weather warning

An active cold front is expected to move over the far south of the South Island from the south Tasman Sea overnight tonight, then across the country tomorrow ( Tuesday)


Now
19°
19°
12°
Fine spells and a few showers. Westerlies.
W
Sunrise
7.12AM
Sunset
5.11PM
Tomorrow
18°
°
11°
Occasional showers. Northwesterlies becoming gusty in the afternoon.
Sunrise
7.13AM
Sunset
5.10PM
Wednesday
17°
°
Showers, with possible thunderstorms, gradually clearing from afternoon. A strong southwest change about midday.
Sunrise
7.14AM
Sunset
5.10PM
Thursday
17°
°
10°
Cloud increasing, showers developing later. Westerlies strengthening.
Sunrise
7.15AM
Sunset
5.09PM

Today

19°

12°

Tomorrow

18°

11°

Wednesday

17°

7°

Thursday

17°

10°

Tides for Tauranga
12:29AM
HIGH  2.0M
6:37AM
LOW  0.3M
12:55PM
HIGH  1.9M
6:56PM
LOW  0.3M

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Wednesday

North Island, heavy rain in the west, but showers later.Thunderstorms possible. Showers in the east with a southerly change. South Island, showers, with thunderstorms possible in the west and south at first. Snow to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine for Nelson, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury.

Thursday

North Island, showers in the west becoming frequent, possible thunderstorms in southwest. Mostly dry in the east. Severe gale westerlies possible about Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, heavy rain in the west, possibly thundery. Mostly dry elsewhere, brief rain for Otago and Southland. Gale westerlies possible in exposed places.

Friday

North Island, showers, heavy in the west. South Island, showers with cold southerlies, clearing in the west and north. Snow to 500 metres in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain. Westerlies strong at times, with gale possible on Friday.

Northland to Taumarunui and Taihape, including Bay of Plenty

Occasional showers, some heavy especially tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Northwest gales in exposed places tomorrow night.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells, but a few showers as well. Heavy rain developing tomorrow night, with squally thunderstorms about Taranaki and south of Levin. Northwest gales later tomorrow, possibly severe in Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today. Rain or showers tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the north and west. Northwest gales tomorrow, severe in exposed places.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms.

Otago and Southland

Fine today, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland. Occasional rain or showers tomorrow, with northwest gales in exposed places during the morning.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing this evening. Showers tomorrow.

Plenty

Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this afternoon, and rising to 30 knots from late Tuesday afternoon. Rough sea, easing for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre at times. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly overnight tonight and Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday morning northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, changing Wednesday afternoon southwest 30 knots. Tending Thursday northwest 25 knots,changing late Friday southwest 30 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Wednesday, easing Thursday.

Coromandel

Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.

Situation
Several fronts cross over New Zealand during this forecast period, embedded in a disturbed westerly flow. These westerlies are likely to reach gale or possibly storm in many places on Thursday.

Warning
NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots south of Slipper Island this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, but fair visibility in possible shower or two. Tuesday: Becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere in the morning, rising to northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots from late afternoon, and 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the north in the evening. Sea becoming rough from late afternoon. Poor visibility in a few morning showers, then fine spells and isolated showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots in the morning. Showers becoming frequent, with possible heavy falls and thunderstorms. Thursday: Westerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots in the north in the evening. Occasional showers. Friday: Westerly rising to 25 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Showers, some possibly heavy.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: North to northeast half a metre, rising to northerly 1 metre for a time Wednesday.