Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Christchurch Summary

Mainly sunny, a touch of high cloud. Light winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

4°c

Observed at 11:02am from:
Canterbury (ICANTERB108)

Rain (today)0mm
WindWSW 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)3°c
Humidity87%
Pressure1028.01hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

9°c
Mainly sunny, a touch of high cloud. Light winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNNE 15km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise8:03am
Sunset5:00pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

3°c
A touch of high cloud, light Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNE 10km/h
Moonrise2:08pm
Moonset2:37am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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20km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Sun 24 Jun
15°c
3°c
High cloud, a few spots of rain possible late afternoon as Nor'West winds tend breezy Westerly.
NW
25km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Jun
10°c
3°c
A few showers, clearing in the evening. Sou'West winds.
WSW
15km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Jun
9°c
3°c
Showers, clearing by evening. Fresh cold Sou'West winds.
SW
30km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Jun
13°c
3°c
Sunny with light winds.
NW
10km/hr
0%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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W
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10km/hr
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E
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Jun
11°c
3°c
Mostly Sunny with southerlies fading.
WSW
17km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WSW
11km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 29 Jun
10°c
4°c
Generally clear.
SW
7km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
WSW
10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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7km/hr
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5km/hr
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E
6km/hr
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6km/hr
S
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
NW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 30 Jun
10°c
6°c
Generally clear.
NE
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
WNW
6km/hr
W
4km/hr
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4km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Jul
11°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
NNE
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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8:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
NNE
12km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
7km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
NNE
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 2 Jul
11°c
5°c
Generally clear.
NNE
12km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
PM
11:00
PM
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
N
17km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
N
5km/hr
N
5km/hr
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6km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NE
7km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Sweet As

Thanks for making us smile :)

No worries! :)- WW

No worries! :)
- WW

Icey road between Queenstown and Dunedin 2th June?

Hi, I am planning to travel back to Dunedin from Queenstown on Monday 25th. Looks like there could be snow. Will the road be icey? Will I need chains? Thanks, Annabel

The air looks cold enough for

The air looks cold enough for some snow around then but moisture doesn't look very high, may only be a few flurries. Might be something you have to judge more the day before you go rather than at the moment.

Safe travels!

Cheers
Aaron

Snow in Rotorua

Hi, we’re heading to Rotorua tmw is there any snow fall now on that area? Thanks!

Hi there Ahh I don't think

Hi there

Ahh I don't think so.

Enjoy your trip! :)

Aaron

Snow in Christchurch?

Hi, I am travelling to Christchurch on the 21st/22nd this week. Was wondering what the weathers looking like and what my chances are for snow? Are the roads likely to be icey? Thanks.

That could depend on where

That could depend on where you are travelling from. But in any case, the weather on the 21st / 22nd for Christchurch looks sunny and calm, no snow to speak of. There may be a light frost in the mornings but that's it.

Enjoy your trip! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Snow in Queenstown and Twizel

Hi Philip, I am travelling to Queenstown on 26th of this month for 5 days strip. Expecting snowfalls in Queenstown, Arrowtown and Mount Cook. It was forecasted to snow in weather sites from this sunday until 1st July. However, this has changed now. Do you see any possibilities of snow down to low level next week? Cheers, Vicky

Hi Vicky Aaron here. Your

Hi Vicky

Aaron here.

Your asking about something that in the weather world is a really long way into the future, I have no doubt the forecast changed as that far out most things become unreliable.

Currently long distance models show some cold air on the 26th and showers, this could lead to a few flurries, but I stress just a few at this stage. It doesn't look like snowmaggedon.

From then onwards temperatures look too warm for snow.

Have a great trip either way! And remember, this is a fair way into the future so things can change! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron.

I was little over enthusiastic and early too as this wud be my 4th trip to queenstown in less than 2 years and have seen all seasons except winter. Excitement is building up to see white south island this time even in towns....lower levels :) Fingers crossed and expect at least one Squall :) Cheers, Vicky.

Fieldays

Have a good time, Phil, your videos are great, we'll miss you! :)

Fielddays Hamilton

Hi, Thinking of heading down to fielddays tomorrow - what should we expect weather-wise? Thanks Des

Hi Des, we have a few showers

Hi Des, we have a few showers by the looks of it - mainly morning - nothing too serious though and generally mild. ALl the best! (by the way, Thursday and Friday look even better!)

Cheers

WW Team

Will Auckland weather likely

Will Auckland weather likely be mild next Thursday? Trying to plan an outdoor photo shoot

Hi there Next Thursday is

Hi there

Next Thursday is quite far away, current indications are for an anticyclone to hover over the North Island then bringing mainly settled / sunny weather. Temperatures look to be in the low teens, 13 degrees etc for Auckland. This could change though as once again it's quite far into the future. but there you go.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60 mm of rain on Tuesday for Auckland... is this expected as your forecast suggest a shower or two?

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast.

WW

Raoul update pls

Hi Matt here again Boat sails Monday for raoul from up north could you you give an update on conditions to expect for the trip please Cheers

Hi Matt, we don't currently

Hi Matt, we don't currently provide marine forecasts but generally speaking a deepening but very small low is moving towards the upper North Island over Monday and Tuesday. It contains a small area of heavy rain and strong winds but mostly isn't a major. Calmer conditions with rain towards the tropics. 
Cheers and all the best
Phil D

Snow

Is there snow on the hills between Wairoa and Gisborne at present.

Hi there I'm not sure sorry.

Hi there

I'm not sure sorry. Anyone out there see this question who lives in that area can let us know?

Cheers, Aaron

Ashburton

Is Ashburton going to be getting any snow like we did 6 years ago ??

