Valid to Midnight Saturday 18 Aug 2018
Issued at 11:01am Friday 17 Aug 2018

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: A series of weak fronts continue to move across the area today, followed by a ridge this weekend. A series of active fronts move across the area from the Tasman on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northwest 25 knots gusting 35, changing westerly 20 knots this afternoon, then easing to 15 knots this evening. Rough sea, easing this afternoon. Poor visibility in rain, with possible thunderstorms, clearing by evening. Saturday: Westerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fair visibility in a few showers, gradually clearing.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing late. Fine. Monday: Northerly rising to 15 knots early. Morning rain and afternoon showers. Tuesday: Rising to northwest 20 knots. A few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: Easterly half a metre. Northerly 1 metre developing today, easing to half a metre Saturday, then rising to 1 metre again for a time Monday and Tuesday.

High tide at Tauranga
12:12am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 1.9m
12:43pm Sat 18 Aug - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Tauranga
5:51pm Fri 17 Aug - Height: 0.3m
6:21am Sat 18 Aug - Height: 0.2m