Valid to Midnight Friday 28 Apr 2017
Issued at 4:48am Friday 28 Apr 2017
Warning: GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Situation: A complex trough approaches today, then covers much of the country through the weekend.A ridge approaches on Monday.
Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northeast 15 knots, becoming northerly 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots south of Otaki this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south this evening. A few showers developing this morning, then poor visibility in rain from afternoon.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly easing to 10 knots early morning. Periods of rain. Sunday: Changing southerly 25 knots in the morning or early afternoon. Periods of rain. Monday: Southerly 25 knots, gradually easing to 10 knots. Rain clearing.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 2 metres late today. Easing to 1 metre Saturday and to half a metre Sunday.
High tide at Karehana Bay
10:46am Fri 28 Apr - Height: 1.7m
11:15pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 1.7m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
4:54pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 0.2m
5:19am Sat 29 Apr - Height: 0.3m