24 Jun 2017
Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 1103hrs Friday 23-Jun-2017 by MetService GALE warning for Bay Of Plenty
A broad low pressure system over the country moves slowly away to the east on Sunday, followed by a narrow ridge. Forecast issued at 1103hrs Friday 23-Jun-2017 Valid to midnight Saturday for Inshore waters from Matakana Island to Mayor Island to Motiti Island and then east to Torere River mouth. Strong wind advisory.
Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Poor visibility in showers, with possible heavy falls and thunderstorms.
Northeast 20 knots turning northwest 15 knots in the morning. Changing southwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots in the afternoon, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time in the evening. Sea becoming very rough for a time in the evening. Poor visibility in rain, easing evening.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday:

Easing to westerly 15 knots during the morning and to 10 knots later.A few showers.
Becoming variable 10 knots. A few showers.
Variable 10 knots. A few showers
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday:
Northeast 3 metres easing to 2.5 metres tonight, to 1.5 metres Saturday, to 1 metre Sunday and to half a metre or less Monday.
High tide at Tauranga:
Friday 1824 2.0 metres. Saturday 0644 2.0 metres.
High tide at Whakatane:
Friday 1758 2.1 metres. Saturday 0620 2.0 metres. For local waters outside this area please ring the Bay Of Plenty forecast on 0900-99962