Marine Recreational Forecasts - Kapiti
Inshore waters from Waitarere to Pukerua Bay and out to Kapiti Island.
The northerly flow over the country strengthens today, ahead of a complex trough approaching from the Tasman Sea. The trough moves over the country during today and early Sunday, followed by a southwest flow and brief ridge. Another complex trough in the Tasman Sea moves onto central New Zealand from late Monday.
Gale warnings for Cook and Stephens
Strong wind advisory. Saturday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this morning, easing northwest 20 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough for a time this morning and afternoon. Poor visibility in periods of rain, easing afternoon. Northwest swell rising to 1 metre.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northwest 20 knots. Morning cloud then fine. Northwest swell rising to 1.5 metres for a time. Monday: Northwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Becoming southeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Becoming cloudy and occasional rain developing. Northwest swell easing to half a metre. Tuesday: Turning northeast 15 knots. Occasional rain. Northwest swell easing to half a metre or less.