The HAWQi coastal water quality monitoring buoy is located off the coast of Whirinaki, north of Napier, and you can check real time data here about water temperature, salinity, clarity and weather information in the nearshore marine environment.
A coastal water quality monitoring buoy known as HAWQi (Hawke’s Bay Water Quality Information) is located off the coast of Whirinaki, north of Napier. HAWQi collects data about water temperature, salinity, clarity and weather information in the nearshore marine environment.
Real time data from HAWQi is available here.
The estuaries and coastal nearshore waters of the Hawke’s Bay region are natural habitats for marine creatures and also popular recreation and commercial areas. Estuaries and nearshore zones however also receive the impacts of nearly all land-based activity, and are susceptible to a number of water quality issues, such as algal blooms. The rivers can at times deliver pollutants and sediments to the marine environment.
For coastal water quality results please go to our Swimming page which shows summer recreational water quality and coastal SOE reports.
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