Christchurch Recreational Marine Forecast

Marine Recreational Forecasts - Christchurch

11:09 AM April 18, 2014
Area Description: Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
Situation: A deep low west of central New Zealand directs a northeast flow over the area. The flow weakens as the low moves further south, crossing the far south late Saturday. A broad trough is expected to move onto the country on Sunday,followed by southwesterlies. A ridge spreads over the country on Tuesday.
Warnings: GALE warning for CONWAY
Forecast: Strong Wind Advisory. Friday: Easterly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, easing to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots tonight. Sea rough. Poor visibility in rain, easing this evening. Saturday: Northeast easing to 20 knots in the morning and to 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing in the morning. Morning cloud then fine.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southwest 10 knots at night.Fine. Monday: Southwest 10 knots. A few showers from morning. Tuesday: Southwest 10 knots dying out. A few showers.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northeast 3 metres, easing to 2 metres Saturday, and to 1 metre Monday.

Moon Phases

  1. Apr 15
    Full Moon
  2. Apr 22
    Last Quarter
  3. Apr 29
    New Moon
  4. May 07
    First Quarter


April 18, 2014

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