Weather and TidesConditions in central and northern California are constantly changing and before planning an activity to one of the wonderful destinations in the Sanctuaries, it will be helpful to check the current conditions. Below are a list of links for current weather and tides for central and northern California. Investigating these sites will provide many more links to other areas of relevant information.
A comprehensive list of oceanographic and meteorological data available in the central and northern California coastal region is available on the CeNCOOS oceanObs inventory website.
For current and predicted tide data, visit the NOAA Tides and Currents website. For swell observations and predictions at Cabrillo Point in front of Hopkins Marine Station, see CDIP data.
Regional California Information
- Current Conditions
Current Conditions around Monterey Bay, Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.
- National Weather Service Radar Image for the San Francisco Bay Area
Current radar imagery of the central California coast, including the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
- Coastal Marine Zone Forecasts for Northern Central California
Clickable map of northern central California to get coastal marine zone forecasts.
NOS Tidal Observation Network
Clickable map of the United States that allows for viewing of water levels in various locations of coastal states. Click on the California portion of the map to view available sites near the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank NMS Infomation
- National Weather Service Forecast for north of San Francisco
The five day weather forecast for the area north of San Francisco provided by the National Weather Service.
- CDIP Swell Forecast
Experimental coastal wave forecast for San Francisco.
- NOS Tidal Observation for San Francisco
Tide levels of San Francisco from the NOS Water Level Observation Network. This graph shows water levels over a seventy-two hour time period.
Monterey Bay NMS Information
- National Weather Service Forecast
The five day weather forecast for various areas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary provided by the National Weather Service.
CDIP Swell Forecast
Experimental coastal wave forecast for Central California.
- NOS Tidal Observation for Monterey, CA
Tide levels of Monterey, CA from the NOS Water Level Observation Network. This graph shows water levels over a seventy-two hour time period.