Marine Recreational Forecasts - Bay Of Plenty
Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand. A front moves over the country on Sunday and is followed by a strong westerly flow. Another front moves over New Zealand on Tuesday, bringing a change to colder southwesterlies.
Nil for Plenty
Saturday: Variable 5 knots, but southwest 10 knots west of Motiti Island. Becoming southeast 10 knots everywhere early morning, easing to variable 5 knots late morning. Northerly 10 knots developing this afternoon. Becoming variable 5 knots but southwest 10 knots in the west this evening. Sea slight. Morning cloud, then fine. Northeast swell half a metre.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Westerly 10 knots, turning northwest 15 knots in the afternoon. Showers from afternoon. Northeast swell half a metre. Monday: Tending westerly 20 knots. Cloudy periods, isolated showers. Northeast swell half a metre. Tuesday: Tending northwest 20 knots, rising to 25 knots later. Rain at times. Northeast swell half a metre.
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Marine Coastal Forecasts - Plenty
Saturday : Variable 10 knots. Sea slight. Southeast swell 1 metre offshore, period 10 seconds.
Outlook following 3 days: Sunday: Westerly 15 knots developing early. Monday: Westerly 15 knots. Tuesday: Turning northwest 20 knots early.