Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A subtropical low moves to the east of the North Island today, accompanied by a front moving up the South Island. This front weakens as it crosses the North Island on Thursday, and is followed by southwesterlies. Another ridge builds over Aotearoa/New Zealand on Friday and then retreats to the North Island early Saturday, followed by an active front over the South Island later.
Wednesday: Easterly 10 knots, becoming southeast 15 knots but 20 knots east of Napier to Wairoa this morning. Becoming southwest 15 knots everywhere early evening, easing to 10 knots in the west late evening. Sea becoming moderate east of Napier to Wairoa this morning, easing early evening. Poor visibility in rain clearing this afternoon. Southerly swell 1.5 metres easing to 1 metre. Easterly swell 1 metre.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southwest 15 knots but 10 knots west of Napier to Wairoa, becoming southerly 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Fine. Southeast swell about 1 metre. Friday: Variable 5 knots, becoming easterly 10 knots early. Fine. Southeast swell half to 1 metre. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots, rising to 20 knots. Becoming northwest 10 knots late. Fine. Southeast swell half a metre.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Wednesday : Easterly 20 knots but southeast 30 knots north of Tolaga Bay. Becoming southeast 20 knots but northerly 20 knots in the north in the morning, then southwest 20 knots but northwest 15 knots in the north in the afternoon. Easing to variable 10 knots in the north in the evening. Rough sea in the north, easing. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing. Northeast swell 2 metres developing. Poor visibility in rain easing evening.
Outlook following 3 days: Thursday: Variable 10 knots but southwest 20 knots south of Tolaga Bay, becoming 25 knots north of East Cape in the morning. Becoming southerly 15 knots everywhere in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the north for a time. Moderate easterly swell, easing early. Friday: Southerly 10 knots. Saturday: Easterly 10 knots, rising to northeast 20 knots south of Mahia Peninsula early. Becoming northerly 15 knots but 25 knots in the south. Sea becoming rough.