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 Tuesday, 2nd of September of 2014, the sun rose in Opunake Bay at 6:47 am and sunset was at 6:02 pm. The moon set at 12:21 am at 249º southwest. Then, the moon rose at 113º southeast at 10:49 am.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first high tide was at 2:04 am and the next high tide at 2:34 pm. The first low tide was at 8:26 am and the next low tide at 8:56 pm.
The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. Today we had 11 hours and 15 minutes of sun. The solar transit was at 12:24 pm and the length of time the moon will be visible will be 13 hours and 32 minutes.
The tidal coefficient today is 47, a low value, which means that the range (difference between high tide and low tide) will be lower than on other occasions and the currents will also be small. At noon the tidal coefficient drops to 46 to end the day with a tidal coefficient of 48. The tide heights today are 2.7 m, 0.8 m, 2.7 m and 0.9 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 12:21 am to 1:21 am, high activity minor period (moonset)
from 5:35 am to 7:35 am, very high activity Major period (moon down). This period of high activity coincides with sunrise; therefore the sun will exercise more influence, resulting in an excellent time for fishing
from 10:49 am to 11:49 am, high activity minor period (moonrise)
from 6:05 pm to 8:05 pm, very high activity Major period (moon up)
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 28, 2014 at 2:00 am ► 3:00 am
There are 25 days left until the clocks change
End of summer time UTC+12
April 5, 2015 at 3:00 am ► 2:00 am
|2:04 am||high tide||( 2.7 m )|
|8:26 am||low tide||( 0.8 m )|
|2:34 pm||high tide||( 2.7 m )|
|8:56 pm||low tide||( 0.9 m )|
|Activity of the day
from 5:35 am to 7:35 am and from 6:05 pm to 8:05 pm.
from 12:21 am to 1:21 am and from 10:49 am to 11:49 am.
Moon age: 7 days
Light: 44 %
|First Quarter Moon (0 days)
September 2, 2014 at 11:11 pm
|Full Moon (7 days)
September 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm
|Last Quarter Moon (14 days)
September 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm
|New Moon (21 days)
September 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm
|Lunar transit||6:05 pm|
|Duration of the moon||13 h 32 m|
|Duration of the sun||11 h 15 m|
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