Coastal Weather

Issued at 04:04 on Wednesday 30 July 2014. Valid for Wednesday.

Valid from 04:04 on Wednesday 30 July 2014 until 00:12 on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Abel

Variable 10 knots but westerly 15 knots north of Separation Point, rising to northwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the north this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre for a time. Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing everywhere Thursday northwest 20 knots, then rising Saturday northerly 30 knots with rough sea.

Brett

Northerly 25 knots, easing to northwest 15 knots early this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre for a time. Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday morning variable 10 knots, rising Friday northerly 20 knots and Saturday 30 knots with rough sea.

Castlepoint

North of Cape Palliser: Northwest 20 knots,rising to 30 knots this morning, and to 45 knots this evening. South of Cape Palliser: Northerly 25 knots, rising to 40 knots this morning and to 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming high. Northwest swell in the south,rising to 2 metres. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday northwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the south, rising Saturday northwest 40 knots but 50 knots in the south. Moderate northerly swell in south.

Chalmers

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 35 knots this morning, easing to northwest 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre.Northeast swell rising to 1 metre.Fair visibility in brief rain late this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 30 knots with rough sea, changing early Saturday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Saturday.

Chatham Islands

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough.Southwest swell 3 metres easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate northwest swell. Moderate southwest swell easing for a time Thursday.

Colville

Northerly 25 knots, easing to northwest 15 knots early this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre for a time. Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Saturday northerly 30 knots with rough sea.

Conway

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning and to 35 knots for a time this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Southerly swell 1 metre. Northeast swell rising to 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots, rising Friday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Saturday southerly 25 knots.

Cook

Northwest 25 knots, rising to northerly 40 knots this morning and to 50 knots this evening. Sea becoming high.Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Southerly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday northwest 35 knots, rising again Saturday northwest 50 knots with high sea. Moderate northerly swell.

Foveaux

Northwest 25 knots, rising to northerly 35 knots this morning, then changing westerly 40 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres.Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 35 knots with very rough sea, changing early Saturday southwest 30 knots, then easing later Saturday 20 knots. Heavy westerly swell at times.

Grey

Northwest 15 knots, but 25 knots south of Abut Head, rising to 25 knots but 35 knots in the south this morning,and to 35 knots everywhere this afternoon.Becoming westerly 25 knots tonight. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres. Northerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in periods of rain,possibly thundery at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, rising Friday northerly 30 knots with rough sea. Changing Saturday southwest 25 knots. Heavy westerly swell easing for a time Friday. Northerly swell becoming moderate Friday.

Kaipara

Northwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell 2 metres.Northwest swell 1 metre.Poor visibility in rain, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Friday northerly 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Milford

Northerly 40 knots, rising to 50 knots this morning, then easing to northwest 40 knots this afternoon and to 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Westerly swell rising to 6 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, possibly thundery at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 30 knots with rough sea, changing early Saturday southwest 20 knots. Heavy westerly swell. Northerly swell becoming moderate Friday.

Plenty

Northwest rising to 25 knots this morning, then easing to northwest 15 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northerly swell rising to 1 metre for a time. Poor visibility in rain, heavy and possibly thundery,clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Saturday northerly 30 knots with rough sea.

Portland

Northwest rising to 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell 1 metre. Southerly swell 1 metre.Poor visibility in patchy rain,clearing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, rising Saturday northerly 30 knots with rough sea.

Puysegur

Northwest 35 knots, but northerly 50 knots west of Puysegur Point. Becoming northerly 45 knots but 65 knots in the west this morning,and northwest 45 knots everywhere this afternoon. Sea becoming very high in the west for a time. Westerly swell rising to 7 metres.Poor visibility in periods of rain,possibly thundery at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 50 knots with high sea, changing early Saturday southwest 30 knots, then easing later Saturday 20 knots. Heavy westerly swell. Northerly swell becoming moderate in west Friday.

Raglan

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots south of Tirua Point this evening. Sea becoming rough in the south. Southwest swell 2 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre.Poor visibility in rain,clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming everywhere Thursday morning northwest 15 knots, rising Friday 25 knots and Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell.

Rangitata

Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, and to 35 knots for a time this afternoon.Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre.Northeast swell rising to 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 25 knots, rising Friday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing Saturday southerly 25 knots.

Stephens

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 35 knots during this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Westerly swell 2 metres.Northerly swell in the west, 1 metre. Fair visibility in patchy rain.

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Thursday northwest 20 knots, then rising Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate westerly swell becoming heavy in west for a time Thursday and Saturday.

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