Page last updated: 3:12PM Tuesday May 05, 2015
High cloud. Northeasterlies freshening.
High cloud, few spots of rain. Strong northeast easing.
Fine with northerlies.
Fine spells, few evening showers. NW, changes SW later.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing this afternoon then rising to 35 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula overnight.Becoming northeast 35 knots for a time Wednesday afternoon and evening. Sea becoming very rough at times. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Southerly swell 1 metre, easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning northwest 15 knots, changing Friday evening southwest 15 knots. Becoming early Saturday northerly 15 knots, then dying out later.Moderate northeast swell offshore,easing Friday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.
Northeast rising to 15 knots this afternoon and to 30 knots Wednesday morning. Easing to northeast 15 knots Wednesday evening and becoming variable 10 knots Wednesday night. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres.Southerly swell 1 metre,easing.
Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday evening northerly 15 knots, changing Friday evening southwest 15 knots. Becoming early Saturday northwest 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell offshore,easing Friday.Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday.
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
An active trough embedded in a northwest flow is expected to move onto the South Island today and move off on Thursday. Another trough is expected over the South Island early Friday.
GALE warning for CONWAY for tomorrow
Strong wind advisory.
Tuesday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing early this afternoon, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Mainly fine.
Wednesday: Northeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots for a time in the morning then rising to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon.Easing to northeast 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon, easing in the evening. High cloud with a few spots of rain,clearing in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Easing to northerly 15 knots early morning. Fine. Friday: Northerly 15 knots changing southwest 20 knots later. Fine spells, a few evening showers. Saturday: Becoming northerly 15 knots. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre for a time on Wednesday.