Beach Weather in Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand

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MATAI BAY, KARIKARI PENINSULA, NEW ZEALAND BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
18°
 
Sea
18°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
17°
 
MATAI BAY, KARIKARI PENINSULA, NEW ZEALAND BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Mon 20th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 11° 13° 15° 15° 16° 16° 16°
37% 55% 69% 69% 100% 100% 100% 94%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 1.0mm 1.3mm 1.9mm 4.4mm 0.9mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Tue 21st May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 14° 14° 16° 17° 17° 14° 15°
54% 77% 29% 83% 84% 87% 83% 96%
0.8mm 0.6mm 0.0mm 0.5mm 0.2mm 0.4mm 0.5mm 0.1mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Wed 22nd May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 14° 15° 15° 15° 16° 14° 14°
90% 75% 100% 100% 93% 88% 78% 82%
0.1mm 0.1mm 0.2mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Thu 23rd May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 13° 13° 15° 16° 16° 13° 11°
65% 89% 85% 100% 78% 69% 78% 26%
0.1mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.2mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Fri 24th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 12° 11° 13° 16° 16° 11° 10°
93% 100% 66% 81% 79% 9% 75% 71%
0.0mm 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Sat 25th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 10° 10° 13° 16° 16° 11° 10°
32% 11% 88% 58% 77% 79% 86% 77%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Sun 26th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 11° 16° 16° 11°
24% 7% 9% 5% 5% 9% 76% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
18°
Mon 20th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
25
kmh
28
kmh
32
kmh
32
kmh
34
kmh
27
kmh
27
kmh
12
kmh
1.2m
1.3m
1.1m
1.2m
1.2m
1.0m
1.2m
1.2m
8.9s 8.8s 13.2s 13.2s 13.2s 13.1s 13.0s 12.8s
Tue 21st May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15
kmh
16
kmh
20
kmh
28
kmh
26
kmh
28
kmh
28
kmh
23
kmh
0.6m
0.8m
1.0m
1.1m
1.1m
1.3m
1.4m
1.1m
7.0s 6.9s 6.8s 8.1s 8.6s 9.6s 9.7s 7.3s
Wed 22nd May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26
kmh
40
kmh
45
kmh
42
kmh
41
kmh
39
kmh
37
kmh
30
kmh
1.2m
1.9m
1.5m
1.3m
1.2m
1.0m
0.8m
0.8m
8.2s 9.8s 8.0s 8.4s 8.3s 8.1s 9.2s 9.2s
Thu 23rd May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
27
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
20
kmh
22
kmh
25
kmh
23
kmh
17
kmh
0.8m
0.6m
0.5m
0.4m
0.3m
0.4m
0.6m
0.6m
9.1s 9.1s 9.1s 9.1s 9.1s 9.0s 9.0s 14.0s
Fri 24th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
17
kmh
18
kmh
22
kmh
20
kmh
23
kmh
26
kmh
20
kmh
14
kmh
0.3m
0.3m
0.4m
0.7m
0.8m
0.8m
0.7m
0.6m
13.3s 13.1s 13.0s 13.0s 12.9s 12.2s 7.3s 12.2s
Sat 25th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12
kmh
11
kmh
12
kmh
10
kmh
11
kmh
15
kmh
15
kmh
14
kmh
0.6m
0.4m
0.2m
0.3m
0.3m
0.5m
0.5m
0.6m
13.2s 13.5s 13.6s 14.0s 14.0s 13.8s 13.5s 13.4s
Sun 26th May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15
kmh
15
kmh
14
kmh
13
kmh
10
kmh
7
kmh
6
kmh
17
kmh
0.5m
0.5m
0.4m
0.4m
0.7m
0.9m
0.6m
0.6m
13.4s 13.3s 13.2s 13.1s 13.1s 13.0s 13.0s 12.9s
Mon 20th May
5:56 AM 11:35 AM 6:34 PM 11:55 PM
2.00 0.80 2.00 0.80
Tue 21st May
6:40 AM 12:19 PM 7:17 PM
2.10 0.70 2.10
Wed 22nd May
12:41 AM 7:21 AM 1:03 PM 7:58 PM
0.80 2.10 0.60 2.20
Thu 23rd May
1:24 AM 8:02 AM 1:45 PM 8:39 PM
0.70 2.10 0.60 2.20
Fri 24th May
2:08 AM 8:43 AM 2:27 PM 9:19 PM
0.70 2.20 0.50 2.30
Sat 25th May
2:52 AM 9:26 AM 3:10 PM 10:02 PM
0.70 2.20 0.50 2.30
Sun 26th May
3:38 AM 10:10 AM 3:54 PM 10:45 PM
0.70 2.20 0.50 2.30
Mon 20th May
16°
9.5mm
15kmh E
78%
Tue 21st May
17°
3.1mm
14kmh WNW
74%
Wed 22nd May
16°
0.6mm
22kmh SSW
88%
Thu 23rd May
16°
0.6mm
13kmh SSW
73%
Fri 24th May
16°
0.4mm
13kmh SW
71%
Sat 25th May
16°
0.1mm
8kmh SW
63%
Sun 26th May
16°
0.0mm
7kmh SSE
16%
Mon 27th May
15°
0.0mm
3kmh ESE
0%
Tue 28th May
15°
0.0mm
10kmh SW
47%
Wed 29th May
15°
0.1mm
4kmh SSW
34%
Thu 30th May
16°
0.0mm
10kmh NE
41%
Fri 31st May
18°
12.1mm
8kmh N
82%
Sat 1st June
16°
0.4mm
18kmh SSW
69%
Sun 2nd June
15°
0.4mm
16kmh WSW
80%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 16° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There will be 10 days of light rain with an average of 2.7mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 58%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Matai Bay don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand

