Christchurch

TODAY

AT 7:00 AM

5 °C

WIND: WSW, 15 knots

Few Showers

High: 12

Low: 4

Thursday

Few Showers

High: 14

Low: 2

Friday

Partly Cloudy

High: 13

Low: 3

Today: Showers, with snow to 500 metres at first, clearing this afternoon. Southwesterlies ease from afternoon and turn northeast.

Sunrise: 6:26 AM

Sunset: 8:04 PM

Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 12:41 PM    2.4m

low tide: 7:03 PM    0.5m

Marine recreational Forecasts - christchurch

11:32 PM 23 Oct, 2019

Waimakariri River
Adderly Head
Lyttelton Harbour

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation:

A low over central New Zealand moves away to the east this morning, leaving a southwest flow over the country. A front reaches the lower South Island later tonight, then moves quickly across the country during Thursday, followed by a ridge of high pressure Friday.Another front moves onto the south of the South Island later Saturday.

Warnings:

STORM warning for CONWAY

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Wednesday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning and to 20 knots in the afternoon, then dying out in the evening. Northerly 10 knots developing at night. Rough sea easing afternoon. Poor visibility in rain clearing afternoon.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southerly 20 knots late morning, then gradually easing and dying out in the evening. Showers developing with southwest change, easing later. Friday: Southwest 20 knots developing early, then gradually easing and dying out at night. Partly cloudy. Saturday: Northerly 15 knots developing early. Fine.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Southeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre this afternoon, easing to half a metre for a time Thursday morning and afternoon, then easing to half a metre again Saturday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - rangitata

11:51 PM 23 Oct, 2019

Timaru
Akaroa Head
Rangitata
Moeraki

Forecast:

Southerly 30 knots, turning northeast 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell offshore,rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain, easing this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Thursday morning southwest 25 knots, rising Thursday night 35 knots with very rough sea. Southwest easing late Friday 15 knots and Friday night variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell, easing Saturday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - chatham-islands

11:51 PM 23 Oct, 2019

Kaikoura
Chatham Islands

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots early morning. Southerly 35 knots developing around midday, easing to southwest 25 knots tonight.Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing late morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming later Thursday northwest 15 knots and Thursday night southwest 25 knots, rising early Friday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday night 25 knots and late Saturday variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday, easing Saturday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - conway

11:52 PM 23 Oct, 2019

Westport
Farewell Spit
Kahurangi Point
Stephens Is.
Abel
Kapiti Is.
Cook
Cape Palliser
Grey
Cape Campbell
Jackson Head
Conway

Forecast:

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 40 knots, rising to 50 knots north of Kaikoura for a time early morning. Easing to southwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the north late morning, and to southerly 25 knots everywhere this afternoon. Turning northeast 15 knots tonight. Sea becoming high in the north for a time. Southwest swell offshore, rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, easing this afternoon.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing about midday Thursday, southerly 30 knots, easing Thursday night and early Friday 15 knots for a time. Becoming late Friday night variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell, easing Saturday.

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Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 12:41 PM    2.4m

low tide: 7:03 PM    0.5m