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Thursday: W/SW 40 kts
Friday: SW 30 kts
Saturday: W 20/25 kts


Northerly 25/35 knots shifting west to southwesterly 25/35 knots in the early afternoon and reaching 40 knots at times in the far west. Winds tending southwesterly 25/30 knots during the evening. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 3/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres by early evening. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning westerly by midday. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4/5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Westerly 20/25 knots tending west northwesterly at similar strength during the evening. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 3/4 metres.

Issued Thu 10:31 EST

Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 6.0m, W

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