Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Aug 2019
Issued at 10:52am Friday 23 Aug 2019

Warning: GALE warning for PLENTY

Situation: A broad trough moves east across New Zealand today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. Westerlies affect much of the country on Sunday as a low approaches the South Island from the west. The low and an associated front move east across New Zealand during Monday, followed by southwesterlies.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northerly 20 knots changing southwest 10 knots this afternoon, rising to 20 knots gusting 30 knots this evening. Moderate sea easing for a time this afternoon. Fair visibility in showers, clearing tonight. Saturday: Southwest 20 knots gusting 30 knots rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming rough in the afternoon. Fine.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Tending westerly 20 knots morning, easing to 15 knots late. Mainly fine. Monday: Northwest 15 knots turning southwest 15 knots. Odd morning shower,then fine. Tuesday: Easing to southwest 10 knots. Fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Northerly 2 metres easing to 1 metre Saturday, and to half a metre Sunday. Easterly half a metre or less.

High tide at Tauranga
12:42am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 1.7m
1:11pm Sat 24 Aug - Height: 1.7m

Low tide at Tauranga
6:26pm Fri 23 Aug - Height: 0.5m
6:54am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 0.4m