Kapiti Recreational Marine Forecast

Marine Recreational Forecasts - Kapiti

6:05 PM April 17, 2014
Area Description: Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
Situation: A deepening low west of the North Island is moving south, bringing a strong southeast flow over the area. The flow eases and turns northerly on Friday as the low gradually weakens west of the South Island, before crossing the far south late Saturday. A broad trough is expected to move onto the country on Sunday, followed by southwesterlies.
Warnings: GALE warning for COOK STORM warning for STEPHENS
Forecast: Gale warning. Thursday: Easterly 40 knots gusting 55 knots, but 25 knots gusting 40 knots south of Waikanae Beach, becoming northeast 30 knots gusting 40 knots everywhere tonight. Very rough sea in the north, easing tonight. Poor visibility in periods of heavy rain. Friday: Northeast easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, then to 20 knots in the afternoon and 15 knots at night. Rough sea easing in the afternoon. Fair visibility in scattered showers.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Tending northwest 15 knots in the evening. Showers developing in the afternoon. Sunday: Northwest rising to 25 knots early. Showers. Monday: Changing southerly 10 knots. Showers.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northwest 1 metre, rising to 2 metres tonight, then easing to 1 metre late Friday and to half a metre Sunday.

Moon Phases

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


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April 17, 2014

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