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Page last updated: 11:02PM Wednesday October 22, 2014

Two Day Forecast



Brief morning rain. Cold southerlies, strong at first.



Cloudy periods. Freshening northerlies.

Coastal Marine ForecastLast updated: 12:30AM Thu, Oct 23, 2014

  • Cook


    *GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing early this morning, rising to 35 knots about midday, then easing to northwest 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre.


    Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Friday morning southerly 50 knots with high sea, easing Friday evening 30 knots and dying out Saturday morning. Developing late Saturday northerly 35 knots. Changing late Sunday southerly 35 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing late Saturday.

Local Tide ForecastsLast updated: 12:31AM Thu, Oct 23, 2014


  DATE TIME (24hr) HEIGHT (m)
H 22 Oct 16:05 1.5 m
L 22 Oct 22:16 0.7 m
H 23 Oct 04:23 1.5 m
L 23 Oct 10:33 0.7 m
H 23 Oct 16:52 1.5 m
L 23 Oct 23:08 0.7 m

Leisure Marine ForecastLast updated: 12:21AM Thu, Oct 23, 2014

  • Wellington

    Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.


    A ridge lies over the area today. Strong northerlies develop on Thursday ahead of a front that is expected to move across the region early Friday, followed by strong and cold southerlies, and another ridge on Saturday. Another front moves over the area late Sunday.


    GALE warning for COOK


    Strong wind advisory.

    Wednesday: Southerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots early this evening. Northerly 10 knots developing late evening. Sea slight. Fine.

    Thursday: Northerly rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon. Becoming northwest 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the evening. Cloudy periods.


    Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Changing early morning southerly 35 knots, easing to 15 knots overnight. Showers. Saturday: Becoming variable 5 knots late morning. Northerly 20 knots developing later. Becoming fine. Sunday: Northerly 25 knots, changing southerly 25 knots late. Rain developing.


    Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: For Wellington South Coast: Southerly about 1.5 metres, rising to 3 metres Friday, then easing to 2 metres Saturday and 1 metre Sunday. For Palliser Bay and Castlepoint: Southerly 2 metres rising to 4 metres Friday, then easing to 2 metres late Saturday and 1 metre Sunday.