Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Christchurch Summary

Rain with heavy falls from midday (torrential evening) then easing overnight, gusty Sou'East winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

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Observed at 12:00pm from:
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Rain (today)mm
WindN km/h
Humidex (Beta)-°c
Humidity%
PressurehPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

15°c
Rain with heavy falls from midday (torrential evening) then easing overnight, gusty Sou'East winds.
Rain (chance)100%
WindSE 30km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:55am
Sunset8:30pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

11°c
Heavy rain with a chance of torrential falls then easing overnight as strong SE winds change strong SW.
Rain (chance)100%
WindSE 40km/h
Moonrise10:56am
Moonset10:47pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours

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70%
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of rain
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97%
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96%
chance
of rain
86%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
80%
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of rain
ESE
20km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
17km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
18km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
18km/hr
SE
23km/hr
ESE
26km/hr
SE
32km/hr
SE
27km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
SSE
32km/hr
SSE
27km/hr
S
32km/hr
S
27km/hr
S
25km/hr
S
25km/hr
SSW
23km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Wed 21 Feb
14°c
9°c
Rain eases to showers in the afternoon, fresh Sou'West winds.
SW
25km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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95%
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81%
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72%
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72%
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71%
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63%
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55%
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56%
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53%
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56%
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53%
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of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
S
27km/hr
S
25km/hr
S
25km/hr
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23km/hr
SSW
25km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
20km/hr
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20km/hr
SSW
23km/hr
SSW
29km/hr
SSW
29km/hr
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31km/hr
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30km/hr
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30km/hr
SSW
28km/hr
SSW
27km/hr
SSW
25km/hr
SSW
26km/hr
SSW
23km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 22 Feb
19°c
9°c
Any morning showers clear then sunny spells increase, Sou'West winds ease then die out by evening.
SW
20km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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44%
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17%
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16%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
SW
21km/hr
SW
20km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
18km/hr
WSW
18km/hr
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20km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
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25km/hr
SSW
24km/hr
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24km/hr
S
22km/hr
S
20km/hr
S
17km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SE
9km/hr
ESE
7km/hr
E
5km/hr
ESE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 23 Feb
22°c
12°c
Mostly sunny with light winds tending Easterly in the afternoon.
E
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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5%
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of rain
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6%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
ESE
4km/hr
SE
5km/hr
ESE
4km/hr
E
4km/hr
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4km/hr
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2km/hr
S
3km/hr
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5km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
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7km/hr
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8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
SE
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 24 Feb
19°c
12°c
A mix of sun and cloud with East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
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
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
E
23km/hr
ENE
23km/hr
ENE
26km/hr
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26km/hr
ENE
24km/hr
ENE
22km/hr
ENE
20km/hr
ENE
17km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Feb
25°c
14°c
Generally clear.
NNW
22km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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10:00
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11:00
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6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
NE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
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11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
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12km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
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15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
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14km/hr
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17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
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20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
16km/hr
WNW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Feb
23°c
15°c
Generally clear.
N
25km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
8km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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20km/hr
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22km/hr
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24km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
N
21km/hr
N
20km/hr
N
19km/hr
N
19km/hr
NNE
19km/hr
NNE
20km/hr
NNE
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
22°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
22km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
NNE
18km/hr
NNE
18km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
16km/hr
N
17km/hr
N
19km/hr
N
20km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
W
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
21°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
E
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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PM
5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
W
10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
W
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
SW
17km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
S
18km/hr
SSE
21km/hr
SE
21km/hr
SE
22km/hr
SE
21km/hr
ESE
19km/hr
ESE
18km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
E
12km/hr
ESE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 1 Mar
22°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
ENE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
SE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
7km/hr
E
6km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
7km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
NNE
17km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
21km/hr
E
21km/hr
ENE
21km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
NE
14km/hr
ENE
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there At this stage yes

Hi there

At this stage yes some rain looks to be falling after midday in your location, nothing overly heavy but it will be a nuisance! Hopefully for you and your daughters sake there may be a few dry spells in amoungst areas of rain on the day in question, or you have a Plan B.

Wishing you guys the best!

WW

Auckland 5th Jan

I am curious - your forecast for Auckland on 5th Jan shows winds of 15 kph, but the hourly forecast dropdown does not have winds below 31kph for the same time - mostly they are around 40 kph. Which should I believe?

