Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast

The Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast is designed to aid local pilots by providing them with meteorological and oceanographic forecasts at 13 stations located along the marine channels.

The forecasts are provided by NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Tampa Bay Area Weather Forecast Office and by the National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) Tampa Bay Operational Forecast System (TBOFS). The water level observation data is from the NOS/CO-OPS Tampa Bay PORTS®.

More information about NOAA/NWS forecast parameters, weather types and hazards, please visit this page.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge


Tampa Bay Marine Channels Forecast
NOAA/NOS & NOAA/NWS
000 PM EDT THU JUL 29 2021

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Time Period Wind Gust Water Significant Current Probability Probability Weather Hazards
Speed & (knot) Level Wave Height Speed & of of Visibility
Direction (ft) (ft) Direction Precipitation Less Than 1
(knot, °T) (knot, °T) (%) Statute Mile (%)

2021/07/29 1200 EDT W 6 7 1.20 0.4 0.54 238 60 5 SHOWERS TSTMS
2021/07/29 1300 EDT W 7 9 1.36 0.4 0.19 234 60 5 SHOWERS TSTMS
2021/07/29 1400 EDT W 8 9 1.56 0.4 0.22 65 45 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 1500 EDT W 9 10 1.75 0.4 0.61 64 45 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 1600 EDT W 9 10 1.89 0.4 0.80 64 45 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 1700 EDT W 9 10 1.97 0.4 0.72 67 35 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 1800 EDT W 8 10 1.94 0.4 0.49 75 35 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 1900 EDT WNW 7 9 1.77 0.4 0.18 127 35 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/29 2000 EDT WNW 7 8 1.54 0.4 0.44 217 15 0
2021/07/29 2100 EDT WNW 6 8 1.31 0.4 0.81 232 15 0
2021/07/29 2200 EDT W 5 7 1.13 0.5 0.89 234 15 0
2021/07/29 2300 EDT W 5 7 1.01 0.5 0.81 235 15 0
2021/07/30 0000 EDT W 5 6 1.00 0.5 0.58 235 15 0
2021/07/30 0100 EDT W 5 6 1.14 0.6 0.25 235 15 0
2021/07/30 0200 EDT W 5 6 1.33 0.6 0.13 56 15 0
2021/07/30 0300 EDT WSW 5 6 1.55 0.6 0.52 56 15 0
2021/07/30 0400 EDT WSW 5 6 1.78 0.6 0.78 55 15 0
2021/07/30 0500 EDT SW 5 6 1.96 0.6 0.83 55 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 0600 EDT SW 5 7 2.06 0.6 0.70 57 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 0700 EDT SSW 5 7 2.01 0.7 0.44 60 20 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 0800 EDT SW 5 7 1.82 0.7 0.08 91 30 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 0900 EDT SW 5 8 1.59 0.7 0.37 228 30 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 1000 EDT SW 5 9 1.36 0.7 0.77 232 30 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 1100 EDT SW 6 10 1.18 0.7 0.92 236 30 0 TSTMS SHOWERS
2021/07/30 1200 EDT SW 7 10 1.05 0.7 0.80 236 30 0 TSTMS SHOWERS