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 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.

Coastguard nowcasting

Local area forecasts and current wind conditions are also broadcast continuously by Coastguard

VHF channels 19, 20,79

Maritime radio

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

Northport website

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:  

Tide times

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:

Online tide times

You can visit the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) website to find out high and low tide times: