Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A ridge extends over the North Island, while a weakening front affects the far south of the South Island. A northwest flow builds over the South Island on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a front which moves up the country on Thursday, followed by southwesterlies.
Nil for Portland
Monday: Northwest 10 knots, turning easterly 10 knots around midday, rising to northeast 15 knots this afternoon. Turning northwest 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine. South to southeast swell half a metre, rising to 1 metre east of Mohaka.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Northwest 10 knots, but easterly 15 knots developing for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine. South to southeast swell rising to 1 metre, and 1.5 metres for a time east of Mohaka. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots, but easterly 10 knots developing for a time in the afternoon and evening. Fine. South to southeast swell easing to half a metre everywhere. Thursday: Becoming northerly 15 knots in the morning. Changing southerly 15 knots late evening. Mainly fine. Showers developing late evening. South to southeast swell half a metre, rising to 1 metre east of Mohaka.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Monday : Westerly 25 knots but southerly 15 knots south of East Cape. Becoming southerly 15 knots in the north around midday. Easing to variable 10 knots this afternoon. Becoming northerly 15 knots this evening. Rough sea in the north easing. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres offshore, period 14 seconds.
Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Northerly 15 knots easing to variable 10 knots for a time in the morning and afternoon. Southwest swell becoming moderate for a time. Wednesday: Becoming northerly 25 knots but variable 10 knots in the south in the morning. Sea becoming rough in the north. Thursday: Becoming southerly 20 knots in the south late. Sea rough in the north.