Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Feb 2018
Issued at 10:56am Friday 23 Feb 2018

Warning: NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Situation: A southwest flow covers the country today. The flow turns northwest over the area on Saturday as a front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front crosses over the area on Monday,followed by a ridge of high pressure.

Forecast: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northwest 10 knots developing about midday, then easing back to variable 5 knots early this evening. Becoming northeast 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots rising to 15 knots in the morning. Becoming northerly 10 knots but 15 knots south of Otaki late afternoon, and 15 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Fine. Chance of a few showers in the afternoon and evening.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Becoming northwest 25 knots everywhere in the afternoon.Cloud increasing,late showers. Monday: Changing southerly 20 knots during the morning. Rain clearing. Tuesday: Easing to southeast 15 knots but 10 knots south of Otaki. Mainly fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest half a metre or less rising to 1.5 metres Sunday and to 2 metres for a time Monday morning, then easing to half a metre or less later Monday.

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
4:00pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 1.5m
4:37am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.4m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
10:18pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 0.3m
10:56am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 0.3m