Valid to Midnight Tuesday 26 Jun 2018
Issued at 5:14pm Monday 25 Jun 2018

Warning: GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Situation: A cold front moves off the North Island to the east today and a disturbed southwest flow covers the country. The southwesterlies ease on Thursday, and a ridge of high pressure moves onto the country on Friday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Monday: Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Sea rough. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, changing southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the morning, then easing to 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the afternoon, and to 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing in the afternoon. Poor visibility in morning showers, then fine.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Easing to southwest 10 knots morning, and to variable 5 knots evening. Mainly fine. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Mainly fine. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Fine spells.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres for a time Tuesday, then easing to half a metre by late Wednesday. Southwest half a metre developing for a time late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
8:09pm Mon 25 Jun - Height: 1.6m
8:24am Tue 26 Jun - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
2:17am Tue 26 Jun - Height: 0.2m
2:35pm Tue 26 Jun - Height: 0.2m