Valid to Midnight Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
Issued at 5:47pm Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Warning: GALE warning for COOK NIL warning for STEPHENS

Situation: A ridge of high pressure over the country retreats to the North Island today, while a front over Fiordland becomes slow moving. Another front moves onto the South Island on Wednesday and onto the North Island on Thursday, followed by a brief ridge. A complex trough affects the country from Saturday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Cloudy periods. Wednesday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots for a time late morning through early evening. Sea becoming rough for a time late morning through early evening. Cloudy periods.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest 25 knots, changing southerly 25 knots in the evening. Patchy drizzle, turning to rain in the afternoon, briefly heavy, clearing late evening. Friday: Gradually easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Becoming fine. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots later. Rain developing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northwest half a metre developing for a time from Thursday afternoon until late Friday morning.

High tide at Mana / Porirua Harbour
10:25pm Tue 23 Oct - Height: 1.7m
10:56am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.7m

Low tide at Mana / Porirua Harbour
4:31am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.6m
4:57pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.5m