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Boating forecast for Stephensons Island

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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 08:20 Friday 17 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 08:20 Friday 17 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Fri 17 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h32.21.71.49WNWSW:1214
9h41.71.21.19WSWS:810
15h41.30.90.99WSES:1114
21h51.00.60.88WSS:910
High: 03:40 am (2.04 m); Low: 10:00 am (0.48 m); High: 04:30 pm (2.17 m); Low: 10:50 pm (0.59 m);
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Sat 18 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h50.80.50.68NSS:912
9h60.60.30.57NSS:810
15h60.50.30.47NSWSW:810
21h60.40.20.47NESWSW:810
High: 04:50 am (2.06 m); Low: 11:10 am (0.45 m); High: 05:30 pm (2.22 m); Low: 11:50 pm (0.53 m);
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Sun 19 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h70.40.20.37NESWSW:56
9h80.30.20.37NEWW:34
15h60.30.20.38NENWNW:1214
21h40.40.20.48NENWNW:1316
High: 05:50 am (2.11 m); Low: 12:10 pm (0.4 m); High: 06:30 pm (2.27 m);
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Mon 20 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h30.70.20.75WNWNW:1619
9h50.70.20.76WWW:710
15h40.60.20.66WNWW:1216
21h60.50.20.56WSWSW:68
Low: 12:50 am (0.45 m); High: 06:50 am (2.17 m); Low: 01:00 pm (0.35 m); High: 07:20 pm (2.32 m);
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Tue 21 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h70.50.30.49NEWW:68
9h70.50.30.49NEWW:66
15h50.50.30.49NENWNW:1316
21h60.50.30.49NENWW:56
Low: 01:40 am (0.39 m); High: 07:40 am (2.22 m); Low: 01:50 pm (0.33 m); High: 08:00 pm (2.35 m);
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Wed 22 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h70.50.30.39NENWW:56
9h60.50.30.39NENWNW:1012
15h50.60.40.59NENWNW:1214
21h70.60.40.59NENWN:44
Low: 02:20 am (0.34 m); High: 08:20 am (2.25 m); Low: 02:30 pm (0.33 m); High: 08:40 pm (2.34 m);
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Thu 23 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h50.60.40.59NENWN:1114
9h40.80.40.79NENENE:1316
15h31.30.41.26WNNE:1619

Forecast updated at 08:20 Friday 17 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Stephensons Island sea temperature: 16°C

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