Police are appealing for information after a woman’s body was found in Wellington Harbour this morning.

The woman, believed to be 60 to 70 years old, was located in the water off Māhina Bay around 8am on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said she was wearing activewear, including a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing.

“Residents of the harbourside suburbs may notice an increased police presence while police conduct enquiries in the area including shoreline searches.”

Anyone with information that could assist police with their inquiries should call 111.