23 Sep 2017
Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 1054hrs Friday 22-Sep-2017 by MetService NIL warnings for Bay Of Plenty
Situation:
A complex low over the North Island drifts slowly east today, followed by a ridge spreading north on Saturday. Northwesterlies strengthen over the country from Sunday, ahead of a front that moves over the North Island on Tuesday. Forecast issued at 1054hrs Friday 22-Sep-2017 Valid to midnight Saturday for Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
Friday:
West of Motiti Island - Southerly 10 knots, rising to southwest 15 knots this afternoon and to 20 knots for a time late afternoon and early evening. Elsewhere - Southerly 10 knots, turning northwest 10 knots for a time this afternoon.Sea becoming moderate for a time in the west. Fine spells.
Saturday:
Becoming southerly 10 knots everywhere early morning, turning northwest 10 knots in the afternoon and westerly 10 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday:

Sunday:
Westerly 10 knots. Sunny spells.
Monday:
Westerly 10 knots, rising to northwest 15 knots later. Mainly fine.
Tuesday:
Northwest rising to 25 knots. Rain developing.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday:
Northerly half a metre, rising to 1 metre Tuesday.
High tide at Tauranga:
Friday 2049 1.9 metres. Saturday 0916 1.9 metres.
High tide at Whakatane:
Friday 2024 2.0 metres. Saturday 0852 2.0 metres. For local waters outside this area please ring the Bay Of Plenty forecast on 0900-99962