Hi there That forecast is 4

Hi there

That forecast is 4 to 5 days out and forecasts being what they are are constantly reviewed as they boil down to the day in question. For the 5th, yesterday's models indicated there was a tightly packed low over the North Island with it's centre over Auckland indicating light variable winds. That has shifted slightly and your right the winds are definitely looking stronger now. The problem is another model run could place the low centre over Auckland again and we're back to square one. Either way we'll review all the forecasts later today :)

Cheers
WW

Re/ Weather Undergrounds PWS weather map of nz

Hi.Do you guys no if Weather Underground is going to update there PWS map as there are a lot more new stations have come on board.If you go on to their web site their map shows all the stations in nz.You guys need the latest updated map.I have a PWS myself which uploads to weather underground like many of us out there,but does not show us on the current weather underground map.Keep up the good work guys.Thanks.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the message. You raise a good point and we'll be directly asking IBM about it in the new year (as they now own Wunderground, The Weather Company and WSI). We are working with them to change the live obs page on our own website (which displays the WU PWS obs) and have been working with IBM/TWC to remove false readings for 2018. I'll make contact with them in January and once we get a response we can publish that on our homepage/news feed to let you all know. We're keen to upgrade the display of PWS to add the new ones (and more modern stations) and remove any false alarms and double ups. We aim to do that across 2018 - and we also hope the Government will stop stalling on releasing the findings of their own official open data review  (nine months now since the review was completed and handed to the Government by MBIE) as this would add all the current weather stations that taxpayers fund also (and as is common practice in all other first world nations).

Either way there are improvements coming this year and we'll let you know once we get a response from IBM/TWC
Cheers
Philip Duncan

You should feel proud

For a few years I have relied on you guys for accurate forecasts and you always come through. Your short range accuracy is as amazing as your ability to suffer those people who seem to be unable to look up the forecast for their region! Keep up the fantastic work in 2018 and I hope that the powers that be decide to level the playing field and allow you access to information that the rest of the world would see as a right

Hi thereThank you so much for

Hi there
Thank you so much for your kind supportive message. It really does mean a lot to us. We are working hard to always improve our accuracy and provide a helpful free service - it causes us a lot of sleepless nights too but it's worth the focus (and worry!) over the years when you see that people find that extra detail helpful and accurate. It's very disappointing that the NZ Government won't share the results of their own official review about weather data we all colletively tax fund but don't have open access to use. Tthe results were given to the Government in March and we've been officially denied knowing what that report says ever since.

Thanks again - have a wonderful 2018 and a Happy New Year!
Kind regards
Philip, Aaron and the team

Thanks again

I'm sure a lot of us on here would be more than happy to support a petition to free up access to the data. Have you got any plans to go public to highlight this inequality?

Forecast for Abel Tasman National Park

Hi there we are supposed to walking the Abel Tasman next week with our children. Is there any chance it won’t rain all week like the forecast says? Thanks heaps

Hi there, the forecast for

Hi there, the forecast for next week is a bit messy with a combination of rain bands moving in from the sea, but also daytime heating causing very heavy downpours (and maybe even isolated thunder) inland. So you may have a variety of weather with some sunny hot periods mixed in with grey times and very heavy downpours popping up which can be a bit dangerous. We suggest you keep up to date with the forecasts we have (and we have quite a few locations to check from in the Abel Tasman area) but also Government owned forecaster MetService and their fully tax funded National Park forecasts too.

All the best - and if you can make the decision as late as possible to go then do so, as the forecasts over the next few days and week are going to be a bit changeable due to the unstable set up around NZ (a little less predictable so harder to be more specific to one particular area).

- WW 

 

Next weeks forcast

Merry Xmas Team OMG just looked at next weeks forecast for AKL .... a week of rain until I go back to work! Is this a locked in forecast? And if so is there anywhere in NZ that I can escape to for sun as this is just hideous..... ( I knew this would happen after all the sun in Dec whilst looking out the window at work) ;((( Cheers

G'day there, merry xmas to

G'day there, merry xmas to you too!

There will be some showery weather coming up for Auckland but there will be plenty of dry spells in amongst the showers, perhaps even some sun although Wednesday next week does look like the wettest and cloudiest day. One thing is it won't be cold, this weather is coming from the north so high's in the mid twenties look likely.

In terms of a dry spot all week long, well it probably won't happen as most places will see some shower activity at some point next week, you would have to move around a bit if you wanted to stay completely dry. Central Otago may be nice and hot with still days but afternoon heavy showers with a chance of thunderstorms is possible from Tuesday, these can be hit and miss so you may get them you may not.

Hope you work out something.

Aaron

Cool Air

Hello, I can't find a link.. is there a video that explains where this cool air is coming from? I'm really curious. It's been so hot the last few weeks, even in late spring, and now bam, I'm wearing a sweater in summer.

