Hawke Bay

Valid to Midnight Wednesday 24 Oct 2018
Issued at 5:46pm Tuesday 23 Oct 2018

Warning: NIL warning for PORTLAND

Situation: A ridge of high pressure over the country retreats to the North Island today, while a front over Fiordland becomes slow moving. Another front moves onto the South Island on Wednesday and onto the North Island on Thursday, followed by a brief ridge. A complex trough affects the country from Saturday.

Forecast: Tuesday: Easterly 10 knots. Becoming northeast 10 knots but variable 5 knots west of Cape Kidnappers to Wairoa late evening. Easing to variable 5 knots everywhere overnight. Sea slight. Fine. Wednesday: Variable 5 knots. Easterly 15 knots developing in the afternoon, turning northwest 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Fine.

Outlook: Outlook until midnight Saturday: Thursday: Northwest 10 knots, turning easterly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon. Fine with increasing high cloud. Friday: Changing southerly 15 knots but 25 knots in the east early, then gradually easing and dying out late. Cloudy, a few showers clearing in the afternoon. Saturday: Northerly 10 knots, turning easterly 10 knots for a time in the afternoon. High cloud, scattered rain developing later.

Swell: Swell forecast to midnight Saturday: East of Mohaka to Cape Kidnappers: Southerly 1 metre, easing to half a metre Thursday evening, then rising to 1.5 metres Friday, easing to 1 metre Saturday. Elsewhere: Southeast half a metre, dying out later Thursday, returning Friday.

High tide at Napier
5:55am Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.6m
6:15pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 1.6m

Low tide at Napier
11:47pm Tue 23 Oct - Height: 0.3m
12:06pm Wed 24 Oct - Height: 0.4m