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Boating forecast for Poor Knights Islands

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 22 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h13.12.22.210EESE:2227
9h12.62.01.710EESE:1619
15h22.31.81.410E--S:1316
21h32.01.71.210E--S:1012
High: 01:50 am (2.19 m); Low: 08:20 am (0.4 m); High: 02:30 pm (2.03 m); Low: 08:40 pm (0.48 m);
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Sat 23 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.91.61.110ESS:1114
9h41.81.51.010E--SW:810
15h51.71.50.910E--W:66
21h41.71.40.910EWW:1216
High: 02:50 am (2.14 m); Low: 09:20 am (0.41 m); High: 03:30 pm (2.03 m); Low: 09:40 pm (0.53 m);
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Sun 24 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.61.30.910EWW:1417
9h21.51.21.010EWNW:1519
15h21.61.11.210ENWNW:1923
21h21.70.91.49ENWNW:2025
High: 03:50 am (2.11 m); Low: 10:20 am (0.41 m); High: 04:30 pm (2.05 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.55 m);
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Mon 25 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.90.71.76NWNWNW:2329
9h21.60.61.57NWNWW:1823
15h21.60.51.56NWWW:2429
21h21.70.41.75SWWSW:2329
High: 04:50 am (2.08 m); Low: 11:10 am (0.4 m); High: 05:30 pm (2.08 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.56 m);
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Tue 26 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.30.31.35SWSWSW:2025
9h21.40.31.45WWW:2429
15h22.00.51.95WWW:2733
21h22.30.62.26SWSWSW:2937
High: 05:40 am (2.07 m); Low: 12:00 pm (0.39 m); High: 06:20 pm (2.11 m);
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Wed 27 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.60.41.66SSWS:1923
9h30.70.20.75SSSW:1114
15h40.60.20.57SESWSW:1012
21h40.60.20.511ESWSW:912
Low: 12:30 am (0.56 m); High: 06:30 am (2.06 m); Low: 12:50 pm (0.39 m); High: 07:10 pm (2.13 m);
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Thu 28 JunRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h40.50.20.511EWW:1216
9h30.70.20.63WWSW:1316
15h30.70.20.73SWSWSW:1417

Forecast updated at 01:10 Friday 22 June (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Poor Knights Islands sea temperature: 18°C

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