Weather & Data Buoys
Wind, Waves, Weather and More
Before you head to the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, check out these links to get the most up-to-date information available about weather, sea state and water conditions.
Weather Forecast Links
Latest Forecast for Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Offshore forecast, including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (note: you may need to scroll down the page to see the MNMS information).
Latest Marine Forecast for all National Marine Sanctuaries. Click on the "Synopsis" or "Forecast" link for any sanctuary to find out current weather conditions.
Data Buoy Links
It is now possible to view real-time data on water and air temperature, wind direction, wave height and other environmental conditions at the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary from a NOAA data buoy installed at the site in 2006. The data collected aides seafarers in determining sea conditions off the coast of Cape Hatteras and assists staff in monitoring conditions at the sanctuary. Data from the buoy can be accessed online 24 hours a day at http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov or by calling (888) 701-8992 (station #41025).
Visit the Monitor publications page for outreach information on the data buoy.