weather warning

Heavy rain and severe northwest gales for parts of southern and central New Zealand A very strong, moist northwest flow spreads onto New Zealand today, and persists until at least Tuesday


Now
16°
15°
12°
Often cloudy. Occasional drizzle, becoming persistent afternoon. Northwesterlies.
NW
Sunrise
7.09AM
Sunset
7.23PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
14°
Occasional drizzle, turning to rain evening. Strong northwesterlies.
Sunrise
7.08AM
Sunset
7.24PM
Tuesday
17°
°
11°
Rain, possibly heavy/thundery at times, easing evening. Strong northwest, dying at night.
Sunrise
7.06AM
Sunset
7.24PM
Wednesday
16°
°
Occasional showers, clearing evening. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise
7.04AM
Sunset
7.25PM

Today

16°

12°

Tomorrow

16°

14°

Tuesday

17°

11°

Wednesday

16°

7°

Tides for Port Taranaki
1:22AM
HIGH  3.2M
7:39AM
LOW  0.7M
1:41PM
HIGH  3.2M
7:56PM
LOW  0.8M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain for most, with heavy falls about the ranges, easing to a few showers later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the east and south. South Island, rain or showers for most, heavy in the north and west at first. Severe gale northwesterly in Marlborough easing.

Wednesday

Showers for most of the country, becoming isolated evening.

Thursday

North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in Gisborne,Hawkes Bay and central high grounds. South Island, isolated showers in the west, turning to rain from evening. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, morning rain then a few showers. South Island, rain in the north and west, easing to isolated showers later. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Tuesday, northwesterly gale for a time. Rain developing on Wednesday, clearing later on Thursday leaving cloudy periods. Gale northerly for a time on Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods.

Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Taupo and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle, clearing from Taihape to Manawatu this afternoon. Rain developing everywhere tomorrow night.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine today, but cloud about the Tararua District. Scattered rain developing in Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon and Hawkes Bay in the evening. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed Wairarapa places tomorrow.

Wellington

Cloudy. Drizzle this evening, turning to rain tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies.

Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine today. Rain developing tomorrow with severe gale northwesterlies about the Sounds.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain, with heavy thundery falls at times.

Canterbury to Southland

High cloud thickening. A few spots of rain overnight, then fine. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells, the odd shower this afternoon and evening.

Raglan

Northwest 15 knots, gradually rising to 30 knots by Monday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in patchy drizzle mainly from this evening, and periods of rain by Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Tuesday morning 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing Tuesday afternoon northwest 15 knots. Changing Wednesday morning southwest 15 knots. Becoming Thursday northerly 20 knots. Moderate northwest swell easing Wednesday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Wednesday.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots Monday morning and to 40 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough.Northwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, rising to 3 metres.Southwest swell in the west,2 metres. Northwest swell in the east,rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in patchy drizzle mainly from this evening, and periods of rain from Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning northwest 25 knots and early Wednesday 15 knots.Changing later Wednesday southeast 20 knots in the east. Becoming early Thursday variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing later Thursday northerly 25 knots.Very rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell easing Wednesday. Moderate southwest swell in the west.