weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Today
25°
°
14°
Fine. Fresh gusty northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Tue Jan 17 06:03:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Tue Jan 17 20:51:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
26°
°
15°
High cloud. Strong and very gusty northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:04:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 20:51:00 NZDT 2017
Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
22°
°
Morning rain, showers later. Strong or gale NW easing.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:05:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:50:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
19°
°
Showers gradually clearing. Southerlies dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:07:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:49:00 NZDT 2017

Today

25°

14°

Tomorrow

26°

15°

Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

22°

7°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

19°

6°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, a period of rain for most, then a few showers in the west, and mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the far north at first, otherwise showers, some heavy in the west and far south. Cold southwesterlies spreading across the island.

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, rain developing in the west, and a few showers developing elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy on Thursday, with strong northwesterlies and scattered late rain. Rain easing to a few showers early Friday, with a change to lighter southwesterlies. Mainly fine on Saturday, with light winds.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND TOMORROW

Northland down to Waitomo, Taupo and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine, but cloud increasing tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Taumarunui, Taihape and Wairarapa

Mostly cloudy, with isolated showers tomorrow. Northwest gales becoming widespread tomorrow, severe in Wellington and Wairarapa from evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloud increasing. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon. Northwest gales developing tomorrow, severe in Marlborough from late afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Rain becoming heavy tomorrow with torrential falls and possible squally thunderstorms later.

Canterbury

Fine tonight. Occasional rain tomorrow, with persistent, heavy falls about the High Country. Severe northwest gales in exposed places from tomorrow afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Patchy rain becoming widespread and heavier tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine tonight, becoming cloudy tomorrow.

Castlepoint

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots but 20 knots south of Cape Palliser, rising to 35 knots in the south early this evening.Northwest rising to 45 knots in the south Wednesday afternoon. Sea becoming high in the south. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 30 knots, but 45 knots in the south with high sea. Becoming everywhere Thursday morning northwest 50 knots, changing Thursday evening southwest 20 knots, dying out Friday.Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate late Thursday, easing Saturday.