Skip to main content


Weather and Tides


Knowing the weather conditions can make all the difference to your day out on our harbours and lakes. 

It is important to respect the weather and no matter what craft you are on, you should check the marine weather forecast and know the tide times before you head out. Here are some helpful sources for marine weather forecasts in the Bay of Plenty.

  • 24/7 marine wind and weather conditions via VHF Radio - Bay of Plenty Ch. 79.
  • Newer VHF Radios may have four digits. If so please add 20 before new channels e.g. – 79 becomes 2079.

Useful weather websites


Tide tables can be found in many places; your local fishing shop, your local paper, coastguard handbooks and, of course, on the web.

LINZ are responsible for New Zealand’s hydrographic information (producing our tide charts).  You can download tide charts for all areas from the LINZ website and for the whole year ahead.