Weather Forecast for Hamilton


Hamilton Summary

Showers, easing in the afternoon as Nor'West winds change Sou'West.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

18°c

Observed at 9:21am from:
Dawson Street (IHAMILTO15)

Rain (today)0mm
Wind -km/h
Humidex (Beta)22°c
Humidity89%
Pressure1007.45hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

23°c
Showers, easing in the afternoon as Nor'West winds change Sou'West.
Rain (chance)70%
WindWSW 20km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise6:55am
Sunset8:08pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

12°c
Any remaining showers clear, Sou'West winds.
Rain (chance)30%
WindSW 15km/h
Moonrise12:49pm
Moonset11:51pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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5%
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17km/hr
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7km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 23 Feb
24°c
11°c
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, light Southerly quarter winds.
SSW
15km/hr
20%
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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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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16km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
SW
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 24 Feb
24°c
11°c
Mostly sunny with light winds.
W
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
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5km/hr
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15km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Feb
25°c
13°c
Mainly sunny with light winds.
NW
10km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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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

Mon 26 Feb
25°c
16°c
Sunny spells, overnight rain develops. Light Northerlies.
NNW
15km/hr
25%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
20%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
21%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
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of rain
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
23°c
15°c
Rain.
NNW
24km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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16%
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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
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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
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
75%
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of rain
75%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
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19km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
23°c
13°c
Morning showers.
WNW
23km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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13%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
NW
9km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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20km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 1 Mar
24°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
18km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
NW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 2 Mar
24°c
14°c
Scattered showers.
NW
18km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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10:00
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11:00
PM
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/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
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 3 Mar
25°c
15°c
Generally clear.
NW
18km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
16%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
WNW
9km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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15km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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What will the weather be for

What will the weather be for kaikoura coast for March 16th and 17th as I have an event planned and need to know whether the coast roads will likely to be open or closed if the weather is bad? Thankyou

H there, it's too far out to

H there, it's too far out to lock in sorry, we only go 10 days out for specific forecasting.
Cheers
WW

swell and wind maps

As aCommercial cray fisherman on the west coast SI do you have detailed maps of Kahurangi area Thankyou Nick Hansen

Hi there Currently the best

Hi there

Currently the best we have is if you go here: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/maps

Then choose the type of map you want to look at be it rain, wind etc. Then use the zoom fucntion to zoom in closer to where you want to look at and there you go.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
Aaron

Chch

I'm taking it the winds are not gonna hit chch.. because they're not here yet..and rain is just "steady" not "torrential"..advise please..also well done to Phil..think he's the only forecaster who actually predicted the "split" in the storm..kudos to him..

Key word being "chance" of

Key word being "chance" of torrential falls, "chance".

Strongest winds weren't meant to hit Chch, they will be out on Banks Peninsula.

Thanks for the comment re Phil, he's much appreciative :)

Aaron

Yes Christchurch missed the

Yes Christchurch missed the worst of the torrential rain (it fell just up the road in Kaikoura instead), very very hard to precisely forecast a low that is splitting apart and reforming while going over a mountain range! Tried to do the best we could. Thanks for the kind words - our data showed the 'split' happening a number of days ago. Quite fascinating watching it happening. The winds may still ramp up on Wednesday AM, but hopefully nothing too extreme.

Cheers
WW

cyclone effects

hi, Iam flying out to dunedin on the 25 th of february ! Will there be any affects of the cyclone?

You should be fine :) WW

You should be fine :)

WW

Wairarapa coast weather ahead

Hi, I will be doing the Tora walk the first weekend in March. I am really looking forward to it. Is there anything brewing in the Pacific which might make it miserable? Ordinary weather I think I can deal with. Thanks very much

A bit too far out to lock in

A bit too far out to lock in sorry, but a glance at the extra long range maps shows the first week of March may be ok. The second week may turn sub-tropical.

Cheers and all the best! 
WW

Thank you

Thank you

Eye of the storm or has it passed?

Hey Ho from Takaka, Golden Bay, it has been still for about nearly an hour now, forecasts said it would be nasty to at least 10pm here ... are we in the eye of the storm, or ......

Hey there - yes you are! It's

Hey there - yes you are! It's passing over you now. Because the cyclone is now 'extra-tropical' the rain has shifted to the southern side so you should find conditions ease for you.  Strong winds are nearby - out in the Strait - but for now the upper South Island may be entering a calmer, drier, phase. 

