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

MetPhone

Service provided by the MetService. Calls are automatically billed to your phone account.

0900 999 09

Weatherfax

Calls are automatically billed to your phone account.  The weather information will be automatically faxed to you.

0900 77 999/1195

MetText

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

MetService website

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

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: www.northport.co.nz  

Maritime radio

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;
  • Teletext;
  • local newspapers;
  • local radio stations; and
  • private coastal radio stations.

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:

  • 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 info@nrc.govt.nz 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:

Find out more: https://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/tides/tide-predictions