Valid to Midnight Friday 21 Jun 2019
Issued at 5:46pm Thursday 20 Jun 2019

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: High pressure over New Zealand moves away today, as a complex low pressure system approaches from the Tasman Sea. The low and associated fronts become slow-moving on Friday, then become confined to the North Island over the weekend, while high pressure builds further south. The high spreads over the remainder of New Zealand on Monday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Thursday: Northeast 20 knots, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough this evening. Cloudy with a few showers, turning to rain this evening with poor visibility. Friday: Becoming northwest 10 knots late morning, changing southwest 15 knots late afternoon. Poor visibility in rain, possibly heavy with thunderstorms in the morning, clearing by evening.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to variable 5 knots from afternoon.Mainly fine,some high cloud increasing. Sunday: Northwest 20 knots developing. Periods of rain developing early,easing to showers later. Monday: An early change to southeast 15 knots. A few showers, gradually clearing to fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Easterly half a metre or less, rising to northeast 1 metre late today, and to 2 metres for a time Friday.

High tide at Tauranga
9:43pm Thu 20 Jun - Height: 1.9m
9:56am Fri 21 Jun - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Tauranga
3:49am Fri 21 Jun - Height: 0.4m
4:00pm Fri 21 Jun - Height: 0.4m