Weather Forecast for New Plymouth


New Plymouth Summary

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

21°c

Observed at 7:28pm from:
Welbourn (ITARANAK5)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSSE 7km/h
Humidex (Beta)24°c
Humidity67%
Pressure1018.29hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

16°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindWSW 16km/h
Moonrise3:07pm
Moonset12:36am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

21°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)20%
WindNW 24km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise7:01am
Sunset8:11pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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0%
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
4km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
7km/hr
W
7km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Sun 25 Feb
21°c
18°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
24km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
4km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
7km/hr
W
7km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
24km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Feb
20°c
13°c
Rain.
W
28km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
9%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
86%
chance
of rain
87%
chance
of rain
87%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
83%
chance
of rain
79%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
NW
21km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
25km/hr
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26km/hr
NW
25km/hr
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25km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
27km/hr
NW
28km/hr
NW
25km/hr
W
22km/hr
WSW
21km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
S
21km/hr
SSE
22km/hr
SSE
24km/hr
SSE
27km/hr
SSE
28km/hr
SSE
26km/hr
SSE
28km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
21°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
SSE
22km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
SSE
25km/hr
SSE
26km/hr
SSE
25km/hr
SSE
24km/hr
SE
25km/hr
SE
25km/hr
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23km/hr
SSE
23km/hr
SE
21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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15km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
12km/hr
S
12km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
15km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
21°c
16°c
Morning showers.
E
16km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
PM
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
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
18%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
SE
14km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
E
17km/hr
E
15km/hr
E
15km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
E
13km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
S
10km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 1 Mar
22°c
17°c
Showers.
NE
16km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
12%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
ESE
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
E
12km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
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14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 2 Mar
23°c
17°c
Afternoon showers.
NE
15km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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6:00
AM
7:00
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AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
ESE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
8km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 3 Mar
23°c
17°c
Showers.
ESE
15km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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AM
2:00
AM
3:00
AM
4:00
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5:00
AM
6:00
AM
7:00
AM
8:00
AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
PM
1:00
PM
2:00
PM
3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
32%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
S
15km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 4 Mar
24°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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12:00
AM
1:00
AM
2:00
AM
3:00
AM
4:00
AM
5:00
AM
6:00
AM
7:00
AM
8:00
AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
PM
1:00
PM
2:00
PM
3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
12%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
SE
13km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
13km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
N
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SE
9km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 5 Mar
23°c
18°c
Showers.
NNE
16km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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12:00
AM
1:00
AM
2:00
AM
3:00
AM
4:00
AM
5:00
AM
6:00
AM
7:00
AM
8:00
AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
PM
1:00
PM
2:00
PM
3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
54%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
12km/hr
E
12km/hr
E
12km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
12km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
NE
16km/hr
NE
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
10km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
NE
8km/hr
E
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Long range forecast for mid to late Feb

Hi WW team, Given the forecast for this week in Auckland is pretty much rain from Thursday and into next week, does the long range forecast show any chance of the sunny weather returning from mid Feb? Cheers Dale

Hi Dale, yes we have a couple

Hi Dale, yes we have a couple of tropical lows to deal with over the next 10 days but after that it looks like another big high will be rolling back in across the country from the Tasman Sea. Tropics very active now so may be the dominant force heading into March.
Cheers
WW

Great Big Thumbs Up

Hey. WW Team Thank you for the almost 2000 locations one can get a weather report on. It's fantastic and a huge help in planning weekend R&R. I have one question.... does it look like winter will come early in Dunedin? I've been seeing a lot of loads of fire wood being transported this weekend. Cheers and keep up the great work. You guys are remarkable. Dee

Hi Dee Was just chatting to

Hi Dee

Was just chatting to Phil about this, we see no evidence of an early winter. Just a SW flick at the moment then a return to warmer weather later this week / next week.

In saying that it will come eventually, might be cheaper to get some wood now then when winter hits?

Thanks for writing in!

Aaron

Auckland weather Saturday February 10th

Hey guys Whats the weather looking like for Saturday February 10th in Auckland? The predictions keep changing on a daily basis and Metvuw, Wind guru etc aren't predicting much rain at all now. Thoughts? Thanks

Hi there, when you say the

Hi there, when you say the weather forecast keeps changing how much is the % of rain specifically changing? That's the key one to work out if we're trending towards a wetter day or a drier one.  The reason the forecasts are changing is due to a tropical low expected to brush northern New Zealand across the end of this week - not like last week's low that came to us directly, this one is swiping us from east to west. It's a tricky set up - keep focused on the % of rain. Anything above 60% means wet weather is likely but by Saturday the low may be far enough away to only generate a few showers in the Auckland region. If winds tilt ESE then Coromandel Peninsula blocks most of the wet weather - if winds swing ENE then rain can come in. 

The most important piece of long range forecasting isn't the text or the weather icon - it's that percentage of rainfall + wind direction.

Cheers

WW

Hi, thanks. Yes, been

Hi, thanks. Yes, been watching the predicted rainfall. I guess the predictions are going to change a few times before then too. Is there any chance of high winds coming in last minute or do they not look that bad?

Because this low isn't

Because this low isn't currently forecast to get too deep the winds shouldn't be too major, although may become blustery from the east for a time, mostly because of the squash zone of air pressure between that low in the north pushing into much higher pressure over the South Island. It's this big high that will guide the tropical low and either stop rain from sliding too far south down Northland or allow it to move into the whole upper North Island (not the current forecast). Any tropical low can be a bit tricky - and this one may be followed by a tropical cyclone next week so there's a lot of moving parts right now. Keep an eye on the wind maps, you'll see the easterly quarter winds building as the week goes on and when they may peak. Always good to look every 12 hours or so to get a better idea as to what is happening.

Cheers

WW

Rain forecast monday!

Hoping to go to rainbows end tomorrow! What are the chances of rain from 10-5pm???

Hi there It's not a totally

Hi there

It's not a totally straight forward day. Generally speaking a few morning showers clear then it could be sunny spells and some cloud for the rest of the day. But once again, not that straight forward, there is an area of instability forming late morning especially about southern parts of Auckland (more into the Waikato and across to the Bay Of Plenty) that could bring an isolated downpour or two late morning till mid afternoon then any should clear away as a west to southwest breeze starts to become a little more dominant. Isolated showers by nature are just that, you can get them and other times you may remain completely dry.

Hopefully that answers your question in some way. If it showers or rains, just find some cover for a bit :D

Have a great day!

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland Cold!

Hi WW! After the heat we've had lately today feels, and I hate to say it! But cold! 24 is predicted today but at 10:30am its only 17 degrees with rain, which doesn't seem to be clearing any time soon. Would it be safe to say today may not even get out of the teens? Cheers :)

Hey there! Definitely much

Hey there! Definitely much cooler now that this small low that started near Haast on the South Island's West Coast after the excyclone has just reached Auckland! It's come in a couple of hours sooner which may be the reason for the lower temperature. Some parts of Auckland may still have sunny spells today though - so 21 to 24 is still possible with peak heat not for another four or so hours. But definitely a cool down!! :) Quite refreshing :)

- WW

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