Page last updated: 2:52PM Saturday November 01, 2014
Cloud increasing this evening. Northerlies freshening.
Mostly cloudy, drizzle patches. Northerly strengthening.
Early rain,then fine. Fresh northwest.
Sunny spells,chance afternoon shower. Westerlies dying.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Westerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots this afternoon, and to 35 knots Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Northwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera,3 metres developing. Westerly swell in the east, 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Monday morning westerly 25 knots, dying out Tuesday. Developing late Tuesday southeast 15 knots and rising Wednesday 30 knots with rough sea.Southwest swell becoming heavy in the west Monday, easing Tuesday. Moderate northwest swell, easing Monday.
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
A narrow ridge moves east over area today. An active front, preceded by strong northerlies, crosses the area early on Monday. A complex trough moves over the area Tuesday.
STORM warning for COOK for tomorrow GALE warning for STEPHENS for tomorrow
Strong Wind Advisory.
Saturday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate this afternoon. Mainly fine.
Sunday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots late in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough late in the afternoon. Fair visibility in drizzle developing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Easing to northwest 20 knots early morning. Morning rain,then fine. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots, changing southerly 10 knots late. Mainly fine, chance shower. Wednesday: Southerly 15 knots. Fine spells and the odd shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest about a metre, rising to 2.5 metres late Sunday, easing to a metre on Monday and dying out early Wednesday.