Buller District Council

Heavy Swell Warnings for Buller District

20th February, 2018




Forecast of Heavy Swells are predicted for the West Coast from Hokitika to Mokihinui

Expect combined waves to rise to about 4 metres north of Greymouth, and to about 5 metres north of Cape Foulwind this evening.

Waves should ease below warning thresholds during Wednesday morning. Winds are expected to be mostly offshore from the southeast, rising to storm this late afternoon or evening. However, winds should turn northwest 35 knots north of Cape Foulwind for a time tonight as the centre of the cyclone crosses over. Most contribution is expected to come from the large north to northwest swell generated by Cyclone Gita. The period of that swell is expected to be about 14s.

Please stay away from beaches and rivers 


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