weather warning

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


Now
20°
20°
14°
Mostly cloudy,patchy drizzle,to evening rain.NW picks up.
NW
Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:16:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 20:50:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
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11°
Rain,chance heavy,then fine spells.Evening showers.SW ly.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:18:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:49:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
19°
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Fine spells, chance morning shower. Southwest dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:19:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:49:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
20°
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14°
Cloud increasing, late showers. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:20:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 20:48:00 NZDT 2017

Today

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14°

Tomorrow

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11°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

19°

9°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

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14°

Tides for Port Taranaki
Wed Jan 18 14:54:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.1M
Wed Jan 18 21:13:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  0.8M
Thu Jan 19 03:16:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.0M
Thu Jan 19 09:27:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  1.0M
Thu Jan 19 15:41:00 NZDT 2017
HIGH  3.0M
Thu Jan 19 22:00:00 NZDT 2017
LOW  1.0M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

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, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

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

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

Occasional rain today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Raglan

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening. Changing southwest 25 knots Thursday morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain Thursday morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell, heavy for a time on Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing on Saturday, easing Sunday.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 25 knots, rising to northwest 35 knots late this afternoon and to 45 knots overnight tonight. Easing to westerly 35 knots late Thursday morning, and to 20 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots but 40 knots in the west with very rough sea. Changing everywhere early Sunday westerly 40 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday.