Page last updated: 11:02PM Thursday July 31, 2014
Fine, high cloud. Northerlies.
Cloud increasing, evening rain. Gusty northwesterlies.
High cloud. Gale northwesterlies easing later.
Showers and cooler southerlies developing.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots but 20 knots south of Kaikoura,rising to northerly 40 knots in the north overnight and to northerly 30 knots in the south late Friday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Northeast swell 1 metre or less.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing early Sunday southwest 25 knots and dying out early Monday. Northerly 25 knots developing late Monday.Northeast swell becoming moderate Saturday,easing Sunday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.