Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Storm warning in effect for Puysegur

Gale warning in effect for Cook, Castlepoint and Milford

The Situation

A narrow ridge over the South Island moves over the North Island today.Northwesterlies strengthen over the country Sunday, ahead of a front that moves over the South Island during Monday and the North Island during Tuesday.Another front moves over the South Island during Tuesday while weakening.A ridge builds over the country during Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Forecasts valid to Midnight Sunday, 24-Sep

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Westerly rising to 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre offshore.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Monday northwest 15 knots, then rising Tuesday 30 knots with rough sea. Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Tuesday,easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Colville

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 10 knots Sunday evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday 20 knots and Tuesday 30 knots with rough sea. Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots, then becoming late Wednesday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday,easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Brett

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Sunday morning. Northwest 15 knots developing Sunday evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday 20 knots and Tuesday 30 knots with rough sea. Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots, then becoming late Wednesday southwest 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday,easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots Sunday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday 25 knots and Tuesday morning 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Tuesday westerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday, tending southwest Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots Sunday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Monday 25 knots and Tuesday morning 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Tuesday westerly 15 knots, then turning southerly 10 knots late Wednesday. Moderate northwest swell developing Tuesday,tending southwest Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots but 25 knots west of Stephens Island to Hawera becoming westerly 15 knots everywhere early Sunday morning, then rising to northwest 25 knots Sunday afternoon. Sea rough at times. Southwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell in the west, 1 metre developing. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest gradually rising Monday to 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing Tuesday afternoon 20 knots and Wednesday variable 10 knots. Moderate northwest swell developing Monday,tending southwest Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Cook

Warning: GALE

Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots Sunday afternoon and to 40 knots early Sunday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southeast swell 1 metre, dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Monday to 45 knots with high seas, then easing Tuesday northwest 25 knots and Wednesday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Castlepoint

Warning: GALE

South of Cape Palliser: Northwest 20 knots rising to 30 knots Sunday afternoon and to 40 knots Sunday evening.Elsewhere: Northerly 15 knots, gradually rising to northwest 30 knots Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the south. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday to 35 knots, but 45 knots south of cape Palliser with high seas. Northwest easing late Tuesday 25 knots everywhere, then changing Wednesday morning southwest 15 knots and easing late Wednesday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Portland

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots but westerly 20 knots north of East Cape developing early Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the north. Southeast swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday to 25 knots everywhere and Tuesday 35 knots for a time with very rough seas. Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots in the south and elsewhere late Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Abel

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots but westerly 20 knots north of Separation Point becoming northerly 20 knots but northwest 30 knots in the north Sunday evening. Sea becoming rough in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday to 25 knots but 40 knots in the north with very rough sea. Easing Tuesday afternoon variable 10 knots but northwest 20 knots in the north, then early Wednesday variable 10 knots everywhere. Moderate northwest swell developing Monday,easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Grey

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots but northeast 15 knots south of Cape Fowlwind, becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere this evening, then rising to northeast 25 knots in the south Sunday afternoon and to northeast 25 knots everywhere Sunday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in periods of rain in the south, mainly this afternoon and again by Sunday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 30 knots with rough sea, easing Monday 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Becoming Wednesday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday,but developing again Wednesday.Moderate northwest swell developing Monday, easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Milford

Warning: GALE

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening, rising to 25 knots Sunday morning and to 40 knots Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in periods from Sunday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Monday northwest 25 knots, turning Monday afternoon northeast 25 knots. Changing Tuesday afternoon southwest 25 knots, then easing Wednesday 15 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday,but developing again Wednesday.Moderate northwest swell easing Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Puysegur

Warning: STORM

West of West Cape: Westerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots this evening, to northerly 35 knots overnight and to 55 knots around midday Sunday. Easing to northwest 30 knots Sunday evening.Elsewhere: Westerly 15 knots, turning northerly 15 knots this evening,then rising to 25 knots Sunday morning. Becoming northwest 40 knots Sunday afternoon, then easing to 30 knots Sunday evening. Sea becoming high in the west for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Northwest swell 3 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising early Monday 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing later Monday 25 knots. Changing midday Tuesday southwest 25 knots, easing Tuesday night westerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell easing Wednesday.Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots, easing to northerly 10 knots this evening.Rising to northeast 20 knots Sunday morning, and to northerly 30 knots Sunday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain developing Sunday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Monday morning northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing late Monday 20 knots. Changing Tuesday afternoon southwest 20 knots, then turning Tuesday night westerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate offshore Monday and elsewhere Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing Sunday morning, rising to 25 knots Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in scattered rain, clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots with rough sea, easing Monday northwest 15 knots and Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Changing Tuesday afternoon southwest 20 knots, turning Wednesday northwest 15 knots.Southwest swell becoming moderate Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing Sunday morning, rising to 25 knots late Sunday afternoon. Sea becoming rough.Easterly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots, easing Monday northwest 15 knots and Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Changing Tuesday evening southwest 25 knots, then easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell developing late Wednesday.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Conway

Warning: NIL

Northerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Northeast 15 knots developing Sunday morning, rising to 25 knots Sunday evening. Sea becoming rough. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots rising early Monday 40 knots in the north with very rough sea. Easing Tuesday northwest 15 knots everywhere, then changing early Wednesday southwest 20 knots and easing later Wednesday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing Sunday afternoon.Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres.Northwest swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Monday 30 knots and for a time Tuesday 40 knots with very rough sea. Gradually easing Wednesday northerly 15 knots. Moderate easterly swell easing Monday while moderate northwest swell develops.

Issued: 04:42pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect