22 Jul 2017
Marine Weather Situation and Forecast issued at 1717hrs Friday 21-Jul-2017 by MetService GALE warning for Bay Of Plenty
Situation:
A deep low pressure system lies over central New Zealand today, then moves northeast over the North Island during Saturday, followed by a weak ridge on Sunday. A front moves up the country during Monday. Forecast issued at 1717hrs Friday 21-Jul-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:
Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, easing to 20 knots for a time this afternoon. Rough sea, easing for a time this afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, with possible heavy falls and thunderstorms from this afternoon.
Saturday:
Northwest 25 knots gusting 35 knots, rising to 30 knots gusting 40 knots for a time early morning. Gradually changing westerly 20 knots in the afternoon and southwest 15 knots in the evening. Rough sea, easing in the afternoon. Poor visibility in showers, clearing in the evening.
Outlook until midnight Tuesday:

Sunday:
Southwest 15 knots. Fine.
Monday:
Turning northwest 15 knots. Fine at first, late rain.
Tuesday:
Changing southwest 15 knots. Showers clearing.
Swell forecast to midnight Tuesday:
Northerly 3 metres easing to 2 metres late Saturday and to half a metre Sunday. Northwest 1.5 metres developing in the east late Monday, easing Tuesday.
High tide at Tauranga:
Saturday 0527 1.9 metres. Saturday 1806 2.0 metres.
High tide at Whakatane:
Saturday 0502 2.0 metres. Saturday 1740 2.1 metres. For local waters outside this area please ring the Bay Of Plenty forecast on 0900-99962