Page last updated: 3:52PM Thursday October 23, 2014
Cloudy, late drizzle. Fresh northwest.
Early showers with southerly change, clears afternoon.
Cloudy periods and northerlies developing.
Mostly cloudy, chance drizzle. Northerlies freshening.
Westerly 25 knots, becoming southeast 30 knots but southwest 25 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera Friday morning, then becoming southeast 20 knots everywhere Friday evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell in the west, rising to 3 metres. Westerly swell in the east, rising to 2 metres for a time.Southeast swell 2 metres developing.Poor visibility in showers developing overnight.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning variable 10 knots.Developing Saturday night westerly 20 knots, rising Sunday northwest 30 knots.Becoming Monday southeast 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate swell in west at times. Moderate northwest swell developing for a time Monday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A front moves north over the region overnight tonight, followed by gale southerlies for a time, then a ridge on Saturday. A second front crosses early Monday, followed by another ridge.
GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS
Strong wind advisory.
Thursday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Cloudy periods.
Friday: Changing early morning southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to late morning to 30 knots gusting 40 knots, then easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough early morning, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in showers clearing afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Becoming northwest 10 knots in the morning, rising to 25 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy periods. Sunday: Northwest 25 knots. Cloudy, drizzle at times. Monday: Changing southerly 15 knots. Rain developing for a time.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest 1 metre developing for a time today and again on Sunday.