weather warning

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


Today
19°
°
10°
Rain, with heavy falls, and gusty northerlies.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 15:56:05 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 15:56:05 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
20°
°
Showers,chance hail/thunder. A southwest change.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:16:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 21:10:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
18°
°
Mainly fine, the odd shower. Light winds.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:17:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 21:09:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
18°
°
11°
Cloud increasing, rain and northerlies developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:19:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 21:08:00 NZDT 2017

Today

19°

10°

Tomorrow

20°

6°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

18°

8°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

18°

11°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

Remaining showers becoming isolated during the morning and long fine spells developing.

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 ABOUT THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods tonight. A period of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough

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

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Very heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, easing to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika from afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

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

Otago and Southland

Rain easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods tonight. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 30 knots but northwest 45 knots north of Abut Head. Becoming southwest 35 knots everywhere early morning, easing to 25 knots late this evening. High sea in the north easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain at times, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 35 knots, changing early Sunday southwest 45 knots with high sea, easing late Sunday 35 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Heavy northerly swell developing Sunday.