weather warning

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


Now
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Cloudy with a few showers,to rain for a time.NW ly rises.
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Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:09:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 20:51:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
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AM rain,then fine spells.Evening showers.Strong NW eases.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:10:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 20:51:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
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Fine spells, a few morning showers. Southerly dying out.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:11:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 20:50:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
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Cloud increasing. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:12:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 20:50:00 NZDT 2017

Today

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Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

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Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

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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.

Cook

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, rising to 45 knots this afternoon and to 60 knots late this evening. Northwest easing to 40 knots late Thursday morning, and to 25 knots Thursday afternoon.Changing southerly 15 knots late Thursday evening. Sea becoming very high for a time.Northerly swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in rain Thursday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots turning Friday evening northerly 15 knots and rising Saturday 25 knots and early Sunday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Sunday northwest 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
A complex trough lies over the South Island today, then crosses the North Island on Thursday, followed by a ridge on Friday. A deep low approaches New Zealand from the west on Saturday and moves over the South Island on Sunday, while the associated front crosses the North Island.

Warning
STORM warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early this afternoon and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late this afternoon. Sea becoming rough early afternoon. Fair visibility in rain from afternoon. Thursday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots rising to northerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots early morning, easing to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then gradually easing to westerly 15 knots by evening. Changing southerly 10 knots overnight. Sea becoming very rough early morning, easing late morning. Poor visibility in morning rain.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southerly 10 knots, dying out early. Northwest 10 knots developing in the afternoon. A few morning showers, then fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 20 knots later. Fine, late cloud. Sunday: Northerly 30 knots changing northwest 30 knots. Period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 2 metres Thursday, easing to 1 metre Friday and half a metre Saturday, then rising to 3 metres on Sunday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A complex trough lies over the South Island today, then crosses the North Island on Thursday, followed by a ridge on Friday. A deep low approaches New Zealand from the west on Saturday and moves over the South Island on Sunday, while the associated front crosses the North Island.

Warning
STORM warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 50 knots this afternoon and to northerly 40 knots gusting 60 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough this afternoon. Fair visibility in rain developing afternoon. Thursday: Northerly 40 knots gusting 60 knots, easing to northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots late morning, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Changing southerly 15 knots late evening. Very rough sea, easing late morning. Poor visibility in morning rain and evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southerly 15 knots, dying out in the morning. Northerly 10 knots developing in the evening. A few morning showers then fine. Saturday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Fine, late cloud. Sunday: Northerly 35 knots changing northwest 30 knots. Period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 2.5 metres Thursday, easing to 1 metre Friday and half a metre Saturday, then rising to 3 metres on Sunday.