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Boating forecast for Simpsons Rock

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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 03:52 Monday 21 May (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 03:52 Monday 21 May (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Mon 21 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h11.30.51.25NWNWW:1821
9h11.00.40.99NENWW:1519
15h30.80.40.88NENWNW:1114
21h30.80.40.88NENWNW:1417
Low: 05:40 am (9.92 m); High: 11:30 am (11.79 m); Low: 05:50 pm (9.86 m);
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Tue 22 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.30.31.25NWNWNW:1821
9h21.40.31.35NWNWNW:1823
15h20.90.30.96NWNWNW:2025
21h21.60.31.66NWNWNW:2633
High: 12:10 am (11.92 m); Low: 06:30 am (9.95 m); High: 12:30 pm (11.73 m); Low: 06:50 pm (9.93 m);
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Wed 23 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.71.02.57NWNWNW:3141
9h22.31.12.08NWWW:2531
15h22.20.72.06WWW:2837
21h21.90.41.85SWSWSW:2733
High: 01:10 am (11.87 m); Low: 07:30 am (9.98 m); High: 01:40 pm (11.68 m); Low: 07:50 pm (9.98 m);
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Thu 24 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.30.31.35SWSWSW:2227
9h21.10.21.14WWW:1619
15h21.30.21.35WWW:2127
21h21.40.11.45WWW:2229
High: 02:10 am (11.82 m); Low: 08:30 am (9.99 m); High: 02:40 pm (11.67 m); Low: 09:00 pm (10.03 m);
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Fri 25 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.40.21.45WWW:2329
9h21.50.11.55WWW:2229
15h21.70.11.75WWW:2431
21h21.40.11.45WWW:2125
High: 03:10 am (11.8 m); Low: 09:30 am (9.97 m); High: 03:50 pm (11.69 m); Low: 10:00 pm (10.04 m);
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Sat 26 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.20.11.24WWW:2329
9h21.40.11.45NWNWNW:2431
15h21.80.21.86NWNWNW:2429
21h22.60.92.57NWNWNW:2835
High: 04:10 am (11.8 m); Low: 10:30 am (9.95 m); High: 04:50 pm (11.73 m); Low: 11:00 pm (10.04 m);
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Sun 27 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.01.42.68NWNWNW:2735
9h23.01.62.68NWNWNW:2531
15h21.91.01.68NWNWW:1519

Forecast updated at 03:52 Monday 21 May (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Simpsons Rock sea temperature: 19°C

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