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weather warning

A strong and moist northwesterly flow remains over the country this weekend,with a number of embedded fronts bringing further periods of heavy rain and northwest gales to central and southern parts of New Zealand


Now
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Mostly cloudy. Northerlies,strong at times.
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Sunrise
Sat Dec 07 16:43:23 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Sat Dec 07 16:43:23 NZDT 2019
Tomorrow
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Cloudy with isolated showers during the day, then rain from late evening. Strong northerlies, gale in exposed places.
Sunrise
Sat Dec 07 05:41:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Sat Dec 07 20:43:00 NZDT 2019
Sun Dec 08 00:00:00 NZDT 2019
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Periods of rain, clearing at night. Strong northerlies, easing evening.
Sunrise
Sun Dec 08 05:41:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Sun Dec 08 20:44:00 NZDT 2019
Mon Dec 09 00:00:00 NZDT 2019
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A fine start. Isolated afternoon showers with a southerly change, then fine.
Sunrise
Mon Dec 09 05:41:00 NZDT 2019
Sunset
Mon Dec 09 20:45:00 NZDT 2019

Today

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Tomorrow

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Sun Dec 08 00:00:00 NZDT 2019

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Mon Dec 09 00:00:00 NZDT 2019

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Tides for Wellington
Sat Dec 07 01:39:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  1.5M
Sat Dec 07 07:49:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.7M
Sat Dec 07 14:04:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  1.6M
Sat Dec 07 20:14:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.7M
Sun Dec 08 02:24:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  1.5M
Sun Dec 08 08:33:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.7M
Sun Dec 08 14:47:00 NZDT 2019
HIGH  1.5M
Sun Dec 08 20:56:00 NZDT 2019
LOW  0.7M

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Sunday

North Island, rain spreading north, easing from the south at night. South Island, rain or showers in the west. Showers spreading northwards in the east with a southwesterly change later.

Monday

North Island, early rain north of Taihape easing to isolated showers then clearing. Occasional rain about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Elsewhere, becoming fine. South Island, showers about Buller, Southland and Otago, easing later. Fine spells elsewhere, apart from isolated afternoon showers for Canterbury and Marlborough.

Tuesday

North Island, Scattered showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Otherwise, fine. South Island, Cloudy periods with isolated showers for Fiordland, Southland, and Otago. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and patchy drizzle on Sunday, mainly morning and night,with strong northerlies. A period of rain on Monday, easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly. Few showers and southerlies on Tuesday.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui and Taupo

Low cloud with patchy morning drizzle. Isolated afternoon and early evening showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms.

Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, and Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Scattered rain from evening for Wairarapa.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Cloudy periods with patchy morning drizzle. Rain developing evening.

Nelson and Buller

Rain with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms developing from the south this morning.

Westland and Fiordland, also the Canterbury High Country

Rain with heavy falls and occasional thunderstorms, turning to showers this morning and clearing east of the Main Divide.

Marlborough, and the remainder of Canterbury

Scattered rain spreading northwards, clearing in the south in the afternoon.

Otago, Clutha and Southland

Scattered showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with patchy drizzle.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots, rising to 45 knots this morning, easing to 35 knots tonight. Sea becoming high for time. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Sunday morning 40 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Sunday 25 knots, changing Monday southerly 15 knots, turning late Tuesday northerly 15 knots.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A disturbed west to northwest flow affects the country at present. A front moving up the South Island today becomes stationary near Cook Strait this evening, remaining there until late Sunday then moving away to the northeast. A ridge builds over the country Monday, then northerlies develop over the South Island Tuesday ahead of another approaching front.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning, easing back to 25 knots gusting 35 knots tonight. Sea rough. Fair visibility in isolated showers, then poor visibility in evening rain.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 25 knots rising to 30 knots for a time late morning and afternoon. Periods of rain, easing at night. Monday: Northwest 15 knots changing southerly 10 knots. Morning cloud and chance shower, then fine. Tuesday: Southeast 10 knots dying out. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres this evening, then easing to half a metre Monday, and dying out Tuesday.

Wellington

Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.

Situation
A disturbed west to northwest flow affects the country at present. A front moving up the South Island today becomes stationary near Cook Strait this evening, remaining there until late Sunday then moving away to the northeast. A ridge builds over the country Monday, then northerlies develop over the South Island Tuesday ahead of another approaching front.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Gale warning. Saturday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots late morning, easing back to 25 knots gusting 35 knots tonight. Fair visibility in isolated showers, then poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 25 knots rising to 30 knots for a time late morning and afternoon. Periods of rain, clearing in the evening. Monday: Northwest 15 knots changing southerly 10 knots. Mainly fine, chance afternoon shower. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots dying out. Mainly fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: For the South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre or less. For Castlepoint: Northeast 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres for a time Sunday and Monday. Southerly half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre Tuesday.