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weather warning

A front over the south Tasman Sea is forecast to move east over the South Island today (Wednesday) and then weaken as it crosses the North Island on Thursday


Now
22°
21°
16°
Fine with light winds. Cloud increasing this evening.
WSW
Sunrise
5.54AM
Sunset
8.26PM
Tomorrow
20°
°
13°
Cloudy. Isolated showers, more widespread for a time late morning, clearing to fine late afternoon as northwesterlies change southwest.
Sunrise
5.54AM
Sunset
8.27PM
Friday
19°
°
14°
Cloudy periods. Southwesterlies dying out in the evening.
Sunrise
5.54AM
Sunset
8.28PM
Saturday
20°
°
15°
Cloudy periods. One or two afternoon showers possible. Northwesterlies developing.
Sunrise
5.54AM
Sunset
8.29PM

Today

22°

16°

Tomorrow

20°

13°

Friday

19°

14°

Saturday

20°

15°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
9:57PM
HIGH  3.0M
3:53AM
LOW  0.6M
10:17AM
HIGH  3.1M
4:15PM
LOW  0.8M
12:54AM
HIGH  3.8M
7:09AM
LOW  0.8M
1:18PM
HIGH  4.0M
7:33PM
LOW  0.9M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island: Cloudy periods in the north and west, with isolated showers about the ranges. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Rain in the west and south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

Unsettled with rain or showers for most. Some heavy falls possible for Westland and Fiordland.

Sunday

North Island: Fine spells and a few showers in the west, mainly morning and evening. South Island: Periods of rain or showers in the west and south with heavy falls possible. Cloudy periods elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and late showers on Friday, with northerlies developing. Rain or showers over the weekend with northwesterlies on Saturday changing southwest on Sunday.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers in Northland clearing this evening, but another period of showers everywhere tomorrow.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country and Wairarapa

Brief rain tomorrow morning then becoming fine. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places of Wellington and Wairarapa easing in the morning.

Nelson City, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine. Isolated showers about inland Marlborough tomorrow. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places easing in the morning.

Remainder of Nelson, Buller and Westland

Patchy drizzle. Rain, briefly heavy, about Westland spreading north today then easing to isolated showers tomorrow.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Scattered showers, becoming confined to coastal Southland and Fiordland tomorrow. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Rain for a time tomorrow.

Colville

Wednesday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres offshore, period 11 seconds, easing. Thursday : Northwest rising to 20 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Southeast swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds, easing. Fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon, clearing evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Friday: Southwest 15 knots. Saturday: Westerly 15 knots. Sunday: Turning northwest 15 knots.

Kaipara

Wednesday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 12 seconds. Thursday : Northwest rising to 20 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to southerly 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 16 seconds. Fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon, clearing evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Friday: Variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time. Saturday: Becoming westerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Sunday: Turning northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Auckland

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island, while northwesterlies strengthen throughout southern and central parts of the country ahead of a front moving onto the South Island today. The front crosses the North Island on Thursday, followed by a westerly flow over the country. A trough approaches the upper North Island later Saturday, while another front sweeps past the far south. Northwest flow strengthens on Sunday as the next front approaches the country from the west.

Warning
Nil

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time afternoon and early evening. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the morning, clearing evening. Southwest swell 1.5 metres. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres, easing to 3 metres later. Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing in the morning. Cloudy periods. Isolated showers. Southwest swell easing to 2 metres. Sunday: Northwest 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods. Isolated morning showers. Southwest swell 2 metres. For Waitemata Harbour: Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time afternoon and early evening. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the morning, clearing evening. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Westerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Cloudy periods. Isolated showers. Sunday: Westerly 10 knots, turning northwest 10 knots later. Cloudy periods. Isolated morning showers. For Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers developing late morning, clearing evening. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Westerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Sunday: Turning northwest 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Isolated morning showers. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Easterly swell half a metre to 1 metre. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots. Changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers developing late morning, clearing evening. Easterly swell half a metre. Friday: Southwest easing to 15 knots early, and to 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods. Easterly swell half a metre or less. Saturday: Becoming northwest 10 knots in the afternoon, and westerly 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods, chance shower. Easterly swell half a metre or less. Sunday: Turning northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late. Cloudy periods, and isolated morning showers. Northeast swell half a metre developing.

Outlook