weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Today
23°
°
13°
Mostly cloudy. Strong and very gusty northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:04:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 20:47:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
20°
°
Morning rain.Strong W eases,turns S ly with showers late.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:05:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:47:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
17°
°
Fine spells, a few showers. Southerlies dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:06:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:46:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
21°
°
12°
Cloud increasing. Northeasterlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:07:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 20:46:00 NZDT 2017

Today

23°

13°

Tomorrow

20°

9°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

17°

7°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

21°

12°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

Occasional rain today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Castlepoint

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 40 knots, rising to 50 knots south of Cape Palliser this evening. Becoming northwest 40 knots everywhere late Thursday morning, changing southwest 15 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming high for a time in the south. Southwest swell 1 metre dying out. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in a period of rain Thursday morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 30 knots and rising early Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Changing late Sunday northwest 30 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday. Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.