Marine Recreational Forecasts - Mana
10:48 AM April 20, 2014
Inshore waters from Pukerua Bay to Makara Beach.
A broad trough moves across the area from the west today, followed by a cool southwesterly flow on Monday. On Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure spreads over the region from the west, then drifts slowly northwards Wednesday, directing a north to northwest flow over the area.
GALE warnings for COOK and STEPHENS
Strong wind advisory. Sunday: Northerly 20 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this afternoon, easing to 25 knots gusting 35 knots tonight. Sea becoming rough this afternoon. Poor visibility in heavy showers, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon, easing this evening. Monday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots easing to westerly 20 knots in the morning, then westerly 10 knots in the afternoon and turning southwest 10 knots in the evening. Rough sea easing in the morning. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few morning showers.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots dying out. Mainly fine, odd afternoon shower. Wednesday: Northwest 20 knots developing. Cloudy periods increasing. Thursday: Northwest easing to 15 knots early, rising to 25 knots late. Mostly cloudy, a few showers.
Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northwest half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres today, rising to 2 metres for a time Monday, easing to 1 metre on Tuesday.
April 20, 2014
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