Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
6:13 AM August 21, 2014
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A strong, cold southerly flow persists over the region. The flow eases during the weekend as a ridge builds over the area.
GALE warning for PORTLAND
Gale warning. Thursday: Southwest 20 knots, but 25 knots gusting 35 knots east of Wairoa to Napier, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the east this morning. Sea becoming very rough in the east this morning. Poor visibility in showers from afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest easing to 20 knots but 25 knots in the east in the morning.A few showers. Saturday: Southwest 20 knots but 25 knots in the east. Showers. Sunday: Southwest easing to 15 knots but 20 knots in the east. Showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: East of Wairoa: Southerly 1.5 metres, rising to 3 metres late today and to 4 metres for a time Friday, then easing to 2 metres Sunday. Elsewhere: Southeast 1 metre,rising to 1.5 metres today, and to 2.5 metres for a time Friday, then easing to 1 metre Sunday.
August 21, 2014
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