Weather and tides
Weather forecast information
General weather forecasts are broadcast by Northland radio stations. Specialist marine weather information is available from maritime radio stations.
Northland Marine Weather Phone
Free regional marine weather service updated daily by More FM.
09 438 8050
Service provided by the MetService. Calls are automatically billed to your phone account.
0900 999 09
Calls are automatically billed to your phone account. The weather information will be automatically faxed to you.
0900 77 999/1195
Get the most up-to-date, two-day weather forecast sent by SMS text to your mobile phone every morning at a time that suits you. This service is provided by the MetService and daily reports cost 50c.
Sign up on the MetService website: www.metservice.co.nz
The MetService website is regularly updated with local weather information, rural and marine weather forecasts and any severe weather warnings.
Visit MetService website: www.metservice.co.nz
Real-time weather and wave data collected through Northport’s telemetry system includes wind speed and direction, water and air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, tidal levels, rainfall, wave height, wave period and wave direction.
Visit Northport's website: www.northport.co.nz
Maritime New Zealand provides a continuous distress and safety listening watch on VHF Channel 16.
Safety information and weather forecasts are broadcast for all areas, daily, at the following times on VHF Channel 67, 68 or 71:
- 0533 hrs
- 0733 hrs
- 1033 hrs
- 1333 hrs
- 1733 hrs
- 2133 hrs.
Other sources for the marine forecast include:
- local Coastguard stations on VHF;
- local newspapers;
- local radio stations; and
- private coastal radio stations.
Tide tables booklet
We produce a handy Tide Table booklet that provides an annual calendar of high/low tide times in Northland.
To get your copy:
- pick one up from one of our regional offices;
- phone 0800 002 004 and we will post one out to you;
- download a copy from our website www.nrc.govt.nz/tidetables; or
- send your address details by email to email@example.com and we will post one out to you.
Online tide times
You can visit the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) website to find out high and low tide times: