Boating forecast for Western Point

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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 22:48 Friday 19 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 22:48 Friday 19 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 19 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h12.20.72.17NWNWW:2227
9h12.10.71.97NWNWNW:2429
15h12.71.02.57NWNWNW:2735
21h13.42.12.78NWNWNW:2837
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Sat 20 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h13.22.12.58NWNWNW:2735
9h12.81.92.19NWWNW:4560
15h13.12.02.58NWWW:2937
21h12.51.71.99NWWW:1821
High: 06:40 am (2.2 m); Low: 01:00 pm (1.06 m); High: 07:10 pm (2.34 m);
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Sun 21 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h32.01.61.29NWSWW:1012
9h22.01.61.210NWSSE:2431
15h32.01.51.310NWNWSE:912
21h21.91.31.49NWNWW:2329
Low: 01:30 am (0.97 m); High: 07:40 am (2.31 m); Low: 01:50 pm (0.93 m); High: 08:00 pm (2.45 m);
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Mon 22 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.51.92.98NWWW:3545
9h23.12.12.49WSSW:1925
15h22.01.21.69WSS:2025
21h21.81.01.58SWSS:2025
Low: 02:10 am (0.83 m); High: 08:20 am (2.44 m); Low: 02:30 pm (0.79 m); High: 08:40 pm (2.57 m);
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Tue 23 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.20.70.911WSSW:912
9h20.90.60.613WNWW:1823
15h21.60.51.56NWWW:2431
21h21.90.71.87NWWW:2531
Low: 02:50 am (0.68 m); High: 09:00 am (2.56 m); Low: 03:00 pm (0.66 m); High: 09:10 pm (2.68 m);
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Wed 24 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.40.41.36WWW:2531
9h21.30.41.36WWW:2431
15h21.60.41.66NWWW:2835
21h22.00.52.06WWW:2431
Low: 03:20 am (0.55 m); High: 09:30 am (2.68 m); Low: 03:40 pm (0.56 m); High: 09:40 pm (2.78 m);
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Thu 25 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.80.51.76WWSW:1417
9h31.40.51.36WSESW:912
15h21.00.50.817NWSENW:2025

Forecast updated at 22:48 Friday 19 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Western Point sea temperature: 13°C

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Rating information for Boating

This rating is a guide to determine how pleasant the boating conditions are likely to be. But this should not be treated as a substitute for using all available sources of information for the purpose of safety.
10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates calm waters, based on little or no wind, and swell height less than a metre.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates average boating conditions, possibly affected by light-fair winds, and a swell height around 1-2 metres.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor and possibly dangerous conditions such as strong winds and a big swell height 2-3 metres plus.
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