Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty
6:10 AM August 31, 2014
Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
A slow moving low to the west of the North Island weakens and moves east over northern New Zealand during Monday and Tuesday, followed by a weak ridge. Meanwhile, a slow moving ridge over the South Island, moves east during Wednesday, as a trough approaches New Zealand from the west, sweeping a front over the North Island during Thursday.
GALE warning for PLENTY
Gale warning. Sunday: West of Motiti Island, easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning, and to 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the evening. East of Motiti Island, Southeast 15 knots, becoming northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the west in the evening. Poor visibility in rain developing this evening .
Outlook until midnight Wednesday: Monday: Becoming everywhere southeast 10 knots. Rain, heavy falls, easing. Tuesday: Southeast 10 knots dying out. Rain easing to a few showers. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. A few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Wednesday: Northeast 2 metres, rising to 3.5 metres today, then easing to 2 metres late Monday,to 1 metre Tuesday and to half a metre Wednesday.
August 31, 2014
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