Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Puysegur

The Situation

A ridge spreads onto New Zealand from the west today, then persists over the North Island for the remainder of the period. A front approaches the far south on Thursday, then becomes slow moving there on Friday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Forecasts valid to Midnight Wednesday, 23-Aug

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots, but southeast 15 knots for a time this evening and Wednesday morning. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in a few showers this evening, some possibly heavy.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 10 knots, rising late Friday 20 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Colville

Warning: NIL

Southeast 10 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots Wednesday afternoon. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers this evening, some possibly heavy.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 10 knots, rising early Friday 20 knots. Northeast swell becoming moderate Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Brett

Warning: NIL

Southerly 10 knots, turning northeast 10 knots Wednesday evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in showers this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots. Northeast swell becoming moderate Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Southerly 10 knots, turning easterly 10 knots north of Tauroa Point Wednesday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Thursday easterly 10 knots, rising Friday northeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Wednesday morning.Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early Wednesday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres, west of a line Cape Farewell to Hawera.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell in west, easing Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Cook

Warning: NIL

Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Northerly 20 knots developing around midday Wednesday. Sea becoming moderate. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising early Friday 30 knots with rough sea.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots late this evening. Northerly 20 knots developing south of Cape Palliser Wednesday morning, then elsewhere Wednesday evening. Sea moderate at times. Southeast swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots, rising in the south early Friday 30 knots with rough sea.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Portland

Warning: NIL

Southerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots south of Mahia Peninsula Wednesday morning, then elsewhere Wednesday evening. Moderate sea, easing. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Fair visibility in showers, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday afternoon northerly 15 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Abel

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots but easterly 15 knots north of Separation Point. Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere this evening. Northwest 15 knots developing in the north Wednesday afternoon. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots but northwest 15 knots in the north.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Grey

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening,turning northwest 15 knots north of Cape Foulwind Wednesday morning. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Saturday. Moderate northerly swell developing Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Milford

Warning: NIL

Northwest rising to 15 knots this evening, becoming northeast 25 knots late Wednesday morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northerly swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain at times from Wednesday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 30 knots with rough sea, easing late Friday northerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Northerly swell becoming moderate Thursday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Puysegur

Warning: GALE

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots south of West Cape this evening. Becoming northerly 30 knots but 40 knots in the south late Wednesday morning, then northwest 30 knots everywhere Wednesday evening. Sea becoming very rough in the south for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain during Wednesday.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 30 knots, easing Friday 20 knots, rising for a time Saturday 30 knots. Sea rough at times. Heavy southwest swell, easing Thursday. Moderate northerly swell.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots south of Shelter Point late this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres offshore. Southeast swell 1 metre dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 20 knots. Heavy southwest swell offshore, easing Thursday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres offshore at times. Southeast swell 1 metre dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing late Friday variable 10 knots. Developing early Saturday northerly 15 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing for a time this evening and again Wednesday evening. Sea slight. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 10 knots, rising late Saturday 20 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Conway

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing late this evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 2 metres, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, easing for a time Thursday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots Wednesday morning and to variable 10 knots Wednesday evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres easing. Northerly swell 1 metre dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Friday northerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell, easing Saturday.

Issued: 04:42pm Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect