Valid to Midnight Thursday 29 Jun 2017
Issued at 5:22pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017

Warning: NIL warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Situation: A weak ridge lies over the country, while a weakening trough lies to the west. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday, affecting the country from Friday.

Forecast: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Sea slight. Mostly fine. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. A few cloudy periods.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Becoming cloudy. Saturday: Northeast rising to 20 knots. Rain developing. Sunday: Northeast 20 knots, gradually dying out. Rain, easing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1.5 metres Saturday, then easing to 1 metre Sunday.

High tide at Waikanae River Entrance
1:24am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.7m
1:50pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Waikanae River Entrance
7:38am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.1m
7:55pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.2m