Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
The northerly flow over the country strengthens today, ahead of a complex trough approaching from the Tasman Sea. The trough moves over the country during today and early Sunday, followed by a southwest flow and brief ridge. Another complex trough in the Tasman Sea moves onto central New Zealand from late Monday.
Nil for Portland
Saturday: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning. Sea slight. Generally cloudy, might get some light rain in the morning and afternoon. Southeast swell half a metre, but southerly 1 metre east of Cape Kidnappers to Mohaka.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Changing southerly 10 knots in the morning. Turning easterly 10 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Southeast to southerly swell about half a metre. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Southeast 10 knots developing in the afternoon. Mainly fine, chance shower or two. Southeast to southerly swell about half a metre. Tuesday: Turning northeast 15 knots. Mostly cloudy, with some light rain. Southeast swell half a metre, but southerly 1 metre developing east of Cape Kidnappers to Mohaka.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Saturday : Northerly 15 knots, rising to 25 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell 2 metres, period 11 seconds, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre developing. Fair visibility in periods of rain, clearing by evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Northwest 20 knots. Changing southerly 15 knots in the south in the morning, then easing to variable 10 knots later. Monday: Variable 10 knots but northwest 20 knots in the far north. Tuesday: Northeast 20 knots developing.