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Nungwi Reefs Surf Forecast / Zanzibar / Tanzania

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Saturday 24 Sep 2022 EAT
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Nungwi Reefs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nungwi Reefs sea temperature is 25.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 25.7 max: 26.3 min: 25.1 °C)
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Nungwi Reefs surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nungwi Reefs sea temperature is 25.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 25.7 max: 26.3 min: 25.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Nungwi Reefs (moderate winds from the SSE at Zanzibar/Kisauni Airport 56 km from Nungwi Reefs).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nungwi Reefs this week:

The surf forecast for Nungwi Reefs over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Sep 25) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nungwi Reefs in the next 12 days are 2.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Sep 26) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Sunday (Sep 25) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (EAT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sun 25th Sep)4.5ft (1.3m) 11s
Best Surf 3AM (Thu 29th Sep)5.5ft (1.7m) 10s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 26th Sep)6.5ft (2.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nungwi Reefs over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thu
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
322111313331211112111111122021110111
Swell
Height Map
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T uganda.htsgw.metric.93.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.117.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.141.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.165.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.189.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.213.cc23
T uganda.htsgw.metric.237.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
ESE
1.2
E
1.8
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.6
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.2
E
1.7
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.3
E
1.8
ESE
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
ESE
0.9
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.2
E
1.3
E
Period(s) (?)111110111110101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)400332692427392506467486394339346480563279516408319624369402394384279333284194264265167269263245328442257326
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
20
S
20
SE
25
SE
20
SE
25
ESE
15
SSE
15
SE
5
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
30
ESE
20
SE
25
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
20
ESE
25
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
20
SE
10
S
10
ESE
25
SE
20
SSW
20
SE
25
SE
20
SE
25
SE
15
SE
20
SE
25
SE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:57AM
3.15
4:05PM
3.29
4:22AM
3.36
4:33PM
3.36
4:48AM
3.52
5:01PM
3.36
5:15AM
3.60
5:31PM
3.27
5:45AM
3.59
6:01PM
3.11
6:16AM
3.49
6:34PM
2.88
6:51AM
3.29
7:11PM
2.59
7:34AM
3.01
7:59PM
2.27
8:33AM
2.69
9:26PM
1.98
10:23AM
2.44
12:13AM
2.01
12:36PM
2.53
1:40AM
2.36
1:50PM
2.80
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:49PM
0.27
10:00AM
0.29
10:14PM
0.13
10:28AM
0.12
10:39PM
0.04
10:58AM
0.02
11:04PM
0.03
11:28AM
0.01
11:31PM
0.08
12:00PM
0.09
12:00AM
0.20
12:35PM
0.26
12:31AM
0.40
1:15PM
0.52
1:06AM
0.67
2:05PM
0.83
1:51AM
0.98
3:26PM
1.13
3:15AM
1.30
5:48PM
1.18
5:59AM
1.33
7:24PM
0.91
7:35AM
1.01

Note: the tide data above is for Nungwi which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Nungwi Reefs.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Nungwi Reefs blow from the SW

Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
Thu
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
25343-------11-11--2--1--2-143111-11-
Temp. °C252626242626242526242626252626252526252525242525242526252526252626252626
Low °C232425242525232525242525242525242525242425242525242425242425242525242525
Feels °C (?)252726242624232528242725252524242324242423232525232627232726252624252524
Sunrise-6:11--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:05--6:05-
Sunset--6:17--6:17--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 24°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 24°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Nungwi Reefs Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Nungwi Reefs provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Nungwi Reefs can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Nungwi Reefs surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Nungwi Reefs) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Nungwi Reefs may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Nungwi Reefs is 49 km (30 miles) from the city of Pangani. If you plan a holiday in Zanzibar, look for hotels and other accommodation in Pangani. Pangani has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.