Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Storm warning in effect for Puysegur

The Situation

A southwest flow covers the country today. The flow turns northwest over southern and central New Zealand on Saturday as a front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front crosses southern New Zealand on Sunday and the remainder of the country on Monday, followed by a ridge of high pressure.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Forecasts valid to Midnight Saturday, 24-Feb

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots inshore, easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this afternoon. Sea slight. Northerly swell 1 metre easing. Poor visibility in a few showers, possibly heavy at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday evening northwest 15 knots, rising early Monday 25 knots with rough sea. Changing later Monday southerly 20 knots.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Colville

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, turning southeast 15 knots early Saturday afternoon, then easing to variable 10 knots late Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in a few showers from this evening, easing Saturday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Monday morning northwest 20 knots. Changing later Monday southeast 20 knots.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Brett

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, turning southeast 15 knots for a time early Saturday morning and early Saturday evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Sunday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Monday morning northwest 20 knots. Changing later Monday southeast 15 knots.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in a few showers, easing Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Monday morning northwest 20 knots. Changing later Monday southeast 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming moderate Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Sunday afternoon northwest 15 knots, rising Sunday night 25 knots. Changing Monday morning southwest 25 knots. Turning later Monday southeast 25 knots, easing Tuesday 15 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate northwest swell for a time Monday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Monday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots, rising to southwest 25 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera early afternoon, then easing to variable 10 knots in the east this evening. Easing to southwest 15 knots in the west Saturday morning, then becoming westerly 20 knots everywhere Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the west for a time. Southwest swell in the west, 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening northwest 30 knots. Changing Monday morning southeast 30 knots, easing Tuesday 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate northwest swell for a time Monday. Southwest swell in west becoming moderate Monday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Cook

Warning: NIL

Northerly 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early evening. Northerly 15 knots developing Saturday afternoon, gradually rising to 30 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southerly swell 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Sunday morning 45 knots with high sea. Changing Monday morning southerly 35 knots, easing later Monday 25 knots and Tuesday 15 knots.Southerly swell becoming moderate Monday, easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 20 knots developing late Saturday afternoon, rising to 30 knots south of Cape Palliser Saturday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning northwest 35 knots but 45 knots south of Cape Palliser with high sea. Changing Monday morning southerly 30 knots everywhere, easing Tuesday southeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Sunday, returning Monday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Portland

Warning: NIL

Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Northerly 20 knots developing south of East Cape Saturday afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday evening northwest 25 knots. Changing late Monday southerly 30 knots, easing Tuesday 20 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Abel

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots but northwest 15 knots north of Separation point. Becoming northeast 15 knots in the south for a time this afternoon, then changing southerly 15 knots everywhere this evening. Becoming northwest 15 knots but northeast 15 knots in the south Saturday afternoon. Changing southwest 15 knots in the south Saturday evening. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Sunday evening 20 knots but 30 knots in north. Changing Monday morning southeast 15 knots but 25 knots in north, easing Tuesday 15 knots in north. Sea rough at times.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Grey

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots south of Abut Head. Becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere early Saturday morning, then easing to variable 10 knots in the south late Saturday morning. Becoming variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots in the south Saturday evening. Rough sea in the south, easing. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in a few showers developing in the south Saturday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday afternoon northerly 30 knots everywhere. Changing Sunday evening southwest 30 knots. Turning Monday morning southeast 15 knots, easing Tuesday variable 10 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday, easing Monday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday, easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Milford

Warning: NIL

Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots early Saturday morning. Becoming northerly 15 knots by midday Saturday, then rising to 25 knots Saturday evening. Rough sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain developing Saturday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly rising Sunday morning 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing Sunday afternoon southwest 30 knots. Turning late Monday southeast 15 knots, easing Tuesday variable 10 knots. Heavy northwest swell for a time Sunday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday, easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Puysegur

Warning: STORM

Southwest 15 knots but westerly 25 knots south of West Cape. Becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere early Saturday morning, rising to 30 knots late Saturday morning, to 40 knots Saturday afternoon, and to 50 knots Saturday evening. Sea becoming high. Northwest swell 3 metres developing. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing Saturday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Sunday morning 60 knots with very high sea. Changing Sunday afternoon southwest 25 knots, easing Monday southerly 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Heavy northwest swell for a time Sunday. Southwest swell becoming moderate Sunday, easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots Saturday morning. Becoming northerly 15 knots by midday Saturday, then rising to 30 knots Saturday evening. Rough sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing Saturday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning northwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing Sunday afternoon southwest 30 knots, easing Monday 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Southwest 25 knots, easing to 15 knots Saturday morning. Becoming northeast 15 knots early Saturday afternoon, then rising to 25 knots Saturday evening. Rough sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Sunday morning northwest 30 knots. Changing Sunday afternoon southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Monday morning 25 knots, later Monday 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing Tuesday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Westerly 15 knots, becoming variable 10 knots but southwest 15 knots offshore this afternoon. Becoming easterly 15 knots Saturday morning, then turning northerly 15 knots Saturday evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday afternoon northwest 30 knots. Changing Sunday evening southwest 30 knots, easing Monday 15 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Conway

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing Saturday afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday afternoon northwest 30 knots. Changing Monday morning southwest 30 knots, easing later Monday 20 knots and Tuesday variable 10 knots. Sea rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Westerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots Saturday evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Fair visibility in a few showers, easing Saturday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Sunday morning northwest 20 knots and Sunday evening 30 knots. Changing late Monday southerly 25 knots, easing Tuesday 15 knots. Sea rough for a time. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday,easing Monday.

Issued: 12:40pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect