Today: Fine. Southwesterlies turning northeast by evening.
Sunrise: 6:55 AM
Sunset: 8:32 PM
high tide: 6:03 PM 2.6m
Marine recreational Forecasts - christchurch
9:28 AM 21 Feb, 2019
Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.
A ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island, while a front over the lower South Island gradually weakens today. Another front moves north over the South Island on Friday, while a complex trough moves over the upper North Island on Friday and Saturday. Another front spreads north up the South Island on Saturday.
NIL warning for CONWAY
Wednesday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southeast 20 knots this afternoon.Easing to easterly 15 knots early evening, and to 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming moderate for a time this afternoon. Cloudy periods, with fair visibility in a few showers this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Turning northeast 10 knots in the morning, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon. Morning cloud then fine. Friday: Northerly 15 knots, changing southerly 25 knots in the afternoon, easing to 15 knots later. Showers developing. Saturday: Becoming northeast 20 knots. Periods of rain.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Easterly half a metre or less.
Marine coastal Forecasts - rangitata
9:12 AM 21 Feb, 2019
Northerly 20 knots. Changing southerly 20 knots this morning, turning easterly 15 knots around midday. Moderate sea, easing. Southwest swell 1 metre, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre offshore at times.Fair visibility in brief early morning rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Northeast 15 knots, changing Friday southwest 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Saturday northeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday.
Marine coastal Forecasts - chatham-islands
9:29 AM 21 Feb, 2019
Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this morning, then easing to northwest 15 knots late afternoon and to variable 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northwest swell rising to 2 metres for a time.
Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday northerly 25 knots with rough sea, changing Saturday southerly 15 knots. Moderate southwest swell at times.
Marine coastal Forecasts - conway
9:13 AM 21 Feb, 2019
Northwest 25kt, but variable 10 knots near the Kaikoura coast. Gradually changing southeast 20 knots, but northeast 15 knots north of Pegasus Bay this afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots everywhere this evening. Rough sea,easing. Southwest swell 1 metre, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre offshore at times.
Outlook following 3 days: Northerly 15 knots, changing Friday southerly 25 knots with rough sea, becoming Saturday northeast 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday.