Coastal Weather

Issued at 23:11 on Tuesday 24 May 2016. Valid for Tuesday.

Valid from 23:11 on Tuesday 24 May 2016 until 00:12 on Thursday 26 May 2016.

Abel

Northwest 25 knots, rising to 35 knots north of Separation Point early morning. Becoming northwest 25 knots but 15 knots in the south this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the north. Poor visibility in showers with thunderstorms, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday northwest 20 knots, but 30 knots in north, easing Friday northerly 15 knots throughout. Becoming late Friday northeast 25 knots, turning Saturday northwest 20 knots but 30 knots in north. Sea rough at times.

Brett

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with squally thunderstorms this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly westerly 25 knots. Turning Friday northwest 20 knots, rising late Friday northwest 35 knots, with very rough sea. Moderate northerly swell at times.

Castlepoint

Northerly 30 knots, becoming northwest 20 knots this afternoon. Rough sea easing. Southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Thursday northwest 40 knots, easing Friday 20 knots, turning late Friday northeast 25 knots. Becoming Saturday northwest 40 knots. Sea very rough at times. Moderate southeast swell, easing Thursday.

Chalmers

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southeast swell 3 metres easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots developing late Thursday, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Becoming late Friday easterly 10 knots,rising Saturday southeast 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southeast swell easing Thursday, becoming moderate again Saturday. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Chatham Islands

Northerly 20 knots. Sea moderate. Easterly swell 4 metres easing. Northerly swell 2 metres. Poor visibility in periods of rain, easing this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest easing Thursday 15 knots, rising Friday westerly 25 knots, rising Saturday northeast 35 knots,changing late Saturday northwest 25 knots. Moderate easterly swell easing Thursday. Moderate northerly swell easing Thursday, becoming moderate again Saturday. Moderate southwest swell easing Friday.

Colville

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with squally thunderstorms this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots. Becoming late Friday northerly 25 knots, and rising Saturday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate northerly swell at times.

Conway

Northerly 15 knots, turning southwest 15 knots this morning then northerly 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 15 knots, rising Thursday 30 knots in north. Changing late Thursday southwest 20 knots throughout, becoming Friday variable 10 knots. Developing late Friday northeast 15 knots, rising Saturday southerly 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate southeast swell easing Thursday, becoming moderate again Saturday.

Cook

Northerly 25 knots rising to 40 knots early morning, then easing to northwest 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Thursday 35 knots, easing Friday northerly 20 knots, rising Saturday northwest 40 knots. Sea very rough at times.

Foveaux

Northerly 15 knots turning westerly 15 knots this evening. Sea slight. Southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers developing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 15 knots, turning Friday southeast, rising Saturday 25 knots with rough sea. Moderate southeast swell easing Thursday. Moderate southwest swell at times.

Grey

Easterly 20 knots turning southwest 15 knots this morning. Moderate sea easing. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising early Thursday southwest 30 knots, easing Thursday night 15 knots, turning Friday northeast 20 knots, rising late Friday 30 knots. Becoming Saturday southwest 20 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell developing Saturday.

Kaipara

Northwest 25 knots, becoming southwest 25 knots late this evening. Sea rough. Southwest swell, rising to 5 metres for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with squally thunderstorms at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots. Turning early Friday northwest 20 knots, rising later Friday northerly 30 knots, and Friday night northwest 40 knots with very rough sea. Heavy westerly swell, easing Thursday. Northwest swell becoming heavy on Saturday.

Milford

Variable 10 knots. Westerly 20 knots developing this morning. Sea becoming moderate. Westerly swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, dying out early Friday. Becoming late Friday easterly 20 knots, turning Saturday southwest 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Moderate southwest swell. Moderate northwest swell developing Saturday.

Plenty

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers, with squally thunderstorms this afternoon.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots. Becoming late Friday northerly 25 knots, rising Saturday northwest 35 knots with very rough sea. Moderate northerly at times.

Portland

Northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Southeast swell 3 metres. Poor visibility occasional showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 25 knots, becoming Friday northerly 20 knots, rising Saturday northeast 30 knots, turning Saturday northwest. Sea rough at times. Moderate southeast swell, easing Thursday.

Puysegur

Westerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Southwest swell rising to 3 metres. Poor visibility in showers.

Outlook following 3 days: Rising early Thursday southwest 25 knots, easing late Thursday southeast 15 knots. Becoming Friday southeast 15 knots, rising Saturday 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Moderate southwest swell.

Raglan

Northwest 25 knots, becoming southwest 25 knots this evening. Sea rough. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres for a time. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in showers with squally thunderstorms.

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots. Turning Friday northwest 20 knots, rising late Friday northeast 35 knots, turning Saturday northwest 40 knots. Sea becoming very rough late Friday. Heavy westerly swell, easing Thursday. Northwest swell becoming heavy on Saturday.

Rangitata

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southeast swell 3 metres easing. Poor visibility in showers, clearing this morning.

Outlook following 3 days: Becoming Thursday southwest 20 knots, easing Friday variable 10 knots. Becoming late Friday easterly 10 knots, rising Saturday southeast 20 knots. Moderate southeast swell easing Thursday, becoming moderate again Saturday.

Stephens

Northwest 35 knots, becoming westerly 25 knots late this afternoon. Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell west of Farewell Spit to Hawera, rising to 5 metres for a time. Westerly swell in the east, rising to 3 metres for a time. Poor visibility in showers, with squally thunderstorms at times.

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest rising Thursday 35 knots, easing Friday 20 knots. Rising late Friday northeast 30 knots, turning Saturday northwest 35 knots. Sea very rough at times. Heavy southwest swell in the west, easing Thursday. Moderate westerly swell in the east at times.

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