weather warning

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


Today
19°
°
11°
Heavy rain,chance thunderstorm. Northwest strengthens.
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:19:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 21:12:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
18°
°
Occasional showers,chance heavy/hail.Strong westerlyeases.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:20:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 21:11:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
17°
°
Mainly fine, chance shower. Light winds.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:21:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 21:10:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
17°
°
11°
Cloud increasing, rain and northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:22:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 21:10:00 NZDT 2017

Today

19°

11°

Tomorrow

18°

7°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

17°

9°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

17°

11°

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.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots but northwest 30 knots north of Abut Head,becoming northwest 35 knots everywhere this afternoon, then southwest 30 knots but northwest 45 knots in the north late this evening.Becoming southwest 35 knots everywhere early Thursday morning, easing to 25 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming for a time high in the north. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain at times, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 35 knots,changing early Sunday southwest 45 knots with high sea, easing late Sunday 35 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Heavy northerly swell developing Sunday.