Page last updated: 5:33PM Wednesday April 23, 2014
Cloud increasing this evening. Northerlies developing.
Occasional rain. Northwesterlies.
Periods of rain.Strong northwest,evening southerly.
Fine. Light winds.
Westerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots this evening, then easing to westerly 15 knots again for a time Thursday afternoon. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres easing.Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre or less. Poor visibility in rain developing tonight, possibly thundery on Thursday.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots with rough sea, changing overnight Friday southeast 20 knots, easing late Saturday variable 10 knots. Developing late Sunday northerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell in west developing Friday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A northerly flow persists over the region. Later on Friday a front is expected to cross the area, followed by a brief southerly flow.A northerly flow returns to the region on Sunday as an active trough moves onto the South Island.
NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Wednesday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Cloudy periods.
Thursday: Northerly 20 knots easing to 10 knots in the afternoon, then rising to northwest 20 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing for a time. Poor visibility in rain easing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest rising to 25 knots in the morning, changing southerly 15 knots at night. Periods of rain, clearing at night. Saturday: Southerly 15 knots dying out early morning. Fine. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Cloud increasing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday, easing to half a metre or less Saturday.