TODAY |

weather warning

A complex trough moves north over the South Island today, and the lower North Island overnight tonight through Monday morning, bringing rain to many areas


Now
15°
15°
10°
Mostly cloudy and the chance of a shower. Northwesterlies.
W
Sunrise
7.28AM
Sunset
5.14PM
Tomorrow
16°
°
Mostly cloudy. A few spots of rain developing around midday, clearing by night. Northwesterlies turning southeast in the afternoon.
Sunrise
7.28AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Tuesday
16°
°
Mostly cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle. Northeasterly breezes.
Sunrise
7.28AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Wednesday
14°
°
Cloudy, chance of a shower. Fine breaks later. Southeast developing.
Sunrise
7.27AM
Sunset
5.16PM

Today

15°

10°

Tomorrow

16°

8°

Tuesday

16°

8°

Wednesday

14°

8°

Tides for Tauranga
12:49AM
HIGH  1.8M
6:58AM
LOW  0.5M
1:11PM
HIGH  1.6M
7:11PM
LOW  0.6M

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Tuesday

Mainly fine for most. A few showers for the northeast of the North Island, also Buller and the far south of the South Island.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain developing for Northland to Coromandel. Occasional showers for Bay of Plenty and in the east, otherwise mainly fine. South Island: Mostly cloudy in the east and south, with patchy drizzle in the east. Fine elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island: Rain in the north, possibly heavy from Coromandel northwards with gale easterlies. Isolated showers in the east, dry elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy periods in the east, with morning drizzle. Elsewhere, mainly fine.

Friday

North Island: Periods of rain or showers in the north and east. Dry elsewhere. South Island: Cloudy periods in the east with early drizzle. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers and southwesterlies, easing late Wednesday and showers clearing early Thursday.

Northland to Bay of Plenty, including Auckland

Mainly fine. One or two showers.

Waikato to Manawatu, including Central High country, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A few showers, but mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. A period of rain spreading north this evening and tomorrow morning, with heavy falls in the west.

Wairarapa, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods and a few showers. A period of rain spreading north this evening and tonight, clearing before dawn tomorrow and becoming fine.

Buller and Westland

Rain with heavy falls, clearing south of Hokitika this evening and becoming fine tomorrow. A few showers remain in Buller.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Cloudy with a few showers, becoming confined to the south coast tomorrow morning and becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine apart from a period of rain overnight.

Plenty

Westerly 25 knots, easing back to 15 knots Monday afternoon. Changing easterly 15 knots east of Mayor Island Monday evening. Rough sea easing. Fair visibility in showers from Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast 15 knots, becoming Tuesday variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday easterly 20 knots, rising Thursday to 30 knots offshore. Moderate northeast swell developing Thursday.

Coromandel

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

Situation
A front moves north over the South Island today, and across the North Island on Monday. A ridge of high pressure moves onto the country on Tuesday. A second front associated with a low in the Tasman moves onto the North Island on Wednesday and Thursday.

Warning
Nil for Plenty

Forecast
Sunday: Northwest rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots developing by afternoon. Few showers. Wednesday: Easterlies rising to 15 knots midday, and 20 knots later. A few showers turning to rain late in the day. Thursday: Easterlies 25 knots. Periods of rain with heavy falls possible.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast half a metre or less, tending easterly half to one metre Tuesday then rising to 1.5 metres Thursday.