Page last updated: 10:52PM Thursday March 05, 2015
Mainly fine, chance shower. Sea breezes dying out.
Morning drizzle, brief afternoon rain. N ly changes W ly.
Afternoon showers, some heavy. NW strengthens,then SW.
Mainly fine. Southwest dying out.
Easterly 15 knots turning northerly overnight, then rising to 30 knots late Friday morning. Changing northwest 15 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing Friday afternoon, clearing Friday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Saturday morning westerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing early Sunday westerly 15 knots.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening, rising to 25 knots overnight and to 40 knots Friday morning. Changing westerly 25 knots Friday afternoon, then easing to northwest 15 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northerly swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain developing Friday morning,some possibly thundery falls, clearing Friday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Saturday morning westerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots and Sunday westerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, easing Sunday. Moderate northwest swell easing Saturday.
Manukau and Waitemata Harbours, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
A shallow low to the north of the North Island moves away to the east today. An active front moves east across the country on Friday, followed by another front on Saturday. On Sunday, a ridge builds over the upper North Island.
Strong wind advisory in force for Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville.
For Manukau Harbour:
Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine. Chance of a shower until evening.
Friday: Northeast 15 knots rising to 20 knots in the morning. Changing westerly 20 knots in the afternoon, then easing to northwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the morning and early afternoon. Fair visibility in drizzle developing in the morning, turning to poor visibility in rain in the afternoon, then clearing during the evening. For Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Bream Head to Cape Colville:
Thursday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to northeast 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few light showers.
Friday: Northeast 15 knots rising to northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then changing northwest 20 knots in the afternoon and easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, then easing in the afternoon. Fair visibility in drizzle developing in the morning, turning to poor visibility in rain in the afternoon, then clearing during the evening.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northwest rising to 25 knots morning, turning westerly later. Afternoon showers, possibly heavy, clearing evening. Sunday: Southwest 15 knots. Fine. Monday: Variable 10 knots. Fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: East Coast: Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre on Sunday. West Coast: Southwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres on Friday, to 4.5 metres on Saturday then easing to 3 metres on Sunday and 2 metres on Monday. Northwest 1 metre developing Friday, rising to 2 metres for a time Saturday, then dying out.