Page last updated: 8:12PM Friday August 29, 2014
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower. Fresh easterly.
Showers turn to rain morning. Strong easterlies.
Rain, heavy falls. Strong easterlies, easing overnight.
Showers, some heavy later. Easterlies dying out.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly rising to 40 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea very rough. Northeast swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing Saturday morning.
Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday night southeast 25 knots. Becoming Monday northwest 15 knots. Sortheast swell becoming heavy for a time Sunday.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A ridge of high pressure to the south moves away to the east this weekend,while a low pressure system and associated fronts approach the area from the Tasman Sea, preceded by strong or gale easterlies. The low crosses late sunday or early Monday, followed on Tuesday by a much weaker low.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Strong wind advisory.
Friday: Easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Sea rough. Fair visibility in a few showers.
Saturday: Easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots north of Slipper Island in the afternoon and elsewhere in the evening. Sea rough. Fair visibility in a few showers, turning to rain in the afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Easterly 35 knots, easing to northeast 25 knots overnight.Rain. Monday: Becoming northwest 15 knots early, turning northeast 10 knots later.Rain easing to showers. Tuesday: Becoming northwest 15 knots. Showers easing.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northeast about a metre, rising to 3 metres Saturday and to 4 metres for a time Sunday,then easing to 2 metres late Monday and 1 metre Tuesday.