weather warning

BURST OF HEAVY RAIN FOR THE WEST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND


Now
22°
18°
15°
Fine. Northerly breezes.
NNE
Sunrise
Tue Dec 06 05:47:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Tue Dec 06 20:26:00 NZDT 2016
Tomorrow
21°
°
17°
Cloudy periods,a few showers from afternoon.Northerlies.
Sunrise
Wed Dec 07 05:46:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Wed Dec 07 20:27:00 NZDT 2016
Thu Dec 08 00:00:00 NZDT 2016
21°
°
16°
Rain, easing to showers afternoon. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Thu Dec 08 05:46:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Thu Dec 08 20:28:00 NZDT 2016
Fri Dec 09 00:00:00 NZDT 2016
23°
°
17°
Cloudy periods, chance shower. Northerly breezes.
Sunrise
Fri Dec 09 05:47:00 NZDT 2016
Sunset
Fri Dec 09 20:29:00 NZDT 2016

Today

22°

15°

Tomorrow

21°

17°

Thu Dec 08 00:00:00 NZDT 2016

21°

16°

Fri Dec 09 00:00:00 NZDT 2016

23°

17°

Tides for Tauranga
Wed Dec 07 01:03:00 NZDT 2016
HIGH  1.7M
Wed Dec 07 07:10:00 NZDT 2016
LOW  0.3M
Wed Dec 07 13:36:00 NZDT 2016
HIGH  1.8M
Wed Dec 07 19:47:00 NZDT 2016
LOW  0.4M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

Rain or showers for most places easing, and gradually clearing for much of the South Island.

Friday

North Island, cloudy periods. Isolated showers in the north and east. South Island, cloudy periods and the odd shower in the north and west, mostly fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls for the western South Island.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud, possible fog at first on Thursday, turning to rain later. Showers clearing Friday, but remaining cloudy throughout Friday and Saturday. Northwesterlies on Thursday, changing southeasterly early Friday then tending northeasterly. Northerlies strengthening Saturday.

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

Long fine spells. Isolated showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Taranaki to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa

Fine spells this evening, with isolated showers about the ranges. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and rain developing in the evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine tonight, with high cloud. Scattered rain tomorrow, heavy in the west later.

Canterbury

High cloud tonight. Rain spreading northwards tomorrow.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain or drizzle tonight. Rain becoming heavy tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Cloud increasing overnight. A period of morning rain, followed by a few showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Plenty

Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Fair visibility in showers Wednesday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots dying out Thursday night.Developing Friday northerly 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots with rough sea, then changing westerly 20 knots.

Coromandel

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

Situation
A weak ridge over the upper North Island drifts slowly northeast today and Wednesday, as a trough approaches from the west. The trough then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday, followed by a narrow ridge. Another active trough moves over the area on Saturday.

Warning
NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast
Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Cloud increasing this evening. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 15 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots for a time in the afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon and evening. Mostly cloudy. Fair visibility in evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots at night. Rain easing to a few showers. Friday: Northerly rising to 15 knots.Cloudy periods,isolated showers. Saturday: Northerly rising to 20 knots, changing westerly 15 knots late. Rain developing, easing late.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday.