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weather warning

A complex low pressure system is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand Sunday night and Monday, preceded by a period of strong to gale northeasterlies


Now
14°
11°
10°
Cloudy periods. Northerlies.
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Sunrise
7.47AM
Sunset
5.05PM
Tomorrow
14°
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Early rain, easing morning to fine spells, but the odd shower still possible in the north. Northerlies, strong at times.
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
5.05PM
Tuesday
13°
°
Morning showers, easing from afternoon with fine spells developing. Strong northwesterlies until evening.
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
5.06PM
Wednesday
10°
°
Showers, turning to rain for a time as northerlies change strong southerly.
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
5.06PM

Today

14°

10°

Tomorrow

14°

9°

Tuesday

13°

6°

Wednesday

10°

5°

Tides for Wellington
4:57PM
HIGH  1.8M
11:22PM
LOW  0.6M
5:25AM
HIGH  1.7M
11:33AM
LOW  0.6M

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Tuesday

North Island: Scattered showers, mainly in the west and becoming fine in the east. South Island: Showers in the south and west, with snow to 500 metres in the far south. Fine spells and isolated showers elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Showers, easing north of Taupo. Strong westerlies. South Island: Showers, clearing in the west and about Nelson by afternoon, and becoming isolated for central Otago. Snow to 600 metres, but possibly 400 metres at first in the south.

Thursday

North Island: A few showers, but mainly fine for central areas. South Island: Showers in the east and south with snow possible to 600 metres. Elsewhere mainly fine.

Friday

North Island: Showers about Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay/ Gisborne coast clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island: Fine or becoming fine for most. Showers about Stewart Island and Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Period of rain, easing to a few showers on Friday. Strong northerlies, turning westerly late Tuesday, then northerly again Wednesday. A gale southwest change Thursday, easing Friday.

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and Taupo

Rain spreading south during the evening and overnight with heavy falls, followed by showers, some heavy and possibly thundery. Strong to gale northeasterlies, easing overnight or tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Rain for a time tonight or early tomorrow, then a few showers.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, and Wairarapa

Fine today. Rain at times tomorrow.

Nelson and northern Marlborough

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing tomorrow morning then mainly fine, but rain about western Nelson again late tomorrow.

Remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury

High cloud. Occasional rain about the High Country, and patchy rain elsewhere for a time overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, becoming widespread and heavier later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Late rain tomorrow.

Cook

Northerly 30 knots. Sea rough. Southerly swell 1 metre, easing. Poor visibility in rain developing tonight, easing Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest easing early Tuesday 20 knots. Changing Tuesday morning and afternoon southerly 25 knots for a time. Changing early Wednesday southerly 30 knots, rising late Wednesday morning until Wednesday evening 45 knots with high sea. Southerly easing later Thursday 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Wednesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A low and associated fronts affect the country for the next few days, then moving away to the east late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure from later Thursday.

Warning
Gale warning for Stephens Nil for Cook

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Cloud increasing. Fair visibility in rain developing overnight tonight. Monday: Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots, changing northwest 20 knots in the morning. Rough sea easing in the morning. Fair visibility in morning rain, then increasing fine spells.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 20 knots. Changing southerly 15 knots for a time during the morning and afternoon. Showers gradually easing and becoming isolated with increasing fine breaks. Wednesday: Changing southerly 20 knots early, rising to 30 knots for a time. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Thursday: Southerly 20 knots. Cloudy periods. The odd shower.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Southwest around half a metre, dying out this afternoon. Southwest half a redeveloping later Wednesday, rising to 1 metre early Thursday. Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre this evening.

Wellington

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

Situation
A low and associated fronts affect the country for the next few days, then moving away to the east late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure from later Thursday.

Warning
Nil for Cook

Forecast
Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloud increasing. Fair visibility in rain developing overnight tonight. Monday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Fair visibility in morning rain, then increasing fine spells.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots. Changing southerly 25 knots in the morning, dying out in the afternoon. Showers easing and gradually clearing from afternoon. Wednesday: Southerly 25 knots developing early, rising to 35 knots for a time. Showers, turning to rain for a time. Thursday: Southerly 25 knots. Cloudy with occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less this afternoon. Southerly 2 metres developing Wednesday, rising to 3 metres early Thursday. For Castlepoint: Southeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less this evening. Northeast 1 metre developing this evening, rising to 3 metres Monday morning, then easing to 2 metres Monday evening, to 1 metre Tuesday and dying out later Wednesday. Southerly 2 metres developing Wednesday, rising to 3 metres early Thursday.