Page last updated: 1:32PM Saturday September 20, 2014
Showers, easing this evening. Strong gusty NW.
Showers, some heavy, easing afternoon.Westerly strengthen.
Showers clear afternoon. Strong southwest eases.
Mainly fine, late cloud. Southwesterlies.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots for a time this afternoon. Becoming southwest 35 knots Sunday evening. Sea very rough at times. Northwest swell 1 metre.Poor visibility in showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday morning southwest 45 knots, easing Monday evening 30 knots and Wednesday 15 knots. High sea easing.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A disturbed west to southwest flow covers the area during the next few days. A low is expected to move northeast and cross the upper North Island on Sunday. A ridge spreads over the area by Wednesday.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Saturday: Northwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots but 25 knots gusting 40 knots south of Slipper Island. Easing to northwest 20 knots everywhere this afternoon, rising to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the south late evening. Sea becoming very rough in the north, easing this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers.
Sunday: Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere in the morning, rising to southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the evening. Poor visibility in showers easing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Southwest rising to 40 knots in the morning, then easing 25 knots in the evening. Showers clearing in the afternoon. Tuesday: Southwest 25 knots. Mainly fine. Wednesday: Southwest easing to 15 knots early, dying out late. Fine spells.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northeast half a metre, dying out Monday.