Valid to Midnight Friday 22 Feb 2019
Issued at 5:48pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Warning: NIL warning for COOK

Situation: A series of weak troughs affect the country over the next few days, along with a front moving north over the South Island on Friday and North Island on Saturday. A significant low deepens east of the country on Sunday, then moves away to the east as a ridge gradually builds over New Zealand.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast this afternoon.Sea becoming rough in the south this afternoon. Partly cloudy. Friday: Northerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots, but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the south . Rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots, but 30 knots gusting 40 knots about the south in the afternoon. Easing to northerly 20 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea rough at times. Cloudy. Fair visibility in evening showers.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Changing southerly 20 knots in the morning. A few showers, then rain from evening. Sunday: Southerly rising to 35 knots in the morning. Rain, possibly heavy and thundery, easing to showers later. Monday: Easing to southerly 25 knots in the morning, and to 15 knots later. Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday, rising to 3.5 metres Sunday. For Castlepoint: Northeast 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres today. Southeast 3.5 metres developing Sunday.

High tide at Wellington
7:50am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 1.8m
8:22pm Fri 22 Feb - Height: 1.8m
High tide at Karehana Bay
12:19am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 1.8m
12:40pm Fri 22 Feb - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Wellington
1:37am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.5m
2:16pm Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.5m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
6:18am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.2m
6:46pm Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.2m