Today: Fine with high cloud and gusty northerlies. Rain developing at night with a strong southerly change.

Sunrise: 5:42 AM

Sunset: 8:54 PM

Tides

wellington

high tide: 6:36 AM    1.6m

low tide: 1:04 PM    0.7m

high tide: 7:03 PM    1.5m

Marine recreational Forecasts - wellington

6:54 PM 19 Dec, 2017

Waitarere
Kapiti Is.
Pukerua Bay
Mana Is.
Makara Beach
Wellington Harbour
Sinclair Head
Baring Head

Area Description:

Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.

Situation:

A series of fronts move northeast over New Zealand during the forecast period, then a ridge of high pressure builds over the South Island on Friday. A significant low deepens southeast of the South Island today then moves northeast over the Chatham Islands on Wednesday.

Warnings:

GALE warning for COOK

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots becoming northerly 15 knots early morning, then rising to 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast late morning. Becoming northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere in the afternoon, then changing southerly 25 knots gusting 40 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough in the south in the morning, and everywhere in the afternoon. Mainly fine, but poor visibility in rain developing late evening.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southwest 30 knots, easing to 20 knots in the afternoon, and to 10 knots in the evening. Increasing fine spells,chance shower. Thursday: Becoming northerly 20 knots in the morning, changing southerly 30 knots overnight. Mainly fine, showers overnight. Friday: Southerly 30 knots easing to 15 knots in the morning, and to variable 5 knots in the evening. Cloudy periods.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly 1.5 metres but 2 metres about Palliser Bay, easing to half a metre everywhere today, then rising to 4 metres Wednesday, easing to 1.5 metres Thursday. For Castlepoint: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today and to half a metre or less Wednesday. Southerly 2 metres, easing to 1 metre today. Southerly rising to 5 metres Wednesday, then easing to southeast 1.5 metres Thursday.

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Marine recreational Forecasts - mana

7:08 PM 19 Dec, 2017

Waitarere
Kapiti Is.
Pukerua Bay
Mana Is.
Makara Beach
Wellington Harbour
Sinclair Head
Baring Head

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation:

A series of fronts move northeast over New Zealand during the forecast period, then a ridge of high pressure builds over the South Island on Friday. A significant low deepens southeast of the South Island today then moves northeast over the Chatham Islands on Wednesday.

Warnings:

GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots becoming northerly 20 knots during the morning, then rising to northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Changing southerly 25 knots gusting 40 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon. Mainly fine, but poor visibility in rain developing late evening.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southerly 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the evening.Becoming fine before dawn. Thursday: Becoming northerly 20 knots in the morning, changing southerly 25 knots overnight. Mainly fine, showers overnight. Friday: Southerly 25 knots, easing to southeast 15 knots. Cloudy periods.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre this afternoon, then easing to half a metre Wednesday. Southwest 1 metre developing for a time Wednesday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - castlepoint

6:57 PM 19 Dec, 2017

Wellington
Kapiti Is.
Cape Turnagain
Castlepoint
Cape Palliser
Cape Campbell

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Variable 10 knots. Northerly 15 knots but 25 knots south of Cape Palliser developing this morning, then rising to northwest 35 knots everywhere this afternoon. Changing southerly 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southerly swell 2 metres,easing. Easterly swell 1 metre, dying out. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 40 knots with very rough sea, easing Wednesday evening 25 knots, becoming Thursday northeast 15 knots,changing early Friday southerly 15 knots. Southwest swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - cook

6:57 PM 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* Variable 10 knots. Northerly 25 knots developing this morning, rising to 35 knots for a time early evening before changing southerly 40 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southerly swell 2 metres, easing. Poor visibility in rain developing late this evening.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, gradually easing Wednesday 15 knots,becoming Thursday morning northerly 25 knots. Changing overnight Thursday southerly 30 knots, easing late Friday southeast 15 knots. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.

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Tides

wellington

high tide: 6:36 AM    1.6m

low tide: 1:04 PM    0.7m

high tide: 7:03 PM    1.5m