Page last updated: 5:13PM Thursday October 02, 2014
Rain, eases to showers evening. Fresh westerly.
Showers, some heavy afternoon. W rises gale gust 80 km/h.
Showers. Strong southwesterlies.
Showers clearing. Strong westerlies.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots, turning westerly 25 knots this evening, rising to 35 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southeast swell 2 metres offshore easing. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain easing late this evening, and in heavy showers from Friday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing overnight Saturday southwest 20 knots. Becoming early Monday northwest 25 knots.Changing late Monday southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 25 knots rising to 35 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain in the north this evening, and in heavy showers everywhere from Friday afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots easing Saturday evening 20 knots. Becoming overnight Sunday northwest 25 knots. Changing late Monday southwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A trough moves across the region this evening, followed by a strong west to southwest winds. The flow tends northwest early Monday then changes to strong cold southwesterlies late Monday as another trough crosses the area.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Strong wind advisory.
Thursday: Northerly 20 knots easing to westerly 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing this evening. Poor visibility in rain for a time this evening.
Friday: Westerly rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots early morning and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough early morning. Poor visibility in showers during the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Westerly 35 knots, easing to southwest 25 knots in the evening.Showers. Sunday: Westerly 25 knots. Showers clearing. Monday: Rising to northwest 25 knots early, changing southwest 30 knots late. Showers developing.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly 1 metre dying out Friday. Northerly half a metre developing Friday.