This page contains the National Weather Service’s marine weather forecast for Monterey bay. Our system grabs the forecast from the NWS servers each hour. If you’d like to check it directly, you should go to this site (or for a fancy graphical version, go here). You can check the non-marine area weather forecast here.
If you’re new to the northern part of Monterey bay, it may help to read this page – it has a bit of “local knowledge” that’ll give you a sense of what to expect when you get out on the water.
When reading this forecast, bear in mind that northerly (and to some extent westerly) winds are often much lighter in the northern bay than the forecast predicts. In fact – if you are going to be staying close to land, the area forecast is often more accurate.
A knot (KT) = 1.1516 miles per hour (mph): 10kt = 11.5mph, 20kt = 23mph
NWS Forecast – Monterey Bay
250 AM PDT SAT APR 29 2017
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT EARLY THIS
…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
.TODAY…E WINDS 5 KT…BECOMING WEST 5 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
.TONIGHT…W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING…BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
.SUN…NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT…W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
.MON…W WINDS 10 KT…BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS…BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
.TUE…NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO
.WED…NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. SWELL SOUTHWEST 3 FT.