Now
18°
16°
11°
Mostly sunny. Westerly.
W
Sunrise
Sun Dec 11 05:41:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Sun Dec 11 20:44:00 NZDT 2016
Tomorrow
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Few showers develop morning,chance heavy/thunder. S ly.
Sunrise
Mon Dec 12 05:41:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Mon Dec 12 20:45:00 NZDT 2016
Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 NZDT 2016
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13°
Fine spells. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Tue Dec 13 05:41:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Tue Dec 13 20:45:00 NZDT 2016
Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 NZDT 2016
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16°
Showers becoming frequent. Northwest strengthens.
Sunrise
Wed Dec 14 05:41:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Wed Dec 14 20:46:00 NZDT 2016

Today

18°

11°

Tomorrow

18°

8°

Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 NZDT 2016

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13°

Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 NZDT 2016

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16°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, fine, but a few showers mainly in the afternoon and evening. South Island, rain in the west and south. Fine spells and isolated afternoon showers elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, few showers in the west becoming more frequent for a time, mainly fine in the east. South Island, periods of rain in the west, possibly heavy. High cloud in the east with a few spots of rain.

Thursday

North Island, Cloudy periods with rain spreading to most places. South Island, periods of rain in the west and south. Cloudy periods and a few spots of rain further east.

Friday

North Island, Mainly fine with showers in the west gradually clearing. South Island, Mainly fine but showers in the west and south.

Chatham Islands

Few showers with southwesterlies easing on Tuesday and clearing Wednesday as winds turn northwest. Showers developing on Thursday as northwesterlies strengthen. Showers and wsterlies on Friday.

Northland to Horowhenua, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

A few showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, also Kapiti, Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing this evening. Showers return tomorrow, with thunderstorms and hail possible in the afternoon and evening.

Canterbury

Mostly cloudy, with remaining showers clearing today. A period of rain tomorrow morning followed by a few showers, some possibly heavy inland.

Otago

Scattered showers, clearing tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Southland

A few showers, frequent and heavy in southern Fiordland and Southland for a time today, then becoming isolated tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to showers tomorrow. Southwesterly gales for a time tomorrow morning.

Stephens

Westerly 25 knots. Changing southeast 25 knots east of Farewell Spit to Hawera late Monday afternoon, easing to 15 knots in the east Monday evening. Rough sea, easing in the east. Southwest swell in the west rising to 4 metres for a time. Westerly swell in the east 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers developing Monday afternoon, some possibly thundery with hail.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning westerly 20 knots, rising Tuesday afternoon 30 knots and early Thursday northwest 40 knots with very rough sea. Southwest swell in the west, becoming heavy Thursday. Westerly swell in the east, moderate at times.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A southwest flow covers the area for the forecast period. A weak front spreads quickly northward across the area on Monday, followed by a narrow ridge. Another front moves northward over the area on Thursday, followed by a ridge.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Northeast 10 knots developing overnight. Sea slight. Cloudy. Monday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to northwest 20 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 20 knots early afternoon, easing to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate in the morning, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in showers developing in the morning, some possibly thundery with hail, clearing in the evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Becoming northerly 15 knots developing in the morning,rising to northwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots later. A few showers,becoming more frequent for a time afternoon and evening. Thursday: Northerly rising to 30 knots early, changing northwest 25 knots later. Rain developing early, easing to a few showers later.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest 2 metres, easing to 1 metre Monday, but rising to 2 metres again Wednesday and to 2.5 metres Thursday.