Valid to Midnight Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
Issued at 5:48pm Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Warning: GALE warning for COOK

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 gusting 30 knots, but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast. Rough sea in the south. Cloudy periods. Wednesday: Northerly rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the south for a time late morning through early evening. Sea becoming rough everywhere for a time late morning through early evening. Cloudy periods.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northerly 30 knots, changing southerly 30 knots early evening. Patchy drizzle, turning to rain in the afternoon, briefly heavy, easing to a few showers late. Friday: Gradually easing to variable 5 knots early evening. A few early showers, then fine spells increasing. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots later. Rain developing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Southerly about half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres Friday, easing to half a metre Saturday.

High tide at Wellington
5:09am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.5m
5:34pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.5m
High tide at Karehana Bay
10:14am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.6m
10:23pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.7m

Low tide at Wellington
10:58pm Tue 23 Oct - Height: 0.7m
11:16am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.7m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
3:53am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.4m
4:11pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.4m