Valid to Midnight Friday 15 Dec 2017
Issued at 5:17pm Thursday 14 Dec 2017

Warning: NIL warning for PLENTY

Situation: A couple of weak fronts move northwards off the North Island, followed by a ridge today through the weekend. Another front crosses the North Island on Monday.

Forecast: Thursday: Southeast 15 knots but 20 knots north of Motiti Island, easing to 10 knots everywhere overnight. Moderate sea in the north, easing. Fine weather. Friday: Southeast 10 knots, becoming northerly 10 knots but 15 knots south of Slipper Island in the afternoon. Turning westerly 10 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea slight. Fine weather.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Monday: Saturday: Easing to variable 5 knots in the morning. Northerly 10 knots developing in the afternoon, turning southwest 10 knots in the evening. Mainly fine,chance shower. Sunday: Southwest 10 knots, turning northerly 10 knots in the morning. Cloudy periods, a few showers developing. Monday: Changing southwest 10 knots early, and southeast 15 knots late. A few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Monday: Northeast 1.5 metres, easing to easterly 1 metre today and to half a metre on Friday, then rising to 1 metre again for a time Saturday and Sunday.

High tide at Tauranga
5:55am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.7m
6:07pm Fri 15 Dec - Height: 1.7m

Low tide at Tauranga
11:31pm Thu 14 Dec - Height: 0.4m
11:53am Fri 15 Dec - Height: 0.5m