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weather warning

An active front is forecast to move north across southern and central New Zealand tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday, bringing periods of heavy rain to the west and gale northwesterlies in the east


Now
19°
14°
14°
Cloudy at times. Spots of rain from evening. Northwesterlies.
NNW
Sunrise
Wed Sep 23 06:08:00 NZST 2020
Sunset
Wed Sep 23 18:18:00 NZST 2020
Tomorrow
18°
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12°
Occasional rain, easing to isolated showers in the evening as northerlies change westerly.
Sunrise
Thu Sep 24 06:07:00 NZST 2020
Sunset
Thu Sep 24 18:19:00 NZST 2020
Fri Sep 25 00:00:00 NZST 2020
19°
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11°
Cloudy periods. Northwesterlies dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Sep 25 06:05:00 NZST 2020
Sunset
Fri Sep 25 18:20:00 NZST 2020
Sat Sep 26 00:00:00 NZST 2020
20°
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14°
Cloudy periods increasing, with showers developing later. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Sep 26 06:04:00 NZST 2020
Sunset
Sat Sep 26 18:21:00 NZST 2020

Today

19°

14°

Tomorrow

18°

12°

Fri Sep 25 00:00:00 NZST 2020

19°

11°

Sat Sep 26 00:00:00 NZST 2020

20°

14°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
Wed Sep 23 11:55:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.3M
Wed Sep 23 17:55:00 NZST 2020
LOW  0.6M
Thu Sep 24 00:18:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.2M
Thu Sep 24 06:21:00 NZST 2020
LOW  0.5M
Thu Sep 24 12:51:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.2M
Thu Sep 24 18:54:00 NZST 2020
LOW  0.7M
Wed Sep 23 14:55:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.8M
Wed Sep 23 21:10:00 NZST 2020
LOW  1.0M
Thu Sep 24 03:20:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.6M
Thu Sep 24 09:36:00 NZST 2020
LOW  1.1M
Thu Sep 24 15:53:00 NZST 2020
HIGH  3.6M
Thu Sep 24 22:12:00 NZST 2020
LOW  1.3M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island: Rain, heavy at times for central areas, but scattered falls in the east. Dry for Wellington and southern Wairarapa. South Island: Showers in the west and far south. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island: A few showers in the west and Tararua District, frequent for a time in central areas. Fine in the east and Wellington. South Island: Showers in the west and south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island: Isolated showers in the west, becoming widespread later. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the west, turning to rain. Rain developing about Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury High Country and Southern Lakes later. High cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, clearing on Friday and fine breaks increasing. Westerlies, dying out early Saturday. Northerlies developing late Saturday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods, isolated showers in the north. A few spots of rain from evening.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country

Scattered showers turning to rain, heavy about the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki. Northwest gales in Wellington, severe gale for a time.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Mainly fine. Patchy rain from evening.

Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Scattered rain developing morning, clearing by evening. Northwest gales, severe gale for a time.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Rain about the high country clearing this morning. Scattered showers elsewhere. Northwest gales in Canterbury, severe about the high country, easing this morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain with some heavy falls, easing to a few showers from morning from the south.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, rain developing evening.

Colville

Wednesday : Northwest rising to 20 knots this morning. Sea becoming moderate.

Outlook following 3 days: Thursday: Northwest 20 knots. Friday: Northwest 20 knots, easing to 10 knots later. Saturday: Northwest 10 knots, becoming northerly 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough.

Kaipara

Wednesday : Northerly 15 knots rising to 25 knots south of Tauroa Point in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 14 seconds, easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing in the south in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Thursday: Becoming northwest 25 knots everywhere for a time. Sea becoming rough everywhere for a time. Moderate northwest swell developing. Friday: Northwest easing to 10 knots later. Moderate northwest swell easing. Moderate southwest swell developing. Saturday: Becoming northerly 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell easing.

Auckland

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

Situation
Strong northwesterlies lie over much of New Zealand as a front moves north up the South Island and onto the North Island today. The front moves slowly east of the North Island on Thursday and Friday, while a trough affects the South Island. A northwest flow strengthens across the country on Saturday ahead of a low deepening in the Tasman Sea.

Warning
Nil

Forecast
For Manukau Harbour: Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight but choppy when wind opposes tide. Cloudy at times, may get a shower in the evening. Northwest swell 1.5 metres developing. Southwest swell easing to 1 metre. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre. Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Southwest swell rising to 1.5 metres. Northwest swell easing to half to 1 metre. Saturday: Tending northerly 25 knots later. Cloudy periods increasing, with showers developing later. Southwest swell easing to 1 metre later. Northwest swell half to 1 metre. For Waitemata Harbour: Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the morning. Sea slight. Cloudy at times, may get a shower in the evening. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Tending northerly 25 knots later. Cloudy periods increasing, with showers developing later. For Hauraki Gulf: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots around midday. Sea becoming moderate around midday. Cloudy at times, may get a shower in the evening. Northerly swell half a metre or less. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Northerly swell rising to half to 1 metre for a time. Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Northerly swell half a metre or less. Saturday: Tending northerly 25 knots later. Cloudy periods increasing, with showers developing later. Northerly swell half a metre or less. For the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots in the morning, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon and early evening. Sea becoming rough for a time afternoon and early evening. Cloudy at times, may get a shower in the evening. Northeast swell half to 1 metre. Thursday: Northerly 20 knots. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Rising to northeast swell 1 metre. Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots. Cloudy periods. Northeast swell easing to half a metre. Saturday: Tending northerly 25 knots later. Cloudy periods increasing, with showers developing later. Northeast swell dying out.

Outlook