Page last updated: 7:52AM Saturday October 25, 2014
Fine, light winds. Cloud and NW ly develops afternoon.
Mostly cloudy, rain from afternoon. Northerly freshens.
Rain clearing. Strong northwest turns southerly.
Showers developing. Strong gusty northwest.
Southeast 25 knots easing to southeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera this morning. Becoming northwest 25 knots but 15 knots in the west late this afternoon. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell in the west, 3 metres easing. Southeast swell 2 metres easing. Westerly swell in the east, 2 metres at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning northwest 30 knots, turning early Monday southeast 30 knots, easing late Monday variable 10 knots, becoming early Tuesday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell in west at times. Moderate northwest swell at times.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
Strong southerlies ease as a brief ridge moves over today. A front moves north over the areas late Sunday, followed by another brief ridge on Monday.Gale northwesterlies developing Tuesday as a trough moves over from the Tasman Sea.
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Saturday: Southerly 15 knots, turning westerly 15 knots this afternoon and northwest 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening. Mainly fine, late cloudy periods.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 25 knots. Rain developing. Monday: Changing southerly 15 knots early, dying out late. Rain clearing. Tuesday: Northerly 35 knots developing early, turning westerly 25 knots late. Showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1 metre developing Sunday, dying out Monday, rising to 2 metres Tuesday.