TODAY |

Now
18°
16°
13°
Occasional rain, clearing tonight. Fresh northwesterlies.
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Sunrise
6.01AM
Sunset
6.14PM
Tomorrow
20°
°
11°
Fine, apart from some morning cloud. Northwesterlies dying out in the evening.
Sunrise
6.00AM
Sunset
6.14PM
Saturday
19°
°
13°
Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
5.58AM
Sunset
6.15PM
Sunday
20°
°
10°
Rain developing early, easing to a few showers later as northerlies turn westerly.
Sunrise
6.57AM
Sunset
7.17PM

Today

18°

13°

Tomorrow

20°

11°

Saturday

19°

13°

Sunday

20°

10°

Tides for Tauranga
1:02AM
HIGH  1.8M
7:10AM
LOW  0.3M
1:43PM
HIGH  1.8M
7:46PM
LOW  0.4M

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Saturday

North Island: Cloudy with isolated showers northwest of Taihape, turning to rain about Taranaki at night. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the west, turning to rain, possibly heavy. Rain developing about Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury High Country and Southern Lakes later. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain, with heavy falls, turning to showers but clearing eastern regions north of Otago. Snow lowering to 600 metres about Buller, sloping to 400 metres in the Far South.

Monday

North Island: A few showers in the west, snow to 1000 metres. Fine in the east and Wellington. South Island: Showers in the west and south, spreading elsewhere for a time. Snow to 500 metres about Buller, sloping to low levels in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and light winds. Rain and gale northerlies developing Sunday, turning to showers on Monday with a strong westerly change.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Occasional rain today. Fine spells tomorrow, but a few showers in Northland.

Waikato to the Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Rain, heavy at times, easing from late afternoon. Fine spells and a few showers tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

A few showers spreading off the ranges until late evening, otherwise fine.

Wairarapa, Wellington, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine. Isolated showers in Canterbury tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Otago and Southland

A few showers, with thunderstorms possible in Southland and Clutha this afternoon, then turning to rain for a time tomorrow morning.

Buller to Fiordland

Showers, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms possible, easing tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and a possible shower.

Plenty

Thursday : Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds, developing. Poor visibility in periods of rain, clearing tonight.Friday : Northwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell 1 metre, period 10 seconds.

Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Northerly 20 knots developing in the evening. Sunday: Northerly rising to 30 knots early, easing to northwest 20 knots later. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell becoming moderate, then easing in the west. Monday: Westerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northwest swell in the east.

Coromandel

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

Situation
A front over the North Island moves away to the northeast today, while a trough affects the far South Island into Friday. A northwest flow strengthens during Saturday ahead of another trough deepening in the Tasman Sea. This trough is expected to move over the country on Sunday, followed by a strong cold south to southwest flow over New Zealand.

Warning
Nil for Plenty

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing this evening. Fair visibility in periods of rain, clearing tonight. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre. Friday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the morning and to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Morning cloud, then fine. Northerly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Cloud increasing, isolated showers developing in the morning. Northerly swell half to 1 metre. Sunday: Northerly rising to 30 knots early, then easing to northwest 20 knots. Rain developing early, easing to a few showers later. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre early, then to 1.5 metres for a time. Monday: Westerly 20 knots. A few showers. Northerly swell 1 metre, easing.