Weather Forecast for Invercargill


Invercargill Summary

Cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

5°c

Observed at 5:52am from:
Otatara (IINVERCA27)

Rain (today)1.52mm
WindNE 3km/h
Humidex (Beta)4°c
Humidity90%
Pressure1026.08hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

9°c
Cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindE 9km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise8:15am
Sunset5:12pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

0°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindENE 7km/h
Moonrise4:46pm
Moonset6:11am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Tue 29 May
9°c
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 30 May
9°c
0°c
Generally clear.
NE
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10%
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of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 31 May
11°c
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NE
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10%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Jun
10°c
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ENE
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Jun
10°c
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Partly cloudy.
ENE
15km/hr
10%
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of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 3 Jun
10°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
ENE
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10%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 4 Jun
10°c
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Partly cloudy.
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20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 5 Jun
10°c
4°c
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WSW
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20%
chance
of rain
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24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
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of rain
18%
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of rain
18%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 6 Jun
10°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
W
20km/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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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
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of rain
30%
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of rain
30%
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of rain
30%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Thanks for the quick reply

Thanks for the quick reply WW! Alright so I won't bring my Winter woolies out just yet haha! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your impicable service. Ben :)

No worries Ben, all part of

No worries Ben, all part of the service! :) It is cool though - we've dropped the high to 23 and you may be right about it struggling to reach that high. Today's set up is quite odd and interesting to watch (radar shows the small low quite nicely off the west coast of Auckland right now too). Have a great weekend Ben!

Cheers
Philip D

Not a fan of the merge with

Not a fan of the merge with the weather company looks like another rubbish version of metservice continuously saying showers and the same temperatures while not being updated. I used to rely on you guys having accurate weather forecasts not very accurate forecasts from the weather company even accuweather seems to be more accurate. Dropped the ball going with the weather company that's for sure.

rude

oh and I suppose you are a meteorologist are you? Philip is very good at what he does. He left TVNZ to follow his passions in meteorology. You clearly are making baseless claims. You are not a meteorologist. Therefore you are not in a position to judge and assume you know what is being reported is incorrect. Pull your socks up mate and move on. Noone needs your negativity

Philip isn't in charge of the

Philip isn't in charge of the IBM super computer that writes the long range forecasts not writing any baseless claims looks like your the one with the negativity the truth hurts and you seem to have been triggered I never believe any of those stupid American forecasting sites they always seem to make false misleading weather reports. The weather reports that don't change can ruin peoples outdoor plans when in fact it can come out all sunny and hot. Millions of dollars on weather equipment and it's still not correct here's looking at you accuweather.

So you want to look at

So you want to look at American forecaster (AccuWeather) but you already fund NIWA and MetService here in NZ.
All the best with AccuWeather and the fact you're actually paying for (tax funding) two weather companies you aren't even bothering to use. You make no sense. All the best.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Hi there, just a couple

Hi there, just a couple things. Firstly we're an entirely free service, you pay for MetService in your taxes (Also Niwa, another Government forecaster). Not sure about you, but I normally complain about things I pay for rather than free things. Secondly, the The Weather Company forecasts are updated every 15 minutes from IBM's global Super Computer and have bee proven to be more accurate overall (independently by IBM) than either of the NZ Government forecasters. They aren't perfect though - no forecaster is. While the icons don't always match the forecast (something we are working on but is harder than you might think to improve) the general data (winds, temps etc) is quite reliable. Showers by nature can be hit and miss - what you want to look for is the % chance of those showers. If under 60% then there's a high chance you will have a mostly or completely dry day. The hourly data gives you risks for weather to help you better understand the set up around you - sometimes there can be an 80% chance of a shower but it hits just down the road. We're giving you more tools/data to see what the weather is doing than any other forecaster - and your taxes fund two others - we do this for you for free. The Weather Company owns Wunderground - which we used to have before this upgrade, so this is a step up from that data which we had for the previous three years. If we didn't have these extra forecasts we'd only have 6 cities in NZ with WeatherWatch written forecasts and we'd have to use MetService for the rest...that would then also limit how many people had a forecast specific to their location.
Cheers
WW

rain

we didnt get much rain---- on thursday- need some for our garden

Foo Fighters - wet or dry??

