Marine Recreational Forecasts - Kapiti
11:19 AM March 7, 2015
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
An active front associated with a low to the south moves quickly east over central New Zealand today, then a ridge builds to the north. On Tuesday and Wednesday a weak trough moves north over New Zealand.
STORM warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Gale warning. Saturday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, and to northwest 35 knots gusting 50 knots this evening. Northwest easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Gusts 60 knots possible in squalls this afternoon and evening, easing overnight. Sea becoming very rough for a time this evening. Poor visibility in showers and squally thunderstorms, easing overnight. Sunday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 20 knots in the morning. Changing southerly 15 knots late afternoon, then easing to 10 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing in the morning. Fair visibility in showers clearing early morning, then fine.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Easing to variable 5 knots early morning, then becoming northerly 15 knots early afternoon, and dying out at night. Fine, apart from a few evening showers. Tuesday: Northwest 10 knots developing. Fine spells. Wednesday: Southerly 10 knots developing early. Occasional showers turning to rain.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northwest 1 metre rising to 3 metres this evening, then easing to 1.5 metres Sunday evening and half a metre or less Monday.
March 7, 2015
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