North Sails Weather Forecast – Thurs 26 – Explore Race Day 2

THU 26  8.15am
The low pressure off to the NW comes a little closer during today – the ENE-NE gradient tightens – but more so tomorrow as the low comes quite close – just off the NW of Cape Reinga.
On Saturday, it will very slowly edge away and on Sunday further away to the west – the gradient will ease over the weekend but will continue to the fresh ENE-NE.
Early next week – a new low will develop on the trough line and once again the NE gradient will increase  with a local max on Tuesday.
The low and trough line then weaken, but the high pressure remains to the east of NZ and the NE wind will continue in the circulation of the high pressure util late next week.
ENE-NE wind – fresh to strong on the open Bay
A mix of sun and cloud now; cloud will increase this afternoon. It should be dry for most of today, then some showers tonight with showers tending to constant rain tomorrow.
Waves of 1.5m increasing 2m on open waters and outside.
FORECAST (average TWS, not gust)
0800  050-070/13-17
1000  050-070/15-20
1200  040-060/16-21
1400  040-060/17-23
1600  040-060/18-25
1800  040-060/18-25
FRI 27  NE-NNE/20-30; rain – some heavier falls in the morning, easing back in the afternoon
SAT 28  NE-N/10-20 shifting NE-E/15-20 going south; a few showers
SUN 29  NE/15-25; few showers