Valid to Midnight Friday 22 Feb 2019
Issued at 5:15pm Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: A series of weak troughs affect the country over the next few days, along with a front moving north over the South Island on Friday and North Island on Saturday. A significant low deepens east of the country on Sunday, then moves away to the east as a ridge gradually builds over New Zealand.

Forecast: Thursday: Northerly 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, with fair visibility in a few showers. Friday: Northerly 15 knots, rising to 20 knots late afternoon. Sea becoming moderate late afternoon. Cloudy, with fair visibility in showers, the showers becoming scattered in the evening, some possible heavy with poor visibility.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Turning southeast 15 knots early morning, becoming southwest 20 knots late morning. Rain clearing early morning and becoming fine. Sunday: Westerly 20 knots, changing southeast 20 knots in the afternoon. Morning rain, then isolated showers. Monday: Southeast 20 knots, easing to 15 knots later. Mainly fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast 1 metre, rising to 1.5 metres Friday.

High tide at Tauranga
9:48pm Thu 21 Feb - Height: 2.0m
10:16am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 2.1m

Low tide at Tauranga
3:50am Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.1m
4:24pm Fri 22 Feb - Height: 0.1m