Hawke Bay

Valid to Midnight Tuesday 26 Jun 2018
Issued at 5:13pm Monday 25 Jun 2018

Warning: GALE warning for PORTLAND

Situation: A cold front moves off the North Island to the east today and a disturbed southwest flow covers the country. The southwesterlies ease on Thursday, and a ridge of high pressure moves onto the country on Friday.

Forecast: Gale warning. Monday: Westerly 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots east of Wairoa to Cape Kidnappers,easing to westerly 15 knots but 20 knots in the east this evening.Sea rough in the east,easing this evening.Mainly fine, chance of an evening shower or two. Tuesday: Westerly 15 knots but 20 knots east of Wairoa to Cape Kidnappers, becoming northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots everywhere late morning, then southwest 30 knots gusting 40 knots but 35 knots gusting 45 knots in the east in the afternoon. Sea becoming very rough in the east in the afternoon. Cloudy periods, and fair visibility in showers from midday, mainly in the east, then clearing late afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Friday: Wednesday: Southwest easing to 20 knots early and 15 knots late. Few showers. Thursday: Southwest 15 knots. Partly cloudy,with isolated showers. Friday: Southwest 15 knots. Partly cloudy, odd shower.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Friday: East of Mohaka: Southerly half a metre, rising to 3.5 metres late Tuesday, then easing to 2 metres late Wednesday and to 1.5 metres Thursday. West of Mohaka: Southeast half a metre or less, rising to 1.5 metres late Tuesday,then easing to 1 metre Wednesday and to half a metre Thursday.

High tide at Napier
3:57am Tue 26 Jun - Height: 1.6m
4:28pm Tue 26 Jun - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Napier
9:52pm Mon 25 Jun - Height: 0.3m
10:10am Tue 26 Jun - Height: 0.3m