Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Portland and Puysegur

The Situation

A ridge builds over the country from the west today, then persists over central New Zealand until Thursday night. Meanwhile, fronts affect the far northeast and south of the country. The front in the northeast spreads onto the North Island Thursday, then moves away to east Friday, while the front in the south moves up the South Island and onto the North Island late Friday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Forecasts valid to Midnight Tuesday, 10-Dec

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Southeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Northerly swell 1 metre.Easterly swell 2 metres developing offshore. Fair visibility in morning showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning southeast 15 knots, and Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Friday 15 knots. Moderate southeast swell offshore, easing Wednesday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Colville

Warning: NIL

Southwest 25 knots. Changing southeast 25 knots this morning, easing to 15 knots this afternoon. Rough sea, easing. Northerly swell 1 metre. Easterly swell 2 metres developing offshore. Fair visibility in showers this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Moderate southeast swell offshore,easing Wednesday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Brett

Warning: NIL

Southwest 20 knots. Changing southeast 25 knots this afternoon,easing to 15 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time.Northerly swell 1 metre. Easterly swell 2 metres developing. Fair visibility in showers this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots. Moderate southeast swell offshore, easing Wednesday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Southerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Southerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Southwest swell 3 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Wednesday morning southwest 20 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northwest 15 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Stephens

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots. Becoming southwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera, southwest swell 3 metres easing. In the east, westerly swell 2 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday morning southeast 15 knots, easing early Friday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northwest 15 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Cook

Warning: NIL

Southerly 15 knots. Becoming variable 10 knots late morning.Northerly 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday morning northerly 20 knots, easing late Wednesday variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday southerly 15 knots. Changing Friday northerly 20 knots.

Issued: 6:31am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southerly swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Friday northwest 20 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Portland

Warning: GALE

Southerly 15 knots but southeast 25 knots north of Tokomaru Bay, rising to 35 knots north of East Cape this morning. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Southerly swell 1 metre developing. Easterly swell in the north, 2 metres developing.Fair visibility in showers clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday southeast 20 knots in the north and to variable 10 knots elsewhere. Becoming Thursday variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing Friday northwest 15 knots. Moderate southeast swell north of Tolaga Bay, easing Wednesday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Abel

Warning: NIL

Southeast 15 knots, but variable 10 knots south of Separation Point. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this morning. Northerly 20 knots developing for a time this afternoon and evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday for a time southeast 15 knots north of Separation Point. Developing Friday northwest 15 knots everywhere.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Grey

Warning: NIL

Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening.Moderate sea easing. Southwest swell 3 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Wednesday evening southwest 15 knots, easing Thursday variable 10 knots. Developing Friday northerly 15 knots for a time.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Milford

Warning: NIL

Southwest 15 knots turning northeast 15 knots around midday. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Fair visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday variable 10 knots. Developing late Thursday northeast 25 knots with rough sea, changing Friday southwest 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Wednesday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Puysegur

Warning: GALE

Northwest 15 knots. Rising to 25 knots south of West Cape early this morning, and to 35 knots in the south around midday. Rising to northeast 25 knots but northwest 45 knots in the south this evening. Sea becoming high in the south. Southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Northwest swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southwest 15 knots, easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing late Thursday northerly 20 knots in the west. Becoming Friday westerly 20 knots everywhere. Moderate northwest swell, easing Wednesday,then returning for a time Friday. Moderate southwest swell, easing Thursday but returning late Friday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Westerly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots, changing Friday southeast 20 knots. Southwest swell, becoming moderate Wednesday, easing Thursday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing around midday,rising to 25 knots late afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 1 metre easing. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing early Wednesday variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 25 knots with rough sea, changing Friday southwest 15 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing around midday. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell 1 metre easing. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 20 knots, changing Friday southerly 15 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Conway

Warning: NIL

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing around midday. Sea becoming moderate. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southwest swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots, changing late Friday southwest 15 knots.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Northwest swell 2 metres easing. Southwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday northeast 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell developing Thursday.

Issued: 4:42am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect