Valid to Midnight Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
Issued at 5:48pm Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Warning: GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Situation: A ridge of high pressure over the country retreats to the North Island today,while a front over Fiordland becomes slow moving.Another front moves onto the South Island on Wednesday and onto the North Island on Thursday, followed by a brief ridge. A complex trough affects the country from Saturday.

Forecast: Tuesday: North of Kapiti Island - Northwest 10 knots turning northeast 10 knots this evening. Elsewhere - Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Wednesday: North of Kapiti Island - Northeast 10 knots, turning northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Elsewhere - Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots in the morning. Sea becoming moderate in the south. Cloudy periods.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 20 knots in the evening. Patchy drizzle, turning to rain in the afternoon, clearing late evening. Friday: Gradually easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Becoming fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to 15 knots later. Rain developing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest half a metre developing tonight, rising to 1 metre Wednesday, easing to half a metre Friday.

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
10:21am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.7m
10:30pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
4:07am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.0m
4:25pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.0m