A major blast of westerlies is about to impact NZ and Tasmania over the coming days and week, with the South Island and lower eastern North Island most exposed.
Sunday looks windiest, but gales will surge up and down across NZ and the very south-eastern corner of Australia over the coming week or two.
High pressure over much of NSW and QLD will slide out just north of NZ”s North Island – meaning the lightest winds will be in the Far North.
In the tropics some low pressure around Vanuatu and New Caledonia for the end of the working week. We have your NZ and Australia forecast out to Wednesday next week!
Don’t forget – we have a special Rugby forecast for France for all the matches this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, out later today.
on 15/09/2023 3:49am
Hey guys, bit of specific question, but do you think Saturday morning winds would be high enough to affect the morning Interislander sailing? Or is it more Sunday that this would be an issue?
on 15/09/2023 6:12am
Hi AJ, hard to know how sailings might be affected – they can sail through severe gales, and this angle may not make swells too major… it will be down to the captain and company to make the decision either on the day, or the day before. Sunday looks windiest at this stage with highest risk of issues.