Bay of Plenty

Valid to Midnight Friday 15 Dec 2017
Issued at 5:21pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: A couple of weak fronts move northwards off the North Island, followed by a ridge today through the weekend. Another front crosses the North Island on Monday.

Forecast: Thursday: Easterly 15 knots but southeast 20 knots east of Maketu, easing to southeast 10 knots everywhere overnight. Moderate sea in the east, easing. Mainly fine. Friday: Southeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 15 knots developing in the afternoon, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, cloud increasing in the evening.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Variable 5 knots. Becoming northerly 10 knots in the afternoon. Becoming fine. Sunday: Northeast 10 knots. Fine spells, a few light showers. Monday: Easing to variable 5 knots early, becoming southeast 15 knots later. A few showers, clearing later.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre today and to half a metre or less on Friday.

High tide at Tauranga
5:55am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.7m
6:07pm Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.7m
High tide at Whakatane
5:36am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.8m
5:47pm Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Tauranga
11:31pm Thu 14 Dec - Height: 0.4m
11:53am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 0.5m
Low tide at Whakatane
11:24pm Thu 14 Dec - Height: 0.5m
11:45am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 0.6m