Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
11:16 AM April 27, 2015
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A large complex trough moves over the region today and tomorrow. A strong southwest flow becomes established behind the trough. The southwesterlies should ease on Thursday and a ridge is expected to move over during Friday.
GALE warning for PORTLAND
Gale warning. Monday: Northeast 15 knots but 20 knots east of Wairoa to Napier. Rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere early afternoon, and to 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the east for a time late afternoon and early evening. Easing to northwest 20 knots everywhere late evening. Sea becoming very rough in the east for a time this afternoon and evening. Fair visibility in occasional rain . Tuesday: Becoming westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots late morning, turning southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon, then easing to westerly 15 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough late morning, easing to in the evening. Fair visibility in a few afternoon and evening showers.
Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly rising to 25 knots. Fine. Thursday: Early change to southwest 25 knots. A few showers. Friday: Becoming northwest 10 knots. Becoming fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Tuesday, dying Wednesday. Southerly 1 metre developing Tuesday, rising to 3 metres Thursday, but 4 metres in east. Easing to 2 metres Friday.
April 27, 2015
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