Bay Of Plenty Recreational Marine Forecast

Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty

5:23 PM April 16, 2014
Area Description: Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
Situation: A deepening low is expected to be approaching the North Island from the north Tasman Sea tonight bringing a gale force northeast flow over the region. The low should begin moving southwest during Thursday and weaken on Friday, directing a northwest flow over the area.
Warnings: GALE warning for PLENTY
Forecast: Gale warning. Wednesday: Northeast 15 knots, but 20 knots west of Motiti Island, rising to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the west this evening. Sea becoming rough in the west this evening. Poor visibility in a few showers turning to rain tonight. Thursday: Northeast rising to 35 knots gusting 50 but 40 knots gusting 55 in the west late morning, and to 40 knots gusting 55 knots everywhere in the afternoon, then easing to 20 knots at night. Sea becoming very rough in the morning, easing at night. Poor visibility in rain, with heavy possibly thundery falls, easing to scattered showers at night.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast easing to 10 knots. Showers. Saturday: Tending northwest 10 knots. Showers clearing. Sunday: Northwest 15 knots. Showers developing.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast rising to 1 metre today and 3.5 metres Thursday then easing to 2 metres Friday and 1.5 metres Saturday.

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