Page last updated: 1:32PM Thursday October 23, 2014
Fine with NE. Strong S ly with showers evening.
Morning showers then fine. Strong southerlies easing.
Mainly fine. Northeasterlies turning northwest later.
High cloud. Occasional rain and cold southerlies later.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this afternoon,then becoming southwest 50 knots this evening, but quickly easing to southwest 40 knots. Easing to southwest 25 knots Friday afternoon and to southwest 15 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming high briefly. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers developing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning northeast 20 knots. Changing Sunday southwest 20 knots. Becoming late Monday northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Northwest 20 knots developing this afternoon, becoming southwest 35 knots but 45 knots offshore this evening, then easing to southwest 25 knots everywhere Friday morning and to southerly 15 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming high offshore for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening, clearing overnight.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning morning northeast 15 knots. Changing Sunday southwest 15 knots. Becoming late Monday northeast 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell offshore at times.
|DATE||TIME (24hr)||HEIGHT (m)|
|H||23 Oct||04:00||2.2 m|
|L||23 Oct||10:14||0.5 m|
|H||23 Oct||16:28||2.2 m|
|L||23 Oct||22:41||0.6 m|
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
A front moves north over the area today followed by a brief ridge on Saturday. A second front moves north over the region on Sunday, followed by another ridge.
STORM warning for CONWAY
Strong Wind Advisory.
Thursday: Northeast 15 knots, becoming westerly 15 knots this afternoon. Changing southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Fair visibility in showers developing this evening.
Friday: Southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, then to southwest 10 knots early evening. Rough sea easing in the evening. Poor visibility in showers clearing in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Becoming northeast 10 knots in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Fine, morning cloud. Sunday: Northeast 15 knots, changing southwest 15 knots late. Showers developing.. Monday: Southwest 15 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots late. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast half a metre or less. Southeast about a metre developing Friday afternoon dying out Saturday.