HI guys, Firstly, thank-you for your amazing work, you are my go-to every time and you're pretty blinkin reliable!! A quick question please - heading to Foos at Mount Smart in Auckland tomorrow night - any thoughts on what the weather may be like - I have fingers crossed for no serious rain ... Thanks!

Hello there Thanks for that!

Hello there

Thanks for that! :)

Saturday night, it's a hard one, some models suggest rain hanging around in the evening while others suggest rain easing to showers late afternoon. Either way I think there will be some form of precipitation about, hopefully it will have eased to showers by the time the concert comes along as with showers you tend to get dry spells at times.

Have a good night!

Cheers
Aaron

Disparity in your and met service F/C is significant.

Hi, As a prudent mariner, I use all forecast products and my own observations to assess the likelihood of significant or dangerous weather affecting both my professional and recreational maritime activity. Your wind strength predictions seem at odds with recent Met Service warnings. You forecast a ballpark wind strength of 15 km/h whereas Met Service has issued a Gale Warning for Auckland Marine areas. Please note this is not a criticism but an observation. Kind regards, Paul w Jackson(50 years at sea!)

Hi Paul, thanks for the

Hi Paul, thanks for the feedback! The reason our brand exists is because we are different! During Cyclone Cook they also forecast that the Harbour Bridge might close with 150km/h winds - it wasn't a very windy day, as we forecast. There are many other examples of us having differing forecasts, we both make mistakes too - but it's up to the public to choose the one they find the most reliable. The Weather Company forecasts we also include amongst our own have also been independently tested and have higher accuracy than NZ Government forecasters, according to IBM. WeatherWatch (currently anyway) don't have marine forecasts either, only beach forecasts which aren't comparable to marine.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Saturday 2/02

Hi Team, What are we looking like for tomorrow in auckland. Metservice and the others have dramatically changed their forecast to show heavy rain.

Keep an eye on our hourly

Keep an eye on our hourly forecasts and take a look at Phil's latest weather video as he specifically addresses why there is some uncertainty about Auckland.

Kind regards
WW

Auckland on Saturday

Sorry Phil, I dont have data at present to watch videos. Any chance of briefly just posting what to expect around Point Chev- Auckland tomorrow from a cricketing perspective?

A risk of a slow moving

A risk of a slow moving downpour(s) developing in the afternoon due to a small area of low pressure moving in (left over from ex-cyclone) - can't say where it will be specifically, looks more likely in the west and north west of the region at this stage. 50/50 in other words, cricketwise in the afternoon.

Phil

App or Website?

Hi Guys, your app and website are telling me slightly different things for the weekend in Auckland....which one do I believe? The website looks nicer with some sunny icons among it whereas the app shows just grey clouds and showers every day? Cheers guys

Hi there, have you upgraded

Hi there, have you upgraded the app to the latest version? Otherwise the reason for differing forecasts may be due to your app using your current location and the website using a fix spot. The new app should show The Weather Company forecasts for long range and no longer Wunderground. We also pushed a new update this past week due to a bug affecting some android devices.

Kind regards
WW

Saturday February 10th in Auckland

Hey guys What is the weather looking like for Saturday February 10th in Auckland? Weather seems to be changing daily at the moment. Cheers

Hi there. The 10th looks like

Hi there. The 10th looks like cloudy areas and perhaps a shower or two with east to northeasterly winds. But that is still a fair way out and anything I say now could change by then.

Cheers, Aaron 

what are the chances that all

what are the chances that all of that weather that is coming in on Thursday will be gone by Saturday? Looks like the one system is going to hang over the country for a while? Surely it will rain itself out through Thursday and Friday and then move off the country?

Not sure man, it could do, it

Not sure man, it could do, it might not do. How long is a piece of string? These tropical systems are a bit hard to try and lock down as to what they'll do when looking too far out, you can get an idea that there could be inclement weather in the future for example but to try second guess its exact track and movements all starts to get a bit much.

