Christchurch

TODAY

AT 1:00 PM

16 °C

WIND: SSW, 10 knots

Partly Cloudy

High: 19

Low: 10

Tuesday

Few Showers

High: 26

Low: 10

Wednesday

Partly Cloudy

High: 19

Low: 11

Today: Fine breaks increasing this afternoon.Southwesterlies dying out.

Sunrise: 5:43 AM

Sunset: 9:10 PM

Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 5:45 PM    2.1m

low tide: 11:59 PM    0.6m

Marine recreational Forecasts - christchurch

5:20 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Waimakariri River
Adderly Head
Lyttelton Harbour

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation:

Southerlies ease as a ridge builds over the South Island. A front moves up the South Island on Tuesday, then another front moves onto the South Island Thursday, followed by another ridge.

Warnings:

GALE warning for CONWAY

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Monday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning. Turning easterly 10 knots in the afternoon and northeast 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing this morning. Fair visibility in rain, clearing early this morning and becoming fine.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northeast 15 knots, changing southwest 20 knots late afternoon with a period of rain. Wednesday: Southwest 15 knots, dying out during the afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing in the evening. Chance morning shower, then fine. Thursday: Northeast rising to 15 knots early morning, turning southwest 20 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine, but brief light rain with afternoon southwest change.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Easterly 1 metre easing to half a metre today, rising to 1 metre again for a time Wednesday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - rangitata

5:07 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Timaru
Akaroa Head
Rangitata
Moeraki

Forecast:

Southerly 30 knots, easing to 15 knots this morning then gradually turning northeast 15 knots by this evening. Rough sea, easing. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Poor visibility in scattered rain with thunderstorms, clearing this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Tuesday afternoon southwest 30 knots, then Wednesday evening northeast 20 knots, and later Thursday southerly 25 knots. Sea rough at times. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Tuesday and Wednesday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - chatham-islands

5:14 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Kaikoura
Chatham Islands

Forecast:

Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots developing this morning. Sea slight. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Northwest 20 knots, tending Tuesday southwest 20 knots for a time morning and afternoon.Changing later Wednesday southerly 30 knots with rough sea, easing Thursday variable 10 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday and Thursday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - conway

5:09 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Westport
Farewell Spit
Kahurangi Point
Stephens Is.
Abel
Kapiti Is.
Cook
Cape Palliser
Grey
Cape Campbell
Jackson Head
Conway

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 35 knots, easing to 20 knots by midday.Turning northeast 15 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing. Southerly swell rising to 2 metres for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre, dying out. Fair visibility in rain this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Developing early Tuesday northerly 20 knots, then changing late Tuesday southwest 30 knots, becoming Thursday northeast 25 knots for a time. Sea rough at times. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.

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Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 5:45 PM    2.1m

low tide: 11:59 PM    0.6m