28 Mar 2017
Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 0445hrs Tuesday 28-Mar-2017 by MetService NIL warnings for Bay Of Plenty
Situation:
A slow-moving low northwest of New Zealand directs a moist northeast flow over the country, which weakens away today. A trough crosses the North Island from the north on Wednesday, followed by a ridge on Thursday. Forecast issued at 0445hrs Tuesday 28-Mar-2017 Valid to midnight tonight for Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth.
Tuesday:
Variable 5 knots. Easterly 10 knots developing this morning, tending southerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. A few showers, with poor visibility in rain from late afternoon.
Outlook until midnight Friday:

Wednesday:
Becoming northerly 10 knots in the morning, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Showers, possibly heavy easing later.
Thursday:
Northerly 10 knots developing for a time. A few showers, clearing evening.
Friday:
Northerly 10 knots developing for a time. Mainly fine.
Swell forecast to midnight Friday:
Northeast about 1 metre.
High tide at Tauranga:
Tuesday 0811 1.9 metres. Tuesday 2034 1.9 metres.
High tide at Whakatane:
Tuesday 0747 2.0 metres. Tuesday 2010 2.0 metres. For local waters outside this area please ring the Bay Of Plenty forecast on 0900-99962