Cheers
Aaron

I hear ya. Seems these

I hear ya. Seems these systems change at the very last minute too sometimes. The weather predictions over the past few days seem to have changed quite a bit as an example.

Friday morning

A beautiful sunny morning saw cirrus dancing in NE skies, rainbows glowed as light showers fell in West Auckland. The Updraft over Rosebank was beautiful, as was the small anvil with rainbow out West. Yay a beautiful day!

A lovely change - and

A lovely change - and although the mugginess has dropped you can feel it already wanting to return with the daytime heat! Make the most of today definitely :) 

- WW

Rain tonight

I have probably left my question a little late but his much rain do you think we can expect on matakana island in the bay of plenty? If my tanks bitch fill up the excess floods my roof trying to decide if I should empty one of the tanks before bef.. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE Santina lee

Hi Santina Looks like your in

Hi Santina

Looks like your in the middle of this rain right now, hope it works out ok for you in the end! Apologies we didn't see this till now.

And perhaps having some autocorrect issues :D

WW

why is it always raining in

why is it always raining in tuakau that is my question for this yr. my name is Faithful and i am 11 yr old

Hi Faithful Maybe it might

Hi Faithful

Maybe it might seem like it's always raining but there will be dry days at times. Apart from the chance of a shower in the morning tomorrow the rest of the day should be dry with sunny spells for example :)

Thanks for writing in!

Cheers
WW

Humidex

Hi there, I don't think humidex has a unit. If I'm right you may wish to remove the °C, and perhaps add a key/legend to give the humidex some meaning. Sorry to be a corrector!

How much rain?

Hi guys! Thank you so much for your weather forecasts. They are amazing. You're doing a fantastic job. I read these forecasts more than Metservice's for better accuracy. I'm wondering if you can tell me how much rain you think that Oamaru may get today? It would be handy to see this on your diagram. Thanks so much.

Wow, you guys are amazing

Wow, you guys are amazing Aaron! My apologies as I'm fairly new to this site. Keep up the awesome work. Also, I'm glad to see the NZ Herald making use of your forecasts. Hopefully more people will follow :)

Hi there Thanks so much for

Hi there

Thanks so much for the kind words!

For detail at that level feel free to check out our other story this morning here: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/ex-cyclone-fehi-latest-details-centre-makes-landfall-today-nz-10-maps

It has maps which show rain amounts for the next 24 hours etc, that will let you know. Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Surf forcast

Your weather page is very informative and accurate.Do you have any surf data handy for the deep south coast.Met service surf data is rarely accurate and out of date which when you drive a couple hours based on their forcast can be a little frustrating.

Hi there Thanks for that!

Hi there

Thanks for that! Only surf / swell information we have currently is this page here: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/swell-height

Is that what you are after?

Cheers
Aaron

Feb 10

We have a wedding north of Auckland, East Coast on Feb 10th - what do you think the weather will be

Hi there That's quite a fair

Hi there

That's quite a fair way out, anything I say now will probably change by the time the 10th February comes around. Could be easterlies with cloudy areas and perhaps a light shower or two. Use these maps to keep an eye on things if possible. http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Hope the wedding goes well either way! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Winds picking up

The winds are starting to pickup here in South Auckland, can feel it getting stronger . Let see what happens through the day . Thanks

Weather for March

Hi I am wanting details of weather for the 10th of March in Ashley Clinton, central Hawkes Bay. We have a wedding and I did try to look at your maps but couldn't find the information. Thanks Robbie 49

Hi there, congrats about the

Hi there, congrats about the wedding! No reliable forecaster can provide you with a weather forecast for something that far out, the furthest out is about 10 to 14 days. March is a changeable month with warm events and cold ones so it can be unpredictable. Ask us again closer to the time.
Cheers

WW

Wanganui Weather Readings

Hi Team can you tell us where the temp readings are taken in Wanganui as we are working in a timber yard with a thermometer beside our work station reading 32degrees @ 1239pm but TV always has lower readings . Cheers Team keep up the great work.

