Page last updated: 10:11PM Wednesday October 01, 2014
Afternoon rain, eases to showers evening. NW turns SW.
Occasional showers. Strengthening westerlies.
Showers. Strong southwesterlies.
Southwest 20 knots, turning northwest 25 knots Thursday morning. Changing southwest 25 knots late Thursday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing early Thursday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning northwest 30 knots, rising Friday evening westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Saturday 30 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A deep low to the east of the area is moving further east today. A front moves across over the area Thursday, followed by disturbed strong cold southwesterlies. Flow turns northwest ahead of an approaching trough late Sunday.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Wednesday: Southerly 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine.
Thursday: Southwest 15 knots turning northwest 20 knots early afternoon. Easing to westerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate early afternoon, easing in the evening. Poor visibility in occasional rain developing evening.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Westerly rising to 30 knots in the morning. Showers. Saturday: Westerly 30 knots. Showers. Sunday: Westerly 25 knots. Showers clearing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Easterly 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres tonight, to 1 metre Thursday and dying out Friday. Northerly half a metre developing Friday.