Page last updated: 5:32PM Friday August 01, 2014
Cloudy, drizzle at times. N ly freshening.
Occasional light rain or drizzle. Northerlies.
Morning rain, then showers with a southwest change.
The odd shower. Southwesterlies.
Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in patchy drizzle.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday afternoon southerly 15 knots, rising Monday 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate northeast swell developing for a time on Sunday.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 20 knots, rising to 35 knots offshore Saturday morning and to 35 knots everywhere Saturday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Fair visibility in scattered rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing Sunday morning southwest 15 knots, rising Monday 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell easing Tuesday. Northwest swell, becoming heavy for a time early Sunday,then dying away Monday.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
Strengthening northerlies cover the region. A slow moving trough over the North Island becomes active overnight. Meanwhile another active trough approaches the area from the south on Sunday. Both troughs clear the region on Monday followed by southerlies.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Strong wind advisory.
Friday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate this evening. Fair visibility in patchy drizzle developing this evening.
Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the morning. Fair visibility in occasional rain or drizzle.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Changing southwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Rain easing to showers. Monday: Rising to southerly 20 knots. Fine spells, late showers. Tuesday: Tending southwest and rising to 25 knots. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northerly 1 metre developing Sunday, easing to easterly half a metre on Tuesday.