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King tides

King tides can change lives. Two out of three New Zealanders live near the coast and rising sea levels mean low lying communities are under even more threat. Use NIWA's charts to find out when your king tides are coming.

Tide forecaster

NIWA's Tide forecaster provides tidal data for any point in New Zealand.
NIWA's 2019 storm-tide red alerts are the highest high tide (also known as king tides) dates that Emergency Managers and Coastal Hazard Managers should write in their diaries and keep an eye on adverse weather (low barometric pressure, onshore winds), river levels and sea conditions (waves and swell).
King tides

King tides can change lives. Two out of three New Zealanders live near the coast and rising sea levels mean low lying communities are under even more threat. Use NIWA's charts to find out when your king tides are coming.

Tide forecaster

Online resources for the management and prediction of tide and coastal hazards
The high-water red-alert calendar forecasts days when the tide + mean sea-level anomaly will be unusually high.
Storm-tide red alerts are the highest high tide (also known as king tides) dates that Emergency Managers and Coastal Hazard Managers should write in their diaries and keep an eye on adverse weather (low barometric pressure, onshore winds), river levels and sea conditions (waves and swell).
The range for high and low tides throughout the year across the country for 2015.
NZ Coast is a collection of information about the New Zealand coastal environment and related hazards.

Welcome to NIWA's third Alumni Update – an e-newsletter for past NIWA employees.

Welcome to NIWA's second Alumni Update – an e-newsletter for past NIWA employees.

 

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Principal Scientist - Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes
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