Monterey Bay

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

PZZ535-240530-
Monterey Bay-
233 PM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

.TONIGHT…W winds 5 to 15 kt…becoming S 5 kt after midnight.
Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 19 seconds.
.WED…SE winds 5 kt…becoming SW 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Wind waves 2 ft or less…becoming 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. W
swell 4 to 5 ft at 18 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT…S winds 15 to 25 kt…becoming NW 5 to 15 kt after
midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening…becoming 2 ft or
less. W swell 4 to 5 ft at 16 seconds. Rain in the evening, then
chance of showers after midnight.
.THU…W winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 6 to
8 ft at 15 seconds. Chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT…NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W
swell 7 to 9 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
.FRI…NW winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 8 to
10 ft.
.SAT…N winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 6 to 8 ft.
.SUN…NE winds 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 5 to
7 ft.