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)


Today
19°
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11°
A few showers. Westerlies.
Sunrise
Mon May 21 07:14:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Mon May 21 17:15:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
18°
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11°
Occasional showers, some possibly heavy. Northwesterlies becoming gusty in the afternoon.
Sunrise
Tue May 22 07:15:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue May 22 17:14:00 NZST 2018
Wed May 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018
16°
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Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms. A strong southwest change in the morning.
Sunrise
Wed May 23 07:16:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed May 23 17:14:00 NZST 2018
Thu May 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018
16°
°
10°
A few showers. Westerlies.
Sunrise
Thu May 24 07:16:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu May 24 17:13:00 NZST 2018

Today

19°

11°

Tomorrow

18°

11°

Wed May 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018

16°

7°

Thu May 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018

16°

10°

extended nz forecast

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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.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots from Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Northwest swell 1 metre developing at times. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday morning northwest 35 knots, changing Wednesday afternoon southwest 35 knots. Easing Thursday westerly 25 knots,rising late Friday southwest 35 knots. Very rough sea at times. Moderate northerly swell developing offshore 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 but 10 knots south of Slipper Island. 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.