Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Castlepoint

The Situation

A front over the far south weakens as it moves northwards today. Another front,followed by a ridge, moves over the South Island and lower North Island on Wednesday, then over the remainder of the North Island on Thursday. A further front moves onto the South Island on Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Forecasts valid to Midnight Tuesday, 12-Dec

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots tending northwest 15 knots late this morning,then changing southwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming moderate. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, turning Thursday southeast 20 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Moderate northeast swell at times, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Colville

Warning: NIL

Northwest 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots for a time this morning,then becoming southwest 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday evening southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Thursday southeast 15 knots,easing Friday variable 10 knots. Moderate northeast swell at times,easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Brett

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Southwest 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in a few showers developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, turning Thursday southeast 15 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Moderate northeast swell at times, easing Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell north of Cape Reinga, rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the south this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Friday. Moderate northeast swell in the north at times, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this morning, then rising to southwest 15 knots again early afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, turning Thursday southeast 15 knots, becoming Friday southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Northwest 25 knots but southwest 20 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Sea rough in the east. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, changing in the east Wednesday afternoon and evening southeast 20 knots, and in the west early Thursday easterly 15 knots. Becoming everywhere late Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing Friday westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell in the west, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Cook

Warning: NIL

Northwest 25 knots easing to 15 knots this morning, then becoming southerly 15 knots south of Cape Terawhiti this afternoon, and southerly 15 knots everywhere late this evening. Rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday morning southerly 25 knots, becoming late Thursday northerly 15 knots, rising for a time Friday 25 knots.Sea rough at times.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Castlepoint

Warning: GALE

Northwest 25 knots but 35 knots north of Flat Point, easing to variable 10 knots but northwest 20 knots in the north this morning, then becoming southeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the north this afternoon. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere this evening. Very rough sea in the north, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell rising to 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning and afternoon southerly 25 knots with rough sea, becoming late Thursday northeast 10 knots, rising Friday 20 knots. Moderate southerly swell developing Wednesday, easing Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Portland

Warning: NIL

North of Tokomaru Bay: Northwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Variable 10 knots but westerly 20 knots south of Cape Kidnappers, becoming variable 10 knots everywhere this afternoon. Moderate sea at times. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in showers in the north this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing in the south Wednesday evening southerly 25 knots, and elsewhere early Thursday. Easing everywhere late Thursday southerly 15 knots, becoming Friday northeast 15 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate southerly swell developing Wednesday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Abel

Warning: NIL

North of Separation Point: Northwest 15 knots rising to 25 knots this morning, easing back to 15 knots this evening. Elsewhere: Southwest 15 knots, changing northerly 15 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing everywhere Wednesday morning southwest 15 knots, turning Wednesday afternoon southeast 15 knots. Easing later Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing in the north Friday westerly 20 knots.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Grey

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, clearing this afternoon or evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, becoming Thursday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Milford

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, becoming early Thursday northerly 15 knots, rising late Thursday 25 knots with rough sea, changing Friday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday. Northwest swell becoming moderate Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Puysegur

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots but westerly 25 knots south of Southwest Cape, becoming westerly 15 knots everywhere this afternoon, then becoming variable 10 knots late evening. Rough sea in the south, easing. Southwest swell 4 metres, easing.Fair visibility in showers from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, turning early Thursday northwest 15 knots, rising late Thursday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Friday westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday. Northwest swell becoming heavy for a time Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Westerly 25 knots easing to 15 knots late this afternoon. Rough sea, easing. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore. Fair visibility in showers early this morning, and again from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, becoming early Thursday northeast 15 knots,rising early Friday northerly 25 knots with rough sea,changing late Friday southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Southwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing. Southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in patchy rain, easing this morning, but returning this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Thursday northeast 15 knots, rising late Thursday 25 knots with rough sea, easing early Friday northerly 15 knots,changing later Friday southerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell,easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots rising to southerly 25 knots for a time briefly this morning. Sea briefly becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre, developing. Poor visibility in patchy rain this morning, and again this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 10 knots, becoming Thursday northerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Conway

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots changing southeast 25 knots this morning, then quickly easing to 15 knots by midday. Becoming northeast 15 knots but southeast 20 knots south of the Hurunui River late this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in occasional rain from late morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southerly 20 knots, easing Wednesday evening 10 knots,becoming early Thursday northeast 20 knots, becoming late Friday northwest 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Northwest 20 knots easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Southerly 15 knots developing late evening. Moderate sea easing. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday morning southeast 20 knots,easing late Friday 10 knots. Moderate southerly swell.

Issued: 11:03pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017

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