Today: Showers. Chance thunderstorm. Southwesterlies.
Sunrise: 6:58 AM
Sunset: 6:02 PM
Marine recreational Forecasts - northland
11:40 AM 24 Aug, 2019
The Bay of Islands and inshore waters from Cape Brett to the Poor Knights Islands to Bream Head.
A complex low pressure system persists over the country today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. A low is expected to move onto the lower South Island from the west on Sunday with an associated front moving over rest of the South Island late Sunday and over the North Island early Monday, followed by disturbed southwesterlies.
GALE warning for BRETT
Gale warning. Friday: Northwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning. Changing westerly 15 knots early afternoon, becoming southwest 20 knots by early evening. Very rough sea easing. Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing to showers this afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Saturday: Southwest 20 knots. A few early showers, then fine. Sunday: Southwest 20 knots tending northwest 20 knots late. Mainly fine. Monday: Northwest 20 knots changing southwest 15 knots late. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northerly about a metre, rising to 2 metres today, then easing to 1 metre Saturday and to half a metre Sunday. Easterly half a metre or less.
Marine coastal Forecasts - brett
11:40 AM 24 Aug, 2019
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, rising to 40 knots for a time this morning. Becoming southwest 15 knots this afternoon,rising to 25 knots this evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time.Northerly swell rising to 3 metres offshore for a time.Poor visibility in rain,possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing this evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest 25 knots, then easing Sunday westerly 15 knots. Turning Sunday northwest 25 knots.Sea rough at times.Moderate northerly swell easing Saturday.
Marine coastal Forecasts - kaipara
11:39 AM 24 Aug, 2019
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 40 knots, easing to 20 this morning. Becoming westerly 15 knots but 25 knots north of Tauroa Point later this morning,and southwest 20 knots everywhere by evening.Very rough sea, easing. Southwest swell rising to 5 metres. Northwest swell 1 metre dying out. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy with squally thunderstorms before dawn, easing this afternoon.
Outlook following 3 days: Southwest rising Saturday afternoon 25 knots with rough sea, then easing early Sunday 15 knots.Turning late Sunday northwest 20 knots, changing late this southwest 15 knots. Heavy southwest swell easing Sunday.