Now
16°
10°
The odd shower, becoming frequent this evening.Northwesterlies.
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Sunrise
Tue Aug 21 07:00:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Tue Aug 21 17:47:00 NZST 2018
Tomorrow
14°
°
Sunny spells. A few showers, mainly morning, possibly heavy before dawn. Fresh northwesterlies, changing easterly evening.
Sunrise
Wed Aug 22 06:59:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Wed Aug 22 17:48:00 NZST 2018
Thu Aug 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018
13°
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Rain, possibly heavy, turning to showers afternoon, easing evening. Southeasterlies turning brisk southerly late morning.
Sunrise
Thu Aug 23 06:57:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Thu Aug 23 17:49:00 NZST 2018
Fri Aug 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018
13°
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A few showers, clearing later. Fresh southerlies.
Sunrise
Fri Aug 24 06:56:00 NZST 2018
Sunset
Fri Aug 24 17:50:00 NZST 2018

Today

16°

8°

Tomorrow

14°

6°

Thu Aug 23 00:00:00 NZST 2018

13°

5°

Fri Aug 24 00:00:00 NZST 2018

13°

5°

extended nz forecast

regional forecast

coastal marine forecast

leisure marine forecast

Thursday

North Island, rain with some heavy falls, possibly falling as snow about the Desert Road, easing to a few showers north of Taupo and clearing in the east. South Island, fine in the west, scattered rain in the east.

Friday

North Island, showers, especially in Northland and south of Taihape, gradually clearing most places during the day. South Island, showers in the east becoming isolated, mainly fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, becoming mainly fine, isolated showers in Northland and in the south and east at first. South Island, mainly fine but a few showers for Fiordland and coastal Southland.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing on Thursday, with some heavy falls and possible thunderstorms on Friday, turning to showers on Saturday. Easterly winds developing on Thursday, tending northerly then to gale southerlies during Friday, before easing a little on Saturday.

The northern half of the North Island from Taranaki to Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain or showers, sometimes heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, easing for a time tomorrow morning.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Long fine spells, but a few showers at times as well.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Showers, some possibly heavy overnight with hail and thunderstorms, easing tomorrow morning.

Nelson and Marlborough

Showers, some heavy with hail and possible thunderstorms, clearing overnight. Buller and Westland

Canterbury, North and Central Otago, and Dunedin

Mainly fine, but mostly cloudy about the Canterbury foothills.

Clutha, Southland and Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain at times tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Stephens

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this morning, and to 15 knots this afternoon. Turning easterly 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell in the west, 4 metres easing. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Thursday evening southwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the east. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate northwest swell, easing Friday.

Kapiti

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

Situation
A complex low and associated fronts continue to affect the country over the next few days. The low eventually pulls away to the east on Friday, and a trough moves onto the lower South Island. A broad high in the Tasman Sea then gradually moves onto New Zealand during the weekend.

Warning
NIL warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS

Forecast
Strong wind advisory. Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning, easing to 20 knots this afternoon, and to northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the afternoon. Cloudy periods,fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Changing southwest 25 knots in the morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Rain, gradually easing. Friday: Southwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots for a time. Showers clearing, becoming fine. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, gradually easing to variable 5 knots. Fine.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest 2 metres, easing to 1 metre today. Northwest rising to 2 metres again for a time Thursday, then dying out Saturday.