weather warning

Re issued to correct the timing of rainfall in Canterbury including Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula


Today
26°
°
18°
Fine breaks and chance shower or two. Fresh northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Tue Feb 20 07:04:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Tue Feb 20 20:17:00 NZDT 2018
Tomorrow
24°
°
17°
Cloudy periods, but long fine breaks in the afternoon. Westerlies.
Sunrise
Wed Feb 21 07:05:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Wed Feb 21 20:16:00 NZDT 2018
Thu Feb 22 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
23°
°
16°
Fine spells, chance afternoon shower. Westerlies dying out.
Sunrise
Thu Feb 22 07:06:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Thu Feb 22 20:15:00 NZDT 2018
Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
24°
°
14°
Fine spells, chance shower. Southerlies.
Sunrise
Fri Feb 23 07:07:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Fri Feb 23 20:13:00 NZDT 2018

Today

26°

18°

Tomorrow

24°

17°

Thu Feb 22 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

23°

16°

Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

24°

14°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, Scattered showers in the north and west, turning to rain for a time south of Taranaki, then clearing. A period of rain in the east, clearing from the south. South Island, a few early showers in Nelson and Marlborough, and coastal showers in the east and south. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine or becoming fine for most, but isolated showers for Northland, and Coromandel to Gisborne. South Island, A few showers in the south, and about the west coast in the morning. Mainly fine elsewhere, but areas of morning and evening cloud.

Saturday

North Island, Mainly fine, but isolated showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, Showers developing in the west, and cloudy periods about the east coast. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing on Saturday. Strong northwesterlies changing southwest on Thursday, easing on Saturday.

Cyclone Gita moves southeast across central New Zealand today, bringing severe gales and heavy rain to central portions of the country.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui, Taupo

Showers, becoming isolated tonight as northerly gales ease.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, however a few showers this evening. Northwest gales developing this afternoon, easing tomorrow.

Taranaki, Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa

Fine spells. A few showers, some heavy tomorrow evening. Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places, this evening and overnight.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Showers becoming isolated tomorrow morning, then frequent and heavier tomorrow evening. Northerly gales from evening, possibly severe, easing tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Marlborough, Buller, Westland

Rain today, heavy at times. Showers tomorrow, possible thunderstorms. Severe gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times. Southerlies, gale in Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing tomorrow.

Brett

Northerly 30 knots, easing to northwest 20 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in frequent showers for a time this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, changing Thursday evening southwest 15 knots, easing Saturday variable 10 knots.

Kaipara

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots easing to westerly 15 knots but 25 knots south of Tauroa Point this evening. Northwest swell quickly rising to 5 metres for a time this afternoon and evening. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers for a time this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing Thursday afternoon southwest 15 knots,easing late Saturday variable 10 knots. Moderate northwest swell easing Thursday.Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
Cyclone Gita should track east across central New Zealand this evening,then move slowly away to the east during Wednesday.Another low forms west of the South Island on Wednesday,then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday,followed by a ridge of high pressure moving over the country.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, then easing to northwest 15 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in showers. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots for a time in the morning,then turning westerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Westerly 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots in the evening. A few showers. Friday: Southwest 15 knots. Fine spells, chance shower. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots easing to southerly 10 knots in the morning, dying out in the evening. Mainly fine, chance shower.