Coastal Weather

Issued at 00:12 on Tuesday 21 October 2014. Valid for Tuesday.

Valid from 00:12 on Tuesday 21 October 2014 until 00:12 on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Abel

Variable 10 knots but westerly 15 knots north of Separation Point. Changing southeast 20 knots in the north early morning, then becoming variable 10 knots everywhere this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the north for a time. Poor visibility in rain, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Developing Thursday westerly 25 knots but southwest 15 knots in the south. Changing early Friday southeast 25 knots but 15 knots in the south, then easing late Friday 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the south. Sea rough in the north at times.

Brett

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in a few evening showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Wednesday morning easterly 15 knots, easing late Thursday variable 10 knots. Becoming early Friday southwest 15 knots, changing late Friday southeast 20 knots.

Castlepoint

Southerly 35 knots but 25 knots north of Cape Palliser, easing to 15 knots everywhere early morning. Very rough sea in the south, easing. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing early Thursday northwest 25 knots. Changing early Friday southerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Friday 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday.

Chalmers

Southwest 30 knots, easing to 20 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday evening northwest 15 knots, easing early Thursday variable 10 knots. Becoming late Thursday southwest 40 knots with very rough sea, then gradually dying out Friday. Heavy southwest swell offshore for a time on Friday.

Chatham Islands

Southwest rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northerly swell 2 metres easing. Fair visibility in occasional rain, clearing for a time this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, turning late Thursday northwest 20 knots. Changing early Friday southwest 25 knots with rough sea. Heavy southwest swell at times.

Colville

Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Easterly 15 knots developing late evening. Moderate sea easing. Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easterly 15 knots dying out Thursday. Developing late Thursday westerly 15 knots. Changing early Friday southwest 20 knots. Turning late Friday southeast 20 knots.

Conway

Southwest 20 knots, easing to variable 10 knots for a time this afternoon and evening. Moderate sea easing for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Wednesday evening northeast 15 knots, rising early Thursday northerly 25 knots north of Kaikoura Peninsula. Changing late Thursday southwest 15 knots, and rising early Friday 35 knots with very rough sea, then dying out late Friday. Moderate southwest swell.

Cook

Southerly 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this morning, and to 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea easing. Southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in early morning rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing early Thursday northwest 30 knots. Changing early Friday southerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing late Friday 25 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday.

Foveaux

Westerly 35 knots, easing to southwest 25 knots this afternoon. Very rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots, rising early Thursday northwest 35 knots. Changing late Thursday southwest 35 knots, then dying out Friday. Sea very rough on Thursday. Southwest swell becoming heavy Thursday, easing Friday.

Grey

Southwest 25 knots but easterly 20 knots north of Hokitika. Becoming southwest 15 knots in the north this afternoon, then easing to southwest 15 knots but variable 10 knots in the north late evening. Rough sea in the south, easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in patchy morning rain, mainly in the north.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday southwest 25 knots with sea becoming rough, then easing Friday variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Kaipara

Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots this morning. Becoming easterly 20 knots south of Tauroa Point this evening. Sea becoming moderate in the south. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers developing Tuesday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Wednesday morning easterly 15 knots everywhere. Changing late Thursday southerly 10 knots,rising Friday 20 knots. Changing late Friday southeast 10 knots.Moderate southwest swell.

Milford

Southwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Southwest swell 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Wednesday evening 10 knots, rising late Thursday 30 knots, then dying out late Friday. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell.

Plenty

Westerly 25 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots early morning and to variable 10 knots late morning. Easterly 15 knots developing north of Mayor Island to Cape Runaway this evening. Rough sea easing.Easterly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing late Thursday westerly 20 knots. Changing Friday southeast 20 knots.

Portland

Southwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, then easing to southerly 15 knots south of Tolaga Bay early afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly easing Wednesday morning 10 knots. Changing early Thursday northerly 10 knots, rising late Thursday northwest 20 knots. Changing Friday southerly 30 knots. Moderate southerly swell.

Puysegur

Southwest 30 knots, gradually easing to 15 knots by late evening. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre dying out.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Wednesday evening westerly 30 knots but 20 knots in the north, and early Thursday northwest 45 knots with high sea but 30 knots in the north. Changing late Thursday southwest 25 knots everywhere, then dying out late Friday. Heavy southwest swell at times. Moderate northwest swell for a time on Thursday.

Raglan

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning. Southeast 15 knots developing this evening. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres offshore. Fair visibility in a few showers developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday morning variable 10 knots. Becoming late Thursday southwest 15 knots, rising early Friday 25 knots. Changing late Friday southeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Rangitata

Southwest 15 knots but 25 knots offshore, turning northwest 20 knots everywhere for a time this morning and afternoon. Easing to southwest 15 knots everywhere this evening. Sea rough offshore at times. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday evening variable 10 knots. Developing overnight Thursday southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, then dying out late Friday. Heavy southwest swell offshore for a time on Friday.

Stephens

Westerly 20 knots. Changing southeast 35 knots early morning, then easing to 20 knots late morning. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell west of Cape Farewell to Hawera, rising to 3 metres offshore. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre at times. Poor visibility in rain, clearing by midday.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Wednesday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing Thursday westerly 25 knots. Changing early Friday southeast 35 knots with very rough sea, then easing late Friday 25 knots. Southwest swell moderate in the west at times.

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