Valid to Midnight Thursday 29 Jun 2017
Issued at 5:28pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017

Warning: NIL warning for COOK

Situation: A weak ridge lies over the country, while a weakening trough lies to the west. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday, affecting the country from Friday.

Forecast: Wednesday: Southerly 10 knots. Sea slight. Mostly cloudy with isolated light showers. Thursday: Southerly 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. A few cloudy periods.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots. Becoming cloudy. Saturday: Northeast rising to 20 knots. Rain developing. Sunday: Northeast easing to 10 knots. Rain, easing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Thursday. For Castlepoint: Easterly 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres Friday, rising to northeast 2 metres Sunday. Southerly half a metre.

High tide at Wellington
9:11am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.7m
9:35pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.8m
High tide at Karehana Bay
1:17am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.6m
1:43pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.5m

Low tide at Wellington
3:08am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.5m
3:25pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.5m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
7:24am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.4m
7:41pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.5m