Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Feb 2018
Issued at 10:55am Friday 23 Feb 2018

Warning: NIL warning for COOK

Situation: A southwest flow covers the country today. The flow turns northwest over the area on Saturday as a front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front crosses over the area on Monday,followed by a ridge of high pressure.

Forecast: Friday: Northerly 15 knots easing to 10 knots this early this evening, then turning northeast 10 knots late this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots turning northerly 10 knots in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate late evening. Fine weather.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Rising to northwest 35 knots. Cloud increasing. Monday: Changing southerly 25 knots during the morning, easing to 20 knots later. Rain easing to a few showers. Tuesday: Easing to southeast 10 knots. A few showers, clearing.

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

High tide at Wellington
12:04am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.7m
12:32pm Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.7m
High tide at Karehana Bay
3:53pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 1.4m
4:30am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.4m

Low tide at Wellington
5:59pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 0.6m
6:22am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 0.6m
Low tide at Karehana Bay
10:04pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 0.6m
10:42am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 0.6m