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weather warning

A front over the south Tasman Sea is forecast to move east over the South Island today (Wednesday) and then weaken as it crosses the North Island on Thursday


Now
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High cloud thickening this evening and a few showers possible. Northwesterlies, rising to gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places.
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Sunrise
Wed Dec 02 05:42:00 NZDT 2020
Sunset
Wed Dec 02 20:39:00 NZDT 2020
Tomorrow
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Early rain with northwesterlies, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places, clearing to fine as winds die out. Northerlies developing again evening.
Sunrise
Thu Dec 03 05:41:00 NZDT 2020
Sunset
Thu Dec 03 20:40:00 NZDT 2020
Fri Dec 04 00:00:00 NZDT 2020
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Fine apart from some morning and evening cloud. Brisk northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Fri Dec 04 05:41:00 NZDT 2020
Sunset
Fri Dec 04 20:41:00 NZDT 2020
Sat Dec 05 00:00:00 NZDT 2020
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Showers mainly north of the city until afternoon then turning to rain later. Winds tending northerly.
Sunrise
Sat Dec 05 05:41:00 NZDT 2020
Sunset
Sat Dec 05 20:42:00 NZDT 2020

Today

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Tomorrow

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Fri Dec 04 00:00:00 NZDT 2020

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Sat Dec 05 00:00:00 NZDT 2020

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Tides for Wellington
Wed Dec 02 19:43:00 NZDT 2020
HIGH  1.5M
Thu Dec 03 01:49:00 NZDT 2020
LOW  0.8M
Thu Dec 03 07:55:00 NZDT 2020
HIGH  1.6M
Thu Dec 03 14:26:00 NZDT 2020
LOW  0.7M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Friday

North Island: Cloudy periods in the north and west, with isolated showers about the ranges. Fine elsewhere. South Island: Rain in the west and south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Saturday

Unsettled with rain or showers for most. Some heavy falls possible for Westland and Fiordland.

Sunday

North Island: Fine spells and a few showers in the west, mainly morning and evening. South Island: Periods of rain or showers in the west and south with heavy falls possible. Cloudy periods elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and late showers on Friday, with northerlies developing. Rain or showers over the weekend with northwesterlies on Saturday changing southwest on Sunday.

Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Fine, with isolated afternoon showers in Northland. A few showers tomorrow, clearing later.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country and Wairarapa

Fine, then cloud developing tonight. Brief rain tomorrow morning then fine. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places of Wellington and Wairarapa for a time.

Nelson City, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, with high cloud. Isolated showers inland Marlborough tomorrow. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places for a time.

Remainder of Nelson, Buller and Westland

Cloudy with patchy drizzle. Rain spreading north today, briefly heavy, easing to isolated showers tomorrow.

Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Scattered showers, becoming confined to coastal Southland and Fiordland tomorrow. Severe gale northwesterlies in exposed places, easing tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine. Rain for a time tomorrow.

Cook

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Wednesday : Northerly 35 knots, rising to 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming high. Southerly swell 1 metre, period 11 seconds, easing. Thursday : Northerly easing to 40 knots early morning. Becoming northwest 25 knots but southerly 20 knots south of Cape Terawhiti late morning, and northwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the south in the afternoon. Becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere in the evening. High sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre developing, period 15 seconds. Fair visibility in early morning rain, then becoming fine.

Outlook following 3 days: Friday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Saturday: Northwest 30 knots, easing to variable 10 knots late. Rough sea easing. Sunday: Northwest 30 knots developing. Sea becoming rough.

Mana

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island, while northwesterlies strengthen throughout southern and central parts of the country ahead of a front moving onto the South Island today. The front crosses the North Island on Thursday, followed by a westerly flow over the country. A trough approaches the upper North Island later Saturday, while another front sweeps past the far south. Northwest flow strengthens on Sunday as the next front approaches the country from the west.

Warning
Gale warning for Stephens Storm warning for Cook

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Wednesday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea rough. Cloudy. Northwest swell half a metre. Thursday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning. Rough sea easing morning. Fair visibility in rain from early morning, clearing afternoon. Northwest swell 1 metre developing, easing to half a metre later.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy periods. Northwest swell half a metre. Saturday: Northwest rising to 25 knots, easing to 10 knots late. Showers from late morning, then rain later. Southwest swell half a metre at times. Sunday: Northwest rising to 25 knots. Early rain then fine spells. Showers developing later. Northwest swell rising to 1 metre for a time.

Wellington

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

Situation
A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island, while northwesterlies strengthen throughout southern and central parts of the country ahead of a front moving onto the South Island today. The front crosses the North Island on Thursday, followed by a westerly flow over the country. A trough approaches the upper North Island later Saturday, while another front sweeps past the far south. Northwest flow strengthens on Sunday as the next front approaches the country from the west.

Warning
Storm warning for Cook

Forecast
Gale warning. Wednesday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots about the south coast, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 50 knots in the south in the evening. Sea becoming very rough about the south coast in the evening. Cloudy. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell 1 metre, easing to half a metre this evening. For Castlepoint - Southeast swell 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre this evening. Thursday: Easing to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere early morning. Changing southerly 15 knots by midday, easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Northwest 15 knots developing in the evening. Very rough sea in the south, easing morning. Fair visibility in early morning rain, clearing afternoon. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell 1 metre at times. For Castlepoint - Southeast swell 1 metre at times.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots in the morning. Cloudy periods. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Southerly swell rising to 1.5 metres. Saturday: Northerly 30 knots, easing to 10 knots late. Showers from late morning, then rain later. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Southwest swell 1.5 metres at times. Sunday: Northerly rising to 30 knots. Early rain then fine spells. Showers developing later. For the South Coast and Palliser Bay - Southerly swell 1 metre. For Castlepoint - Southwest swell easing to 1 metre.