Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Stephens and Cook

The Situation

A front over the upper South Island moves onto the North Island today and is followed by a ridge. The front weakens on Wednesday. A series of weak fronts embedded within a northerly flow move onto the South Island Thursday into Friday, while a ridge builds over the North Island. A stronger front moves quickly across New Zealand on Saturday.

Issued: 8:24am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Forecasts valid to Midnight Tuesday, 27-Oct

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing afternoon, changing southerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Northeast swell rising to 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Changing northeast 15 knots in the morning. Thursday: Easing to variable 10 knots early. Friday: Variable 10 knots.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Colville

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Northwest 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Friday: Northeast 10 knots.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Brett

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Friday: Northeast 15 knots developing later.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres, period 16 seconds. North of Cape Reinga: Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots developing later. Friday: Northeast 15 knots.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Northerly 10 knots, changing southeast 15 knots south of Tongaporutu this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres, period 16 seconds. Fair visibility in rain gradually spreading north from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere in the morning. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Variable 10 knots. Friday: Northerly 15 knots developing early.

Issued: 6:43am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Stephens

Warning: GALE

Tuesday : Northwest 25 knots. Changing southeast 35 knots south of Rangitikei River this morning, and everywhere this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. West of Cape Farewell to Hawera: Southwest swell 2 metres, period 15 seconds. Southeast swell rising to 2 metres. In the east: Westerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain, easing from the south from this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Southeast easing to 25 knots in the morning and 15 knots in the evening. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell in the west easing. Moderate southeast swell easing. Thursday: Easing to variable 10 knots later. Friday: Northwest 15 knots developing early.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Cook

Warning: GALE

Tuesday : Southerly 25 knots rising to 35 knots late morning. Southerly easing to 25 knots tonight. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 1 metre, period 13 seconds. Poor visibility in rain, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Southerly easing to 15 knots in the morning and variable 10 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing. Thursday: Northerly 15 knots developing. Friday: Northerly rising to 30 knots later. Sea becoming rough.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Southerly 20 knots developing this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore, period 14 seconds. Fair visibility in rain, easing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Moderate southerly swell easing. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots developing later. Friday: Northeast rising to 25 knots, then turning northwest 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough.

Issued: 6:43am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Portland

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Northwest 15 knots, but variable 10 knots south of Tolaga Bay. Southeast 20 knots developing in the south this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the south. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 13 seconds. Northeast swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain spreading north this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Becoming southeast 10 knots everywhere in the morning. Southerly swell becoming moderate for a time. Thursday: Easing to variable 10 knots in the morning. Friday: Northeast 15 knots developing early, turning northwest 15 knots later.

Issued: 6:43am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Abel

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Northwest 20 knots, changing southeast 20 knots but 30 knots north of Separation Point this morning. Sea becoming rough in the north. Northerly swell 1 metre, easing. Poor visibility in rain easing late morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Easing to southeast 15 knots, but variable 10 knots in the south. Rough sea in the north, easing. Thursday: Southeast 15 knots, but variable 10 knots in the south. Friday: Becoming northwest 15 knots everywhere later.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Grey

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Becoming easterly 25 knots about the Grey River this morning. Sea becoming rough about the Grey River. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, period 15 seconds, easing. Northwest swell 1 metre, easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere in the morning. Rough sea about the Grey River, easing. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots. Friday: Northeast 15 knots.

Issued: 6:43am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Milford

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Southerly 25 knots, but 15 knots east of George Sound. Becoming southeast 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the east this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell 4 metres, period 15 seconds, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere in the morning. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northeast rising to 15 knots early and to 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Friday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Puysegur

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Southerly 25 knots, but 15 knots south of West Cape. Rough sea in the north. Southwest swell 4 metres, period 13 seconds, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Easing to easterly 15 knots everywhere in the morning. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell, easing. Thursday: Turning northeast 15 knots early and rising to northerly 30 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northwest swell developing. Friday: Northerly rising to 35 knots early, easing to 25 knots later. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Moderate northwest swell.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Southwest 15 knots, turning southeast 15 knots by afternoon and easing to variable 10 knots overnight. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres, period 13 seconds, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Becoming northeast 15 knots. Friday: Turning northerly 15 knots.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Southwest 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 3 metres offshore, period 13 seconds, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Thursday: Northeast 20 knots developing early. Friday: Northeast 20 knots, turning northwest 10 knots later.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Variable 10 knots. Southerly 15 knots developing for a time from morning until late afternoon. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres offshore, period 14 seconds. Poor visibility in morning drizzle patches.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots developing early. Friday: Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots later.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Conway

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore, period 14 seconds. Fair visibility in rain, gradually clearing from the south this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Variable 10 knots. Thursday: Northeast 15 knots developing early. Friday: Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots later and rising to 25 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula later. Sea becoming rough in the north.

Issued: 6:43am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Tuesday : Northwest 25 knots becoming southerly 20 knots this morning. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres, period 14 seconds. Northwest swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain, clearing afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Wednesday: Southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Thursday: Southwest easing to 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Friday: Turning northwest 20 knots later. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 4:40am Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Auckland VHF Warning

No Warnings In Effect