Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty
3:50 AM September 20, 2014
Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
A strong northwest flow affects the region ahead of a complex trough, which is expected to move across the region on Sunday, followed by strong southwesterlies.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Gale warning. Saturday: Westerly 15 knots, rising to northwest 35 knots gusting 45 knots but 25 knots gusting 40 knots west of Motiti Island this morning. Easing to westerly 15 knots everywhere this afternoon, becoming southwest 15 knots but 20 knots in the west this evening. Sea becoming very rough in the east this morning, easing this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Southwest 15 knots dying out. Becoming southwest 25 knots late evening. Fine spells. Monday: Southwest rising to 30 knots during the morning, turning southerly 25 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Becoming southwest 25 knots. Few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northeast half a metre, rising to northerly 1.5 metres today, then easing to 1 metre Sunday.
September 20, 2014
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