weather warning

An active front, preceded by a strong northerly flow and followed by unsettled westerlies, is forecast to cross the country during today and Sunday


Today
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A fine day with early frosts. Evening cloud and a few showers at night. Northwesterlies, strong from afternoon.
Sunrise
Sat Jul 21 07:33:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Sat Jul 21 17:16:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
15°
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Rain easing to a few showers in the morning and sunny spells developing. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Sun Jul 22 07:32:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Sun Jul 22 17:16:00 NZST 2018
Mon Jul 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018
11°
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Cloudy periods. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Mon Jul 23 07:31:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Mon Jul 23 17:17:00 NZST 2018
Tue Jul 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018
10°
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Showers and southerlies developing.
Sunrise
Tue Jul 24 07:31:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue Jul 24 17:18:00 NZST 2018

Today

15°

8°

Tomorrow

15°

4°

Mon Jul 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018

11°

0°

Tue Jul 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018

10°

1°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Sunday

North Island, Rain, possibly heavy, easing to showers afternoon, clearing in the east later. South Island, Showers in the west, heavy for a time. Rain developing in the south, with snow to 500 metres. Fine elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, Showers about and west of the Central Plateau, mainly fine in the east. South Island, showers with snow to 500 metres in the south and east. A few showers in the west, clearing later.

Tuesday

North Island, Showers about the west and east coasts, otherwise cloudy periods. South Island, Showers or rain in the east, with snow to 500 metres in the south. Fine in the west.

Chatham Islands

Rain and strong northerlies. Rain easing to showers on Monday, and northerlies easing. Showers continue through Tuesday.

Warnings and watches are in effect for central and southern New Zealand.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Cloud increasing, and a few showers.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Scattered rain about Wairarapa late evening with a few spots elsewhere, and northwesterlies rising to severe gale in southern Wairarapa.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Cloud increasing, and a few showers developing during the morning and afternoon. Rain spreading from the west late evening, possibly heavy, and northerlies rising to severe gale about Wellington.

Nelson and northern Marlborough

Showers developing this morning, turning to rain from afternoon with heavy falls, and severe northerly gales in exposed places.

Remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud. Rain near the divide, and scattered falls elsewhere from afternoon. Severe gales at times in exposed places.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls, and severe gales about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Castlepoint

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* North of Cape Palliser: Northwest 25 knots,rising to northerly 35 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots this afternoon, and to 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming high in the south. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres south of Cape Palliser. Southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday northerly 25 knots everywhere. Easing early Monday northwest 15 knots, then changing late Monday southwest 15 knots. Rising late Tuesday southerly 25 knots in the south. Rough sea at times.Moderate northerly swell offshore, easing Sunday.Southerly swell becoming moderate Monday, easing Tuesday.