weather warning

SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH ISLAND WEST COAST AND CANTERBURY HEADWATERS


Now
17°
14°
10°
Cloudy,occasional rain.Northerly strengthens afternoon.
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Sunrise
Wed Jan 18 06:13:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Wed Jan 18 21:18:00 NZDT 2017
Tomorrow
21°
°
Cloudy periods,a few showers.Strong S ly change morning.
Sunrise
Thu Jan 19 06:14:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Thu Jan 19 21:17:00 NZDT 2017
Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
16°
°
Cloudy periods. Light winds.
Sunrise
Fri Jan 20 06:15:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Fri Jan 20 21:16:00 NZDT 2017
Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017
17°
°
10°
Cloud increasing, late rain. Northeast developing.
Sunrise
Sat Jan 21 06:16:00 NZDT 2017
Sunset
Sat Jan 21 21:16:00 NZDT 2017

Today

17°

10°

Tomorrow

21°

5°

Fri Jan 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

16°

8°

Sat Jan 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2017

17°

10°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing, with rain developing in the west, and scattered late rain elsewhere.

Sunday

Rain for most places, possibly heavy, then mainly fine for the eastern North Island and Nelson, and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy periods, a few showers, and southwesterlies on Friday, then mainly fine with light winds on Saturday. Rain and gale northerlies developing on Sunday.

WARNINGS FOR HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE GALES FOR MUCH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND AND LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods today. A periof of rain around the middle of tomorrow, then clearing.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, with northwesterly gales in exposed places, clearing from afternoon.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Nelson and Marlborough

Rain this evening and overnight, with heavy falls, then clearing tomorrow, but showers return towards evening. Severe northwest gales in Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough easing tomorrow morning.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms, turning to showers tomorrow morning, then clearing south of Hokitika in the afternoon. Severe westerly gales about Fiordland early tomorrow.

Canterbury

Occasional rain today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms in the north. Severe northwest gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Severe southwest gales in exposed places tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Rangitata

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 20 knots, becoming northwest 35 knots early Thursday morning. Changing southwest 40 knots late Thursday morning, then easing to 30 knots Thursday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres.Northeast swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots turning late Friday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 35 knots and rising late Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Heavy southerly swell easing Friday.