Page last updated: 7:52AM Wednesday September 24, 2014
Mainly fine, morning cloud. Northerlies.
Mainly fine. Northwesterlies.
Fine, high cloud. Northwesterlies.
Cloudy periods. Northwest dying out.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 20 knots but 40 knots west of Hawera to Stephens Island, easing to 30 knots in the west this morning. Very rough sea in the west easing. Southwest swell in the west, 4 metres at times.Westerly swell in the east, 2 metres.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday 25 knots, becoming late Saturday southeast 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell in the west.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A ridge of high pressure over the Tasman Sea drives a northerly flow over the area. The ridge moves eastwards on Thursday to cross the North Island on Friday. A front is expected to reach the area late Friday.
NIL warning for COOK GALE warning for STEPHENS
Wednesday: Northeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing this evening. Fine spells.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, becoming northwest 25 knots late.Mainly fine. Friday: Northwest easing to 15 knots in the morning, rising to 20 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Saturday: Northwest 15 knots, turning southerly in the evening.Cloudy periods, few late showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Thursday,then easing to half a metre Friday. Southerly half a metre at times.