Whakatane

TODAY

AT 6:00 AM

10 °C

WIND: S, 07 knots

Partly Cloudy

High: 15

Low: 8

Thursday

Partly Cloudy

High: 14

Low: 4

Friday

Partly Cloudy

High: 14

Low: 1

Today: Mostly cloudy. Southeasterlies strengthening morning.

Sunrise: 7:28 AM

Sunset: 5:00 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - bay-of-plenty

8:29 PM 20 Jun, 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 couple of lows affect the North Island today through to Thursday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure sits over the South Island, then moves further north later on Thursday. A weak front then moves over the South Island on Saturday.

Warnings:

GALE warning for PLENTY

Forecast:

Strong wind advisory. Wednesday: Southeast 15 knots, rising to 20 knots gusting 30 knots this morning. Southeast easing to 15 knots again west of Motiti Island this evening. Sea becoming moderate at times from this morning. Mostly fine, with some high cloud.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Southeast 15 knots, but 25 knots in the west. Cloudy periods. Friday: Easing to southerly 10 knots everywhere. Mainly fine. Saturday: Tending southwest 10 knots. Mainly fine.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: Northeast 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres but 2 metres west of Motiti Island Thursday, then easing to 1 metre everywhere Friday and to half a metre Saturday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - plenty

8:29 PM 20 Jun, 2018

Whakatane
Great Mercury Island
Cape Runaway
Muriwai
Plenty
Raglan

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Southeast 20 knots, rising to 35 knots offshore this morning. Sea becoming very rough offshore. Southeast swell 3 metres developing offshore. Northwest swell 1 metre at times.Poor visibility in occasional showers, mainly offshore.

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Rising early Thursday morning southeast 40 knots offshore with very rough sea, easing Thursday evening southeast 20 knots everywhere, and Friday evening variable 10 knots. Moderate easterly swell offshore, easing Saturday.

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