Matai Bay is a picturesque beach located on the Karikari Peninsula in the Northland Region of New Zealand's North Island. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering stunning views, pristine waters, and a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun or explore the underwater world, Matai Bay has something for everyone.

Beach Type

Matai Bay boasts soft white sand that feels incredible underfoot, making it perfect for long walks along the shore or simply lounging under the sun. The crystal-clear waters are calm and inviting, providing excellent swimming conditions for all ages.

The bay has rocky areas on either side of its sandy stretch, which provides interesting snorkeling spots. These rocky patches are home to an abundance of marine life, making them ideal for those who want to explore the underwater world through snorkeling or diving.

Beach Activities

  • Swimming: The calm waters at Matai Bay make it perfect for swimming and wading. Families with children will appreciate the gentle waves and shallow areas near the shore.
  • Snorkeling and Diving: As mentioned earlier, the rocky areas around Matai Bay provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Explore the vibrant marine life that calls this area home.
  • Fishing: The rocky points at either end of Matai Bay are popular spots for fishing enthusiasts looking to catch their dinner.
  • Kayaking: Paddle around the bay in a kayak or canoe for a relaxing way to take in your surroundings and enjoy some light exercise.
  • Beachcombing: Stroll along Matai Bay's pristine shoreline and search for unique shells or other treasures washed ashore by the sea.

Accommodations

While there aren't any large beach resorts directly on Matai Bay beach itself, nearby options include:

  1. Karikari Lodge - Offering self-contained apartments with stunning views, Karikari Lodge provides a comfortable stay just a short drive away from Matai Bay.
  2. Maitai Bay Holiday Park - Operated by the Department of Conservation, this holiday park offers basic campsite facilities for those looking to camp close to the beach.

Areas to Stay In

  • Karikari Peninsula: Staying on the Karikari Peninsula itself will allow you easy access to Matai Bay and the other beautiful beaches in the area, such as Tokerau Beach and Puwheke Beach.
  • Doubtless Bay: A short drive south of Matai Bay, Doubtless Bay offers more accommodation options and amenities while still being close enough for day trips to Matai Bay.

Beach Amenities

Matai Bay offers a range of facilities making it an enjoyable destination for visitors:

  • Public toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Ample parking
  • Easy-access boat ramp for launching kayaks, canoes, or small boats
  • Shaded areas provided by Pohutukawa trees

Matai Bay's combination of soft white sand, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery make it an ideal destination for your next beach holiday. Whether you're looking to relax on the shore or explore its underwater beauty, this pristine beach on New Zealand's North Island has something for everyone.

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