Weather

Weather

The Fishing Website (Fishing.net.nz) has reviewed a number of weather sites and provides the following weather links as some of the better sites we've encountered in our travels on the web. If you have other links you think we should know about and could add to this page please contact us.

From time to time links change as sites are updated or improved so if any of these links are longer valid please let us know here.

Swell & Wind sites

In our experience the most comprehensive and accurate weather site is PredictWind.com.

Other sites include Swellmap, and Metvuw which shows the 12 hour NZ rain and wind forecast. Another site worth a look is Marine Weather Marine Weather.

For an excellent swell forecast for New Zealand go to this page, select Aus/NZ in the mercator slot and you can get the MetService swell forecast up to 180 hrs out. It will also provide an animated forecast if you select that option.

Forecasts

The metservice provide the current map here. Metservice also provide the same map as a series so you can get an idea of how the next few days will shape up [more]. This link provides options for marine forecasts for your area [more] - use the coastal marine link for a general forecast and the recreational Marine link for more local areas such as the Hauraki Gulf, Wellington, and Christchurch.

The Australian Bureau of Meterology has really good situation and forecast maps. A colour map is here. An animated forecast can be selected for 1 to 7 days from the menu links here.

The best tide site we've come across is here.

TVNZ has an excellent weather summary here. The latest satellite images are updated regularly. The site also has the current analysis, and regional radar images.

Here's a very comprehensive weather site with charts generated by software written and maintained by James McGregor of Victoria University of Wellington.

www.windsurf.co.nz has live wind strengths and graphs of wind for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the previous few hours. Webcams also on this site so you can check the conditions for some areas before you go.

www.Buoyweather.com is another site that provides a swell forecast - for NZ click here - Now a pay per view site but they do have a free trial option. Swellmap is similar, reliable and free [more].

For live web-cams, check out the NIWA cams here. NIWA provide a network of computer-controlled video cameras that monitor the New Zealand environment for research and resource management - great to give you an idea of what's happening in real-time at a number of locations.

Other good links we've come across:

Cyclone Warnings
South Pacific Swell Forecast
Weather prediction
NIWA weather cam
Sea surface temp charts - NIWA - charges apply

Please Note:
Some of these sites recomended contain numerical weather prediction products and may not always reflect official forecasts, especially in the vicinity of weather fronts, tropical cyclones or when significant late-breaking observations have become available to forecasters. These products therefore are intended to be used as guidance only. They have no manual input and are automatically generated from the numerical models. Be safe on the water - if you're unsure about the weather - Don't go!

 

 

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