Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Aug 2019
Issued at 11:00am Friday 23 Aug 2019

Warning: NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Situation: A broad trough moves east across New Zealand today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. Westerlies affect much of the country on Sunday as a low approaches the South Island from the west. The low and an associated front move east across New Zealand during Monday, followed by southwesterlies.

Forecast: Friday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in showers, clearing tonight. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots dying out in the afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 20 knots developing morning. Mainly fine, odd late shower. Monday: Northwest rising to 25 knots early, changing southerly 10 knots late. Morning rain then fine spells. Late showers. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots turning northerly 10 knots late. Becoming fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northwest 1.5 metres easing to 1 metre Saturday, then rising to 1.5 metres Sunday and to 2 metres for a time Monday, easing to half to one metre Tuesday.

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
2:38pm Fri 23 Aug - Height: 1.4m
3:03am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 1.4m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
8:50pm Fri 23 Aug - Height: 0.4m
9:19am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 0.4m