Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
Northerlies strengthen today ahead of a trough that crosses overnight tonight and Saturday morning, followed by a narrow ridge later on Saturday, then another pair of troughs on Sunday and Monday.
Nil for Portland
Friday: Southerly 20 knots. Easing to southwest 15 knots in the morning then 10 knots in the afternoon. Changing northerly 10 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing. Showers, clearing in the morning. Becoming fine in the afternoon. Southeast swell rising to 3 metres at first, then easing to 2 metres by evening.
Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northeast rising to 20 knots early morning, turning northwest 20 knots by midday then changing southwest 15 knots in the afternoon, and dying out at night. Becoming cloudy with some rain in the morning and afternoon. Swell tending easterly 1.5 metres in the morning then easing to 1 metre in the evening. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots developing in the morning. Fine. Easterly swell 1 metre. Monday: Northwest 10 knots turning southwest 10 knots for a time. Morning cloud then fine. Easterly swell half a metre. Southerly swell 1 metre developing.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Friday : Southerly 20 knots. Changing northerly 15 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing. Southeast swell rising to 4 metres for a time. Northeast swell 1 metre, easing. Fair visibility in scattered morning rain.
Outlook following 3 days: Saturday: Northerly 25 knots changing southwest 20 knots in the afternoon, easing to variable 10 knots late evening. Rough sea easing. Moderate southeast swell, easing. Sunday: Northerly 15 knots developing morning. Moderate northerly swell easing. Monday: Changing southwest 20 knots early, becoming northwest 25 knots later. Sea becoming rough. Southwest swell becoming moderate.