Marine Recreational Forecasts - Northland
5:12 PM May 22, 2013
The Bay of Islands and inshore waters from Cape Brett to the Poor Knights Islands to Bream Head.
A low west of central New Zealand and its associated fronts move east over the country today and Thursday. A ridge spreads over the area on Friday. On Saturday, a low in the north Tasman Sea deepens as it approaches the far north. The low then moves southeast over northern New Zealand on Sunday, followed by disturbed southwesterlies.
GALE warning for BRETT
Squall warning. Waves may rise rapidly during squalls. Wednesday: Northwest 15 knots becoming westerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots this evening. Gusts of 50 knots in squalls for a time this evening. Slight sea becoming moderate this evening, but waves may rise rapidly during squalls. Fair visibility in showers, but poor in heavy falls and squally thunderstorms. Thursday: Westerly 20 knots gusting 30 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, then easing to southwest 20 knots late afternoon. Moderate sea becoming rough in the morning and moderate again late afternoon. Fair visibility in isolated showers.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Southwest easing to 10 knots in the morning, dying out in the evening. Mainly fine. Saturday: Northeast 25 knots developing late. Rain developing later. Sunday: Changing northwest 25 knots early, southwest 20 knots late. Rain, easing.
Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northerly half a metre or less, rising to 2 metres for a time Sunday.
May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
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