TODAY |

Now
18°
18°
16°
Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle in the north, turning to light rain there from afternoon. Humid northerlies.
NNE
Sunrise
7.17AM
Sunset
5.17PM
Tomorrow
18°
°
Morning drizzle, turning to rain in the afternoon, possibly heavy in the evening. Strong northerlies, changing strong southerly in the evening.
Sunrise
7.18AM
Sunset
5.16PM
Wednesday
15°
°
Showers clearing in the afternoon, leaving cloudy periods. Strong southerlies, gradually easing.
Sunrise
7.19AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Thursday
13°
°
Fine with light winds.
Sunrise
7.20AM
Sunset
5.14PM

Today

18°

16°

Tomorrow

18°

8°

Wednesday

15°

8°

Thursday

13°

8°

Tides for Wellington
3:44AM
HIGH  1.5M
9:53AM
LOW  0.7M
4:07PM
HIGH  1.6M
10:21PM
LOW  0.7M

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Tuesday

North Island: A few showers turning to rain from the west, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Rain in the west and north with heavy falls, easing later. Rain spreading north elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Rain easing to isolated showers, then clearing and becoming fine south of Northland. South Island: Remaining rain or showers clearing in the morning and becoming mainly fine.

Thursday

North Island: Remaining showers about Northland clearing. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts in sheltered places, apart from cloudy periods about Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. South Island: Fine with morning frosts.

Friday

North Island: Mainly fine with morning frosts in sheltered places. South Island: Becoming cloudy in the west with rain developing in Fiordland. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with occasional rain with northwesterlies, clearing later on Wednesday with a change to southerlies.

The northern half of the North Island from Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with occasional rain or showers.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Mainly fine and warm with high cloud, but rain near the ranges and a few falls elsewhere.

Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Occasional showers.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Cloudy with rain or drizzle at times.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers but rain returning tomorrow evening.

Marlborough

Showers about the Sounds and western ranges. Long fine spells elsewhere.

Canterbury

Few showers in the north this evening. Early patchy drizzle tomorrow then clearing.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today. Fine tomorrow apart from high cloud.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Few spots of rain or drizzle.

Cook

Monday : Northerly 30 knots easing to 20 knots for a time this morning. Rough sea easing for a time. Poor visibility in areas of drizzle, mostly from evening. Areas of fog clearing in the morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly rising to 40 knots in the morning, easing to 30 knots in the evening. Changing southerly 35 knots at night. Sea becoming very rough at times. Wednesday: Southerly easing to 25 knots in the afternoon, and to 15 knots in the evening. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southerly swell developing for a time. Thursday: Easing to variable 10 knots early.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
Strong northwesterlies dominate the North Island and lower South Island, then everywhere by tonight. A frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday followed by a strong southwest flow. A ridge then becomes dominant on Wednesday while a trough moves north over the upper North Island.

Warning
Nils for Cook and Stephens

Forecast
Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Cloudy. Fair visibility in scattered rain, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Northwest swell easing to half a metre or less.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly rising to 30 knots in the morning, easing to 25 knots in the afternoon. Changing southerly 30 knots at night. Cloudy, with a few showers, turning to rain in the afternoon. Northwest swell rising to 1.5 to 2 metres for a time. Wednesday: Southerly rising to 30 knots early, then easing to southerly 15 knots in the afternoon, and to southeast 10 knots in the evening. Showers clearing in the morning and becoming fine. Northwest swell easing to half a metre. Southwest swell 1 metre developing. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots. Fine. Southwest swell easing to half a metre or less.

Wellington

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

Situation
Strong northwesterlies dominate the North Island and lower South Island, then everywhere by tonight. A frontal system moves over the country on Tuesday followed by a strong southwest flow. A ridge then becomes dominant on Wednesday while a trough moves north over the upper North Island.

Warning
Nil for Cook

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots easing to 20 knots for a time this morning and afternoon. Rough sea easing for a time in the morning and afternoon. Cloudy. Fair visibility in scattered rain, mainly in the afternoon and evening. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre or less. For Castlepoint - Southerly swell half a metre or less. Northeast swell half a metre developing.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northerly rising to 35 knots in the morning, easing to 30 knots in the evening. Changing southerly 35 knots at night. Cloudy, with a few showers, turning to rain in the afternoon. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell half a metre or less. For Castlepoint - Southerly swell half a metre or less. Northeast swell half a metre. Wednesday: Southerly easing 25 knots in the morning, and to southeast 10 knots in the evening. Showers clearing in the afternoon, leaving cloudy periods. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. For Castlepoint - Southerly swell rising to 2.5 metres for a time. Northeast swell half a metre dying out. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots. Fine. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell easing to 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Southerly swell easing to 1.5 metres.