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weather warning

A strong and moist northwest flow covers the South Island ahead of an active front over the Tasman Sea


Now
21°
22°
17°
Mostly cloudy, isolated showers possible in the north. Strong northerlies.
NNW
Sunrise
7.28AM
Sunset
7.26PM
Tomorrow
21°
°
18°
Cloudy with a few showers, mainly in the north. Northerlies rising to gale in the morning.
Sunrise
7.29AM
Sunset
7.24PM
Wednesday
21°
°
13°
Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain afternoon, clearing evening. Gale northerlies, easing late afternoon, changing southerly overnight.
Sunrise
7.30AM
Sunset
7.23PM
Thursday
19°
°
14°
Cloudy periods. Southerlies, strong for a time.
Sunrise
7.31AM
Sunset
7.21PM

Today

21°

17°

Tomorrow

21°

18°

Wednesday

21°

13°

Thursday

19°

14°

Tides for Wellington
9:53PM
HIGH  1.8M
4:18AM
LOW  0.5M
10:23AM
HIGH  1.7M
4:40PM
LOW  0.6M

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Wednesday

North Island, mostly cloudy, a few showers in the north and west.Rain west of Waitomo to Wairarapa later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the south easing early. South Island, rain for most, heavy in the west, easing.

Thursday

North Island, mostly cloudy, with scattered rain or showers. South Island, mainly fine, but cloudy with isolated showers about Canterbury.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain for the North Island and northern South Island. Further south, mainly fine, but areas of cloud about both east and west coasts.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy on Wednesday with strong northerlies, then a period of rain on Thursday with a lighter southerly change. Becoming fine Friday with winds turning easterly.

A SIGNIFICANT HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT IS EXPECTED FOR WESTERN PARTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND. REFER TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS.

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

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Whanganui, Manawatu, Taihape, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Mostly fine.

Wellington, Nelson and Marlborough

Mainly fine today. Occasional showers tomorrow, but isolated in Marlborough.

Buller

Mostly cloudy, with a few showers. Rain with heavy falls developing later tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Heavy rain, with possible thunderstorms.

Canterbury, excluding the High Country

High cloud. Scattered rain developing tomorrow.

The Canterbury High Country, Otago and Southland

Occasional rain becoming persistent tomorrow with heavy falls near the Main Divide. Severe gale northwesterlies developing for the high country tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Cook

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 30 knots, rising to 40 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Fair visibility in a few showers Tuesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 45 knots easing Wednesday afternoon northerly 20 knots. Changing early Thursday southeast 20 knots.Easing Friday southerly 10 knots. High sea easing.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
Northerlies strengthen over the area during today and Tuesday. A front from the south moves onto the North Island Wednesday, then weakens and becomes slow moving while a ridge builds over the South Island on Thursday. A northerly flow develops on Friday ahead of another front approaching from the west.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong Wind Advisory. Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. A fine day, becoming cloudy this evening. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the morning. Mostly cloudy, fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly rising to 35 knots in the morning, changing northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Easing to variable 5 knots at night. A period of rain. Thursday: Southeast 20 knots developing early, easing to 10 knots later. Morning and evening cloud, otherwise fine. Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots. A few spots of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1.5 metres developing Tuesday, rising to 2.5 metres for a time early Wednesday, easing to half a metre on Thursday. Southerly half a metre developing on Thursday.

Wellington

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

Situation
Northerlies strengthen over the area during today and Tuesday. A front from the south moves onto the North Island Wednesday, then weakens and becomes slow moving while a ridge builds over the South Island on Thursday.A northerly flow develops on Friday ahead of another front approaching from the west.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK

Forecast
Gale warning. Monday: Northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Cloudy periods. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots about the south coast in the afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the south in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Northerly 35 knots, easing to 20 knots in the afternoon, and 10 knots at night. Southeast 20 knots developing overnight. Rain for a time. Thursday: Southeast 20 knots, easing to 10 knots later. Cloudy periods. Friday: Southeast 10 knots. A few spots of rain.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre on Thursday. For Castlepoint: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Tuesday. Northerly 1.5 metres developing Tuesday, easing to half a metre Thursday. Southerly 1 metre developing Thursday.