Though big swells continued today they have dropped to a level where they are no longer a risk to Mauao base track.

Tauranga City Council spokesman Dave Grimmer said conditions were expected to continue to subside towards the end of the week.

Mr Grimmer said Mauao base track was safe to use but recommended walkers be aware of the potential for rogue waves, especially around high tide.

Damage to the base track would be repaired over the coming weeks and temporary warning signs are in place in the affected area, he said.


Mauao base track was forced to close twice this week due to heavy and violent seas.

The large swells, thought to be created by former tropical cyclone Victor, were expected to reach their peak ahead of high tide today.

Metservice communications meteorologist Lisa Murray said while heavy seas were expected to die down, the hot and humid weather was forecast to stick around through the weekend.