Page last updated: 5:02PM Wednesday September 17, 2014
Few showers clearing evening. Westerlies dying out.
Becoming cloudy, light rain towards evening. Northwest.
Rain easing to showers. Strengthening westerlies.
Showers. Strong gusty westerlies.
Westerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late this evening. Turning Northerly 15 knots early Thursday afternoon, rising to 25 knots late Thursday. Rough sea easing for a time. Fair visibility in rain developing late Thursday evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea then turning early Sunday southwest 30 knots.
Inshore waters from Great Mercury Island to Mayor Island to Matakana Island.
Westerlies ease today as a narrow ridge spreads across the region. A northerly flow develops and strengthens on Thursday and Friday as a low moves across the lower South Island. A trough is expected to move across the region Saturday night, followed by strong southwesterlies.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Wednesday: Westerly 20 gusting 35 knots, easing to 10 knots overnight. Moderate sea easing overnight. Mainly fine.
Thursday: Westerly 10 knots, tending northerly 10 knots in the morning, then rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Cloud increasing, fair visibility in rain developing late evening.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest 20 knots. Showers, thunderstorms possible at first. Saturday: Northwest 25 knots. Showers. Sunday: Southwest 25 knots. Showers becoming less frequent.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast half a metre, rising to northerly 1 metre on Friday, to 1.5 metres for a time on Saturday, then dying out late Sunday.