Coastal Weather

Issued at 12:12 on Thursday 24 April 2014. Valid for Thursday.

Valid from 12:12 on Thursday 24 April 2014 until 00:12 on Saturday 26 April 2014.

Abel

Variable 10 knots. Northwest 20 knots developing north of Separation Point this afternoon, becoming northwest 25 knots everywhere Friday morning, then changing southwest 20 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Poor visibility in rain on Friday,possibly thundery, clearing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Saturday morning. Developing early Sunday westerly 20 knots in the north, becoming late Sunday northwest 15 knots but 30 knots in the north with rough sea, and Monday northeast 15 knots everywhere.

Brett

Northwest 10 knots. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing late Sunday northwest 30 knots with rough sea.

Castlepoint

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots Friday morning, to 40 knots Friday afternoon, then changing southwest 25 knots Friday night. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in rain Friday night.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 25 knots dying out Saturday morning. Developing early Sunday northwest 20 knots rising late Sunday northerly 30 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell easing Monday.

Chalmers

Northeast 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this evening, changing southwest 40 knots Friday afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Saturday afternoon 25 knots, dying out Saturday evening. Developing early Sunday northeast 25 knots, becoming late Sunday southwest 25 knots, changing Monday southeast 30 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell tending southeast Monday.

Chatham Islands

Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots this evening. Northerly 15 knots developing Friday morning, rising to 25 knots Friday evening. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain Friday night.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots changing early Saturday morning southwest 25 knots, rising Saturday night westerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Sunday 15 knots. Becoming Monday northeast 30 knots. Moderate southwest swell tending southeast Monday.

Colville

Northwest rising to 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Easterly swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing late Sunday northwest 30 knots with rough sea.

Conway

Southwest 10 knots, becoming northeast 10 knots this evening, rising to northerly 25 knots Friday morning. Changing southwest 35 knots early Friday evening, then easing to 20 knots Friday night. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in brief showers Friday evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 20 knots, becoming Saturday morning northwest 15 knots, rising late Sunday northerly 30 knots offshore. Becoming Monday northerly 15 knots but southeast 30 knots in the south. Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell, easing Sunday.

Cook

Northwest 20 knots rising to 35 knots Friday morning, changing southerly 25 knots Friday night. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in occasional rain on Friday, clearing at night.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 25 knots dying out Saturday morning. Developing Saturday afternoon northerly 15 knots, rising late Sunday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Monday 25 knots. Moderate southerly swell easing Sunday.

Foveaux

Northeast 10 knots rising to 20 knots this evening, changing westerly 40 knots Friday morning. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell 2 metres at times. Poor visibility in showers on Friday.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly easing Saturday morning 25 knots, dying out Saturday afternoon. Developing early Sunday northeast 30 knots, changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots, becoming Monday southeast 25 knots. Very rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell tending southeast Monday.

Grey

Variable 10 knots. Northeast 15 knots developing this evening. Becoming northwest 25 knots Friday morning, changing southwest 30 knots Friday afternoon, easing to 20 knots Friday night. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly thundery on Friday, clearing in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots dying out Saturday afternoon. Developing early Sunday northerly 30 knots becoming late Sunday southwest 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Monday easterly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing for a time Sunday.

Kaipara

Northwest rising to 15 knots south of Hokianga Harbour this afternoon and elsewhere tonight. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday afternoon southerly 15 knots easing Saturday evening variable 10 knots. Developing early Sunday northwest 15 knots rising late Sunday northwest 30 knots and Monday 40 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Milford

Northeast 20 knots, rising to 30 knots tonight, changing southwest 30 knots Friday morning, easing to 20 knots Friday night. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon, possibly thundery, easing Friday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots dying out Saturday morning. Developing Saturday evening northeast 20 knots rising early Sunday northeast 40 knots, becoming late Sunday southwest 40 knots easing Monday easterly 30 knots. Sea very rough at times.Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing for a time Sunday.

Plenty

Northwest rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Saturday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing early Sunday westerly 15 knots rising late Sunday northwest 30 knots with rough sea, easing Monday 20 knots.

Portland

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots about East Cape this afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the north. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday morning southerly 25 knots everywhere, dying out Saturday afternoon. Developing early Sunday northwest 15 knots, rising late Sunday 25 knots in the north. Sea rough at times. Moderate southerly swell developing for a time Sunday.

Puysegur

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon and to 40 knots west of Puysegur Point this evening. Changing southwest 35 knots everywhere Friday morning, easing to 25 knots Friday night. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon, possibly thundery, easing Friday morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Saturday afternoon northwest 25 knots, rising Saturday evening northerly 40 knots in the west. Becoming early Sunday southwest 20 knots everywhere, rising late Sunday southerly 40 knots, becoming Monday southeast 30 knots. Sea very rough at times. Heavy southwest swell easing Saturday. Moderate northerly swell developing for a time Sunday.

Raglan

Northwest 20 knots, turning southwest 20 knots south of Tirua Point Friday night. Sea moderate. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly thundery.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Saturday morning southwest 15 knots everywhere, easing Saturday evening variable 10 knots. Developing early Sunday northwest 15 knots rising late Sunday 30 knots and Monday 40 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Rangitata

Northeast 15 knots, changing southwest 35 knots Friday afternoon,then easing to 15 knots but 25 knots offshore Friday evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres. Fair visibility in brief showers Friday afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Saturday evening. Developing early Sunday northeast 15 knots, changing Monday southeast 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell, easing Sunday.

Stephens

Northwest rising to 20 knots this afternoon, to 30 knots Friday morning, then turning westerly 20 knots Friday night. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in occasional rain, possibly thundery on Friday.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming early Saturday morning variable 10 knots in the east, and Saturday evening variable 10 knots everywhere. Developing early Sunday northwest 20 knots becoming late Sunday northwest 30 knots but southwest 35 knots in the west with very rough sea, and Monday variable 10 knots but northeast 20 knots in the west. Moderate southwest swell in the west.

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