Valid to Midnight Saturday 18 Aug 2018
Issued at 11:03am Friday 17 Aug 2018

Warning: NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Situation: A series of weak fronts continue to move across the area today and Saturday, followed by a ridge on Sunday. A series of active fronts move across the area from the Tasman on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast: Strong Wind Advisory. Friday: Northwest 20 knots, easing to westerly 15 knots this evening, then changing southerly 15 knots but 10 knots north of Otaki overnight. Moderate sea, easing this evening. Fair visibility in a few showers, easing this afternoon. Saturday: Southerly 15 knots but 10 knots north of Otaki, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 20 knots in the north in the morning. Easing to southerly 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon, and to southerly 10 knots but variable 5 knots in the north in the evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Fair visibility in a few morning showers.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing evening. Fine. Monday: Northerly rising to 20 knots. Rain developing early. Tuesday: Changing southwest 15 knots late. Periods of rain.

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

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
2:08pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 1.6m
2:35am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
8:17pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 0.2m
8:47am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 0.2m