Christchurch

TODAY

AT 4:00 AM

15 °C

WIND: SSW, 07 knots

High: 27

Low: 17

Friday

Fine

High: 25

Low: 12

Saturday

High: 24

Low: 18

Today: Morning cloud and chance shower, then fine. Northeasterly developing morning, turning gusty northwest evening, gale in exposed places.

Sunrise: 6:26 AM

Sunset: 9:00 PM

Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 9:28 AM    2.2m

low tide: 3:41 PM    0.7m

high tide: 9:52 PM    2.1m

Marine recreational Forecasts - christchurch

7:36 PM 30 Jan, 2020

Waimakariri River
Adderly Head
Lyttelton Harbour

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Lyttelton Harbour to the Waimakariri River mouth.

Situation:

A front over the upper South Island, moves onto the North Island this morning and weakens later today. Northwesterlies strengthen over the South Island ahead of a second front, which affects the far south later today and early on Friday.Northwesterlies dominate Saturday and Sunday.

Warnings:

NIL warning for CONWAY

Forecast:

Thursday: Southerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots early morning.Easterly 15 knots developing around midday, changing northwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the afternoon. Morning cloud, then fine.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Easing to northwest 10 knots early morning and to variable 5 knots late morning. Becoming easterly 15 knots early afternoon, turning northeast 15 knots late afternoon. Fine. Saturday: Northeast 15 knots, turning northwest 15 knots later. Fine. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots, rising to 20 knots early, easing to 10 knots later. Fine.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast half a metre or less.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - rangitata

7:34 PM 30 Jan, 2020

Timaru
Akaroa Head
Rangitata
Moeraki

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southerly 30 knots, easing to 15 knots by early morning. Changing northeast 20 knots later this morning, rising to northwest 35 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre at times.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing early Friday southerly 20 knots, easing late Friday variable 10 knots.Developing Saturday northerly 20 knots, easing late Sunday variable 10 knots.Moderate southwest swell, easing Sunday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - chatham-islands

7:47 PM 30 Jan, 2020

Kaikoura
Chatham Islands

Forecast:

Northerly 20 knots, changing southwest 20 knots this morning, turning northerly 20 knots in the evening. Sea moderate. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres. Northerly swell rising to 2 metres. Poor visibility in rain, clearing this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Rising early Friday northwest 30 knots. Easing Saturday afternoon westerly 20 knots, turning later Saturday northerly 15 knots. Rising for a time early Sunday northwest 25 knots. Rough sea at times. Moderate southwest swell becoming heavy Friday, easing back to moderate Sunday. Moderate northwest swell developing for a time Friday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - conway

7:36 PM 30 Jan, 2020

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

Forecast:

Northerly 20 knots, changing southerly 30 knots by early morning. Becoming northeast 20 knots around midday, rising to northwest 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough at times. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre at times.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Friday morning southerly 20 knots and late Friday variable 10 knots.Developing Saturday northwest 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing Friday, easing Sunday.

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Tides

lyttelton

high tide: 9:28 AM    2.2m

low tide: 3:41 PM    0.7m

high tide: 9:52 PM    2.1m