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Friday: SW 10/20 kts
Saturday: W/SW 10 kts
Sunday: NW 10/15 kts

forecast

Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 10/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres about Banks Strait around midday. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.

Issued Thu 22:00 EST

Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 0.5m

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