Valid to Midnight Friday 20 Apr 2018
Issued at 10:38pm Thursday 19 Apr 2018

Warning: GALE warning for COOK

Situation: A strong northwest flow persists over the area until a front crosses the country late Saturday through Sunday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the south this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the south in the afternoon. Fine,with high cloud. Chance of an evening shower.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Becoming northwest 30 knots everywhere in the morning, easing to 20 knots in the evening. Partly cloudy. Sunday: Changing southerly 20 knots early, then quickly easing to 10 knots, and dying out in the evening. Showers with southerly change. Monday: Northerly 20 knots developing. Cloudy periods.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Saturday and to 2 metres Sunday. For Castlepoint: Southerly 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Saturday and to 2.5 metres Sunday, then easing to 2 metres Monday.

High tide at Wellington
8:24am Fri 20 Apr - Height: 1.7m
8:43pm Fri 20 Apr - Height: 1.8m
High tide at Karehana Bay
12:35pm Fri 20 Apr - Height: 1.6m
1:03am Sat 21 Apr - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Wellington
2:38pm Fri 20 Apr - Height: 0.6m
3:10am Sat 21 Apr - Height: 0.5m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
6:19am Fri 20 Apr - Height: 0.4m
6:42pm Fri 20 Apr - Height: 0.4m