Where is it coming from? It's

Where is it coming from? It's coming from the south of course, the last few days we have had a southerly airflow over New Zealand so that's where the cold air has been coming from, further south :)

Cheers
Aaron

So whats with the oncoming

So whats with the oncoming storm? campers beware etc...

Good evening, You should

Good evening,

You should probably be directing that question to MetService, NIWA or the mainstream news media who buy their weather and news services. Our only news on this has been on our website focused mainly between East Cape and Wairarapa. 

Cheers
WW

First week of January

Hi WW Long range forecast for Auckland next week is looking a bit grim, although we do need some rain. What day would be the pick of the bunch for dry weather, especially up around the Kaipara area. Cheers

Hey there, it's a bit of a

Hey there, it's a bit of a tough one as there is a messy set up next week at this stage. Your best bet is to keep an eye on our 10 day forecasts for the specific area you'll be in and keep an eye on the % of rain. If 40% and above you have a chance of cloudy weather and wet weather. We're going to have more info about the first week of January in the next day or two.

Cheers
WW

North Shore, Chatswood

Since you moved your sensing for Chatswood to Verran Gully it is now very inaccurate...temps way too high and wind way too low.

We are upgrading out

We are upgrading out locations thanks to IBM in the half of the new year, hopefully will fix this problem for you.
Cheers
WW

Wind in Auckland Wednesday 27 Dec 2017

Trying to establish how strong you consider a wind to be of 26 km per hour in Auckland area inland. Could that wind speed do any significant damage? This I believe was Wednesday’s wind speed. Gerard Copas

its always windy if SW direction

its always windy if SW direction,always double it especially south auckland

Hi Gerard - the wind speed is

Hi Gerard - the wind speed is the general speed at one location. In Auckland it can be very easy to be in a wind tunnel and have double that. Last night there was a particularly strong wind that was affecting some areas and winds were stronger than 26km/h. Significant damage doesn't usually start until over 100 or even 130km/h.

Oddly, it was almost completely calm in Waikato last night, so it was quite localised to parts of the Auckland region.

Cheers

WW

Windy in Dunedin

Hello WW Team A question: why is Dunedin so windy this summer? Is this normal for the area? I would like to do some BBQing but with the dryness and the winds, I don't want to cause a fire because a rogue spark blows. Please help..... summer down here is very short. I also want to say Thank You Phil, Aaron, and the team. You all are the best and the most accurate To. The. Minute. weather forecasters in NZ. Your accuracy made our Christmas gathering perfect!!! Keep up the great work. Respect. Ada

Hi Ada Thanks so much for the

Hi Ada

Thanks so much for the kind message and for your question also. The issue with the Dunedin area lately has been an increase in southerly events due to a more "spring like" weather pattern which kicked in around mid-December and lasts most of this month. The good news is, the next couple of days should be better. Also January shows perhaps some better calmer days too (at least to begin with - but hopefully the calm won't also be coupled with wet weather!). This spring like pattern does show some signs of easing back a bit now but to be honest there are quite a few moving parts with our weather pattern at the moment - but certainly no strong evidence that says windy weather in Dunedin won't stop, so fingers crossed it pans out ok for you! Thanks again for the kind supportive comments they are very much appreciated.

Cheers
Phil D

Thank you Phil. As usual,

Thank you Phil. As usual, your hourly forecast "Next 24 Hours" guide was 100% bang on. Christmas day was a success. BBQ done and clean up great. As soon as the door closed and we gathered around rhe table.....the rain hit. Lol. Thank you again for your accurate forecasting. You all are the best! Ada

Locations

Is there any way we can get a location in the Pohangina Valley or Utuwai area? If we try local map points like Utuwai we just get the Manawatu forecast and the weather experienced at the Pohangina Doc base is different to Ashhurst or Palmerston North.

Hi there, if you use the

Hi there, if you use the "automatically find my location" it will find the nearest forecasts for your area. In some cases it may be a very small place you've never heard of! If that doesn't work we suggest the nearest communities around you. In 2018 we'll be shifting to new data from IBM that will be creating global forecasts to within 500m of your location - regardless of where you are. The update to this new forecast system should be in place before the end of summer we hope.

Kind regards,
WW

Auckland on New Years Day

Hi there Any idea of what we can expect to see in Auckland for New Years Day? Thanks

Hi there Currently looks

Hi there

Currently looks anticyclonic, perhaps a mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds. It's a while away though so this could well change. You can check things out for yourself here - http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Scroll through the various days, atleast you can tell whether it will be wet or dry.

