Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Cook, Castlepoint and Puysegur

The Situation

A front over central New Zealand moves slowly up the country through Tuesday.Another front moves onto the far south early Tuesday, moving onto the North Island Wednesday, followed by southwesterlies. A ridge moves onto the country on Thursday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Forecasts valid to Midnight Monday, 18-Nov

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening, easing to southwest 15 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from Monday afternoon, clearing late Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots. Becoming Thursday southeast 20 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Colville

Warning: NIL

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon, easing to southwest 15 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from Monday afternoon, clearing late Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Tuesday variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday westerly 15 knots,changing Thursday southeast 20 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Brett

Warning: NIL

Northwest 20 knots, changing southerly 15 knots late Monday evening. Moderate sea easing. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain from Monday afternoon, clearing overnight Monday.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Tuesday variable 10 knots. Developing Wednesday westerly 15 knots,changing Thursday southerly 20 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in drizzle this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Tuesday variable 10 knots. Developing early Wednesday northwest 15 knots, changing Wednesday evening southerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this evening. Easing to northwest 20 knots overnight tonight, and to southwest 15 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain at times, clearing Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Tuesday evening northwest 15 knots, changing Wednesday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Northwest 20 knots, becoming southwest 15 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera for a time this evening and overnight. Rising to northwest 30 knots everywhere Monday morning, then easing to westerly 20 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres. Northwest swell in the east, 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain at times, with possible thunderstorms today, clearing Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots with rough sea. Changing late Wednesday southeast 15 knots in the east. Becoming southeast 20 knots everywhere early Thursday. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate westerly swell in the east, easing Thursday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Cook

Warning: GALE

Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots for a time this evening, and again for a time Monday afternoon. Easing to 20 knots Monday evening. Sea very rough at times. Poor visibility in occasional rain, clearing Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Tuesday afternoon northerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing Wednesday southerly 20 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Castlepoint

Warning: GALE

Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots south of Flat Point for a time Monday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Northeast swell, 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in scattered rain this afternoon, and again Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising for a time Tuesday 35 knots in the south with rough sea. Changing Wednesday southerly 15 knots everywhere.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Portland

Warning: NIL

Northwest 20 knots, rising to northerly 30 knots this evening. Easing to northwest 15 knots Monday afternoon, and variable 10 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northeast swell, 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing late Tuesday northwest 15 knots. Changing late Wednesday southerly 20 knots, rising late Thursday 30 knots with rough sea. Moderate southerly swell developing Thursday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Abel

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots but northwest 15 knots north of Separation Point. Rising to northwest 15 knots but 30 knots in the north overnight tonight. Easing to variable 10 knots but northwest 20 knots in the north Monday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time in the north.Poor visibility in occasional rain, clearing Monday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Tuesday afternoon northwest 25 knots everywhere with rough sea. Easing late Wednesday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Grey

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 20 knots developing late this evening, changing southwest 25 knots early Monday morning. Easing to southwest 15 knots Monday afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon, and for a time Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Tuesday northwest 25 knots, changing late Tuesday southwest 15 knots. Rising Wednesday southwest 25 knots, easing Thursday 15 knots. Sea rough at times.Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Milford

Warning: NIL

Northwest 20 knots, changing southwest 15 knots this evening. Tending northwest 15 knots Monday afternoon, and rising to northerly 30 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming rough.Southwest swell 3 metres.Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon, and Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning northwest 15 knots, changing late Tuesday southwest 20 knots, rising for a time Wednesday 30 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Puysegur

Warning: GALE

Northwest 30 knots, easing to 20 knots late evening, rising to 30 knots Monday afternoon, and to 40 knots Monday evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell 3 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms Monday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning northwest 30 knots, turning late Tuesday southwest 20 knots. Changing Thursday northwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell dying out Wednesday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Northwest 25 knots. Easing to westerly 15 knots this evening, then rising to 25 knots Monday morning. Tending northerly 25 knots Monday evening. Rough sea, easing for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with possible thunderstorms Monday morning, then easing to a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing late Tuesday southwest 20 knots, turning late Thursday northwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Northerly 20 knots, changing southerly 10 knots this evening, rising to southwest 20 knots Monday morning. Becoming northerly 20 knots Monday evening. Moderate sea, easing for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Tuesday evening southwest 15 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots.Southwest swell becoming moderate Wednesday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 15 knots overnight tonight. Gradually tending northerly 15 knots from midday Monday. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell developing offshore, 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing late Tuesday southerly 15 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Conway

Warning: NIL

North of Kaikoura: Northerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots late Monday afternoon. Elsewhere: Northerly 15 knots, turning westerly 15 knots this evening, becoming southerly 15 knots for a time Monday afternoon and early evening. Rough sea in the north, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers Monday afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Tuesday northwest 15 knots everywhere, changing Wednesday afternoon southerly 15 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots, tending northerly 15 knots this evening, rising to 25 knots Monday morning. Sea becoming rough.Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain from early Monday afternoon with possibly heavy falls, clearing Monday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Tuesday variable 10 knots. Developing late Tuesday northerly 15 knots, changing Thursday southerly 15 knots. Moderate northwest swell, easing Tuesday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Thursday.

Issued: 12:28pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Auckland VHF Warning

Issued: 10:15am Sunday 17 Nov 2019

STRONG WIND ADVISORY A31 FOR HAURAKI GULF, THE AREA FROM BREAM HEAD TO CAPE COLVILLE
Northerly rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon, easing below warning criteria around midday Monday.
This warning cancels and replaces ADVISORY A30