Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty
11:07 AM April 26, 2015
Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
A ridge moves east off the area today as a trough, preceded by strengthening northerlies, approaches from the southwest. The trough moves over the area late Monday, followed by southwesterlies.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Gale warning. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots this evening and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots overnight. Sea becoming rough overnight. Cloudy periods, fair visibility in a few showers. Monday: Northerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots. Rising to northeast 30 knots gusting 45 knots late morning and to 35 knots gusting 50 knots early afternoon. Changing northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough early afternoon, easing evening. Poor visibility in rain developing late morning, with heavy and thundery falls possible, easing late evening.
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Northeast rising to 30 knots morning, changing northwest 25 knots evening. Rain, heavy for a time, easing evening. Tuesday: Westerly 25 knots. A few showers. Wednesday: Westerly 30 knots. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast 1.5 metres, rising to 2.5 metres Monday, easing to 1 metre Tuesday, dying Wednesday.
April 26, 2015
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