Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
6:17 AM July 23, 2014
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A strong to gale force southwest flow over the area eases today, then strengthens again on Friday.
GALE warning for PORTLAND
Gale warning. Wednesday: Southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots east of Napier to Wairoa, easing to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the east early afternoon. Very rough sea in the east, easing early afternoon. Poor visibility in rain or showers.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest easing to 10 knots in the morning. Fine. Friday: Becoming westerly 15 knots early, changing southwest 25 knots in the evening. Mainly fine, showers later. Saturday: Southwest easing early to 15 knots, rising later to 25 knots. Few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Southeast 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Thursday. Southwest 4 metres east of Wairoa to Cape Kidnappers, easing to 2.5 metres Thursday, then rising to 3.5 metres Friday.
July 23, 2014
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