Coastal Weather

Issued at 01:01 on Thursday 02 October 2014. Valid for Thursday.

Valid from 01:01 on Thursday 02 October 2014 until 00:12 on Friday 03 October 2014.

Abel

North of Separation Point: Northwest 15 knots, rising to northerly 25 knots late morning and to northwest 35 knots this evening. South of Separation Point: Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this morning, rising to northerly 25 knots for a time this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Poor visibility in rain developing this afternoon, easing to a few showers this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday afternoon southwest 20 knots but westerly 30 knots in the north. Becoming Sunday northwest 25 knots but 35 knots in the north with very rough sea.

Brett

Westerly 15 knots, becoming northerly 25 knots this morning, turning westerly 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell 3 metres offshore easing. Poor visibility in rain developing late afternoon, easing to scattered showers in the evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Friday morning northwest 30 knots, rising Friday evening westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Saturday 25 knots.

Castlepoint

Variable 10 knots, but northeast 15 knots south of Cape Palliser. Becoming northwest 25 knots, but 35 knots in the south this morning, then rising to 45 knots everywhere late this evening. Sea becoming high. Easterly swell 3 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 35 knots, changing early Saturday southwest 25 knots. Turning early Sunday northwest 25 knots, rising late Sunday 40 knots. Sea very rough at times.Southwest swell becoming heavy late Saturday,easing Sunday. Moderate easterly swell easing Friday.

Chalmers

Northeast 25 knots, becoming variable 10 knots this afternoon. Southwest 20 knots developing south of Otago Peninsula late this evening. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell rising to 3 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre developing.Fair visibility in showers developing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest rising Friday afternoon 35 knots. Changing early Sunday northwest 25 knots. Very rough sea for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday, easing Sunday. Moderate northeast swell easing Friday.

Chatham Islands

Easterly 30 knots, easing to northeast 20 knots this morning, turning northwest 15 knots this evening. Rough sea easing. Northeast swell 4 metres easing.Southwest swell 1 metres easing. Fair visibility in rain, easing for a time this morning and afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning northwest 25 knots, easing Friday evening 15 knots. Becoming late Saturday southwest 35 knots. Changing late Sunday northwest 30 knots. Sea very rough for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday. Moderate northeast swell easing Friday.

Colville

Westerly 15 knots, becoming northwest 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell 3 metres offshore easing. Poor visibility in rain developing late afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday morning northwest 30 knots, and Friday evening westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Saturday 30 knots.

Conway

Northeast 20 knots, becoming northwest 30 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough. Northeast swell rising to 3 metres.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday evening southwest 25 knots. Changing early Sunday northwest 25 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, easing Sunday. Moderate northeast swell easing Friday.

Cook

Northwest 20 knots, rising to 35 knots this morning. Sea becoming very rough. Fair visibility in rain developing this afternoon, easing to occasional showers this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest easing Friday afternoon 25 knots, and Saturday westerly 15 knots for a time. Rising late Sunday northwest 35 knots. Very rough sea at times. Southerly swell becoming moderate Saturday, easing Sunday.

Foveaux

Northerly 20 knots, becoming westerly 20 knots this afternoon, then rising to 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough. Northeast swell east of Shelter Point, rising to 2 metres. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain from this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday westerly 25 knots. Changing late Sunday southerly 20 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.

Grey

Northerly 20 knots but 10 knots north of Abut Head, rising to northeast 30 knots everywhere this morning. Changing northwest 20 knots this afternoon, then rising to 35 knots this evening.Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning, turning to possibly thundery showers this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots. Becoming Sunday northwest 30 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.

Kaipara

Westerly 15 knots, becoming northerly 25 knots this morning, turning westerly 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell north of Cape Reinga, 3 metres easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing early afternoon, easing to a few showers late afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly rising Friday afternoon 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday, easing Sunday.

Milford

Northeast 35 knots. Becoming westerly 20 knots early afternoon, then rising to southwest 35 knots Thursday evening. Sea very rough at times. Northerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Southwest swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in rain, easing for a time this afternoon, turning to possibly thundery showers late evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots. Becoming early Sunday northwest 30 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.

Plenty

Southwest 15 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Southeast swell offshore 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 25 knots, rising Friday evening westerly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing overnight Saturday 25 knots.

Portland

North of Tolaga Bay: Southwest 25 knots, turning northwest 20 knots this morning, then rising to 30 knots this evening. South of Tolaga Bay: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 10 knots early morning. Northerly 15 knots developing late morning, rising to northwest 25 knots this evening. Sea rough at times. Easterly swell 3 metres easing.Poor visibility in rain developing in the north late evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Friday evening 35 knots. Changing late Saturday southwest 25 knots. Changing late Sunday northwest 25 knots. Sea very rough for a time.Southwest swell becoming moderate Saturday. Moderate easterly swell easing Friday.

Puysegur

Northerly 25 knots but 35 knots west of Puysegur Point, easing to westerly 25 knots everywhere early morning, then rising to southwest 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough everywhere. Northwest swell rising to 4 metres for a time.Southwest swell rising to 4 metres.Poor visibility in rain,easing for a time Thursday afternoon, turning to possibly thundery showers this evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday westerly 25 knots. Becoming early Sunday northwest 30 knots, changing late Sunday southerly 25 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday. Moderate northwest swell developing Sunday.

Raglan

Southwest 20 knots, becoming northwest 25 knots this morning. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain developing early afternoon, easing to a few showers early evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly rising Friday afternoon 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday 25 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy Friday, easing Sunday.

Rangitata

Northeast 25 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning. Becoming northwest 25 knots this evening. Rough sea easing for a time. Northeast swell rising to 3 metres. Southwest swell 1 metre developing.

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday afternoon southwest 25 knots, rising early Saturday 35 knots. Changing early Sunday northwest 20 knots. Very rough sea for a time. Southwest swell becoming heavy Saturday, easing Sunday. Moderate northeast swell easing Friday.

Stephens

Westerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 25 knots this morning and to 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell west of Hawera to Cape Farewell, rising to 2 metres. Westerly swell in the east, 1 metre developing. Poor visibility in rain developing early afternoon, easing to a few showers early evening.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 40 knots with very rough sea, easing late Saturday southwest 30 knots. Turning early Sunday northwest 25 knots then rising late Sunday 35 knots.Southwest swell in the west becoming heavy Friday, easing Sunday.

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