Valid to Midnight Friday 18 Aug 2017
Issued at 11:12am Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: An active front moves across the area from the west later today. A complex trough moves onto the country during Saturday, affecting the upper North Island through to Monday.

Forecast: Thursday: Northerly 20 knots, easing to 15 knots early evening and to 10 knots south of Mercury Bay late evening. Moderate sea easing early evening. A few showers, turning to rain with fair visibility for a time late afternoon and early evening. Friday: Easing to variable 5 knots everywhere early morning. Northeast 10 knots but 15 knots in the north developing in the afternoon, rising to 15 knots but 20 knots in the north in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the north in the evening. Poor visibility in rain at times from afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Northwest 20 knots. Rain for a time, then showers. Sunday: Easing to northwest 15 knots early, dying out late. Cloudy periods, odd shower. Monday: Southeast 10 knots developing. Few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast half a metre rising to 1 metre today, and to northerly 1.5 metres Saturday, then easing to 1 metre Sunday.

High tide at Tauranga
2:45pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 1.8m
3:07am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 1.8m

Low tide at Tauranga
8:51pm Thu 17 Aug - Height: 0.4m
9:20am Fri 18 Aug - Height: 0.2m