weather warning

Heavy rain and severe northwest gales for parts of southern and central New Zealand A very strong, moist northwest flow spreads onto New Zealand today, and persists until at least Tuesday


Today
16°
°
13°
Occasional rain. Northerlies strengthening.
Sunrise
Sun Sep 24 07:21:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sun Sep 24 19:35:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
16°
°
10°
Rain, heavy and thundery at times. Strong northerlies, easing at night.
Sunrise
Mon Sep 25 07:19:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Mon Sep 25 19:36:00 NZDT 2017
Tue Sep 26 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
15°
°
Rain, easing to a few showers evening. Northwesterly dying out evening.
Sunrise
Tue Sep 26 07:17:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Tue Sep 26 19:37:00 NZDT 2017
Wed Sep 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
15°
°
Cloudy periods, a few showers. Southwesterly breezes.
Sunrise
Wed Sep 27 07:16:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Sep 27 19:38:00 NZDT 2017

Today

16°

13°

Tomorrow

16°

10°

Tue Sep 26 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

15°

7°

Wed Sep 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

15°

6°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain for most, with heavy falls about the ranges, easing to a few showers later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the east and south. South Island, rain or showers for most, heavy in the north and west at first. Severe gale northwesterly in Marlborough easing.

Wednesday

Showers for most of the country, becoming isolated evening.

Thursday

North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in Gisborne,Hawkes Bay and central high grounds. South Island, isolated showers in the west, turning to rain from evening. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, morning rain then a few showers. South Island, rain in the north and west, easing to isolated showers later. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday, northwesterly gale for a time. Rain developing on Wednesday, clearing later on Thursday leaving cloudy periods. Gale northerly for a time on Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Taupo and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing from Taihape to Manawatu this afternoon. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine today, but cloud about the Tararua District. Scattered rain developing in Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed Wairarapa places tomorrow.

Wellington

Cloudy. Drizzle this evening, turning to rain tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies.

Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine today. Rain developing tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies about the Sounds.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, with heavy thundery falls at times.

Canterbury to Southland

High cloud thickening. A few spots of rain overnight, then fine. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells, the odd shower this afternoon and evening.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots south of Hokitika rising to 25 knots everywhere this evening, then to 35 knots in the south for a time overnight tonight. Turning northwest 25 knots everywhere Monday morning,then gradually easing to northeast 15 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time.Northwest swell rising to 3 metres.Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain and drizzle,becoming periods of rain with possible thunderstorms from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning northwest 15 knots everywhere. Changing later Tuesday southwest 15 knots. Becoming Thursday northeast 35 knots with very rough sea.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell easing Wednesday.