Weather and Tides

Conditions 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 is a list of links for current weather and tides for central and northern California.

A comprehensive list of oceanographic and meteorological data available in the central and northern California coastal region is available on the CeNCOOS 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.

Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank NMS Information

Monterey Bay NMS Information

Regional California Information

  • 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.
  • Current Conditions
    Current Conditions around Monterey Bay, Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.