Tide tables and solunar tables for sport fishers in Opunake Bay. Find out the forecast for high tides and low tides before setting out to fish, and other fishing-related data such as the lunar phase, tidal coefficient, sun and moon rising and setting times, hours of maximum fish activity, weather conditions in Opunake Bay ...
We want you to enjoy to the max a well-planned fishing expedition! Good luck!
Today Thursday, 3rd of September of 2015, the sun rose in Opunake Bay at 6:45 am and sunset will be at 6:03 pm. The moon set at 9:24 am at 285º west. Eventually, the moon will rise again in the east (73º) at 11:17 pm.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide was at 12:25 am and the next high tide will be at 12:52 pm. The first low tide was at 6:44 am and the next low tide will be at 7:06 pm.
The lunar phase is a Waning Gibbous. Today we have 11 hours and 18 minutes of sun. The solar transit is at 12:24 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 10 hours and 7 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 75, a high value and therefore the range of tides and currents will also be high. At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 67 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 60. The tide heights today are 3.5 m, 0.2 m, 3.3 m and 0.4 m. We can compare these levels with the maximum high tide recorded in the tide tables for Opunake Bay which is of 3.6 m and a minimum height of 0.0 m.
The solunar fishing calendar in Opunake Bay tells us that today is a good day for fishing, the fish activity forecast is high. Please, read more about solunar tables. The best times of day for fishing are:
| from 3:46 am to 5:46 am, very high activity Major period (moon up)
from 9:24 am to 10:24 am, high activity minor period (moonset)
from 4:20 pm to 6:20 pm, very high activity Major period (moon down). This period of high activity coincides with sunset; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing
from 11:17 pm to 12:17 am, high activity minor period (moonrise)
Tide timetable for Opunake Bay. The times are generated in local time in Taranaki and the daylight saving time change is calculated automatically, so you don't need to add or subtract anything. You will also have the lunar phase, sunrise and sunset times, the tidal coefficient and the average fish activity forecast for each day according to the solunar tables:
[ 0 low activity ] , [ average activity ] , [ high activity ] , [ very high activity ]
NOTE: The times reflected in the tide table for Opunake Bay are tide forecasts only valid as references for sport fishing. They shouldn't be used as a guide for navigation. The heights are expressed in meters referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
MLLW is the average of the lower low water height of each tidal day observed over the official time segment over which tide observations are taken and reduced to obtain mean value (Tidal Datum Epoch).
Start of summer time UTC+13
September 27, 2015 at 2:00 am ► 3:00 am
There are 24 days left until the clocks change
End of summer time UTC+12
April 3, 2016 at 3:00 am ► 2:00 am
|12:25 am||high tide||( 3.5 m )|
|6:44 am||low tide||( 0.2 m )|
|12:52 pm||high tide||( 3.3 m )|
|7:06 pm||low tide||( 0.4 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 3:46 am to 5:46 am and from 4:20 pm to 6:20 pm.
from 9:24 am to 10:24 am and from 11:17 pm to 12:17 am.
Moon age: 20 days
Light: 76 %
|Last Quarter Moon (3 days)
September 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm
|New Moon (10 days)
September 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm
Partial Solar Eclipse
|First Quarter Moon (18 days)
September 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm
|Full Moon (25 days)
September 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Total Lunar Eclipse
|Lunar transit||3:46 am|
|Duration of the moon||10 h 7 m|
|Duration of the sun||11 h 18 m|
Earth - Sun
Earth - Moon