Given enough time, it'll

Given enough time, it'll eventually happen again. When exactly? I have no idea, winter sometime within the next 5 years :)

Cheers
Aaron

How come

How come christchurch is missing out on snow like last year?

Not cold enough :)

Not cold enough :)

would snow

would snow settle in chch, tuesday overnight?, and wednesday? and would it reach sea level like it happen in 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011 or anywhere near as big as that event. If you need more Chch specific info see our Chch forecasts.

- WW

Raoul island trip

Hi matt from huntly here, I’m heading up to raoul island next Monday 11th of June by boat, Was wondering what weather to expect on the three day trip there Could you update me please as the 11th gets closer,i see the unusual low pressure accumulating up that way Cheers

Hi Matt, at this stage June

Hi Matt, at this stage June 11th looks a bit rough towards the North Island with that low you mentioned. It will be deepening on the 11th but dropping southwards (also doubling in size as it grows). It's likely to create some heavy rain up towards Raoul Island with strengthening west to north west winds between Auckland/Northland and Raoul. Keep an eye on those maps and track that low, it will chop and change a bit in the days to come as the data is fine tuned.

Cheers and all the best!
- WW

Will it

Will it snow to sea level in christchurch on tuesday or wednesday or will it atleast hail or sleet?

Hi there, please check out

Hi there, please check out our Christchurch forecasts. Just doesn't look cold enough.

Cheers
Aaron

Is Auckland’s rain tonight

Is Auckland’s rain tonight and tomorrow morning looking very heavy? I’m confused as your website, NIWA Weather and Metservice are all saying different reports? Is it going to be Heavy rain tonight into tomorrow morning for Auckland??

Showers / areas of rain may

Showers / areas of rain may be heavy at times then easing overnight, that's what we have pegged down for Auckland currently.

Cheers
Aaron

Ice in Invercargill

Hi, maybe difficult to answer but what are the chances there will be ice on the roads in Invercargill tomorrow morning (June 5)? Roads are slippery this morning, wondering if tomorrow will be similar. Thanks!

It looks like it may be

It looks like it may be frosty very early on in the night but then by dawn an approaching front starts to stir the atmosphere up a little and temperatures may start to lift above zero. Still, I would be keeping an eye on the roads and be catious anyway.

WW

Could there be low level snow

Could there be low level snow on Wednesday and Tuesday in canterbury, if so could it happen in chch

Tuesday overnight perhaps and

Tuesday overnight perhaps and Wednesday yes there may be low level snow (200 to 100m), snow in Christchurch might be pushing it, it's on that fine line where it's probably just not cold enough for sea level snow but if temperatures drop any more then it may be more likely. But the reverse is true also, if temperatures rise by a degree or two then sea level snow in Chch will not be likely. We'll be doing a string of updates tonight for Christchurch on this issue.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain Forecast

Why doesn't the forecast show the type of rain anymore? The chance of rain gives no indication of whether it will be heavy or a few sprinkles. This is a world wide change I know but is useless for us ordinary people. Thanks

Hi there, we do actually have

Hi there, we do actually have this data but so far we aren't showing it because we're still monitoring the accuracy. The biggest problem in NZ is actually fine tuning the forecasts and too many times we see "Heavy rain" or "thunderstorms" only to find nothing happened (or it happened just up the road instead). Yesterday, for example, there was a high (90%+) chance of rain in Auckland yet it was mainly dry but pouring just up in Northland - the forecast wasn't wildly wrong it's just NZ is tricky due to being so skinny, mountainous and surrounded by sea. So we don't want to be forecasting "Heavy rain" only to find you had a bit of drizzle. We hope to be adding details about rain TOTALS and INTENSITY specific to your location in the fairly near future as we continue to fine tune the data as best as we can to reduce false alarms. Our biggest pet peeve is false alarms around heavy rain or thunder and so we're always trying to do better in this area.

Cheers for the feedback!
WW Team

The weather company seems

The weather company seems pretty useless lately the weatherwatch forecast says 0% chance of rain for tomorrow and so do the rain maps and the weather company hourly percentages makes it 60% chance of rain these conflicting forecasts are a real pain especially when people have plans outdoors the hourly forecasts need to be sorted asap.

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast and unfortunately with this one there may be a little bit of conflicting information, in the first instance please follow our written forecasts but just keep the other information in mind re hourly figures etc.

WW

Dunedin this weekend

I've been watching with interest this week the forecast for the long weekend in Dunedin. All week you've predicted it would be mostly dry and your state owned competitor has said it would be wet! Just today they've changed theirs to be more in line with yours so well done Weather Watch! Of course if your'e both wrong I'll be back here to complain next week ;) Keep up the good work. -Dave

Haha, thanks for the update

Haha, thanks for the update Dave! Dunedin is a tricky place to forecast for but our rain data is generally pretty good at seeing trends developing. Still work to be done to fine tune it but definitely good to get updates like this to support what we do! Look forward to your next complaint! :) 

Cheers
Phil D

Is Auckland looking stormy

Is Auckland looking stormy this weekend?

Hi there Unsettled but not

Hi there

Unsettled but not overly stormy.

Check out our Auckland forecasts.

Cheers
Aaron

weather

i hate rain

who cares?

who cares?

Snow wellington

Hi, is it expected to snow or get as cold as if it were in Wellington this winter? Thanks

Hi there No idea, based on

Hi there

No idea, based on probabilities probably not but I guess you never know. We deal with the next 5 to 10 days of weather max mostly, anything beyond that becomes guess work apart from the obvious (it's colder in winter than summer etc).

Thanks for writing in!

Cheers
Aaron