Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A slow-moving front lies over the North Island, and should move off to the northeast later today. In the meantime, a large trough over the Tasman Sea is moving onto the South Island, and is followed by a strong southwest flow that should spread over the country on Friday. Southwesterlies are expected to ease slightly on Sunday.
Nil for Portland
Thursday: Northeast 10 knots. Changing northerly 15 knots in the morning and rising to northwest 20 knots in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the evening. Mainly fine, chance evening shower. Southerly swell half a metre.
Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northwest 20 knots rising to westerly 25 knots in the afternoon. Mainly fine. Southerly swell half a metre. Saturday: Southwest 25 knots. Fine. Southerly swell rising to 1.5 metres. Sunday: Southwest 20 knots becoming northwest 15 knots. Fine. Southerly swell rising to 4.5 metres.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Thursday : Northerly 15 knots. Becoming northwest 25 knots north of East Cape in the morning. Sea becoming rough in the north. Long period southerly swell 1 metre easing. Northwest swell 1 metre developing north of Tolaga Bay. Poor visibility in scattered rain in the north.
Outlook following 3 days: Friday: Northwest 20 knots, rising to westerly 30 knots in the evening. Sea becoming rough. Saturday: Southwest 30 knots becoming northwest 25 knots. Sea rough. Moderate southwest swell developing. Sunday: Becoming southwest 25 knots then northwest 20 knots. Rough sea easing. Southwest swell becoming heavy.