Whakatane

TODAY

AT 7:00 AM

12 °C

WIND: SE, 04 knots

Wind

High: 18

Low: 11

Wednesday

Few Showers

High: 20

Low: 9

Thursday

Fine

High: 21

Low: 9

Today: Periods of rain, possibly heavy and thundery. Strong easterlies tending northerly evening.

Sunrise: 6:28 AM

Sunset: 7:29 PM

Marine recreational Forecasts - bay-of-plenty

10:54 PM 15 Oct, 2019

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:

An intense low situated over the upper North Island brings gale easterlies, and continues affecting the North Island until late Wednesday when it moves away to the east. A brief ridge crosses the country on Thursday, then strong northwesterlies develop ahead of another low which crosses the South Island on Friday.

Warnings:

GALE warning for PLENTY

Forecast:

Gale warning. Tuesday: Easterly 40 knots gusting 50 knots, easing to northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the morning, and to 20 knots in the afternoon. Becoming easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the evening. Very rough sea, easing in the morning. Poor visibility in rain and possible thunderstorms.

Outlook:

Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Turning southwest 20 knots early morning. Rain clearing morning and becoming fine. Thursday: Southwest 15 knots easing to 10 knots late. Fine. Friday: Northwest 10 knots developing early, rising to 20 knots late. Cloud increasing.

Swell:

Swell forecast to midnight Friday: Northeast 2 metres, rising to 3 metres this morning. Tending northerly 3 metres this evening, easing to 1 metre Wednesday, and to half a metre or less Thursday.

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Marine coastal Forecasts - plenty

10:54 PM 15 Oct, 2019

Whakatane
Great Mercury Island
Cape Runaway
Muriwai
Plenty
Raglan

Forecast:

*GALE WARNING IN FORCE* Easterly 40 knots. Easing to northeast 20 knots this morning, then rising to 30 knots this evening. Very rough sea, easing. Northeast swell rising to 4 metres. Poor visibility in rain, with possible thunderstorms .

Outlook:

Outlook following 3 days: Changing before dawn Wednesday southwest 25 knots with rough sea and easing late Thursday 15 knots. Developing Friday northwest 20 knots. Heavy northeast swell easing Wednesday.

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