Page last updated: 7:21AM Saturday November 22, 2014
Rain develops AM, to showers afternoon. NW gale,eases.
Becoming fine by afternoon. Northerlies developing.
Cloud increasing, rain later. Northerlies.
Occasional rain. Northerlies strengthening.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots but 50 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera this morning. Northwest easing to 30 knots but 40 knots in the east this afternoon, and to westerly 20 knots everywhere late this evening. Becoming southeast 15 knots in the east overnight. Sea becoming high in the east for a time.Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, easing to showers this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots but southeast 15 knots in the east. Becoming everywhere Sunday afternoon northwest 15 knots and rising Monday 25 knots and Tuesday 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday. Moderate northwest swell at times.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A disturbed northwest flow affects the region. A front moves over the area today, followed by a narrow ridge on Sunday. Disturbed northwesterlies develop on Monday then strengthening ahead of an active front approaching from the south on Tuesday.
STORM warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Saturday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots rising to 35 knots gusting 45 knots this morning, and to 40 knots gusting 50 knots for a time this afternoon. Easing to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Changing southerly 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough this morning, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, easing to a few showers later.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing from afternoon. Fine. Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Drizzle developing. Tuesday: Northerly rising to 30 knots. Drizzle.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1 metre rising to 2.5 metres this morning, easing to 1. 5 metres tonight and to half a metre Monday, rising to 2 metres late Tuesday.