AT 1:00 PM

18 °C

WIND: , knots


High: 25

Low: 9


Partly Cloudy

High: 27

Low: 13


Few Showers

High: 23

Low: 10

Today: Rain, chance heavy/thundery, clearing evening. Southwest, strong for a time.

Sunrise: 5:39 AM

Sunset: 8:39 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - hawke-bay

5:30 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Portland Is.
Cape Kidnappers

Area Description:

Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.


A high lies to the west of the North Island over the Tasman Sea for the forecast period. A front moves up the North Island today, as a ridge builds over the South Island. Another front moves up the South Island on Tuesday and over the North Island on Wednesday, then a third front moves onto the South Island and lower North Island Thursday, followed by another ridge.


NIL warning for PORTLAND


Strong Wind Advisory. Monday: Northeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Southerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots developing around midday, easing to 15 knots west of Cape Kidnappers to Wairoa late afternoon and to 15 knots but 10 knots in the west in the evening. Sea becoming rough around midday, then easing in the afternoon or evening. Poor visibility in a period of rain around midday and afternoon.


Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easing to variable 5 knots everywhere early morning, then becoming easterly 10 knots late morning,then northwest 15 knots in the evening. Fine. Wednesday: Changing southwest 20 knots but 30 knots in the east early. A few morning and afternoon showers, then fine. Thursday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning, becoming easterly 10 knots afternoon. Mainly fine, evening cloud.


Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today and to half a metre Wednesday. Southerly 1.5 metres developing east of Mohaka late today, easing to 1 metre Tuesday, then rising to 3.5 metres late Wednesday, and easing to 1.5 metres Thursday.


Marine coastal Forecasts - portland

5:30 AM 19 Dec, 2017

Cape Runaway
Cape Egmont
Cape Turnagain


North of Tolaga Bay: Variable 10 knots. Northwest 15 knots developing this morning, changing southerly 30 knots late afternoon. Elsewhere: Northeast 20 knots, changing southerly 30 knots south of Mahia Peninsula late morning then becoming southerly 30 knots everywhere this afternoon. Easing to 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming very rough everywhere, then easing in the south. Southeast swell 2 metres, easing. Southwest swell 2 metres developing. Fair visibility in a period of rain spreading north from midday.


Outlook following 3 days: Easing Tuesday morning variable 10 knots. Developing Tuesday evening northwest 20 knots, changing Wednesday morning southwest 35 knots with very rough sea,easing Thursday variable 10 knots again. Southerly swell becoming heavy for a time Wednesday and Thursday.