Whakatane

TODAY

AT 3:00 PM

11 °C

WIND: W, 24 knots

Few Showers

High: 15

Low: 7

Wednesday

Partly Cloudy

High: 16

Low: 3

Thursday

Fine

High: 16

Low: 4

Today: A few showers until evening, then becoming fine. Brisk westerlies.

Sunrise: 5:58 AM

Sunset: 6:11 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - bay-of-plenty

5:10 AM 26 Sep, 2018

Mayor Is.
Makatana Island
Motiti
Mt Maunganui
Moutuhora
Torere River

Area Description:

Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.

Situation:

A series of troughs move up New Zealand today, while an associated low pressure system moves away to the east, leaving a strong and unsettled southwest flow over the country until Thursday,when a ridge spreads over the country. A front approaches the lower South Island by late Friday.

Warnings:

GALE warning for PLENTY

Forecast:

Gale warning. Tuesday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning, and to westerly 35 knots gusting 45 knots west of Motiti Island early this afternoon. Becoming westerly 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots in the west late this afternoon, and 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere this evening.Sea becoming very rough in the west for a time this afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Westerly 20 knots, easing to southwest 15 knots in the evening.Mainly fine. Thursday: Southwest easing to 10 knots early, turning northwest for a time afternoon. Isolated afternoon and evening showers. Friday: Southwest 10 knots, turning northwest for a time afternoon. Mainly fine.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northeast 1 metre, easing to half a metre late today. Northwest half a metre, rising to 1.5 metres for a time today east of Motiti Island,then dying out Wednesday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - plenty

5:10 AM 26 Sep, 2018

Whakatane
Great Mercury Island
Cape Runaway
Muriwai
Plenty
Raglan

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Northwest 30 knots, rising to westerly 40 knots early this afternoon, then easing to southwest 30 knots late this evening.Sea becoming very rough for a time. Northwest swell 1 metre, easing. Northeast swell 1 metre. Poor visibility in showers,some heavy, easing by this evening.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Westerly 30 knots with rough sea, easing late Wednesday southwest 20 knots, and Thursday afternoon variable 10 knots. Developing Friday afternoon southwest 15 knots.

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