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Surf is up on Hawke's Bay Coast - again

Issued at 02:21pm 11-Apr-200

Surf is up on Hawke's Bay Coast - again

A low-pressure area is forecast to deepen off the Hawke's Bay Coast on Tuesday in much the same position as the low that brought damaging waves to Haumoana and Waimarama around 17 March.

MetService marine forecasters have issued a warning for swells to build to three and a half metres or more along the Hawke's Bay Coast during Tuesday. These waves may continue for a few days.

"The critical time will be during the high tides around 9am and 9pm", commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Those who might be affected by these waves may brace themselves today by ensuring that their seawalls and properties are ready."

The low-pressure system is also expected to bring wind and rain to Hawke's Bay. A heavy rain warning has been issued covering the ranges north of Wairoa during Monday night and Tuesday, with another period of heavy rain likely on Tuesday night. Cold southerly winds are forecast to reach peak gusts of around 80 kph in exposed places on Wednesday.


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