Page last updated: 3:32PM Monday April 27, 2015
Rain, heavy falls, and gale NE, both easing by evening.
Showers, some heavy at first. Fresh gusty westerlies.
A few showers. Fresh or strong westerlies.
Remaining showers clearing. Southwesterlies dying out.
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 40 knots becoming northwest 25 knots this evening, then turning southwest Tuesday morning. Very rough sea easing.Northerly swell 3 metres developing for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres easing.Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery before clearing from late this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots with rough sea changing late Thursday southeast 15 knots becoming Friday variable 10 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
A large complex trough moves over the area today and tomorrow. A strong southwest flow becomes established behind the trough. The southwesterlies should ease on Thursday and a ridge is expected to move onto the region during Friday.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Monday: Northerly 35 knots gusting 50 knots easing to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots early evening, and to 20 knots south of Slipper Island late evening. Very rough sea easing this evening. Poor visibility in rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls from afternoon,clearing this evening.
Tuesday: Easing to northwest 20 knots but 15 knots in the south early morning. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, then easing to 15 knots in the north in the afternoon, and to 15 knots everywhere in the evening. Rough sea at times. Fair visibility in a few showers, mainly in the morning.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly 20 knots. A few showers. Thursday: Southwest 25 knots becoming southeast 10 knots. Remaining showers clearing. Friday: Variable 5 knots. The odd shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Easterly 1.5 metres becoming half a metre or less on Tuesday. Northerly 2.5 metres developing today, easing to 1.5 metres on Tuesday, 1 metre on Wednesday and dying away on Thursday.