Wellington

TODAY

AT 4:00 PM

18 °C

WIND: S, 17 knots

Partly Cloudy

High: 19

Low: 11

Tuesday

Few Showers

High: 21

Low: 11

Wednesday

Wind

High: 18

Low: 11

Today: Cloud clearing to fine this afternoon. Strong, gusty southerlies, easing this evening.

Sunrise: 5:41 AM

Sunset: 8:53 PM

Tides

wellington

high tide: 6:16 PM    1.5m

Marine recreational Forecasts - wellington

7:42 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Waitarere
Kapiti Is.
Pukerua Bay
Mana Is.
Makara Beach
Wellington Harbour
Sinclair Head
Baring Head

Area Description:

Wellington Harbour and the south coast from Sinclair Head to Baring Head.

Situation:

A high lies to the west of the North Island over the Tasman Sea for the forecast period. A front moves up the North Island today, as a ridge builds over the South Island. Another front moves up the South Island on Tuesday and over the North Island on Wednesday, then a third front moves onto the South Island and lower North Island Thursday, followed by another ridge.

Warnings:

GALE warning for COOK

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots changing southerly 30 knots gusting 45 knots in the morning, then easing to 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the afternoon and to southeast 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough in the morning,easing by late evening. Fair visibility in a period of morning rain.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots becoming northerly 20 knots in the morning, then changing southerly 20 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, a few showers developing in the evening. Wednesday: Southerly rising to 25 knots for a time from late morning, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Becoming fine in the morning. Thursday: Becoming northerly 20 knots in the morning, and southerly 30 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, but showers with late southerly change.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: For Wellington South Coast and Palliser Bay: Southerly half a metre or less, rising to 1.5 metres but 2 metres about Palliser Bay today. Easing to half a metre everywhere Tuesday, then rising to 3.5 metres for a time Wednesday and Thursday. For Castlepoint: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Tuesday and to half a metre or less Wednesday. Southerly half a metre or less, rising to 2 metres today then easing to 1 metre Tuesday, then rising to 3.5 metres for a time Wednesday and Thursday.

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Marine recreational Forecasts - mana

7:28 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Waitarere
Kapiti Is.
Pukerua Bay
Mana Is.
Makara Beach
Wellington Harbour
Sinclair Head
Baring Head

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.

Situation:

A high lies to the west of the North Island over the Tasman Sea for the forecast period. A front moves up the North Island today, as a ridge builds over the South Island. Another front moves up the South Island on Tuesday and over the North Island on Wednesday, then a third front moves onto the South Island and lower North Island Thursday, followed by another ridge.

Warnings:

GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Monday: Northerly 20 knots changing southerly 30 knots gusting 40 knots during the morning. Southerly easing 20 knots gusting 30 knots in the afternoon and to southeast 10 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough in the morning, easing in the evening. Fair visibility in a period of morning rain.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Becoming northerly 20 knots during the morning. Changing southerly 25 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, but cloud and possible showers developing in the evening. Wednesday: Southerly 20 knots easing to 10 knots late. Becoming fine in the morning. Thursday: Becoming northerly 20 knots early, and southerly 25 knots late. Mainly fine, showers with late southerly.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre or less, rising to 1 metre late Tuesday, then easing to half a metre Wednesday. Southwest 1 metre developing for a time Wednesday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - castlepoint

7:36 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Wellington
Kapiti Is.
Cape Turnagain
Castlepoint
Cape Palliser
Cape Campbell

Forecast:

Northeast 20 knots changing southwest 30 knots this morning then gradually easing to southerly 20 knots this afternoon and to variable 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough for a time. Easterly swell 2 metres, easing. Southerly swell 2 metres developing. Fair visibility in a period of rain this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Turning Tuesday morning northwest 25 knots, changing late Tuesday evening southwest 25 knots, rising Wednesday for a time southwest 35 knots with very rough sea, and becoming Thursday northerly 20 knots for a time. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.

Marine coastal Forecasts - cook

7:36 AM 19 Dec, 2017

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

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northerly 25 knots, changing southerly 40 knots early this morning. Southerly then gradually easing to 25 knots this afternoon and to variable 10 knots late evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time. Southerly swell 2 metres, developing for a time. Fair visibility in a period of rain this morning.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing Tuesday morning northerly 25 knots, then Tuesday night southerly 30 knots, becoming for a time Thursday northerly 25 knots. Sea rough. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday.

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Tides

wellington

high tide: 6:16 PM    1.5m