Hawke Bay Recreational Marine Forecast

Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay

5:30 PM April 18, 2014
Area Description: Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
Situation: A strong northeast flow over the area gradually weakens during today, then turns northwest on Sunday as a broad trough is expected to move onto the country, followed by southwesterlies. A ridge spreads over the country on Tuesday.
Warnings: GALE warning for PORTLAND
Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northeast 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots west of Napier to Wairoa, easing to 20 knots gusting 30 knots but 15 knots in the west this evening and to 15 knots everywhere overnight. Rough sea easing this evening.Poor visibility in showers, possibly thundery, clearing tonight. Saturday: Northeast 15 knots, easing to 10 knots west of Napier to Wairoa in the morning, then becoming northerly 10 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.
Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 10 knots rising to northwest 20 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, late showers possible. Monday: Tending westerly 15 knots early, changing southwest 10 knots late.Mainly fine. Tuesday: Tending southeast 10 knots. A few showers.
Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Easterly 2.5 metres easing to 1.5 metres Sunday, and to 1 metre Monday, tending southeast Tuesday. Southerly 1.5 metres east of Wairoa, dying out Saturday, redeveloping Tuesday.

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    Last Quarter
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    New Moon
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    First Quarter


April 18, 2014


April 18, 2014

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