Marine

Note: for TC's see the Tropical Cyclone page and for Tsunami see the Natural Hazards page.

South Pacific Commentary

Bob Blog Weathergram - Bob McDavitt's ideas for sailing around the South Pacific (and text only viersion)

 

Wind

Surface Observations

Ocean surface wind mosaics for NZ and Oceanic areas here at W4 - data sourced via NOAA (see below)
Winds via NOAA: ASCAT METOP-A | ASCAT METOP-B | WindSAT | RadpiSCAT - with links to storm data in product list
ASCAT winds via KNMI - 25km and 12.5km resolution
Worldwide Ocean Winds mapped via NASA JPL


Forecasts

New Zealand MetService - homepage
» NZ MetService Marine Warnings (coastal and oceanic areas)
» High Seas Forecasts - Subtropic, Forties, Pacific and Southern
» Coastal Forecasts
» Recreational Marine Forecasts - inshore forecasts
» Boating Forecasts
» Beach and Surf Forecasts

Fiji Meteorological Service - homepage
» RSMC Nadi - Fiji Warnings and Advisories (tropics area covering Eq-25S, 160E-120W)
» see also South West Pacific Marine for the "Islands" Marine Weather Bulletin

Australia Bureau of Meteorology - homepage
» Ocean Warnings Summary (Metarea X)
» High Seas Forecasts - map or list to select area
» National Warnings Summary - including Land, Coastal and Ocean warnings

High Seas forecasts and warnings also available via OMM-JCOMM-GMDSS website for Metarea XIV (NZ/Fiji) and Metarea X (Aus)

 

Waves and Swell

Observations

Northport Weather - wave buoys as well as port conditions
Hauraki Wave Buoy @ Anchorite Rock - via Auckland Council
Port of Tauranga - incl wave height, wind direcstion, tide and current information
Environment BoP - wave buoy
Port Taranaki - swell, wave, tide and wind data
Tory East Head - max/sig wave and period
Golden Bay - waves, wind, air and sea temps
Tasman Bay - wind and air temp
Environment Canterbury - Directional Wave Recorder Buoy

NIWA sea levels and storm surge

Australia/NZ marine obs map - Oceanweather Inc.
South Pacific buoy/ship ob maps - Offshore Weather Data


Forecasts

NIWA Canterbury Wave Conditions

SwellMap - swell forecast charts from MetOcean Solutions Ltd.
Swellnet - nice visualisation of swell/wind/pressure - all-in-one page
Marineweather - with animated swell charts and graphs
SwellWatch - with North/South Island maps and bar graphs
BuoyWeather.com - NZ Virtual Buoy Map
FNMOC Wave Watch 3 - Global wave model (via "WW3" links)
» or straight to South Pacific maps of swell wave height and direction
NOAA Wavewatch III - Global wave model (interactive interface)
Oceanweather.com - wave height/direction for Australia/NZ

 

Tides

Land Information NZ - Tide Tables for standard and secondary ports
» see also standard port tide levels for spring/neap/astronomical tide levels
MetService - Tide Tables for selected locations (using LINZ data)
NIWA Tide Forecaster - with interactive map
NIWA Storm-tide red-alert days - calendar showing the highest tides of the year

 

Sea surface temperatures

FishTrack - SST for North NZ and South NZ
Latest 14 days of near real-time global sea surface temperatures (GHRSST) - interactive map, updated daily - via Aus Navy
SST via Google-based WunderMap - from Weather Underground

SST - many plots (incl totals and anomalies) via NOAA ESRL PSD
SST and anomaly maps - static images via WeatherBELL (generally 2-day averaged maps)
Daily optimally interpolated SST - static image with history, from Remote Sensing Systems
Australian Bureau of Meteorology - monthly mean and anomaly (last month)

 

Ice and Polar Data

NOAA National Ice Center
» including products page with a link to a request form for ice edge text files (select ASCII)
» Antarctic Icebergs - current/recent positions
Polar View - with interactive map and several layers for the Antarctic sea ice
NSIDC Sea Ice Index - with images and graphs for both Arctic and Antarctic, along with Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis
» SH: Antarctic daily extent and concentration maps, also extent graph
» NH: Arctic daily extent and concentration maps, also extent graph
ADS interactive sea ice extent graphs: Antarctic and Arctic
Compilation of many daily graphs and links - mostly Arctic

NCEP Global GFS Vessel Icing Forecasts - animations and static images

Antarctic real-time meteorological data - University of Wisconsin-Madison AWS and AMRC
» including AWS/Ship observations, satellite imagery and NWP data

 

Ship Info

MarineTraffic.com - track ships in real-time
APRS Ship Tracking - another site for real-time ship tracking