All the best

WW

Thank You

Phew ... Thank you. I love Weather Watch, you guys rule :) KEEP UP THE FAB WORK! Miss Black

No worries Miss Black

No worries Miss Black :) 

Phil D

Concrete pour tomorrow Coatsville

Hi Have been dying to get my driveway poured tomorrow Wednesday in Coatsville what are the chances of rain ?? Marty

Hi Marty Chances of rain are

Hi Marty

Chances of rain are fairly low but there is the risk of a shower or two across the day, any shower acitivity will likely be brief but they may just pop up now and then. Expect long dry periods also.

Hope the pour goes well!

WW

The weather

Above it says 60% chance of rain? Really? Knowing that this storm system was coming this way? When you give the weather the day after you guys are spot on. The day before you really are guessing aren't you?

Hi there What centre are you

Hi there

What centre are you talking about?

WW

Auckland Tues Evening

Wanting to take a cycle out by Maraetai this evening - is the rain likely to be light?

It won't be heavy but it

It won't be heavy but it won't be drizzle, somewhere in between. Winds will be a bit blustery from the north.

Have a good one :)

WW

Hi there, how come some maps

Hi there, how come some maps on your page have TC Gita crossing NZ as a Category 1 tropical cyclone, but other info on your site says it won't be a tropical cyclone anymore? Is it going to weaken? Thanks.

Hi there, good question! This

Hi there, good question! This is because the transition into ex-tropical takes some time (a day or so) and with the much warmer than usual sea conditions there is uncertainty about when precisely this happens. Either way, it's only a technicality and will have the same strength/power equal to Cat 1 or 2. The reason why it is fluctuating between 1 and 2 is because for the past day or two the storm has been just a few km/h into the Category 2 range...meaning it only needs to weaken by several km/h (sustained winds around the centre) and it becomes a high end Category 1 and the best computer modelling is contantly crunching the data. As far as the public is concerned it will likely have Cat 1 strength when it comes in - regardless of if it's tropical or extra-tropical.

Cheers

WW

Flying from Auckland to CHC 4:00pm on Tuesday

Hi there I have an event to host tomorrow evening in CHC and am flying from AUK to CHC at 4:00pm arriving in at 5:30pm. What do you think my chance are of making it based on the weather in the area to fly through at that time? Might have to postpone to next week? Thanks, Fleur

Hi Fleur,We can't really

Hi Fleur,
We can't really answer about specific flights as it depends on a number of things - weather at the time, current warnings by MetService and how the pilot and airline feel at the time of departure re: the weather. Airlines are saying to expect delays and possible cancellations on Tuesday. You may be ok at that time - the worst comes in during the evening, but we can't really say for sure sorry. Keep an eye on airline and airport websites tomorrow. All the best!
- WW

Gita? Wind? Taranaki??

Hello Thanks for ongoing updated information, difficult considering how unpredictable this weather is. Your hourly forecast for Tues in New Plymouth shows winds up to 59km/hr by around 5pm. Your detailed answer below on Sun, 18/02/2018 - 12:22 re Auckland (with a map showing wind gusts over NZ for Tues 6pm) suggests gusts up to 62, potentially sustained winds up to 90km/hr. Looks from the map like Taranaki would be considerably more in the thick of it (ie purple damaging winds) than Auckland .... which information is most accurate for NP and Taranaki generally? Thank you.

Hi there There may be

Hi there

There may be differences due to the time that story was realeased and the newer data you are looking at now. I think you get the general idea though that conditions are going to be quite windy for Taranaki either way you look at it so batton down the hatches for Tuesday, especially afternoon / evening then winds will ease overnight.

Cheers
Aaron

How will cyclone Gita impact

How will cyclone Gita impact Christchurch in terms of wind or rain. Could there be flooding or damage.

We'll have more details on

We'll have more details on Monday - we're still trying to fine tune Christchurch and Canterbury (along with many other regions).

Cheers

WW

Gita affect Auckland?

Hi, Will Cyclone Gita cause gales, strong winds and flooding in Auckland?

Hi there, Cyclone Gita looks

Hi there, Cyclone Gita looks to brush Auckland on Tuesday with some gusty winds. Rain is less of an issue based on most forecast models. The winds could be gusty in some Auckland wind tunnels. Likely direction is N or NNE, then N to NW later on Tuesday. Sustained winds at this early stage could reach 45km/h with gusts into gale force and maybe up to 90km/h. If the low jogs a little further away winds won't be bad, if it jogs a little closer it could get windier. 

You can see here how the damaging winds in purple are wrapped around the centre of Gita. Damaging winds are in purple.

