Hawke Bay

Valid to Midnight Saturday 24 Aug 2019
Issued at 10:54am Friday 23 Aug 2019

Warning: GALE warning for PORTLAND

Situation: A broad trough moves east across New Zealand today, followed by a narrow ridge on Saturday. Westerlies affect much of the country on Sunday as a low approaches the South Island from the west. The low and an associated front move east across New Zealand during Monday, followed by southwesterlies.

Forecast: Strong wind advisory. Friday: Northeast 10 knots changing southwest 15 knots but 20 knots east of Cape Kidnappers to Wairoa this afternoon. Sea becoming moderate in the east this afternoon. Fair visibility in a few showers with the southwest change. Saturday: Southwest 15 knots but 20 knots in the east, rising to 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the east in the morning. Easing to southwest 20 knots everywhere in the evening, and to westerly 10 knots at night. Sea rough in the east in the afternoon and evening. Fair visibility in showers in the east, clearing afternoon.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Tuesday: Sunday: Westerly 10 knots, rising to 20 knots late. Fine. Monday: Northwest 20 knots changing southwest 20 knots late. Mainly fine. Tuesday: Southwest 15 knots gradually easing. Few showers.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday: East of Cape Kidnappers to Wairoa: Southerly half a metre, rising to 2.5 metres Saturday, then easing to 1.5 metres Sunday. Elsewhere: Southeast half a metre, rising to 2 metres Saturday, easing to 1.5 metres Sunday, and to half to one metre Monday.

High tide at Napier
11:21pm Fri 23 Aug - Height: 1.5m
11:43am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Napier
5:11pm Fri 23 Aug - Height: 0.4m
5:34am Sat 24 Aug - Height: 0.4m