Whakatane

TODAY

AT 1:00 PM

23 °C

WIND: NW, 15 knots

Few Showers

High: 24

Low: 14

Friday

Partly Cloudy

High: 24

Low: 14

Saturday

Partly Cloudy

High: 24

Low: 16

Today: Cloudy periods. A few showers, clearing this evening. Northwesterly changing southeast this evening.

Sunrise: 6:48 AM

Sunset: 8:03 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - bay-of-plenty

6:01 AM 23 Feb, 2018

Mayor Is.
Makatana Island
Motiti
Mt Maunganui
Moutuhora
Torere River

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.

Situation:

Cyclone Gita currently sits to the east of the lower South Island, and will continue moving away to the southeast today. Meanwhile, a second low northwest of the South Island moves slowly northeast over the North Island and weakens today. A ridge of high pressure moves over the country on Friday, then a front spreads onto the South Island during Sunday and Monday.

Warnings:

NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast:

Thursday: Northwest 15 knots but 20 knots west of Motiti Island. Tending westerly 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon, and changing southeast 15 knots early evening. Moderate sea in the west easing this afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers, easing evening.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northeast 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon. Cloudy periods, afternoon showers in the east. Saturday: Variable 5 knots, but northeast 10 knots during the afternoon. Cloudy periods, few showers in the east. Sunday: Variable 5 knots, but northeast 10 knots during the afternoon. Partly cloudy, showers in the east.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northerly 1 metre easing to half a metre today, then turning northeast half a metre Friday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - plenty

6:01 AM 23 Feb, 2018

Whakatane
Great Mercury Island
Cape Runaway
Muriwai
Plenty
Raglan

Forecast:

Westerly 20 knots, changing southeast 20 knots this evening. Sea moderate. Northerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Easing Friday variable 10 knots.