Valid to Midnight Thursday 29 Jun 2017
Issued at 4:58pm Wednesday 28 Jun 2017

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: A weak ridge lies over the country, while a weakening trough lies to the west. A low approaches New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late on Thursday, affecting the country from Friday.

Forecast: Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Sea slight. Poor visibility in showers, with heavy falls possible. Thursday: Variable 5 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy. Poor visibility in occasional showers, a few possibly heavy in the morning. Showers clearing in the afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Sunday: Friday: Northerly 10 knots developing. Cloudy periods, late showers. Saturday: Northeast rising to 30 knots. Periods of rain, heavy falls. Sunday: Changing southwest 15 knots. Rain, easing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Sunday: Easterly 1.5 metres, easing to 1 metre Friday. Northerly half a metre developing Saturday, rising to 2 metres Sunday.

High tide at Tauranga
10:56pm Wed 28 Jun - Height: 2.0m
11:21am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 1.9m

Low tide at Tauranga
5:04am Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.2m
5:20pm Thu 29 Jun - Height: 0.2m