Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Storm warning in effect for Puysegur

Gale warning in effect for Milford

The Situation

A ridge affects the North Island throughout the forecast period.A front moves onto the lower South Island overnight tonight, then weakens while moving slowly northwards on Saturday and Sunday.Another front moves onto the lower South Island on Tuesday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Forecasts valid to Midnight Saturday, 25-Jan

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday evening northwest 15 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Colville

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots, becoming southwest 15 knots Saturday evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing late Tuesday northwest 15 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Brett

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing late Tuesday northwest 15 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Southwest 10 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Sunday morning southeast 15 knots. Easing Tuesday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southwest 10 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 10 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots rising to 25 knots about Cape Farewell this afternoon, easing to 15 knots everywhere Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough about Cape Farewell for a time. Westerly swell rising to 1 metre. Possible areas of fog from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 15 knots, rising in the east Tuesday northwest 25 knots with rough sea. Southwest swell in the west becoming moderate Sunday, easing Monday but returning Tuesday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Cook

Warning: NIL

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday afternoon northerly 20 knots, rising Monday 30 knots and Tuesday 40 knots with very rough sea.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this afternoon, rising to 25 knots south of Flat Point this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing. Possible areas of fog.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday afternoon northerly 15 knots but 30 knots in the south,rising Tuesday northwest 25 knots but northerly 40 knots in the south with very rough sea.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Portland

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing late afternoon or this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots,rising in the north Tuesday northerly 25 knots with rough sea.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Abel

Warning: NIL

North of Separation Point: Westerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon, easing to 15 knots Saturday evening. In the south:Variable 10 knots. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots but westerly 15 knots in the north, rising in the north Tuesday 25 knots with rough sea.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Grey

Warning: NIL

North of Abut Head: Northeast 15 knots, turning westerly 15 knots Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere: Variable 10 knots, becoming northeast 15 knots Saturday morning. Sea slight. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in drizzle this evening, and rain on Saturday.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing late Monday southwest 20 knots but northeast 15 knots in the south,becoming everywhere Tuesday northwest 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell, easing Sunday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Milford

Warning: GALE

Northeast 25 knots, rising to 35 knots late afternoon, changing southwest 15 knots Saturday morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain or drizzle.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Monday evening northeast 20 knots. Changing Tuesday northwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Puysegur

Warning: STORM

Northerly 15 knots but 40 knots west of Preservation Inlet, rising to 25 knots but 55 knots in the west this afternoon. Changing westerly 20 knots everywhere this evening. Sea becoming high in the west for a time. Northwest swell 3 metres,easing.Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain or drizzle, clearing Saturday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Gradually rising Sunday northwest 30 knots with rough sea, easing Monday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots overnight tonight, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre, easing. Possible areas of fog ahead of southwest change. Poor visibility in a period rain overnight tonight.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday morning northerly 15 knots,turning late Monday easterly 15 knots. Turning early Tuesday northwest 15 knots, then for a time later Tuesday southwest 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Changing southerly 20 knots Saturday morning, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre,easing. Possible areas of fog ahead of southerly change.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Sunday morning northeast 15 knots, easing for a time Monday variable 10 knots.Changing later on Tuesday southerly 20 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Northeast 15 knots, changing southerly 20 knots around midday Saturday. Sea becoming moderate. Northeast swell 1 metre,easing. Possible areas of fog.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northeast 15 knots, easing for a time Monday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Conway

Warning: NIL

Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots offshore this evening. Easing to variable 10 knots Saturday morning, changing southwest 15 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough offshore for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre, easing. Possible areas of fog.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday afternoon northeast 15 knots, easing for a time Monday variable 10 knots. Turning Tuesday northwest 20 knots.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 1 metre. Northerly swell 1 metre, dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing early Monday northerly 15 knots, rising late Tuesday northerly 25 knots with rough sea. Southwest swell becoming moderate late Tuesday.

Issued: 12:25pm Friday 24 Jan 2020

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect