Hawke Bay

Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Feb 2018
Issued at 10:57am Friday 23 Feb 2018

Warning: NIL warning for PORTLAND

Situation: A southwest flow covers the country today. The flow turns northwest over southern and central New Zealand on Saturday as a front approaches from the Tasman Sea. The front crosses over the area on Monday,followed by a ridge of high pressure.

Forecast: Friday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing this afternoon, turning northeast 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Fine weather. Saturday: Northeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early morning. Northeast 15 knots developing early afternoon, rising to 20 knots east of Wairoa to Cape Kidnappers late afternoon. Becoming northerly 15 knots everywhere in the evening. Sea becoming moderate in the east for a time late afternoon and early evening. Fine weather.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Northerly 15 knots. Fine. Monday: Rising to northwest 20 knots late morning, changing southerly 25 knots in the afternoon. Rain developing with southerly change, followed by showers. Tuesday: Southerly easing to 15 knots. Showers clearing.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East of Cape Kiddnappers to Wairoa: Southerly 2 metres easing to 1.5 metres this afternoon, rising to 2 metres Saturday evening, easing to 1.5 metres Sunday and to 1 metre Monday morning, then rising to 2 metres later Monday and to 2.5 metres for a time Tuesday. Elsewhere: Southeast half a metre rising to 1 metre late Monday.

High tide at Napier
12:35am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.7m
1:05pm Sat 24 Feb - Height: 1.7m

Low tide at Napier
6:27pm Fri 23 Feb - Height: 0.2m
6:53am Sat 24 Feb - Height: 0.2m