weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning


Now
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A few showers turning to rain this afternoon. Northerlies.
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Sunrise
Sat Apr 29 07:02:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sat Apr 29 17:31:00 NZST 2017
Tomorrow
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Periods of rain, clearing for a time in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly in the evening.
Sunrise
Sun Apr 30 07:03:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sun Apr 30 17:29:00 NZST 2017
Mon May 01 00:00:00 NZST 2017
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A few showers, clearing by evening. Gusty southeasterly easing.
Sunrise
Mon May 01 07:04:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Mon May 01 17:28:00 NZST 2017
Tue May 02 00:00:00 NZST 2017
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Cloudy periods and northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Tue May 02 07:05:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Tue May 02 17:27:00 NZST 2017

Today

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Tomorrow

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Mon May 01 00:00:00 NZST 2017

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Tue May 02 00:00:00 NZST 2017

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Monday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, Fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.

Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, Rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, Cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.

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

Periods of rain, with isolated thunderstorms in Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to showers tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain from this evening, becoming widespread overnight with heavy falls possible, easing showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape

Periods of rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow morning. Rain returning to Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.

Buller

Mostly cloudy today. Rain tomorrow, clearing by evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, with thunderstorms possible in Fiordland, clearing tomorrow.

Canterbury

Fine today. Rain tomorrow, easing to showers in the evening.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Rain spreading north overnight, easing to showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots this afternoon. Becoming southwest 30 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera early Sunday morning, then becoming southeast 35 knots but southwest 25 knots in the west late Sunday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the east. Southwest swell in the west rising to 4 metres.Northwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday morning southerly 15 knots but 25 knots in east, with very rough sea in east easing. Becoming later Monday southeast 10 knots throughout.Changing Tuesday northwest 15 knots, rising Wednesday 25 knots. Heavy southwest swell in west, easing Monday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A complex trough over the region moves away to the east later Sunday, bringing gale southerlies. On Monday winds ease as a ridge of high pressure builds. The ridge then retreats to the north later Tuesday and Wednesday as a front moves onto the South Island.

Warning
STORM warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Gale warning. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy with rain at times,poor visibility in heavier rain from this afternoon. Sunday: Changing northwest 15 knots in the morning, then southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon, and rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the evening. Poor visibility in rain clearing in the morning, return for a time in the afternoon and evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest easing 20 knots in the morning, and 10 knots late. Rain clearing. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Fine, late cloud. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Drizzle patches.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Wednesday. Southwest half a metre developing early Monday, dying away Tuesday.