Weather Report & Forecast, Tide Times and Sunrise/Sunset
Follow this link for a current weather report and a 4-5 day weather forecast. Tide times and sunrise/sunset times are also listed at the bottom of the page.
Note: the rainfall on the Tutukaka Coast is significantly less than Whangarei city so the weather forecast for Whangarei is not always an accurate portrayal of what is happening on the coast. For a more accurate weather report contact your accommodation provider or activity operator.
Recreational Marine Forecast
For the Recreational Marine Forecast relating to the Tutukaka Coast and northwards please click on the link below:
A detailed and up to date marine forecast is essential before setting out on the water. VHF Channel 85 has a local forecast at 0830, 1230, 1630 and 2030 daily. The Met service and various sites such as www.marineweather.co.nz and www.bouyweather.com can assist in making good decisions as to where to go. Wind and swell conditions are very important when you go out on the water.
Marine information can also be obtained from the local coastguard by phoning 09 434 4286 or 0508 RESCUE. For emergencies phone *500 from a mobile or 09 303 1303.
The two most convenient sources of marine forecasts on the water are VHF radio and telephone.
VHF Radio: VHF Channel 85 is the local channel for the Tutukaka Coast and has a local forecast at 0830, 1230, 1630 and 2030 daily. On Channel 16 a forecast will be announced which will be given on Channel 67 at 0533, 0733, 1033, 1333, 1733, 2133 hours or on Channel 21 continuously.
Met Phone: 0900 999 + map number 60 for Brett (and 61 Colville if going south of Bream Head)
General Weather Conditions, Seasons and Climate Information
Whangarei enjoys close to 2,000 hours of sunshine yearly, yet with enough rainfall to keep the area lush and green. The sub-tropical Northland region, in the far north of the North Island, is New Zealand’s warmest region, with humid summers, mild winters and warm temperatures year round. Average summer daytime temperatures range from 22°C to 26°C, while in winter daily maximum temperatures reach 14°C to 17°C.
Summer: Mid November to mid April
Autumn: Mid April to May
Winter: June to August
Spring: September to mid November