Cheers
Aaron

Bay of plenty - new year

I know it's still a long way off but how is the BoP looking over new year period? There looks a big system coming off Australia and heading across the Tasman by the looks of it? Cheers Dave

Hi Dave Too far out to know

Hi Dave

Too far out to know yet - but check out Phil's latest weather video which covers the latest maps for New Year's Eve.

At this stage there may be westerlies, if that pans out that will be a good direction for a dry and mild BoP for Dec 31 and perhaps first few days of Jan. We'll be able to lock something in by Boxing Day, maybe earlier.

Cheers
WW

Holiday period

Hi Phil Merry Xmas to you and helpers. Quite unusual that the tropics appear to be fairly quiet over the holiday period meaning holiday makers won't need to pack up & go home this year. If the models are right that is. Thank you for all your hard work this year and all the very best for 2018. Cheers Dave

H Dave,We're seeing an

H Dave,
We're seeing an increase in more Southern Ocean weather at the moment so that shouldn't affect Northerners so much but Southerners may have a bit of an unsettled week next week. The tropics directly north of us are being influenced and dried out by the big highs in the NZ area (to our north and north west at times). There's a chance our dry summer could swing very wet should these highs fail to cover all of NZ (they have reduced already since November which is why we're now getting these wetter systems coming in for some this week and next).

Kind regards, have a great Christmas and wishing you a great 2018 also!
Phil 

Hunua needs some rain

Hi team. Love the site and the accurate forecasts. Never thought id be saying this after the winter we have just had but we could do with some rain in hunua. Are there any significant falls on the horizon? Cheers Daniel

Hmm, perhaps not till towards

Hmm, perhaps not till towards the end of this month. Please take a look at our rain maps, you'll see exactly what we are seeing in terms of any potential rain coming up :)

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Cheers
Aaron

Lightning tracker

Hi you may have received this question before but I this evening I went onto the lightning tracker and was curious to see a vast difference between the two lightning trackers, live tracker had around 26 strikes and skytracker 114 and both had different locations for many of the strikes. Why is this and which one is more accurate? Thanks

The two trackers run off two

The two trackers run off two different types of detection hence have different results. The live tracker would probably be a tad more accurate. Both trackers are run by enthusiasts mostly and have no input from us apart from the fact we display them here.

Cheers
WW

?will it

will it reach 35 degrees in christchurch tomorrow sunday

Our forecasts say it will get

Our forecasts say it will get hot but not that hot: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/christchurch

Cheers
WW

Boxing day

Hi Philip, looks like it might be a bit of wind for the Sydney to Hobart race going by the isobars. Exciting Regards Ross

rain in New Plymouth

You've said there's been 22 mm of rain here in New Plymouth today. I don't believe a word of it!

Was hit and miss late last

Was hit and miss late last night (10pm radar image)

- WW

Waiheke weather

Hi, just wondering if you have a forecast for Waiheke at all? Specifically Friday 15 December. Cheers

G'day there Looks like mostly

G'day there

Looks like mostly sunny weather, some cloud late afternoon or evening brings the low risk of an isolated shower. Light northeasterlies tend southwest later in the day. Afternoon temperatures in the low twenties. Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

October November 2017 forecasts in Gisborne

Hi Are you able to help me. I live in Australia and own a house in Gisborne. I need to find a day in October or November when there were severe winds in Gisborne as our roof has been damaged but the tennant didnt tell us. Are you able to tell me how I could go about finding that info. Ive surfed the internet but no luck thus far

Hi there, NZ has no open data

Hi there, NZ has no open data unlike any other western country on earth so we cannot provide you with tax funded observations. Your best bet is to email NIWA and ask them. Sorry we can't be of more help - we've been fighting the NZ Government on this issue for a decade now.

Kind regards and good luck!
WW

Accurate again!

Thanks Phil A huge day out on the Lawns of Ellerslie Racecourse yesterday...armed with your weather forecast from over 2 weeks ago...accurate again! Cheers WW Forecast Team on Sun, 26/11/2017 - 11:28 Hi Lance,Very early days but Hi Lance, Very early days but latest forecast looks similar to today (mostly cloudy, a few sunny spells, dry). But a rain band (the first one in about a month) is approaching New Zealand the following day. So far out it'll need to be within a week before we can be more detailed. Cheers :) Phil.

Cheers Lance, glad it all

Cheers Lance, glad it all panned out!

- Phil :)

Whitianga weather

What's whitianga looking like for the weekend? Trying to decide whether to go camping/beach etc.. Thanks