http://www.metservice.com/tow

http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/whanganui#!/your-weather you can select the weather station type to find where the metservice one is located, its most likely at the airport as the requirement for weather stations is to be in an open area away from large structures like buildings which can alter temperature readings. Its common to get different temperature readings than those you see on TV as most people aren't located where the Metservice weather stations are. If you have a temperature gauge at home or work it will often read differently than what is reported on TV as you will be experiencing a micro-climate where the temperature is effected by buildings or vegetation or other structures which can trap warm air giving a higher reading. Also the Metservice weather stations are calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy whereas ones at home or work are unlikely to be. Cheers Matt

Hi there You are proabably

Hi there

You are proabably talking about a weather station owned by Metservice if it's a temperature reading you are seeing on TV, may have to ask them? Not sure sorry.

Has been hot lately!

Cheers
Aaron

Moon phase

A diagram would be more understandable as not many people understand what waxing gibbous means. Also a submit button would be less confusing than save.

Thank you for the

Thank you for the constructive feedback - definitely under consideration! It all costs us money to make changes and unlike NIWA and MetService we don't get their monumental 150 Million dollars in annual tax funding - we are a free service. Really appreciate the feedback and will see what we can do :)
Cheers
WW

cant find anywhere which

cant find anywhere which mentions the Metservice receiving $150 million of tax funding...... http://about.metservice.com/our-company/company-info/annual-reports/ unless of course you are confused about the $42,000 of Government Grants mentioned on page 26. Matt

Hi there Matt. Combined

Hi there Matt. Combined that's the funding they both get and neither break down in black and white where that tax funding goes and is used due to their own commerial needs. This isn't normal behaviour from a public forecaster. MetService gets less than NIWA but still receive over 25M a year to supply radar and observation services (extra grants to purchase and build them too) marine and national park forecasting and basic public forecasts. You may want to read the MBIE review which supports the issues we have raised over the years. We don't want them to have less funding, we simply don't want two commercial Government forecasters competing against each other and both ignoring the Commerce Commission ruling from 1997 that says any tax funded data must be open. This is why the last Government asked MBIE for an official review and that review - released in January this year - fully supported every complaint we've made and is why the new Government is taking a serious look. Also, the new Government is concerned about how much money the CEO's of our Government agencies are earning. 
Thanks
WW

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the reply, I will look at that report. I agree, having Metservice and NIWA offer the same and/or similar services seems pointless. I don't understand why NIWA decided to get into that space as well. Metservice provide a service I believe is highly valuable, especially when everything they do is guided by the principal of keeping NZers safe so a cut to any funding they get would also seem pointless. cheers Matt

Hey Matt, no worries for the

Hey Matt, no worries for the reply. The National Government suddenly allowed NIWA to compete against MetService around 2013 and Senior Ministers in Parliament that signed off on it have even admitted they had no idea it was going to lead to this. We don't want MetService to have costs cut back - we've never once asked for that. But MetService believes the tax funded data is their property and not the public's - and that is where the MBIE report comes in as the Commerce Commission says the data should be "open" which means anyone can use it, not just that one commercial company. At the moment MetService owns subsidiaries (which are commercial and nothing at all to do with public services - like oil and gas clients for example) and they use this tax funded data for free and then block the private sector from using it. (which is anti-competitive). This is why the Government is now saying "hold on, that doesn't seem right". The MBIE report agrees. Our ideal set up would be for MetService to simply draw a line between the public stuff (which we agree is highly valuable) and their aggressive commercial sales teams which operate in the same space as the private sector. Every other western nation has achieved this without shrinking the funding of their public forecaster and they all achieved this last century - NZ is an oddity and it doesn't service the public as well, we have limited products compared to all those other nations. What we're fighting for actually increases free public services. 

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Incoming low combined with king tides

Hi guys Do you think there's any chance of a similar event like the one few weeks ago with the storm surge and flooding around the thames coromandel region later this week