Now
14°
13°
Cloudy periods. Few showers clearing morning, but returning by evening. Southerly winds.
W
Sunrise
Sun May 27 07:28:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Sun May 27 17:04:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
11°
°
Partly cloudy, chance morning shower. Light winds.
Sunrise
Mon May 28 07:29:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Mon May 28 17:03:00 NZST 2018
Tue May 29 00:00:00 NZST 2018
11°
°
Partly cloudy. Southeasterlies.
Sunrise
Tue May 29 07:30:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue May 29 17:03:00 NZST 2018
Wed May 30 00:00:00 NZST 2018
13°
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Cloud clearing and becoming fine. Southeasterlies dying out.
Sunrise
Wed May 30 07:31:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed May 30 17:02:00 NZST 2018

Today

14°

4°

Tomorrow

11°

5°

Tue May 29 00:00:00 NZST 2018

11°

5°

Wed May 30 00:00:00 NZST 2018

13°

4°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Monday

North Island, isolated showers in the far north, and showers about and south of Taupo with snow to 600 metres early. Fine elsewhere. Gales in Wellington and about the east coast. South Island, fine in the west, showers in the east with snow to 500 metres for the Kaikouras and north Canterbury. Becoming fine south of Canterbury. Gales about the east coast north of Banks Peninsula.

Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine in the north and west, showers gradually easing in the east including Wellington and Taranaki. South Island, mainly fine, cloud about the east coast with a few early showers for the Kaikoura Coast and north Canterbury.

Wednesday

North Island, mainly fine, apart from cloud and showers in the east, including Wellington. South Island, fine apart from cloud and isolated showers in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

From Monday to Wednesday, cloudy with showers and strong southerlies, possibly gale at times.

Northland to Whanganui, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Showers, possibly heavy, with snow about the Desert Road later. Showers becoming isolated during the evening.

Manawatu to Kapiti

Mostly fine, with isolated showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

A few showers spreading north during the morning and afternoon, mainly near the coast. Showers becoming widespread later and possibly heavy, with southerly gales.

Nelson and inland Marlborough

Fine.

Coastal Marlborough and Canterbury

Showers near the coast, spreading further inland from afternoon with snow above 500 metres. Gale southwesterlies in exposed coastal areas.

Buller and Westland

Showers north of the Glaciers, clearing during the afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Occasional showers, but frequent about Southland and Clutha.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, some heavy later.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, becoming southwest 30 knots but southerly 15 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera this morning, and southerly 20 knots but 30 knots east of Stephens Island this afternoon. Rising to 40 knots in the east this evening. Very rough sea at times.Southwest swell in the west, 4 metres easing.Westerly swell in the east,rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers,easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 20 knots but 40 knots in the east with very rough sea, easing Tuesday variable 10 knots but southeast 15 knots in the east. Becoming late Wednesday variable 10 knots everywhere.Moderate westerly swell, easing Tuesday. Southeast swell becoming heavy for a time Monday.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
Several fronts embedded in a strong southwesterly flow spread across New Zealand through the weekend. On Monday, a ridge moves onto the country from the Tasman Sea, becoming slow moving on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots in the morning, rising to 20 knots gusting 35 knots early afternoon, and to 25 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon Sea becoming rough late afternoon. Partly cloudy, a few showers with fair visibility clearing in the morning, then returning in the afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southerly easing to 20 knots in the evening. Partly cloudy, with the odd shower. Tuesday: Southerly easing to 15 knots. Morning cloud, then fine. Wednesday: Southerly easing to 10 knots. Partly cloudy.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre Monday. Southwest half a metre developing today, rising to 2 metres Monday, easing to 1 metre on tuesday and half a metre Wednesday.