Coastal Forecasts and Warnings

Warnings

Gale warning in effect for Stephens, Cook and Abel

The Situation

A low just west of Cape Reinga is moving southwestward with associated fronts affecting the North Island today and the central part of the country as well as the upper South Island on Sunday. In the meantime a ridge builds to the southeast. Another low is expected to deepen north of the country with associated fronts affecting the North Island from Monday. By Tuesday this low moves to the west of the North Island with the fronts progressing south to the central part of New Zealand, then into the South Island on Wednesday as the low shifts to the west of the country and weakens.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Forecasts valid to Midnight Sunday, 29-Jan

Plenty

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 3 metres, easing,. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms and downpours possible. Sunday : Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, with thunderstorms and downpours possible.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell. Tuesday: Easterly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell. Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Colville

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell 3 metres, easing. Poor visibility in showers. Thunderstorms and downpours possible. Sunday : Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Easterly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell. Tuesday: Easterly 25 knots, rising to northeast 35 knots. Sea becoming very rough. Moderate northeast swell becoming heavy for a time. Wednesday: Northeast 30 knots, easing to 20 knots later. Rough sea easing. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Brett

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Northeast swell 3 metres, easing. Poor visibility in occasional showers. Sunday : Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, turning to rain at night.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Easterly rising to 30 knots in the morning. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell. Tuesday: Easterly 30 knots, becoming northeast 20 knots but 30 knots south of Whangaroa later. Sea rough easing in the north. Moderate northeast swell becoming heavy for a time. Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Kaipara

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing south of Hokianga Harbour this evening. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Easterly swell 2 metres north of Cape Reinga. Poor visibility in occasional showers, with thunderstorms possible. Sunday : Variable 10 knots but northeast 15 knots south of Hokianga Harbour. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere early morning. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres, easing. Northeast swell 2 metres north of Cape Reinga. Fair visibility in showers. Thunderstorms possible in the south from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to easterly 30 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northeast swell north of Cape Reinga. Tuesday: Easterly 30 knots, easing to northeast 20 knots north of Hokianga Harbour. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere late. Rough sea easing. Moderate northeast swell north of Cape Reinga. Moderate northeast swell developing offshore in the south. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, rising to 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing. Moderate northeast swell easing south of Cape Reinga. Moderate northeast swell in the north.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Raglan

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northeast 15 knots but southeast 25 knots south of Tirua Point. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere this evening. Rough sea in the south easing. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers with thunderstorms possible. Sunday : Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in periods of rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 20 knots. Tuesday: Easterly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell developing offshore. Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate southwest swell developing. Moderate northeast swell easing.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Stephens

Warning: GALE

Saturday : Southeast 40 knots, easing to 30 knots overnight. Very rough sea easing. West of Farewell Spit to Hawera: Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres, and easterly swell rising to 2 metres. Elsewhere: Easterly swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in periods of rain. Sunday : Southeast 25 knots, changing northeast 15 knots in the morning. Easing to variable 10 knots east of Farewell Spit to Hawera in the afternoon. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell easing and moderate southeast swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, easing. West of Farewell Spit to Hawera: Long period southwest swell 2 metres, easing and easterly swell rising to 2 metres, easing. Elsewhere: Easterly swell 1 metre, easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 10 knots, becoming northerly 10 knots but northeast 20 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Becoming easterly 10 knots everywhere. Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Becoming easterly 25 knots everywhere. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northerly swell developing west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Wednesday: Easterly 15 knots but northeast 25 knots west of Farewell Spit to Hawera. Becoming northerly 20 knots everywhere. Rough sea in the west, easing. Moderate northerly swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Cook

Warning: GALE

Saturday : Southerly 40 knots, then easing to 30 knots overnight. Very rough sea easing. Long period southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain at times. Sunday : Southerly 30 knots, easing to 15 knots in the morning, then to variable 10 knots in the afternoon. Northerly 15 knots developing late evening. Rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in rain, turning to showers in the morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Tuesday: Variable 10 knots. Wednesday: Variable 10 knots, becoming northerly 15 knots.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Castlepoint

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Easterly 20 knots but southerly 30 knots south of Flat Point. Becoming easterly 25 knots everywhere this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain. Sunday : Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Northeast swell 2 metres. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain, turning to showers in the morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northerly 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell offshore. Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to northeast 25 knots. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northeast swell offshore, easing for a time. Wednesday: Northerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Portland

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Long period southerly swell 1 metre. Northeast swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in scattered rain. Sunday : Northeast 20 knots but 30 knots south of Cape Kidnappers. Sea rough in the south. Northeast swell 2 metres. Southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell offshore. Tuesday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell. Wednesday: Northeast 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Abel

