24 Jun 2017
Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 1103hrs Friday 23-Jun-2017 by MetService GALE warning for Bay Of Plenty
Situation:
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.
Friday:
Northeast 20 knots. Sea moderate. Poor visibility in showers, with possible heavy falls and thunderstorms.
Saturday:
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:

Sunday:
Easing to westerly 15 knots during the morning and to 10 knots later.A few showers.
Monday:
Becoming variable 10 knots. A few showers.
Tuesday:
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