weather warning

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES FOR CANTERBURY HIGH COUNTRY DURING FRIDAY


Today
18°
°
13°
Cloud increasing, a few showers developing tonight. Northeasterly wind strengthening this evening.
Sunrise
Fri Apr 28 14:49:59 NZST 2017
Sunset
Fri Apr 28 14:49:59 NZST 2017
Tomorrow
18°
°
Rain, chance heavy in the morning, clearing to fine spells in the afternoon. Gusty northerlies, easing and changing southwest late morning.
Sunrise
Fri Apr 28 07:20:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Fri Apr 28 17:45:00 NZST 2017
Sat Apr 29 00:00:00 NZST 2017
15°
°
Cloud increasing. Southwesterlies dying out.
Sunrise
Sat Apr 29 07:22:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sat Apr 29 17:44:00 NZST 2017
Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 NZST 2017
17°
°
Remaining showers clearing. Light winds.
Sunrise
Sun Apr 30 07:23:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sun Apr 30 17:42:00 NZST 2017

Today

18°

13°

Tomorrow

18°

8°

Sat Apr 29 00:00:00 NZST 2017

15°

9°

Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 NZST 2017

17°

5°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Saturday

North Island, rain for most places, heavy falls possible north of Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, scattered falls in the north and south, but remaining dry across Canterbury and Otago.

Sunday

North Island, periods of rain, heavy falls possible at first north of Taranaki to Gisborne, then easing to showers there. South Island, rain or showers with snow possibly lowering to 600 metres, clearing in the west and south.

Monday

North Island, rain or showers, with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, clearing in the west and south. South Island, remaining showers clearing from Canterbury and Marlborough,fine with morning frosts elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Saturday with a brief change to southwesterlies.Rain developing on Sunday with heavy falls possible, and strong northerlies changing to gale southerlies. Rain clearing on Monday and gale southerlies gradually easing.

Northland

Fine apart from isolated showers.

Auckland to Taumarunui, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine at first. Areas of fog overnight, and the odd shower from tomorrow afternoon.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape

Mainly fine, but isolated showers about Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night, heavy about the Tararua Range.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine at first. Cloud developing tomorrow, and late rain in southern Wairarapa.

Nelson and Western Marlborough

A few showers developing this evening and turning to rain tomorrow.

The remainder of Marlborough to Southland

Patchy rain in south spreading elsewhere overnight. Clearing later tomorrow. Gale westerlies for a time tomorrow, possibly severe.

Buller to Fiordland

Showers turning to rain with heavy falls tonight, then easing from the south tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy, but afternoon fine breaks.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 25 knots, but 40 knots south of Abut Head. Becoming northerly 35 knots but northwest 25 knots in the south early this morning,then westerly 20 knots everywhere by afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell rising to 3 metres.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time.Poor visibility in rain,easing late this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots but northwest 15 knots in the south. Becoming Sunday southerly 15 knots but 25 knots offshore, then everywhere Monday variable 10 knots. Sea becoming rough offshore for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy Sunday, easing Monday. Moderate northerly swell easing Saturday.