TODAY |

Now
10°
8°
Cloudy periods, chance shower from afternoon. Southerlies.
NE
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
4.58PM
Tomorrow
11°
°
Cloudy periods. Southerlies dying out in the afternoon.
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
4.58PM
Thursday
12°
°
Mainly fine. Northerlies developing.
Sunrise
7.46AM
Sunset
4.58PM
Friday
15°
°
10°
Rain developing in the morning, clearing by evening. Northerlies becoming strong.
Sunrise
7.47AM
Sunset
4.58PM

Today

10°

6°

Tomorrow

11°

6°

Thursday

12°

9°

Friday

15°

10°

Tides for Wellington
5:28AM
HIGH  1.6M
11:36AM
LOW  0.7M
5:50PM
HIGH  1.7M
12:19AM
LOW  0.6M
6:19AM
HIGH  1.6M
12:26PM
LOW  0.7M

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Wednesday

North Island, isolated showers in Northland and in the east.Elsewhere, fine with morning frost. South Island, fine with morning frosts, but isolated showers about fiords later.

Thursday

North Island, cloud increasing in the north but fine in the east and south of Taihape. Rain developing in the west at night. South Island, in the west, isolated showers then rain at night, possibly heavy. Elsewhere, fine with areas of morning cloud and frosts.

Friday

North Island, periods of rain, clearing from west by evening. South Island, rain or showers, clearing in the east to mainly fine in the morning.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, with southerlies easing on Wednesday. Fine spells and cloudy periods with the odd shower on Thursday. A few showers turn to rain late on Friday, as northerlies strengthen.

Northland and Auckland

Partly cloudy with isolated showers this morning, then fine.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui

Fine, with any remaining showers clearing early this morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, also Taihape

Mainly fine, but isolated showers from afternoon.

Whanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Generally fine, but a few showers about Wairarapa. The chance of a shower in Wellington from afternoon.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine weather.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly fine, with showers about Banks Peninsula clearing this afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Scattered showers clearing this morning, and becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing this afternoon.

Cook

Southerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots for a time this afternoon and evening.Sea becoming rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 3 metres for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday evening northerly 20 knots, rising late Thursday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday northwest 25 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Wednesday.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand as a high rapidly builds over the country during today, persisting through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea. This front crosses the country on Friday followed by a trough affecting the far south late Friday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this afternoon and evening. Mostly fine, chance light shower from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Morning cloud, then fine. Thursday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Changing northwest 20 knots. A period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1 metre, easing to half a metre or less this morning, then rising to 1. 5 metres late Thursday. Southwest 1 metre developing this morning, dying out Wednesday.

Wellington

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

Situation
An unsettled southwest flow lies over New Zealand as a high rapidly builds over the country during today, persisting through Wednesday. The high then moves slowly eastward on Thursday, allowing a northerly flow to develop ahead of an active front that approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea. This front crosses the country on Friday followed by a trough affecting the far south late Friday.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast this morning. Easing to southerly 15 knots everywhere this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south this morning, easing evening. Mostly fine, but chance light shower from afternoon.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Morning cloud, then fine. Thursday: Northerly rising to 25 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Changing northwest 20 knots. A period of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For the South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 2 metres, rising to 3.5 metres early this morning. Easing to 2.5 metres this evening, and to 1.5 metres late Wednesday,and to half a metre late Thursday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 2.5 metres, rising to 4 metres early this morning. Easing to 2.5 metres this evening, rising to 1.5 metres late Wednesday, and to 1 metre Thursday.Northeast half a metre developing Thursday,rising to 1 metre for a time Friday.