weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Now
28°
19°
15°
Thick high cloud.Winds turn N ly and gust 100 km/h late.
SW
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:08:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 21:03:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
25°
°
Early rain,to fine.Showers develop afternoon with S ly.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:09:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 21:02:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
16°
°
Mainly fine, few morning showers. Southerlies dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:10:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 21:02:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
19°
°
11°
Cloud increasing, late rain. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:11:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 21:01:00 NZDT 2017

Today

28°

15°

Tomorrow

25°

9°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

16°

8°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

19°

11°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

Occasional rain today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Conway

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* North of Kaikoura: Northerly 35 knots,rising to 50 knots this evening. Easing to northwest 30 knots Thursday morning, changing southwest 20 knots late Thursday afternoon.Elsewhere: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 35 knots this evening.Turning northwest 30 knots Thursday morning, changing southwest 25 knots Thursday afternoon. Sea becoming high for a time in the north. Northeast swell 2 metres developing for a time offshore. Southerly swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in showers developing Thursday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Friday morning. Developing late Friday northeast 15 knots, rising Saturday 25 knots and early Sunday 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southerly swell at times.Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.