Bay of Plenty

Valid to Midnight Friday 18 Aug 2017
Issued at 11:13am Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: An active front moves across the area from the west later today. A complex trough moves onto the country during Saturday, affecting the upper North Island through to Monday.

Forecast: Thursday: Northwest 20 knots, easing to 15 knots this evening and to variable 5 knots overnight. Moderate sea easing this evening. A few showers, turning to rain with fair visibility for a time late afternoon and evening. Friday: Variable 5 knots. Northeast 10 knots developing in the afternoon, turning northwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Periods of rain or drizzle, with poor visibility at times from afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northwest rising to 20 knots in the afternoon. Rain for a time, then the odd shower. Sunday: Easing to westerly 15 knots morning, dying out late. Showers. Monday: Southeast 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods, odd shower.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast half a metre rising to 1 metre today and to northerly 1.5 metres Saturday, then easing to 1 metre Sunday.

High tide at Tauranga
2:45pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 1.8m
3:07am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 1.8m
High tide at Whakatane
2:15pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 1.9m
2:40am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 1.9m

Low tide at Tauranga
8:51pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 0.4m
9:20am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 0.2m
Low tide at Whakatane
8:41pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 0.5m
9:08am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 0.4m