This is the wind GUST map for Tuesday at 6pm across NZ. For Auckland it shows gusts may get into the gale force region (62km/h plus) for a time.

forecasting

Hi I live at Te Awaiti on the South Wairarapa coast , just North of Cape Palliser . The only decent forecasting We get is YR . Metservice are bloody useless cant even get a Marine forecast right most of the time . I have looked at Your site this morning and please , please get it right . Our Temps are recorded in Waipawa at Craggy Range Vineyard , thats up in Hawkes Bay , but maybe if You are based in Auckland then Geographical Knowledge of NZ will be lacking . During our Hot spell just recently We recorded a day of 38.4 degrees oh yes I here You say another one going off , Our sensor is continually in shade with good air flow around it . now this is some constructive critisicim ....... the sort We learn from , if You are forecasting for NZ then include NZ if not then please say this forecast is for selected areas only . If You want to assist us in setting up a weather system for our part of NZ then that would be appreciated and You could have the feed back via the internet . We live in an area that according to a former weather forecaster is regarded as challenging to say the least . someone needs to take up the challenge ......... will it be Weatherwatch ? many thanks Ed Holter

Hi there - the forecasts we

Hi there - the forecasts we have for your specific place (down to a 500 metre grid) are accurate - especially the % of rain, wind directions and temps. The current conditions come from a separate network of private sensors - most are accurate but around 10% are not. These personal weather stations aren't part of the forecasting we use. We have a deal with YR to share their data too but currently we don't, instead we are using the Weather Company - which is owned by IBM. We are now an official IBM business partner using the world's most powerful weather super computer, the IBM Watson computer which is updating your local forecasts every 15 minutes. YR is based in Norway. IBM is here in New Zealand.

We have this forecast here for Te Awaiti, is this close to you? If you're using our free app then the "find my location" setting will automatically find a forecast for where you are standing or sitting (providing you have internet or phone connection).

Cheers and thanks for your feedback
WW

High temp forecast no reflected in next 24 hours chart

Hi - just wondering which is more accurate - your forecast high or the temps in the next 24 hours chart? The forecast high is 26 for Dunedin but the highest temp in the 24 hours’ chart is 22.

In this instance usually the

In this instance usually the forecast high is more accurate as that's adjusted by us personally.

Cheers
Aaron

Forecast tomorrow afternoon

Hi we are in ashhurst north east palmy, but on palmy side of rahines by the manawatu gorge.We dont always get exactly same weather as the city. We are hoping to have my sons birthday at a park tomorrow aft. What chance do we have for showers? MetService says 0 mls rain for aft, where you indicate wet... ? Thanks

Hi there It looks to be

Hi there

It looks to be mainly dry but there is the risk of a few isolated showers late afternoon / evening. So there is a chance it could be dry, a chance there could be a few showers move through around that time, sorry I can't be more specific but it's the type of weather moving through that is quite unpredictable, not stormy just unpredictable.

Hope the party goes well!

WW

weather

I think you may need to re access your Tuesday forecast for Westport as it appears Gita will make landfall there.

Hi there, our Westport

Hi there, our Westport forecast is updated every 15 minutes. At this stage one model picks Gita will make landfall there, the majority still place it in Cook Strait or further north. It's unclear how the weather will exactly pan out in Westport at this stage - the mountains and ranges will play a big role in the severe weather on top of the cyclone. Until we can lock in where landfall will be it's hard to be any more specific and at this stage all western areas are at some risk.

Kind regards
WW

Long range question

When is Ragnarök

Ragnarok

Tuesday afternoon if you live in Westport

weather auckland week beginning 4 march 2018

what will my holiday weather be in auckland for first 2 weeks of march 2018

Hi there, it's too early for

Hi there, it's too early for us to know but the current pattern sees no big changes. NZ has a mix of highs and humid downpours around for the rest of this month which may spill over into March.

Cheers
WW

Map

Is there an issue with your maps? It is not showing any details. Thanks

Hi there, MetOcean is aware

Hi there, MetOcean is aware of the fault with the maps feed, it appears to be out of their hands too and looks like a fault with Google Mapping as it's playing up on their websites too. They are working on a fix. If you zoom in or out it may make some maps appear.
Cheers
WW

Gita

Hi guys when do you think this cyclone (or remimentsof) will hit the North Island. And is the high still behind it?

Hi there We'll publish

Hi there

We'll publish stories in the next coming days with all these questions and others hopefully answered in there. Watch out for Phil's video today on this topic :)

Cheers
Aaron

Video

Fascinating video - thanks Guys! Explains very clearly why the weather is currently so miserable and what the possibilities are going forward. Great work :)

Hey there, thanks very much

Hey there, thanks very much for the positive feedback! Thanks for taking the time to write in :)

Cheers
WW team