Page last updated: 11:12AM Friday August 01, 2014
Cloudy, evening rain. Gusty northwest.
Periods of rain. Strong gusty northerlies.
Rain easing to a few showers. Southerlies later.
Mainly fine with dying southerlies.
Northwest rising to 30 knots this evening. Sea rough.Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 4 metres for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Saturday northwest 45 knots with high sea. Changing Sunday southerly 20 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times in the west. Moderate northwesterly swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A strengthening northerly flow covers 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 Sunday followed by southerlies and then a ridge on Monday.
STORM warning for COOK for tomorrow. GALE warning for STEPHENS for tomorrow.
Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 20 knots for a time this afternoon, then rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots overnight. Sea rough at times. Fair visibility in occasional rain developing this evening.
Saturday: Northwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning. Sea becoming very rough in the morning. Poor visibility in periods of rain.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Changing southerly 25 knots in the afternoon, then easing to 15 knots overnight. Rain easing to showers. Monday: Southerly 15 knots dying out. Becoming fine. Tuesday: Westerly 15 knots developing late. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1.5 metres, rising to 2.5 metres Saturday evening, then easing to 1 metre or less on Monday.