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New Zealand Weather & Tides

Official Weather | NZ Tides | Local Weather

Below is the latest available current weather conditions and brief forecasts for the main New Zealand centers and NZ coastal areas. Weather forecasts are best obtained straight from their source, in New Zealand this is the NZ Met Service.

Short Forecasts for all
New Zealand
 Coastal Marine Forecasts Recreational Marine Forecasts
Short Forecast Abel Cook Puysegur Christchurch
Extended Forecast Brett Foveaux Raglan Coromandel
Situation Statement Castlepoint Grey Rangitata Hawkes Bay
High Seas Forecasts Chalmers Kaipara Stephens Kapiti Coast
 Pacific Chatham Islands Milford Recreational Marine Forecasts Lake Rotorua
 Subtropic Colville Plenty Auckland Lake Taupo
 Southern Conway Portland Bay of Islands Mana
Forties     Bay of Plenty Wellington

More Weather Sources

  The Met Service is not the only source for New Zealand weather information. Below is a list of direct links to other services.



Excellent coverage of all cities and towns in New Zealand. Video clips and fly bys add that little bit extra that make this the best New Zealand weather site.

Stuff Weather

A wealth of weather information that covers most parts of New Zealand (tides, actual and predicted wind strength) and five day forecasts.

Intellicast Auckland Christchurch Wellington

Much improved service with all sorts of information and a special note to sailors is a large amount of wind information.

Run by the school of earth sciences at Victoria University in Wellington this site has excellent satellite and radar images, upper air data, forecast charts, current and ocean weather for all of New Zealand not just Wellington.

New Zealand Tides



Land Information New Zealand

Exports tide prediction tables for the 16 major ports in both PDF (Requires Adobe Acrobat to read) and CSV formast. Also covers a huge number of secondary port and areas with pretty comprehensive data.

NIWA Tide Forecaster

NIWA's handy tide forecaster allows you to forecast high and low tides anywhere in open coastal and ocean waters around New Zealand for up to 28 days. It also claims to predict historical tides back to 1830.

OceanFun Unlimited Tide Graph

This is the quickest and simplest site that displays New Zealand tide information more than a day ahead. It covers 15 areas 3 months in advance. Easy to use, recommended.

Local Weather Stations

Local weather stations are usually run by amateur weather enthusiasts though a number of businesses and ports also run stations. They contain weather measuring instruments unique to that station and upload in real or near real time to the internet. Perfect for checking the current wind speed and direction in different parts of a city or in different regions of New Zealand. Remember to check the date and time of any forecast before you rely on it.

Auckland Waikato Wellington Christchurch
 Ardmore Hamilton Omarama  Lyttelton Harbour 
 Grahams Beach Matamata Plimmerton Lyttelton Offshore 
Grey Lynn Bay of Plenty Stokes Valley Dunedin
Mission Bay Tauranga  Trentham Dunedin City
St Heliers Hawkes Bay  Wellington   Port Otago
Taranaki  Napier Wairarapa Otago
New Plymouth     Carterton  Taiaroa Head
      Bluff Port


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