Coastal Weather

Issued at 23:11 on Wednesday 18 January 2017. Valid for Wednesday.

Valid from 23:11 on Wednesday 18 January 2017 until 00:12 on Friday 20 January 2017.

Abel

Northwest 35 knots, becoming westerly 15 knots but 30 knots north of Separation Point this morning, then becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere this evening. Very rough sea easing. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in rain this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Variable 10 knots. Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots and rising overnight Saturday 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing Sunday morning westerly 30 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.

Brett

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 25 knots early this morning, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 20 knots and rising early Sunday 30 knots with rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing on Sunday.

Castlepoint

Northerly 35 knots but 50 knots south of Cape Palliser, becoming northwest 40 knots everywhere late this morning, then southwest 20 knots but westerly 30 knots north of Flat Point this evening. High sea south of Cape Palliser easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in morning rain and evening showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 30 knots and rising early Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Changing late Sunday northwest 30 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday. Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.

Chalmers

Northeast 30 knots, turning northwest 35 knots early morning.Changing southwest 55 knots late morning, then easing to 40 knots late afternoon and to 30 knots late evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots dying out late Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 30 knots and rising late Sunday southwest 40 knots with very rough sea. Heavy southerly swell easing Friday.

Chatham Islands

Northerly rising to 25 knots early morning and to 35 knots late morning. Easing to northwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres. Southwest swell 2 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Friday southwest 15 knots. Turning late Saturday northeast 15 knots and rising Sunday northeast 40 knots wih very rough sea. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday. Moderate northerly swell at times.

Colville

Northwest 15 knots, rising to 30 knots early this morning, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 20 knots and rising early Sunday 30 knots with rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots.Moderate northerly swell developing on Sunday.

Conway

Northeast 35 knots but northerly 50 knots north of Kaikoura. Becoming northwest 30 knots everywhere this morning, changing southwest 25 knots this afternoon. High sea in the north easing. Northeast swell 2 metres developing for a time offshore. Southerly swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in showers and possible thunderstorms from late afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Friday morning. Developing late Friday northeast 15 knots, rising Saturday 25 knots and early Sunday 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southerly swell at times.Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.

Cook

Northwest 55 knots rising to 65 knots early morning, then easing to 40 knots late morning, and to 25 knots this afternoon. Changing southerly 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very high for a time. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in morning rain and evening showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southerly 15 knots turning Friday evening northerly 15 knots and rising Saturday 25 knots and early Sunday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing late Sunday northwest 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday,easing Saturday.

Foveaux

Easterly 35 knots, turning southerly 50 knots this morning. Easing to southwest 35 knots this afternoon and to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming high for a time. Southeast swell 4 metres developing. Southwest swell 2 metres offshore easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out late Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 15 knots and rising late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell at times. Heavy southeast swell easing Friday.

Grey

Westerly 30 knots but northwest 45 knots north of Abut Head. Becoming southwest 35 knots everywhere early morning, easing to 25 knots late this evening. High sea in the north easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain at times, with possible thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 35 knots, changing early Sunday southwest 45 knots with high sea, easing late Sunday 35 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Heavy northerly swell developing Sunday.

Kaipara

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots early this morning, changing southwest 25 knots late this morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell, heavy for a time on Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing on Saturday, easing Sunday.

Milford

Northwest 45 knots, changing southwest 50 knots early morning. Southwest easing to 35 knots late morning and to 25 knots this evening. High sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 30 knots, turning late Saturday southeast 25 knots. Changing early Sunday southwest 45 knots with high sea, easing late Sunday 30 knots. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northerly swell developing Sunday.

Plenty

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 20 knots and rising early Sunday northerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday westerly 25 knots. Moderate northerly swell developing on Sunday.

Portland

North of Tokomaru Bay: Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots this morning, then easing to westerly 25 knots this evening.Elsewhere: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots this morning. Turning westerly 20 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the north. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time in the north. Poor visibility in rain this afternoon and evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning southerly 20 knots and dying out late Friday. Developing Saturday northeast 25 knots, rising early Sunday 40 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday northwest 30 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate Friday, easing Saturday. Moderate northeast swell developing Sunday.

Puysegur

Southeast 60 knots but southwest 60 knots north of West Cape.Becoming southwest 35 knots everywhere this morning, easing to 25 knots this afternoon. Very high sea easing. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in rain, easing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots but 25 knots in the west, turning everywhere late Saturday southeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southwest 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Raglan

Northwest 30 knots, changing southwest 25 knots this morning.Sea rough. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Northwest swell 2 metres developing for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, gradually dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 35 knots with very rough sea. Changing late Sunday southwest 25 knots. Moderate southwest swell, heavy for a time on Friday. Moderate northwest swell developing on Saturday, easing Sunday.

Rangitata

Northeast 20 knots, turning northwest 35 knots early morning.Changing southwest 40 knots late morning, then easing to 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell rising to 4 metres. Northeast swell 1 metre developing offshore for a time. Poor visibility in rain at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest easing Friday morning 20 knots, turning late Friday northeast 15 knots. Changing early Sunday southerly 35 knots and rising late Sunday 45 knots with high sea. Heavy southerly swell easing Friday.

Stephens

Northwest 35 knots, rising to 45 knots early morning. Easing to westerly 35 knots late this morning, and to 20 knots this evening.Sea becoming high for a time. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 4 metres. Northwest swell rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in a period of rain this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 20 knots, dying out Friday. Developing early Saturday northeast 15 knots, rising late Saturday 25 knots but 40 knots in the west with very rough sea. Changing everywhere early Sunday westerly 40 knots. Heavy southwest swell at times. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday.

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