Now
23°
19°
16°
Cloudy periods, a few showers clearing. Light winds.
NNE
Sunrise
Sun Mar 26 07:27:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sun Mar 26 19:22:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
24°
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15°
Occasional rain. Southeast.
Sunrise
Mon Mar 27 07:28:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Mon Mar 27 19:20:00 NZDT 2017
Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
24°
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16°
Few afternoon and evening showers. Southeast dying out.
Sunrise
Tue Mar 28 07:29:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Tue Mar 28 19:19:00 NZDT 2017
Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
23°
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16°
High cloud, few spots of rain. Easterlies.
Sunrise
Wed Mar 29 07:30:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Mar 29 19:17:00 NZDT 2017

Today

23°

16°

Tomorrow

24°

15°

Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

24°

16°

Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

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extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay, showers elsewhere. South Island, areas of cloud, showers developing in Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island, rain in east with possible heavy falls easing. Showers elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods, a few showers in Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, showers easing, becoming fine in east. South Island, mainly fine, but showers in Fiordland.

Friday

North Island, showers spreading from the northwest, remaining fine in the east. South Island, cloud increasing in west, with rain in Fiordland.Mainly fine in east.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing Tuesday. Northerlies easing. Cloudy periods and northeasterlies on Wednesday. Rain and northeasterlies on Thursday, clearing Friday.

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms in Northland spreading south tonight. Easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning, some possibly heavy during the afternoon.

Waikato to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Occasional rain, with heavy falls and isolated thunderstorms from tonight, especially in Bay of Plenty, clearing most places tomorrow evening.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Wairarapa and Marlborough

Cloudy periods but patchy rain at times as well.

Canterbury

Occasional rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy about western Nelson, southern Westland and Fiordland. Rain clearing Fiordland tomorrow morning, Westland early afternoon and elsewhere later.

Otago and Southland

Rain, with possible heavy falls, clearing from the south tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells at first, but rain tomorrow.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 15 knots but northeast 25 knots west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, becoming easterly 15 knots everywhere this morning. Changing southeast 35 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning southeast 15 knots, becoming Thursday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times in the west.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand weakens during Monday and Tuesday, directing a moist northeasterly flow over the country. A weak ridge is expected to build over the South Island on Tuesday, while a trough crosses the North Island on Wednesday, followed by a ridge on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Monday: Northeast 10 knots, changing southwest 10 knots around midday, then rising to southerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Fair visibility in occasional rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing to southerly 10 knots. Fine spells, cloud increasing later. Wednesday: Southeast 10 knots. High cloud, few spots of rain. Thursday: Southeast 10 knots, dying out. Fine spells, a few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre or less.