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weather warning

Updated to fix a typographical error in the Heavy Rain Watch for the ranges of eastern Bay of Plenty


Now
16°
16°
12°
Mostly cloudy. Westerlies, turning northwest this evening.
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Sunrise
6.09AM
Sunset
6.18PM
Tomorrow
17°
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Morning rain, chance heavy and thundery, easing to scattered showers in the afternoon. Northwest becoming strong, turning southwest afternoon.
Sunrise
6.08AM
Sunset
6.19PM
Wednesday
15°
°
A few showers, more frequent and possibly thundery from afternoon. Strong westerlies.
Sunrise
6.06AM
Sunset
6.19PM
Thursday
14°
°
10°
Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise
6.05AM
Sunset
6.20PM

Today

16°

12°

Tomorrow

17°

9°

Wednesday

15°

8°

Thursday

14°

10°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
1:47PM
HIGH  2.9M
7:55PM
LOW  1.0M
2:14AM
HIGH  2.8M
8:21AM
LOW  0.8M
2:51PM
HIGH  2.9M
9:00PM
LOW  0.9M
5:01PM
HIGH  3.5M
11:29PM
LOW  1.4M
5:35AM
HIGH  3.4M
11:58AM
LOW  1.3M

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leisure marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, a few showers in the west, increasing south of Waitomo later. Mainly fine in the east, but showers developing about Wairarapa with a southwest change. South Island, rain developing in the west, easing to showers later. Showers spreading northwards in the east with a southwest change.Snow lowering to 400 metres in the far south.

Thursday

North Island, showers becoming isolated, and clearing to fine in the east. South Island, a few showers in the south and west, with snow to 600 metres in the far south at first. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from a few showers in the west, and isolated afternoon showers elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west, fine in the east.

Chatham Islands

On Wednesday, rain clearing early followed by fine spells and a few showers. Southwesterlies turning northwest later on Wednesday. Rain developing again early Thursday with a strong southwest change,then easing to showers on Friday.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Scattered showers turning to widespread rain for a time tomorrow, possibly heavy and thundery.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine today. Rain for a time tomorrow, easing to isolated showers in the afternoon.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Rain developing this evening or overnight, turning to scattered showers tomorrow but clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa.

Nelson and Marlborough

Scattered rain developing, clearing early morning. Scattered showers for Marlborough tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Canterbury

Cloudy periods. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Buller and Westland

Rain with some heavy falls, turning occasional showers this afternoon or evening.

Fiordland

Showers.

Otago excluding Clutha

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Southland and Clutha

Occasional showers.

Chatham Islands

Drizzle developing tonight, turning to rain tomorrow and becoming heavy.

Colville

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 15 knots becoming northwest 20 knots this evening, rising to 35 knots for a time Tuesday morning. Changing southwest 30 knots early Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southeast swell 1 metre. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in a period of rain Tuesday morning and early afternoon, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots. Rising Wednesday afternoon westerly 35 knots, with very rough sea. Easing early Thursday southwest 25 knots.Moderate northwest swell easing Thursday.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening, and to 35 knots for a time Tuesday morning. Changing southwest 30 knots around Tuesday midday. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres.Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in a period of rain Tuesday morning, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots. Rising Wednesday evening southwest 35 knots in the south with very rough sea, easing in the south early Thursday southwest 25 knots. Easing Friday westerly 15 knots everywhere. Southwest swell becoming heavy Wednesday, easing Friday.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A front over the South Island moves north today and across the North Island on Tuesday followed. A second front moves more rapidly across the country on Wednesday, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow. A third front approaches the far south late Friday.

Warning
Gale warning in force for Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville Strong wind advisory in force for Manukau and Waitemata Harbours

Forecast
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Monday: Westerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots early morning. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon. Poor visibility in a period of morning rain, with possible thunderstorms, otherwise showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Monday: Southwest 15 knots. Turning northwest 15 knots this afternoon, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots early morning, and to 35 knots gusting 45 knots for a time before midday. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in a period of morning rain, with possible thunderstorms, otherwise showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly 25 knots, rising to 30 knots in the afternoon and southwest 35 knots overnight. Occasional showers. Thursday: Southwest easing to 25 knots early. Isolated showers. Friday: Easing to westerly 15 knots. Isolated showers clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East Coast: Outer Gulf - Easterly half a metre or less. Northerly 2 metres developing early Tuesday, easing to one metre late Tuesday and half a metre or less Thursday. Elsewhere - Northerly 1 metre developing for a time Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 1 metre, rising to 3 metres Tuesday and 4 metres Wednesday . and 5 metres for a time Thursday. Easing to 3 metres Friday. Northwest 1 metre developing today, rising to 2 metres for a time Tuesday, dying out Wednesday.