Valid to Midnight Monday 14 Oct 2019
Issued at 6:52am Monday 14 Oct 2019

Warning: GALE warning for PLENTY

Situation: A brief ridge of high pressure builds over New Zealand today. An intense low, preceded by gale easterlies, approaches the upper North Island from the north today, affecting the North Island until Wednesday when it moves away to the east. Another brief ridge crosses the country on Thursday,ahead of a low approaching from the Tasman.

Forecast: Gale warning. Monday: Easterly 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots this morning, and to 40 knots gusting 50 knots this afternoon. Sea becoming very rough this afternoon. Poor visibility in rain from this afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easterly 40 knots, easing to northeast 30 knots in the morning and to 25 knots later.Rain, with heavy falls. Wednesday: Changing southwest 25 knots early, easing to 20 knots later. Rain clearing afternoon or evening. Thursday: Southeast 20 knots easing to 15 knots. Fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: Northeast half a metre. Easterly 2 metres developing late today, rising to northeast 3.5 metres early Tuesday, then turning northerly 3.5 metres late Tuesday, easing to northerly 1 metre Wednesday and half a metre or less Thursday.

High tide at Tauranga
8:44pm Mon 14 Oct - Height: 1.8m
9:07am Tue 15 Oct - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Tauranga
2:27pm Mon 14 Oct - Height: 0.4m
2:51am Tue 15 Oct - Height: 0.3m