weather warning

HEAVY RAIN FOR WESTLAND AND BULLER A front associated with a low over the Tasman Sea moves onto the west of the South Island on Friday, then continues moving slowly eastwards during Saturday


Now
14°
12°
Fine. Light winds.
SW
Sunrise
7.35AM
Sunset
5.14PM
Tomorrow
15°
°
11°
Cloudy periods. A few showers and northerlies developing afternoon.
Sunrise
7.35AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Saturday
16°
°
11°
Rain setting in, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls from afternoon. Northerlies strengthening.
Sunrise
7.35AM
Sunset
5.15PM
Sunday
16°
°
10°
Occasional showers. Northwesterlies.
Sunrise
7.35AM
Sunset
5.16PM

Today

14°

4°

Tomorrow

15°

11°

Saturday

16°

11°

Sunday

16°

10°

Tides for Auckland
Tides for Onehunga
11:32AM
HIGH  3.3M
5:25PM
LOW  0.5M
11:56PM
HIGH  3.4M
6:04AM
LOW  0.6M
12:24PM
HIGH  3.2M
6:18PM
LOW  0.7M
2:40PM
HIGH  3.8M
8:45PM
LOW  0.9M
3:02AM
HIGH  3.8M
9:18AM
LOW  1.0M
3:31PM
HIGH  3.7M
9:36PM
LOW  1.1M

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Saturday

Periods of rain, with heavy falls possible for the north of the North Island, and also the northwestern South Island.

Sunday

Rain turning to showers in most places.

Monday

Scattered showers, but rain in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated showers on Saturday and Sunday, turning to rain on Monday. Northeasterlies becoming strong on Sunday and possibly rising to gale on Monday.

Northland and Coromandel Peninsula

Scattered showers, mainly in eastern areas, clearing by evening.

Auckland to Kapiti, including the central high country

Mainly fine. Areas of frost or fog this morning.

Bay of Plenty

Scattered showers near the coast this morning, otherwise fine.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Long fine spells, but a few showers near the coast.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Areas of morning cloud and isolated showers, then becoming fine.

Canterbury

Areas of cloud and morning fog, otherwise fine.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Scattered showers about Westland and Buller, spreading to Fiordland this afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Fine, but areas of fog or low cloud morning and night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few light showers.

Colville

Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Poor visibility in showers, with the chance of thunderstorms this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Friday evening northeast 20 knots,gradually rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Sunday northwest 20 knots and late Sunday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.

Kaipara

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.Southwest swell 2 metres.Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots,gradually rising early Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea,changing late Saturday northwest 25 knots and Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.

Auckland

Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.

Situation
A weak ridge lies over northern New Zealand. A large, complex low is approaching from the Tasman Sea, affecting the country from Friday onwards, followed by an unsettled southwesterly flow on Monday.

Warning
Wind warning Nil

Forecast
For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Sea smooth. Fine weather. Friday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Thursday: Southeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Poor visibility in a few showers, clearing and becoming fine this afternoon. Friday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few evening showers.

Outlook
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 30 knots but 25 knots about the Harbours, changing northwest 15 knots everywhere late. Heavy rain, possibly thundery, easing to the odd shower late. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, turning westerly later. Occasional showers. Monday: Westerly 15 knots becoming southwest 20 knots. Occasional showers.

Swell
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Easterly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Monday. Northerly 2 metres developing late Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres late Friday, rising to 3 metres Sunday, easing to 2.5 metres Monday. Northwest half a metre developing Friday, rising to 2 metres Saturday, easing to 1 metre Sunday, dying out Monday.