TODAY |

Now
13°
12°
Mostly cloudy, remaining drizzle clearing evening. Brisk southerlies, easing tonight.
WSW
Sunrise
6.31AM
Sunset
7.43PM
Tomorrow
18°
°
12°
Morning cloud, then fine. Cloud returning at night. Southerlies dying out early, northwest developing afternoon.
Sunrise
6.29AM
Sunset
7.44PM
Friday
15°
°
12°
Cloudy with the odd shower, then rain by evening. Strong northerlies.
Sunrise
6.28AM
Sunset
7.45PM
Saturday
17°
°
11°
A few morning showers, then fine. Strong northwesterlies easing.
Sunrise
6.26AM
Sunset
7.46PM

Today

13°

9°

Tomorrow

18°

12°

Friday

15°

12°

Saturday

17°

11°

Tides for Wellington
8:18AM
HIGH  1.6M
2:39PM
LOW  0.7M

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Friday

North Island, showers in the west and south, turning to rain later. Increasing cloud elsewhere. South Island, periods of rain, heavy falls in the west and about the Divide.

Saturday

North Island, showers, easing and becoming isolated, but clearing to fine in the east and far north. South Island, early rain in the west easing to a few showers, but rain returning to Fiordland later. Showers elsewhere, gradually clearing to fine.

Sunday

North Island, cloudy periods in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north, but fine with high cloud from the Canterbury Plains to Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing with rain and northeasterlies developing on Friday. Easing to isolated showers late on Saturday as winds turn westerly.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel and the central high country

Fine spells. Isolated showers, clearing from Auckland northwards tomorrow afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington

Remaining showers clearing overnight and becoming fine. Cloudy for Wellington tomorrow night.

Whanganui to Kapiti

Isolated showers, mainly about the ranges. Patchy rain developing late tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, Marlborough, Canterbury

Mainly fine, however low cloud for the Canterbury Plains overnight, and cloud increasing tomorrow and scattered rain developing later.

Otago, except Clutha

Mainly fine, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

Fine spells. Isolated from afternoon or evening, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

A few showers this afternoon.

Cook

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this morning, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday afternoon northerly 40 knots with high sea, easing Saturday northwest 25 knots. Rising later Sunday northwest 35 knots.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A strong southwesterly flow eases, then tilts northwest today ahead of a low forming in the Tasman Sea. The low crosses the South Island during Friday and early Saturday, while an associated front moves across the North Island. A northwesterly flow develops again ahead of a front, reaching the far south by midnight Saturday, which slowly progresses up the South Island on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing in the morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy periods, with fair visibility in occasional evening rain.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly rising to 25 knots in the morning and to 30 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy. A few showers turning to rain at night. Saturday: Northwest 30 knots rising to 35 knots for a time, easing to northerly 15 knots in the evening. A few showers, becoming isolated. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 10 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest 1 metre developing Friday, rising to 2 metres early Saturday, easing to 1 metre again on Sunday.

Wellington

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

Situation
A strong southwesterly flow eases, then tilts northwest today ahead of a low forming in the Tasman Sea. The low crosses the South Island during Friday and early Saturday, while an associated front moves across the North Island. A northwesterly flow develops again ahead of a front, reaching the far south by midnight Saturday, which slowly progresses up the South Island on Sunday.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK

Forecast
Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the morning. Rising to northwest 15 knots, but 20 knots about the south coast in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the south in the afternoon. Fine spells.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly rising to 25 knots in the morning, and 35 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy. A few showers turning to rain at night. Saturday: Northerly rising to 45 knots in the morning, easing to northwest 20 knots in the evening. A few showers, becoming isolated. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 35 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: For the South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southeast 1.5 metres, easing to half a metre or less on today For Castlepoint: Southerly 1 metre. Easterly 2 metres, easing to 1 metre today, and to half a metre or less Friday.