Valid to Midnight Friday 28 Apr 2017
Issued at 4:48am Friday 28 Apr 2017
Warning: GALE warning for COOK
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 northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the afternoon. Easing to northwest 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning,easing late evening. Cloudy periods,poor visibility in rain developing afternoon.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northerly 15 knots. Periods of rain. Sunday: Changing southerly 25 knots in the morning, rising to 35 knots later. Periods of rain. Monday: Southerly 35 knots, gradually easing to 20 knots. Rain clearing.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre, rising to 2 metres Saturday. Easing to 1 metre for a time Sunday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Saturday and to 2.5 metres Monday. Easterly 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres today, turning northeast 1 metre Sunday then easing to half a metre or less Monday.
High tide at Wellington
6:29pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 1.8m
7:05am Sat 29 Apr - Height: 1.7m
High tide at Karehana Bay
10:46am Fri 28 Apr - Height: 1.7m
11:15pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 1.7m
Low tide at Wellington
12:21pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 0.5m
12:52am Sat 29 Apr - Height: 0.5m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
4:54pm Fri 28 Apr - Height: 0.2m
5:19am Sat 29 Apr - Height: 0.3m