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.
Remember that forecasts are only the best prediction available at any given time.
Recreational boating forecast
Visit www.metservice.com/national to get your local marine weather forecast. Scroll to the bottom of that page to download MetService apps, including the free MetService Marine (Coastal Areas) app.
Local area forecasts and current wind conditions are also broadcast continuously by Coastguard
VHF channels 19, 20,79
Weather forecasts and safety information are broadcast for all areas of Northland daily.
VHF channels 67, 68, 71
Forecast times: 0533, 0733, 1033, 1333, 1733, 2133 hrs
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
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:
- download a copy of Northland Tide Tables 2023-2024 (PDF 916 KB)
- pick one up from one of our regional offices
- phone 0800 002 004 and we will post one out to you
- email your address details to [email protected] 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: www.linz.govt.nz/sea/tides/tide-predictions