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Oceania Weather

Oceania is a geographic region comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, spanning the eastern and western hemispheres.

Many of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's marine services are available on VHF and HF radio and via satellite communications. Find out more about communications services covering Australian and Oceania waters.

Forecast Services

Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Key information for mariners include:
• official marine weather forecasts, warnings and observations;
• MarineLite - text-only forecasts and warnings, and 'lite' charts (which are smaller and faster to download);
• 7-day weather and wave maps for Oceania region;
• MetEye—map-based forecasts for Australia and its coastal waters;
• the Marine Weather Knowledge Centre—a one-stop shop for marine educational information;
• resources for offshore yacht races.

Gulf Harbour Radio, ZMH286
On air during the South Pacific cruising season from May 1 until the end of November. Operated by cruisers Patricia and David from SV Chameleon from their home base in Whangaparaoa, just north of Auckland.
8752 kHz or 8779 or 8297 kHz (in that order depending on interference).
Monday-Saturday UTC 1915. NZST 7:15am
Provide current weather analysis and forecasts for cruising yachts and fishermen in the SW Pacific. Live streaming.

Meteo France New Caledonia
Site in French.
Free three and 7 day ocean forecasts for New Zealand and South Pacific.

NZ Metservice
New Zealand's official weather forecast website, with marine and surf section plus Australia weather.

Australian weather website.


Marine Weather Knowledge Centre
Australian marine weather educational material from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Meteorological Society of New Zealand
NOAA Images Southern Hemisphere
South Pacific Weather
Excellent weather information for cruising the South Pacific including a French to English Weather Term Translator!
South Pacific Weather Blog
A South Pacific weather Blog by Bob McDavitt. He posts his weekly weathergrams and you can ask him questions or subscribe directly to the weathergram.
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