weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY A trough, preceded by a moist north to northwest flow, will bring periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Sunday morning


Today
20°
°
15°
Periods of rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms from evening. Fresh northerlies.
Sunrise
Sat Apr 29 06:58:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sat Apr 29 17:44:00 NZST 2017
Tomorrow
20°
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11°
Rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms, easing to a few showers during the morning. Northwest winds changing strong southwest.
Sunrise
Sun Apr 30 06:59:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Sun Apr 30 17:43:00 NZST 2017
Mon May 01 00:00:00 NZST 2017
18°
°
Fine spells, chance morning shower. Winds turning southerly.
Sunrise
Mon May 01 07:00:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Mon May 01 17:42:00 NZST 2017
Tue May 02 00:00:00 NZST 2017
17°
°
Fine. Southeasterlies dying out.
Sunrise
Tue May 02 07:00:00 NZST 2017
Sunset
Tue May 02 17:41:00 NZST 2017

Today

20°

15°

Tomorrow

20°

11°

Mon May 01 00:00:00 NZST 2017

18°

7°

Tue May 02 00:00:00 NZST 2017

17°

8°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Monday

North Island, rain with heavy falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, easing to isolated showers. Showers elsewhere clearing. South Island, Fine apart from isolated morning showers in the south, and also coastal Canterbury and Marlborough until evening.

Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine, remaining showers about the east coast clearing. Cloud increasing later in the west, south of Taranaki. South Island, Rain or drizzle developing in the south and west. High cloud increasing elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, Cloud increasing, patchy drizzle developing in the west south of Waitomo. South Island, Rain with heavy falls spreading up the west, showers in the east, easing to isolated showers in the south later.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing on Monday and southerlies rising to gale for a time, then dying out on Tuesday. Cloudy periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, strong northerlies developing on Wednesday.

Northland to Taumarunui, including Taupo, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, with isolated thunderstorms in Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, easing to showers tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Scattered rain from this evening, becoming widespread overnight with heavy falls possible, easing showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape

Periods of rain, clearing for a time tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Marlborough and Nelson

Scattered rain, clearing tomorrow morning. Rain returning to Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.

Buller

Mostly cloudy today. Rain tomorrow, clearing by evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, with thunderstorms possible in Fiordland, clearing tomorrow.

Canterbury

Fine today. Rain tomorrow, easing to showers in the evening.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Rain spreading north overnight, easing to showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow.

Brett

Northerly 20 knots, rising to northeast 30 knots this evening. Becoming northwest 20 knots early Sunday morning, then rising to southwest 25 knots late Sunday morning. Sea rough at times. Southeast swell 1 metre.Northwest swell 2 metres developing.Poor visibility in rain,with thundery falls possible this evening and Sunday morning, then a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Monday southerly 15 knots with rough sea easing, and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Becoming Wednesday northwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell easing Monday.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A complex trough over the region moves away to the east later Sunday, bringing strong southwesterlies. On Monday winds ease as a ridge of high pressure builds across the area, persisting through Wednesday.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time this afternoon, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea rough at times. Poor visibility in rain at times, with thundery falls possible in the evening. Sunday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots easing to westerly 20 knots early morning. Rising to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then easing to southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the evening. Rough sea at times. Rain, with heavy, thundery falls, easing to a few in the morning.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest easing to 10 knots in the morning, tending southerly later. Showers, clearing. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots becoming variable 5 knots late. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots, becoming northwest 10 knots late. Cloudy periods.