Marine Coastal Forecasts - Rangitata
*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Monday : Southwest 35 knots for a time before dawn, then easing to 20 knots this morning. Becoming northerly 20 knots around midday, then rising to 30 knots by evening. Changing southwest 30 knots early evening, easing to 15 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northeast swell 2 metres offshore, easing. Southwest swell 1 metre, period 11 seconds. Poor visibility in showers, easing for a time in the morning. Thunderstorms possible south of Timaru afternoon and evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Becoming northeast 25 knots early morning, becoming northwest 25 knots late. Sea becoming rough. Moderate northeast swell developing offshore. Wednesday: Changing southwest 15 knots, then northwest 15 knots later. Rough sea easing. Moderate northeast swell offshore easing. Moderate southwest swell developing. Thursday: Becoming southerly 15 knots, then easing to variable 10 knots. Moderate southwest swell.