Whakatane

TODAY

AT 6:00 AM

6 °C

WIND: S, 02 knots

Partly Cloudy

High: 19

Low: 9

Friday

Few Showers

High: 20

Low: 15

Saturday

Showers

High: 20

Low: 14

Today: Fine. Light winds.

Sunrise: 6:48 AM

Sunset: 5:32 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - bay-of-plenty

8:31 PM 26 Apr, 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:

A ridge of high pressure affects most of New Zealand for the next few days,while westerlies affect the lower South Island. The ridge moves to the east early Friday with a northeast flow developing over the country. A complex low approaches from the Tasman Sea late Friday, affecting the country during the weekend.

Warnings:

NIL warning for PLENTY

Forecast:

Thursday: Variable 5 knots but southwest 10 knots west of Motiti Island, becoming variable 5 knots everywhere this morning. Sea slight. Fine apart of areas of morning and evening cloud.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northeast 10 knots developing in the morning, rising to 20 knots in the evening. Odd shower developing. Saturday: Northeast rising to 35 knots. Periods of rain, possibly heavy. Sunday: Northeast easing to 15 knots. Rain easing.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Northeast half a metre, rising to 1 metre Friday, to 4 metres late Saturday,then easing to 2 metres late Sunday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - plenty

8:31 PM 26 Apr, 2018

Whakatane
Great Mercury Island
Cape Runaway
Muriwai
Plenty
Raglan

Forecast:

Variable 10 knots. Sea slight.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Rising Friday afternoon northeast 20 knots, rising Saturday easterly 35 knots with very rough sea, easing Sunday northeast 15 knots. Heavy northeast swell developing Saturday, easing Sunday.

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