Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A series of fronts are affecting the upper North Island. Another front approaches from the southwest later today and moves up across the country on Thursday, followed by a strong southwest flow through Saturday.
Nil for Portland
Wednesday: Westerly 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots late morning. Northeast 10 knots developing afternoon. Sea slight. Partly cloudy. Fair visibility in a few showers in the morning. Southerly swell 1 metre, easing to half a metre.
Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northeast 10 knots, changing northwest 15 knots in the morning and rising to 25 knots in the afternoon. One or two showers. Southerly swell half a metre. Friday: Northwest rising to 25 knots. One or two showers. Southerly swell rising to 1.5 metres. Saturday: An early change to southwest 25 knots then easing to westerly 20 knots later. Fine spells a few early showers. Southerly swell rising to 2.5 metres.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Wednesday : Northwest 25 knots north of Poverty Bay, westerly 15 knots in the south. Changing southwest 15 knots everywhere this morning, then easing to variable 10 knots in the afternoon. Becoming northerly 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea in the north, easing. Southerly swell 1 metre. Fair visibility in morning showers.
Outlook following 3 days: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Becoming northwest 25 knots north of East Cape in the morning. Sea becoming rough in the north. Friday: Northwest rising to 35 knots but 25 knots in the south. Sea becoming very rough in the north. Moderate southwest swell developing. Saturday: Northwest rising to 35 knots but 25 knots in the south changing southwest 30 knots. Very rough sea in the north easing. Moderate southwest swell.