Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty
11:01 AM September 17, 2014
Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
Westerlies ease today as a narrow ridge spreads across the region. A northerly flow develops and strengthens on Thursday and Friday as a low moves across the lower South Island. A trough is expected to move across the region Saturday night, followed by strong southwesterlies.
NIL warning for PLENTY
Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots but 20 knots west of Motiti Island, easing to 15 knots everywhere this evening and to 10 knots overnight. Moderate sea in the west, easing this evening. Mainly fine. Thursday: Westerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northerly 10 knots developing around midday, rising to 15 knots in the afternoon and to 20 knots west of Motiti Island in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the west in the evening. Cloud increasing, fair visibility in occasional rain developing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest 20 knots. Rain easing to showers. Saturday: Northwest 25 knots. Showers. Sunday: Southwest 25 knots. Showers clearing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast half a metre, rising to northerly 1 metre for a time on Friday, to 1.5 metres on Saturday, then dying out late Sunday.
September 17, 2014
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