weather warning

An active cold front is expected to move over the far south of the South Island from the south Tasman Sea overnight tonight, then across the country tomorrow ( Tuesday)


Now
15°
8°
Fine spells, chance shower. Westerlies dying out.
SW
Sunrise
Mon May 21 07:41:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Mon May 21 17:19:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
15°
°
Showers turning to rain in the morning. Thunderstorms possible. Northwest changing southwest evening.
Sunrise
Tue May 22 07:42:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue May 22 17:19:00 NZST 2018
Wed May 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018
12°
°
Cloudy at times, chance thunderstorm morning. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise
Wed May 23 07:43:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed May 23 17:18:00 NZST 2018
Thu May 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018
14°
°
Rain developing, heavy and possibly thundery. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise
Thu May 24 07:44:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu May 24 17:17:00 NZST 2018

Today

15°

8°

Tomorrow

15°

5°

Wed May 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018

12°

6°

Thu May 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018

14°

5°

Tides for Westport
Mon May 21 15:46:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.9M
Mon May 21 21:55:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.6M
Tue May 22 04:18:00 NZST 2018
HIGH  2.9M
Tue May 22 10:35:00 NZST 2018
LOW  0.6M

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

Wednesday

North Island, heavy rain in the west, but showers later.Thunderstorms possible. Showers in the east with a southerly change. South Island, showers, with thunderstorms possible in the west and south at first. Snow to 600 metres in the south. Mainly fine for Nelson, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury.

Thursday

North Island, showers in the west becoming frequent, possible thunderstorms in southwest. Mostly dry in the east. Severe gale westerlies possible about Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. South Island, heavy rain in the west, possibly thundery. Mostly dry elsewhere, brief rain for Otago and Southland. Gale westerlies possible in exposed places.

Friday

North Island, showers, heavy in the west. South Island, showers with cold southerlies, clearing in the west and north. Snow to 500 metres in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain. Westerlies strong at times, with gale possible on Friday.

Northland to Taumarunui and Taihape, including Bay of Plenty

Occasional showers, some heavy especially tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mainly fine. Northwest gales in exposed places tomorrow night.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells, but a few showers as well. Heavy rain developing tomorrow night, with squally thunderstorms about Taranaki and south of Levin. Northwest gales later tomorrow, possibly severe in Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine today. Rain or showers tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms in the north and west. Northwest gales tomorrow, severe in exposed places.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers today. Rain tomorrow, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms.

Otago and Southland

Fine today, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland. Occasional rain or showers tomorrow, with northwest gales in exposed places during the morning.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, clearing this evening. Showers tomorrow.

Grey

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 15 knots, becoming northwest 20 knots this evening, then rising to northwest 35 knots Tuesday morning.Changing southwest 25 knots Tuesday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell 5 metres, easing. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain then showers from early Tuesday morning, with thunderstorms possible.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, easing inshore for a time Wednesday morning 15 knots. Rising Thursday westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday southwest 30 knots but 15 knots inshore. Heavy westerly swell.