TODAY |

weather warning

An active frontal system is moving across the North Island this morning,bringing further rain and northwest gales


Now
16°
12°
Showers, some heavy with possible squally thunderstorms. Strong or gale westerlies.
WNW
Sunrise
7.14AM
Sunset
7.36PM
Tomorrow
12°
°
Showers with possible thunderstorms and hail. Strong to gale westerlies.
Sunrise
7.12AM
Sunset
7.37PM
Tuesday
10°
°
Showers, easing in the afternoon. Strong southwesterlies, easing in the afternoon.
Sunrise
7.11AM
Sunset
7.38PM
Wednesday
11°
°
Morning cloud, then fine spells. Southwesterlies dying out.
Sunrise
7.09AM
Sunset
7.39PM

Today

16°

6°

Tomorrow

12°

4°

Tuesday

10°

5°

Wednesday

11°

5°

Tides for Westport
9:00PM
HIGH  2.7M
3:12AM
LOW  0.7M
9:31AM
HIGH  2.7M
3:34PM
LOW  0.8M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island: Showers, especially in the west, easing later and clearing north of Taupo. Snow to 600 metres about the Central Plateau. South Island: Showers, falling as snow to 400 metres but to low levels in the far south. Becoming fine about Westland, Canterbury and Marlborough.

Wednesday

North Island: Isolated showers in the west from Taranaki to Northland, easing. Becoming fine elsewhere. South Island: Showers in the far south, falling as snow at first. Fine or becoming fine elsewhere. Possible early severe frosts about interior basins.

Thursday

Isolated showers about Northland. Rain about Fiordland, spreading to southern Westland later. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Friday

Rain spreading up the South Island west coast, reaching the lower North Island late. Early scattered rain about Southland and Otago. Cloud increasing elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Frequent showers and strong, cold west to southwesterlies, all easing on Thursday.

Significant Weather Statement

A significant cold outbreak affects the South Island, with snow to sea level in the far south tomorrow.

For all of the North Island

Scattered showers, mainly south of Auckland and Bay of Plenty, becoming widespread and heavy at times, with hail possible tomorrow. Thunderstorms possible about coastal areas from Waikato to Kapiti. Severe northwest gales about the lower North Island tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Scattered showers, some heavy with hail. But mainly fine this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Snow lowering to 400 metres later tomorrow. Severe northwest gales tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible squally thunderstorms. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Buller and 200 metres in Westland tomorrow.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms. Snow lowering to sea level tomorrow about southern areas, with heavy snow above 200 metres.

Chatham Islands

Rain, heavy with possible thunderstorms, then showers tonight. More heavy falls with hail and thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Sunday : Southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough. Northwest swell 4 metres easing, periods 12 seconds. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms. Monday : Southwest 35 knots becoming northwest 45 knots in the morning, changing southwest 40 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres, period 13 seconds. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time, period 12 seconds. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible squally thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Southwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots late. Sea very rough. Heavy southwest swell. Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots late. Heavy southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Moderate southwest swell easing.