Marine Coastal Forecasts - Stephens
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Friday : Easterly 15 knots. Becoming northerly 20 knots in the afternoon, but variable 10 knots east of Cape Farewell to Hawera. Rising to northeast 35 knots in the evening, but northerly 25 knots in the east. Sea becoming very rough for a time. West of Farewell Spit to Hawera: Long period southwest swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in scattered rain developing late evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northerly rising to 40 knots but 30 knots in the east early morning. Changing westerly 25 knots everywhere in the morning, easing to 15 knots by evening. Sea becoming very rough in the west for a time. Southwest swell becoming moderate in the west. Sunday: Turning northwest 15 knots early morning, rising to northerly 25 knots by midday, changing southwest 25 knots evening. Sea becoming rough. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate northwest swell developing. Monday: Southwest 25 knots changing northwest 30 knots. Sea rough. Moderate southwest swell in the west. Moderate northwest swell.