Page last updated: 2:22AM Friday March 06, 2015
Rain,briefly heavy,clears afternoon.N ly gusting 110 km/h.
Rain developing, then showers. Gale northerlies easing.
Becoming fine. Northwest freshening.
Fine with northwest. Few afternoon showers with S ly.
*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 35 knots, rising to 55 knots late morning. Changing northwest 35 knots this afternoon,then easing to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming high for a time.Poor visibility in rain developing late morning, clearing this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Saturday morning northerly 45 knots with high sea, easing Saturday evening northwest 35 knots then overnight Saturday westerly 20 knots. Rising Sunday northerly 30 knots, changing early Monday southerly 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell developing Sunday.
Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.
An active front expected to move eastwards over the country today. Another front crosses eastwards on Saturday. A weak front moves north over the lower North Island on Monday, followed by a ridge.
STORM warning for COOK
Friday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 40 knots gusting 55 knots late morning.Changing northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon,then easing to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time late morning and early afternoon. Poor visibility in rain developing around the middle of the day,clearing this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly rising to 35 knots morning, easing to northwest 25 knots evening. Rain easing to showers. Sunday: Changing southerly 15 knots early, becoming northerly 20 knots later. Possible early shower, then fine. Monday: Northerly 20 knots changing southerly 15 knots. Possible shower.
Swell forecast to midnight Monday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre or less, rising to 2 metres on Sunday, easing to 1.5 metres on Monday. For Castlepoint: Southerly half a metre, rising to 2.5 metres Sunday, easing to 2 metres Monday. Northeast 1 metre, rising to 2 metres today, easing to 1 metre Saturday and half a metre or less Sunday.