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Valid to Midnight Saturday 18 Aug 2018
Issued at 10:58am Friday 17 Aug 2018

Warning: Strong wind advisory in force the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville

Situation: A series of weak fronts continue to move across the area today, followed by a ridge this weekend. A series of active fronts move across the area from the Tasman on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast: For the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours: Friday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening. Moderate sea, easing this evening. Poor visibility in showers, with possible squally thunderstorms, easing this afternoon. Saturday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots in the afternoon, and to 10 knots in the evening. Moderate sea, easing in the afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers, gradually clearing to fine. For the Hauraki Gulf and the area from Bream Head to Cape Colville: Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, changing southwest 20 knots this afternoon, then easing to 15 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, with possible squally thunderstorms, easing this afternoon. Saturday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots in the afternoon, and to 10 knots in the evening. Moderate sea, easing in the afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers, gradually clearing to fine.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Becoming variable 5 knots early. Northeast 10 knots developing late.Fine. Monday: Northeast rising to 20 knots early, then changing northwest 15 knots but 20 knots about the Outer Gulf. Morning rain and afternoon showers. Tuesday: Northwest 15 knots but 20 knots about the Outer Gulf. Showers, possibly thundery.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East Coast: Northeast to east half a metre. Northerly 1 metre developing today, easing to half a metre Saturday, then rising to 1 metre again for a time Monday and Tuesday. West Coast: Southwest 3 metres, easing to 2.5 metres late Saturday and to 1.5 metres late Sunday, then rising to 3.5 metres Tuesday. Northwest 1 metre developing Sunday, rising to 2 metres Monday and to 2.5 metres for a time Tuesday.

High tide at Auckland
12:21am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 3.2m
12:50pm Sat 18 Aug - Height: 3.1m
High tide at Onehunga
2:58pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 3.8m
3:19am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 3.7m

Low tide at Auckland
5:55pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 0.6m
6:26am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 0.6m
Low tide at Onehunga
9:07pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 1.0m
9:35am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 1.1m