Valid to Midnight Friday 28 Apr 2017
Issued at 4:47am 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: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning. Easing to northwest 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough this morning, easing late evening. The odd shower, then poor visibility in rain from afternoon.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Periods of rain. Sunday: Changing southerly 25 knots in the morning, rising to 30 knots later. Periods of rain. Monday: Southerly 30 knots, gradually easing to 15 knots. Rain clearing.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1.5 metres late today. Easing to half a metre again late Saturday. Southwest half a metre developing Sunday, rising to 1 metre for a time Monday.
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