Now
27°
25°
19°
Long fine spells, chance shower until tonight. Westerlies.
W
Sunrise
Sun Feb 18 06:48:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Sun Feb 18 20:19:00 NZDT 2018
Tomorrow
27°
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20°
Cloudy. A few showers from afternoon, turning to rain in the evening. Northerlies.
Sunrise
Mon Feb 19 06:49:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Mon Feb 19 20:17:00 NZDT 2018
Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
26°
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18°
Rain with heavy falls possible. Northerlies becoming strong.
Sunrise
Tue Feb 20 06:51:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Tue Feb 20 20:16:00 NZDT 2018
Wed Feb 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2018
24°
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14°
Cloudy periods, a few showers. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
Wed Feb 21 06:52:00 NZDT 2018
Sunset
Wed Feb 21 20:14:00 NZDT 2018

Today

27°

19°

Tomorrow

27°

20°

Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

26°

18°

Wed Feb 21 00:00:00 NZDT 2018

24°

14°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Tuesday

North Island, rain with heavy falls for most, but cloudy periods for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Gale northwesterlies south of Waitomo. South Island, rain with heavy falls for most, but scattered rain in the south. Gale southeasterlies north of Central Otago and in Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers for most. South Island, rain, possibly heavy for most, but a few showers for Southland and Fiordland.

Thursday

North Island, isolated showers in the north. Periods of rain for the rest, easing later. South Island, mainly fine in the west. A few showers elsewhere, clearing later.

Friday

Mainly fine with isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fine spells and a few showers on Thursday and Friday. Strong, possibly gale, westerly on Thursday.

Northern and western areas from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells and isolated showers today. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and the odd shower turning to rain from Taranaki to Wellington in the evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, with increasing high cloud tomorrow.

Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Buller and Westland

Mainly fine today, but showers about southern Westland. Occasional rain or showers tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

Fine today. Occasional rain developing about Otago tomorrow morning, then spreading to Canterbury later in the day.

Southland

Rain developing this evening, then easing to a few showers tomorrow.

Fiordland

Rain, with heavy falls, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods.

Stephens

Northwest 20 knots but 10 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, becoming northerly 20 knots in the west Monday afternoon. Moderate sea at times.Southwest swell in the west, 3 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre at times. Poor visibility in rain developing Monday afternoon, with possible heavy falls.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday morning easterly 25 knots but northerly 30 knots in the west, rising Tuesday afternoon easterly 45 knots but northerly 50 knots in the west. Becoming Tuesday evening northwest 55 knots everywhere. Easing Wednesday morning 25 knots. Changing early Thursday southeast 30 knots, easing later Thursday 20 knots. Sea becoming high for a time.Southwest swell in the west becoming heavy Wednesday, easing Thursday. Heavy northwest swell developing Tuesday evening, easing Wednesday.

Kapiti

Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.

Situation
A ridge affects most of the North Island and central New Zealand today. On Monday, a frontal rainband spreads across the lower half of the North Island. Cyclone Gita is expected to move east across the top of the South Island sometime late Tuesday into Wednesday, then moves away to the east late Wednesday and on Thursday.

Warning
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Sunday: Northwest 10 knots, rising to 15 knots south of Otaki this afternoon, then becoming northerly 10 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, with chance light showers. Monday: Northerly 10 knots, turning northwest for a time in the morning. Rising to northerly 15 knots in the south for a time in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy, with poor visibility in rain developing from late afternoon, and possible heavy falls from evening.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Becoming southeast 25 knots in the afternoon. Changing northeast 25 knots in the evening. Rain with heavy falls. Wednesday: Changing southwest 30 knots early, then quickly easing to 15 knots. Becoming northwest 20 knots later. Rain with heavy falls, easing to a few showers in the morning. Thursday: Changing southeast 20 knots early, easing to 10 knots later. Periods of rain, gradually clearing.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest about half a metre, rising to 1 metre at times until this evening. Rising to 5 metres late Tuesday evening and possibly 5.5 metres for a time overnight Tuesday, then easing to 3 metres Wednesday morning, to 2 metres Wednesday evening and dying out Thursday. Southwest 1 metre developing Wednesday, dying out Thursday.