Valid to Midnight Saturday 20 Apr 2019
Issued at 5:48pm Friday 19 Apr 2019

Warning: GALE warning for COOK

Situation: A ridge of high pressure persists over most the country today, while a low and associated fronts move onto the South Island. The frontal system then moves onto the North Island Saturday night and slowly moves east across the North Island Sunday and Monday. Another front approaches the Far South later Monday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northerly 15 knots but 20 knots gusting 30 knots about the south coast, rising to northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots everywhere overnight tonight. Sea becoming moderate everywhere tonight. Fine weather. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon. Cloud gradually increasing, and poor visibility in rain at night.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly easing to 10 knots early. Changing southerly 20 knots afternoon. Rain, easing evening. Monday: Southerly 15 knots. Occasional rain, clearing later. Tuesday: Southerly 15 knots. A few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre tonight, rising to 1 metre Monday, easing to half a metre Tuesday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre this evening and to half a metre Sunday. Becoming northeast 1 metre Monday.

High tide at Wellington
5:10am Sat 20 Apr - Height: 1.7m
5:40pm Sat 20 Apr - Height: 1.7m
High tide at Karehana Bay
9:51pm Fri 19 Apr - Height: 1.8m
10:09am Sat 20 Apr - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Wellington
10:58pm Fri 19 Apr - Height: 0.5m
11:26am Sat 20 Apr - Height: 0.6m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
3:51am Sat 20 Apr - Height: 0.2m
4:14pm Sat 20 Apr - Height: 0.2m