Hawke Bay

Valid to Midnight Monday 14 Oct 2019
Issued at 4:46am Monday 14 Oct 2019

Warning: GALE warning for PORTLAND

Situation: A brief ridge of high pressure builds over New Zealand today. An intense low, preceded by gale easterlies, approaches the upper North Island from the north today, affecting the North Island until Wednesday when it moves away to the east. Another brief ridge crosses the country on Thursday,ahead of a low approaching from the Tasman.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Monday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing late morning, rising to 25 knots gusting 35 knots late evening. Sea becoming rough late evening. Fair visibility in showers, turning to rain this evening.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Thursday: Tuesday: Easterly rising to 30 knots in the morning, easing to northeast 20 knots in the evening. Rain,possibly heavy. Wednesday: Changing southwest 20 knots in the morning. Rain. Thursday: Westerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots in the afternoon. Chance morning shower, then fine.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Thursday: North of Mohaka to Portland Island: Southerly 1 metre tending southeast 1.5 metres Tuesday, easing to southerly 1 metre Thursday. Elsewhere: Southerly 1 metre. Easterly 1 metre developing today rising to 3 metres Tuesday, then easing to 2 metres Wednesday and dying out Thursday.

High tide at Napier
7:05pm Mon 14 Oct - Height: 1.6m
7:28am Tue 15 Oct - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Napier
12:56pm Mon 14 Oct - Height: 0.4m
1:20am Tue 15 Oct - Height: 0.4m