Warning: GALE

Saturday : Southeast 35 knots but 20 knots south of Separation Point. Very rough sea in the north. Poor visibility in scattered rain, developing late. Sunday : Southeast 35 knots but 20 knots south of Separation Point, easing to easterly 20 knots but variable 10 knots in the south in the morning. Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Very rough sea in the north easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Variable 10 knots. Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots. Wednesday: Easterly 10 knots, turning northerly 15 knots.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Grey

Warning: NIL

Saturday : North of Hokitika: Easterly 15 knots but 25 knots about the Grey River mouth. Elsewhere: Variable 10 knots. Sea becoming rough about the Grey River mouth. Long period southwest swell 4 metres offshore, easing. Sunday : Variable 10 knots but easterly 15 knots north of Hokitika. Easterly 25 knots about the Grey River mouth. Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere in the morning, then northeast 20 knots developing in the north in the evening. Rough sea about the Grey River mouth, easing. Long period southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain developing in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Variable 10 knots but northeast 15 knots north of Cape Foulwind. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Moderate southwest swell, easing for a time offshore. Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, becoming variable 10 knots but easterly 15 knots offshore. Becoming northeast 15 knots but 25 knots offshore later. Sea becoming rough offshore. Northerly swell developing. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots but 25 knots offshore. Becoming northerly 25 knots everywhere. Sea becoming rough everywhere. Moderate northerly swell becoming heavy for a time. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Milford

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Southwest 10 knots. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 4 metres, easing. Sunday : Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Tuesday: Variable 10 knots, becoming northeast 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 30 knots. Sea becoming rough for a time. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Puysegur

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Southerly 20 knots but easterly 15 knots south of Puysegur Point. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this evening. Moderate sea in the north, easing. Long period southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Sunday : Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing in the afternoon. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northerly 15 knots but northwest 25 knots south of Puysegur Point. Becoming southeast 10 knots everywhere. Rough sea in the south easing. Moderate southwest swell. Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots but 20 knots north of West Cape. Becoming northeast 10 knots everywhere. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Northeast 10 knots, becoming easterly 10 knots but northeast 25 knots north of West Cape. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing west of West Cape.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Foveaux

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Easterly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots this afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots a bout Foveaux Strait this evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time. Long period southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Sunday : Northeast 20 knots but variable 10 knots about Foveaux Strait. Becoming variable 10 knots everywhere late morning. Moderate sea easing. Long period southwest swell 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Variable 10 knots. Tuesday: Northeast 10 knots, becoming easterly 10 knots but northeast 20 knots east of Slope Point. Moderate southwest swell. Wednesday: Variable 10 knots but northeast 15 knots east of Slope Point to Shelter Point. Moderate southwest swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Chalmers

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 20 knots developing this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate. Long period southwest swell 3 metres, easing. Sunday : Northerly 20 knots, easing to northeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Moderate sea easing. Long period southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Areas of fog developing late afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Variable 10 knots. Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell developing.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Rangitata

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this afternoon. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 2 metres. Fair visibility in early showers. Sunday : Northeast 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Areas of fog developing from afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northeast 15 knots, turning southerly 10 knots. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots, changing northeast 15 knots. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots. Moderate northeast swell developing.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Conway

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Southerly 25 knots but southeast 15 knots south of Kaikoura Peninsula. Becoming southeast 15 knots but northeast 15 knots in the south in the evening. Rough sea easing. Long period southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers. Sunday : Southeast 10 knots but northeast 15 knots south of Kaikoura Peninsula. Becoming northeast 15 knots everywhere late morning, then rising to 25 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northeast swell rising to 2 metres. Areas of fog developing for a time in the morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northerly 20 knots, becoming variable 10 knots but northerly 15 knots east of Kaikoura Peninsula. Becoming southerly 10 knots everywhere later. Moderate northeast swell offshore. Tuesday: Variable 10 knots, becoming northeast 20 knots. Moderate northeast swell offshore, easing for a time. Wednesday: Northerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate northeast swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Chatham Islands

Warning: NIL

Saturday : Northwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Long period southwest swell rising to 3 metres overnight. Northwest swell 2 metres, easing. Sunday : Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing in the evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Monday: Northerly 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell easing. Moderate northerly swell developing. Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots. Moderate northerly swell. Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots. Moderate northerly swell.

Issued: 12:30pm Saturday 28 Jan 2023

Auckland VHF Warning

Issued: 11:04am Saturday 28 Jan 2023

STRONG WIND ADVISORY A64 FOR THE AREA FROM BREAM HEAD TO CAPE COLVILLE:
Northeast rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots on Sunday evening.
STRONG WIND ADVISORY A64 FOR HAURAKI GULF:
Northeast rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots on Sunday evening.
This warning cancels and replaces WARNING A63