weather warning

Cyclone Gita is forecast to track southeastwards across the upper South Island tonight (Tuesday), then to move away to the southeast on Wednesday


Now
23°
20°
16°
Periods of rain. Southerly, changing gale northerly gusting 130 km/h this evening.
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Sunrise
6.50AM
Sunset
8.18PM
Tomorrow
21°
°
12°
Showers north of the city. Showers, chance heavy, developing in the city from evening with a strong southerly change.
Sunrise
6.51AM
Sunset
8.17PM
Thursday
17°
°
12°
Showers, some heavy, easing and becoming fine afternoon. Southerlies gradually dying out.
Sunrise
6.52AM
Sunset
8.15PM
Friday
21°
°
13°
Mainly fine. Northerlies, changing southerly later.
Sunrise
6.53AM
Sunset
8.14PM

Today

23°

16°

Tomorrow

21°

12°

Thursday

17°

12°

Friday

21°

13°

Tides for Wellington
9:40PM
HIGH  1.6M
3:54AM
LOW  0.7M
10:06AM
HIGH  1.6M
4:30PM
LOW  0.7M

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Thursday

North Island, Scattered showers in the north and west, turning to rain for a time south of Taranaki, then clearing. A period of rain in the east, clearing from the south. South Island, a few early showers in Nelson and Marlborough, and coastal showers in the east and south. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, fine or becoming fine for most, but isolated showers for Northland, and Coromandel to Gisborne. South Island, A few showers in the south, and about the west coast in the morning. Mainly fine elsewhere, but areas of morning and evening cloud.

Saturday

North Island, Mainly fine, but isolated showers from Northland to Bay of Plenty. South Island, Showers developing in the west, and cloudy periods about the east coast. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, clearing on Saturday. Strong northwesterlies changing southwest on Thursday, easing on Saturday.

Cyclone Gita moves southeast across central New Zealand today, bringing severe gales and heavy rain to central portions of the country.

Northland to Waitomo, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taumarunui, Taupo

Showers, becoming isolated tonight as northerly gales ease.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, however a few showers this evening. Northwest gales developing this afternoon, easing tomorrow.

Taranaki, Taihape, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa

Fine spells. A few showers, some heavy tomorrow evening. Northerlies, severe gale in exposed places, this evening and overnight.

Horowhenua to Wellington

Showers becoming isolated tomorrow morning, then frequent and heavier tomorrow evening. Northerly gales from evening, possibly severe, easing tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Marlborough, Buller, Westland

Rain today, heavy at times. Showers tomorrow, possible thunderstorms. Severe gales in exposed places, easing tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times. Southerlies, gale in Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing tomorrow.

Cook

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 25 knots, changing northerly 35 knots north of Cape Terawhiti this afternoon, then becoming northerly 50 knots everywhere this evening before easing to northwest 40 knots early Wednesday morning and to 30 knots around midday Wednesday.Changing southerly 20 knots Wednesday evening. Sea becoming high everywhere for a time. Northerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time.Southerly swell rising 2 metres.Poor visibility in rain, easing to showers this afternoon or evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly rising Thursday morning 30 knots with rough sea, easing Thursday evening 15 knots,easing Friday variable 10 knots.Developing late Saturday northerly 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
Cyclone Gita will track east across central New Zealand this morning, then move slowly away to the east during the course of the day. Another low forms west of the South Island today,then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday,followed by a ridge of high pressure moving over the country.

Warning
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Northwest 35 knots gusting 50 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, then to 15 knots in the afternoon. Changing southerly 15 knots late evening. Very rough sea, easing in the morning. Poor visibility in showers, heavy and possibly thundery from evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southerly rising to 25 knots early morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening, and to variable 5 knots overnight. Morning rain then fine. Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Fine. Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Southwest 10 knots developing in the afternoon, turning northerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest 5 metres. Easing to 2.5 metres this morning, and to half a metre or less during Thursday.

Wellington

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

Situation
Cyclone Gita will track east across central New Zealand this morning, then move slowly away to the east during the course of the day. Another low forms west of the South Island today,then weakens as it moves over the North Island on Thursday,followed by a ridge of high pressure moving over the country.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Northwest 35 knots gusting 50 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, then to 15 knots in the afternoon. Changing southerly 15 knots in the evening. Very rough sea, easing in the morning. Poor visibility in showers, heavy and possibly thundery from evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southerly rising to 30 knots early morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening, and to variable 5 knots overnight. Rain easing to showers in the morning, then clearing by evening. Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning, changing southerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine. Saturday: Southerly 10 knots, becoming northerly 15 knots in the evening. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 2 metres, rising to southwest 3 metres for a time this morning. Rising to 3 metres again for a time Thursday. For Castlepoint: Northeast 2 metres,easing to half a metre today. Southerly 1 metre,rising to 2 metres Thursday.