Page last updated: 11:52AM Thursday October 02, 2014
Some afternoon rain, easing to showers evening. N ly.
Occasional showers, chance PM thunder. W ly strengthens.
A few showers. Fresh southwesterlies.
Cloudy periods. Northwest strengthening.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 25 knots, rising to westerly 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 5 metres. Westerly swell in the east, rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain this afternoon and in thundery showers from Friday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots, easing Saturday evening 20 knots in the east. Becoming early Sunday westerly 25 knots everywhere, rising late Sunday northwest 40 knots. Easing early Monday westerly 30 knots. Changing late Monday southwest 40 knots but 25 knots in the east. Sea very rough at times. Heavy southwest swell in the west at times.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A strong northwest flow over the region turns southwest for a time on Saturday.A trough is expected to cross the area early Monday,followed by strong cold southerlies.
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late afternoon and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough late afternoon. Poor visibility in rain during the afternoon.
Friday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots for a time in the morning and early afternoon, then easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning and early afternoon. Poor visibility in thundery showers from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northwest 25 knots easing to westerly 15 knots by afternoon. A few showers. Sunday: Rising to northwest 35 knots. cloudy periods. Monday: Changing southwest 25 knots. Showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest 1 metre developing tonight, rising to 3 metres Friday, easing to 1. 5 metres late Saturday, then rising to 3 metres overnight Sunday.