TODAY |

weather warning

An active cold front, preceded by strong northwesterlies, is expected to move across southern and central New Zealand from the Tasman Sea during Tuesday, then away from the North Island early Wednesday


Today
25°
°
16°
Fine. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Mon Jan 18 06:05:00 NZDT 2021
Sunset
Mon Jan 18 20:41:00 NZDT 2021
Tomorrow
29°
°
15°
Mainly fine, cloudy in the evening. Gusty northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Tue Jan 19 06:06:00 NZDT 2021
Sunset
Tue Jan 19 20:40:00 NZDT 2021
Wed Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2021
23°
°
10°
A few early showers, otherwise fine. Gusty northwesterlies, dying out in the evening.
Sunrise
Wed Jan 20 06:07:00 NZDT 2021
Sunset
Wed Jan 20 20:40:00 NZDT 2021
Thu Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2021
23°
°
10°
Fine, some high cloud. Gusty northwesterlies easing.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 21 06:08:00 NZDT 2021
Sunset
Thu Jan 21 20:39:00 NZDT 2021

Today

25°

16°

Tomorrow

29°

15°

Wed Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2021

23°

10°

Thu Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2021

23°

10°

Tides for Napier
Mon Jan 18 22:55:00 NZDT 2021
HIGH  1.6M
Tue Jan 19 05:04:00 NZDT 2021
LOW  0.3M
Tue Jan 19 11:20:00 NZDT 2021
HIGH  1.7M
Tue Jan 19 17:37:00 NZDT 2021
LOW  0.3M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island: Early showers in the east, remaining dry in Wellington. Elsewhere, rain or showers, easing and retreating to the west. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island: Rain in the south and west, sometimes heavy. Mainly fine elsewhere. Scattered rain for Nelson and Canterbury. Gale or severe gale west to northwesterlies.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers in the west and northeast. Dry about Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Showers in the west and south easing. Fine elsewhere, but isolated afternoon showers possible inland. Gale southwesterlies in the far south easing.

Friday

North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Northland to Manawatu, fine elsewhere. South Island: Scattered showers in the west and far south. Fine elsewhere, but isolated afternoon showers inland.

Chatham Islands

A period of rain on Wednesday, then a few showers. Northerlies changing westerly early Friday.

Northland, Auckland, also Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Fine spells and a few showers.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Fine spells and a few showers. Showers becoming widespread this evening, then turning to rain for a time tomorrow evening, with possible thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Fine.

Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough

Fine, but cloud increasing and a few showers developing this evening. A period of rain spreading north tomorrow afternoon and evening with northwest gales.

Canterbury

Mainly fine. A few showers this afternoon and again tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Periods of rain or showers, with squally thunderstorms and hail.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Portland

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Monday : Westerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southerly swell 1 metre developing, period 12 seconds. Tuesday : Westerly 20 knots. Changing northerly 20 knots in the morning and rising to northwest 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough. Northeast swell 1 metre, easing. Southeast swell 1 metre, period 12 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots in the morning. Very rough sea easing. Thursday: Westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing offshore. Friday: Easing to variable 10 knots.