weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR THE TARARUA RANGE TODAY


extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

A few showers in the northeast, and rain spreading northwards elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the southwest. Elsewhere, rain, possibly heavy in the west, clearing from the south, but a few showers remaining in the west.

Friday

North Island, some rain or showers in central areas easing,but mainly fine in the far south and north. South Island, one or two showers west of the divide, otherwise fine spells.

Saturday

North Island, some showers in central areas clearing, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, but some rain in the far south.

Chatham Islands

On Thursday, cloudy periods, northwesterlies easing. On Friday, remaining cloudy. Light wind becoming northerly. On Saturday, sunny breaks with northwest breezes, becoming southwest at night with one or two showers.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine. Isolated showers tomorrow.

Waikato, Waitomo, Taumarunui, Taupo and Taranaki

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Wanganui, Manawatu and Taihape, also Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Fine with variable high cloud.

Kapiti, Wairarapa and Wellington

Occasional rain, mainly in the west, with some heavy falls about the ranges, easing tomorrow and clearing from Wairarapa.

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods and scattered showers, mostly about the Sounds and ranges.

Canterbury

Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Fine, however rain developing in Southland and Clutha tomorrow afternoon, spreading elsewhere during the evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain north of Westport, with some heavy falls about the ranges, and a few showers about the Fiords. Rain spreading everywhere tomorrow morning, with heavy falls south of Otira.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.

Colville

Westerly 15 knots, turning northerly 15 knots this evening. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing early Saturday variable 10 knots.

Kaipara

Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Westerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday evening northerly 15 knots and late Friday variable 10 knots.Westerly swell becoming moderate Thursday.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure over the upper North Island slowly moves off to the east directing a northwest flow over the region. A trough moves over the North Island and stalls on Thursday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
Manukau Harbour: Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea smooth. Fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, tending northeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Area of fog possible, clearing morning. Waitemata Harbour: Tuesday: Northwest 10 knots dying out overnight. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to northeast 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Areas of fog possible, clearing morning. Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots rising to 15 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Sea slight. Mainly fine, the odd shower morning and afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots about the harbours in the evening. Cloudy periods. Friday: Easing to northerly 10 knots but variable 5 knots about the harbours late. Cloudy periods. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere. Cloudy periods with a few showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East Coast: Easterly half a metre turning northeast half a metre Wednesday and rising to 1 metre Friday. West Coast: Westerly 1 metre rising to 2 metres late today and to 2.5 metres for a time Wednesday, becoming southwest 3 metres with unusually long period late Thursday then easing to 2 metres Saturday.