weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND TARARUA RANGE OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING


Today
18°
°
11°
Periods of rain,briefly heavy.A strong southwest change.
Sunrise
Thu Jul 28 07:21:00 NZST 2016
Sunset
Thu Jul 28 17:40:00 NZST 2016
Tomorrow
17°
°
Few showers, frequent afternoon. Fresh westerlies.
Sunrise
Fri Jul 29 07:21:00 NZST 2016
Sunset
Fri Jul 29 17:41:00 NZST 2016
Sat Jul 30 00:00:00 NZST 2016
17°
°
Showers. Northwest turn strong southwest.
Sunrise
Sat Jul 30 07:20:00 NZST 2016
Sunset
Sat Jul 30 17:41:00 NZST 2016
Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 NZST 2016
15°
°
Few showers. Southwesterlies easing.
Sunrise
Sun Jul 31 07:19:00 NZST 2016
Sunset
Sun Jul 31 17:42:00 NZST 2016

Today

18°

11°

Tomorrow

17°

9°

Sat Jul 30 00:00:00 NZST 2016

17°

8°

Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 NZST 2016

15°

8°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

Showers in the west and south, may turn to rain for a time, fine in the east. Snow possible down to 200 metres at first in the far south.

Saturday

North Island, a period of rain for most places with possible heavy falls in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the far south.

Sunday

Showers in the west and south, mostly fine in the east. Snow to low levels in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain, and westerlies rising to gale for a time on Friday. Showers, mainly morning and evening on Saturday as southwest winds turn strong northwest. On Sunday, rain at times with gale southwesterlies.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

A few showers turning to rain for a time during the afternoon, briefly heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

High cloud, with a few showers spreading from the ranges.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country, also Wairarapa

Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible squally thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Wellington this morning.

Western Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland and Stewart Island

Periods of rain, heavy at times, with squally thunderstorms and hail. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Fiordland Thursday night.

Remainder of Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional showers.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

High cloud, with rain in the west and a few spots spreading further east. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Southland and Otago overnight Thursday into Friday.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain.

Brett

Northwest 15 knots rising to northerly 30 knots this morning. Turning westerly 30 knots early this evening. Sea becoming rough. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots, easing Friday night 20 knots,rising late Saturday 30 knots, easing late Sunday 15 knots.Sea rough at times.

Bay Of Islands

Bay of Islands Recreational Marine Area.

Situation
A series of weak troughs embedded within an unsettled westerly flow affect the country throughout the forecast period.

Warning
NIL warning for BRETT

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon. Turning westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this morning. Poor visibility in occasional rain.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Westerly 25 knots easing to 15 knots in the evening. Occasional showers. Saturday: Rising to northwest 20 knots early. Changing southwest 25 knots later. Showers turning to rain for a time. Sunday: Southwest 25 knots easing to 15 knots. A few showers.