cloudy periods on Friday.

Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel

Mainly fine. Isolated showers developing this afternoon, then clearing tomorrow morning.

Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Taupo and Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine, high cloud at times. Westerly gales in exposed places south of Hastings.

Waitomo to Whanganui, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloudy periods and a few showers, especially this afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy with isolated showers. Becoming fine this afternoon.

Canterbury and Otago

Fine, apart from some areas of high cloud. Scattered early rain tomorrow for Otago. Westerly gales in exposed places.

Buller to Fiordland

Occasional showers, but periods of rain for Fiordland.

Southland

Showers today. A period of rain tomorrow morning, then mainly fine. Westerly gales in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Conway

Northwest 30 knots. Changing southerly 20 knots south of the Waiau River late this afternoon, and everywhere this evening. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning everywhere early Tuesday northeast 20 knots, and late Tuesday northwest 25 knots. Changing late Wednesday southwest 30 knots, gradually easing Thursday southwest 15 knots. Rough sea at times. Moderate southwest swell.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Westerly 20 knots developing this morning, gradually becoming southerly 20 knots but 40 knots offshore this afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots but 30 knots offshore this evening. Sea becoming very rough offshore for a time. Southwest swell offshore, 3 metres easing for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, rising late Tuesday northwest 25 knots. Changing Wednesday afternoon southerly 25 knots, easing late Thursday southwest 15 knots. Rough sea at times. Moderate southwest swell.

Christchurch

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation
A west to southwest flow covers the country today, then a ridge develops over the North Island on Tuesday. A front preceded by strong northwesterlies moves up the South Island on Wednesday, and the North Island on Thursday, with another ridge developing over the country behind it. Another front approaches the lower South Island by late Friday.

Warning
NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast
Monday: Easterly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Tuesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northeast 15 knots developing late morning, turning northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon. Fine.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southwest 25 knots late,dying out overnight. Cloudy, with evening rain. Thursday: Easterly 15 knots developing for a time afternoon and evening.Cloudy, with scattered rain clearing early. Friday: Northeast 15 knots developing. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Easterly half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time late Wednesday through early Thursday.