Wellington

TODAY

CURRENTLY

15 °C

Wind

High: 16

Low: 9

WIND: NNW, 23 knots

Wednesday

Few Showers

High: 13

Low: 8

WIND: NNW, 24 knots

Thursday

Partly Cloudy

High: 14

Low: 10

WIND: NNW, 26 knots

Today: Rain, possibly heavy and thundery in the north, easing to showers then clearing this evening. Gale northwest, gusting 120 km/h, easing this afternoon.

Wind: NNW at 23 knots

Sunrise: 7:03 AM

Sunset: 7:23 PM

Tides

wellington

high tide: 10:55 PM    1.6m

Marine recreational Forecasts - wellington

8:07 AM 27 Sep, 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 strong and unsettled northwest flow covers central and northern New Zealand today ahead of a frontal system that slowly moves north. Meanwhile a front moves over the lower South Island followed by southwesterlies. On Wednesday a ridge builds over the South Island. A low moves south over the East Cape early Thursday and another low crosses the country during Friday.

Warnings:

STORM warning for COOK

Forecast:

Gale warning. Tuesday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 40 knots gusting 50 knots for a time this morning then gradually easing to 20 knots by evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility in periods of rain, easing to the odd shower by afternoon.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Changing southerly 15 knots morning. Showers, clearing. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots morning, becoming northerly 20 knots late. Early drizzle, then mainly fine. Friday: Rising to northerly 30 knots early, easing to northwest 15 knots late. Rain at first then a few showers.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southeast half a metre or less, becoming southerly 1 metre Wednesday and rising to 1.5 metres Thursday, easing to 1 metre again Friday. For Castlepoint: Easterly 1 metre becoming northeast 1 metre Tuesday, easing to half a metre for a time Thursday. Southerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre Wednesday and to 2 metres Thursday, easing to 1 metre again Friday.

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Marine recreational Forecasts - mana

8:14 AM 27 Sep, 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 strong and unsettled northwest flow covers central and northern New Zealand today ahead of a frontal system that slowly moves north. Meanwhile a front moves over the lower South Island followed by southwesterlies. On Wednesday a ridge builds over the South Island. A low moves south over the East Cape early Thursday and another low crosses the country during Friday.

Warnings:

STORM warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast:

Gale warning. Tuesday: Northerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots, rising to 40 knots gusting 50 knots early morning. Northerly easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots about midday, and to 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the morning. Poor visibility rain, easing to a few showers by afternoon.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Changing southerly 10 knots morning. Showers, clearing. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots morning, becoming northerly 20 knots late. Cloudy periods. Friday: Rising to northerly 30 knots early, easing to northwest 15 knots late. Rain at first then a few showers.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northwest 1.5 metres rising to 2 metres today, and to 3 metres for a time Tuesday. Easing to northwest 1 metre Wednesday and to half a metre for a time Thursday, then rising to 1.5 metres again Friday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - castlepoint

8:14 AM 27 Sep, 2017

Wellington
Kapiti Is.
Cape Turnagain
Castlepoint
Cape Palliser
Cape Campbell

Forecast:

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* South of Cape Palliser: Northwest 40 knots,rising to 50 knots for a time this morning, then easing to northwest 25 knots this afternoon. Elsewhere: Northwest 35 knots, easing to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming high in the south for a time.Northerly swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Fair visibility in scattered rain, clearing by this evening.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Wednesday morning southerly 15 knots, then becoming Thursday northerly 20 knots and rising early Friday 35 knots with very rough sea, easing late Friday northwest 25 knots. Moderate northerly swell offshore easing Wednesday. Moderate southwest swell developing Thursday, easing Friday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - cook

8:00 AM 27 Sep, 2017

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

Forecast:

*STORM WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 40 knots, rising to 55 knots for a time this morning, then easing to northwest 25 knots this afternoon.Sea becoming high for a time. Poor visibility in rain, easing this afternoon.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Wednesday southerly 15 knots, then easing early Thursday variable 10 knots. Becoming late Thursday northerly 30 knots and rising early Friday 40 knots with very rough sea, easing late Friday northwest 20 knots. Southerly swell becoming moderate for a time Thursday.

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Tides

wellington

high tide: 10:55 PM    1.6m