Page last updated: 6:12AM Saturday November 29, 2014
Long fine spells. Northwesterlies developing.
Fine spells. Northwesterlies dying out later.
A few showers. Winds mainly light.
Few showers, then becoming fine. Southerlies for a time.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southwest 30 knots but 20 knots east of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Becoming northwest 25 knots everywhere this afternoon, then rising to 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre at times.Poor visibility in showers, easing this morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Sunday evening 25 knots. Changing early Tuesday southeast 20 knots, and easing late Tuesday 10 knots in the west. Moderate southwest swell in west, easing Tuesday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
Northwesterlies strengthen over the area today, followed by a southerly change overnight Sunday.
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Strong wind advisory.
Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 20 knots developing this morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 25 knots, easing to westerly 15 knots in the evening. Fine spells. Monday: Changingy southwest 15 knots. A few showers. Tuesday: Southerly rising to 20 knots, but dying out late. Few early showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres late today, then easing to 1 metre overnight Sunday and to half a metre late Monday.