weather warning

On Sunday, an active front is forecast to move northwards across the South Island, bringing a period of heavy rain to Westland and Fiordland, and northwest gales to eastern areas of the South Island


Now
23°
19°
10°
Occasional rain, persistent from afternoon. Strong gusty northwesterlies, changing southwest evening.
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Sunrise
Sun Feb 25 07:15:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Sun Feb 25 20:43:00 NZDT 2018
Tomorrow
15°
°
Cloudy periods with a few showers. Southwesterlies dying out afternoon.
Sunrise
Mon Feb 26 07:17:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Mon Feb 26 20:42:00 NZDT 2018
Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
18°
°
Chance morning showers then fine. Light winds.
Sunrise
Tue Feb 27 07:18:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Tue Feb 27 20:40:00 NZDT 2018
Wed Feb 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
22°
°
10°
Mainly fine, late cloud. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Wed Feb 28 07:20:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Wed Feb 28 20:38:00 NZDT 2018

Today

23°

10°

Tomorrow

15°

6°

Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

18°

8°

Wed Feb 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

22°

10°

Tides for Bluff
Sun Feb 25 10:27:00 NZDT 2018
HIGH  2.5M
Sun Feb 25 16:46:00 NZDT 2018
LOW  0.8M
Sun Feb 25 23:03:00 NZDT 2018
HIGH  2.6M
Mon Feb 26 05:21:00 NZDT 2018
LOW  0.9M
Mon Feb 26 11:33:00 NZDT 2018
HIGH  2.6M
Mon Feb 26 17:50:00 NZDT 2018
LOW  0.7M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Monday

North Island. Rain spreading north during the day, possibly heavy in the south and east, then easing to isolated showers. Gale northwesterlies south of Manawatu at first, changing strong southeast. South Island. Rain in the north with possibly heavy falls, easing to a few showers. Scattered showers elsewhere easing. Becoming fine in the west.

Tuesday

Showers in the far north, otherwise mainly fine. However, isolated showers about the east coasts and Buller, gradually clearing.

Wednesday

Occasional showers north of Auckland. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain for a time Monday, with heavy falls possible. Fine spells and isolated showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong or gale northwesterlies changing strong southerly Monday, then easing.

SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE NORTHWEST GALES ARE IN PLACE FOR MOST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW ZEALAND.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine breaks and isolated showers, clearing about and west of Coromandel later this evening.

Waikato to Taumarunui, also Taupo, Taihape, Whanganui and Manawatu

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers, mainly from afternoon.

Taranaki and Horowhenua to Wellington

Cloudy periods. A few showers, mainly north of Wellington city.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloud increasing and rain developing in Canterbury this evening, heavy about the headwaters.

Buller, Westland, Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Heavy rain about Fiordland and Stewart Island, a few showers elsewhere. Heavy rain spreading north today, easing to occasional showers in Fiordland and Southland this evening. Strong gusty northwesterlies about the south and east, becoming severe in exposed places.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Foveaux

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots. Changing southwest 30 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell 2 metres at times. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in heavy rain, easing late this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 30 knots, easing Monday afternoon 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing late Tuesday.