Marine Recreational Forecasts - Hawke Bay
Inshore waters between Cape Kidnappers and Portland Island.
A strong westerly flow covers New Zealand. A front moves over the country on Tuesday, bringing a change to strong and colder southwesterlies. A ridge begins to build over the upper North Island on Thursday.
Nil for Portland
Monday: Northwest 20 knots, changing southwest 10 knots late morning, easing to variable 5 knots early afternoon. Northeast 10 knots developing late afternoon, turning northwest 20 knots in the evening. Moderate sea easing for a time. Mainly fine. Easterly swell easing to half a metre.
Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Tending northerly 15 knots in the morning, rising to northwest 25 knots later in the evening. Mainly fine, cloud increasing at night. Easterly swell half a metre. Wednesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots early. High cloud, with a few spots of early rain. Easterly half a metre. Southerly swell half a metre developing east of Cape Kidnappers to Mohaka. Thursday: Westerly 15 knots, changing southwest 15 knots for a time. Fine, some high cloud. Easterly swell half a metre. Southerly swell east of Cape Kidnappers to Mohaka rising to 1 metre.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Portland
Monday : Northwest 15 knots but 25 knots north of Tokomaru Bay. Changing southwest 15 knots in the south in the morning and becoming variable 10 knots there in the afternoon. Becoming northwest 20 knots everywhere in the evening. Rough sea in the north easing. Easterly swell 1 metre, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre in the north.
Outlook following 3 days: Tuesday: Rising to northerly 25 knots in the morning. Sea becoming rough. Wednesday: Becoming westerly 20 knots early. Rough sea easing. Thursday: Westerly 20 knots. Moderate southwest swell developing offshore.