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.
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.
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'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.
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.