Weather Forecast for Palmerston North


Palmerston North Summary

Cloudy, with morning rain.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

16°c

Observed at 6:15am from:
City Centre (IMANAWAT7)

Rain (today)0mm
WindN 7km/h
Humidex (Beta)18°c
Humidity77%
Pressure1003.05hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

19°c
Cloudy, with morning rain.
Rain (chance)90%
WindESE 21km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise6:51am
Sunset8:10pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

9°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindE 14km/h
Moonrise12:51pm
Moonset11:46pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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62%
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of rain
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30%
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8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
NNW
11km/hr
NE
7km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
SE
12km/hr
SE
16km/hr
SE
21km/hr
SE
22km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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15km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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8km/hr
E
7km/hr
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5km/hr
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4km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
ENE
4km/hr
ENE
4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 23 Feb
22°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
19km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
1%
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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%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
E
5km/hr
E
4km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
ENE
4km/hr
ENE
4km/hr
NE
4km/hr
NNE
3km/hr
N
5km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
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19km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
15km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 24 Feb
24°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
12km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
NNE
6km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
NW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
W
12km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Feb
23°c
16°c
Mostly cloudy.
NW
28km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
9%
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of rain
15%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
N
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
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13km/hr
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16km/hr
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19km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
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26km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
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18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Feb
24°c
16°c
Morning showers.
NW
27km/hr
40%
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
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20%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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22km/hr
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24km/hr
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25km/hr
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26km/hr
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27km/hr
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26km/hr
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22km/hr
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20km/hr
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18km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
23°c
15°c
Rain.
NNW
25km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
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15%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
72%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
24km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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24km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
21°c
13°c
Rain.
NW
21km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
48%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
72%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
72%
chance
of rain
72%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
NW
19km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 1 Mar
23°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
18km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
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
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 2 Mar
23°c
14°c
Morning showers.
NW
25km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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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
7%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
NNW
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 3 Mar
24°c
14°c
Afternoon showers.
NNW
18km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1:00
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2:00
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4:00
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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
16%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NNW
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
N
12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Hi there, better to drive to

Hi there, better to drive to on Saturday Kayla, but Friday will improve as the day wears on. Friday morning looks pretty rough in some exposed parts of Auckland.
Cheers :)
- Phil D

Hi Guys, Just a quick

Hi Guys, Just a quick question for you - MS forecast for Akl region is "severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places". Are those "exposed places" likely to be the marine areas you refer to in your article on this storm?

Hi there, this relates to

Hi there, this relates to coastal areas, like the Manukau Heads or maybe Whangaparaoa, the Harbour Bridge.

At this stage we're not expecting 120km/h for most suburbs but it's a bit of a fluid situation and worthy keeping an eye on updates. Our main focus for severe gales is across marine areas and in some exposed western areas of the Auckland region nearest to the Tasman Sea.

Cheers
WW

daily breakdown

Hi The daily analysis is not showing up on the forecast page for Whangamata. Can you remedy this? Thanks Marie

Hi Marie Apologies to some

Hi Marie

Apologies to some users who aren't seeing forecast data on our website or app. We're working on it.

Cheers

WW Team

no info

Hi seems to be no forecast info Cheers Brett

Apologies to some users who

Apologies to some users who aren't seeing forecast data on our website or app. We're working on it.

Cheers

WW Team

Te Aroha Weather

Hi this is Colleen from Te Aroha. Can you please explain why it is when i type in Te Aroha it comes under Bay Of Plenty, we are actually in the Matamata Piako District. Some time ago we were under Coromandel Peninsula. So what do we actually come under please. Thanks Colleen

Hi there Colleen, the weather

Hi there Colleen, the weather has slightly different boundaries and Te Aroha falls under the Kaimai Ranges/BOP side - it makes no difference to the accuracy of the forecast. In 2018 we're working to change these boundary names to make them more realistic for people like you who consider yourself in MPD or Eastern Waikato.

Cheers

WW

Taupo weather

Hi. I am heading off to Taupo from Auckland tomorrow to camp in a tent should a hold off a day or two due to the bad weather that is forecast.

Hi there I would hold off

Hi there

I would hold off personally if you can, travelling down today might be ok but you'll have a very wet and potentially windy time camping overnight tonight. Saturday night looks much more pleasant, the ground could still be boggy though depending on where you are camping.

Cheers
Aaron

It would be nice in Dunedin

Wow WW Team The Next 24 Hours information states that we should be getting rain but as I am sitting outside texting this....not a drop. ((Mr. Pussycat is doing his imitation of belly crawling across the desert saying, "Water! Water! I know Ima Cat but....WATER!)) Hahaha. When will we get some? Can the Aucklanders give us a little please? I held off walking to Uni to chose classes coz I thought it would be bucketing down. Please help. I trust your answers. Big thanks to you all. Keep up the great work. Funky Student & Cat.

Haha, hey there Funky Student

Haha, hey there Funky Student & Cat, the reason you have a high chance of rain today is due to the higher humidity levels and afternoon downpours. So the risk is high for them to form in your area but they are all scattered (or hit and miss) in where each shower/downpour develops specifically. We may be able to give you some of the North Island's incoming low - some chance on Friday :) 
Good luck! Thanks for your email - it was fun to read. Good luck with choosing your uni classes!

WW

As usual Dudes, awesome

As usual Dudes, awesome response and most trustworthy.

NZ Herald reporting standards

NZH at it again regarding this latest storm. Sensational headlines and tabloid journalism at its worst. In one sentence they say "Potentially destructive winds are expected to barrel across the North Island for days', then proceed to quote you "the worst of the winds becoming hurricane force - 120 km/h - for a time at the centre but such winds would stay mainly out at sea". Bit of a contradiction there. It just seems that they are struggling to produce a report and are resorting to cherry-picking quotes from a variety of sources and then stringing them together to make a "story". I for one am thankful that your site exists and can provide calm and accurate reporting on such events. Keep up the good work.

Rain rain go away!

Hi! We're camping in Karikari peninsular. Rain is looking heavy on Thursday? Wondering if we should be leaving before it hits or is it not looking too heavy anymore? Thanks!

Hi there - you may not want

Hi there - you may not want to read the latest story we just put up a few minutes after you posted this question! Yes there is a chance for heavy rain. It may not linger too long, so check the local forecasts for that area in our website or app and then take a look at our latest story on the incoming storm and the timings of it.  If you look at our current poll the country is very divided between wanting rain and not wanting rain!!

All the best with your decision making :) 
Cheers
Philip Duncan

Saturday the 6th

Hi there, what's it looking like on the 6th Jan in New Lynn, Auckland around 1pm onwards? Your forecast now says early rain then easing off. Do you think this rain could clear for 1pm? Also, when do you have a more certain prediction? Thanks! PS LOVE the site!!

Hi there, it looks as though

Hi there, it looks as though a sizeable low will be crossing Auckland on Friday then gradually clearing to the south on Saturday. It's still too far out to lock in 1pm specifically but the latest data shows the centre of the low tracking down the North Island and that could help clear things up into Saturday afternoon. Keep an eye on those hourly forecasts we have over the coming days.
Kind regards and thanks for the support!!
- WW

OH NO!!! My daughter is

OH NO!!! My daughter is getting married on Thursday 4th, at Castaways in Waiuku! It's looking pretty awful weather wise, what are the chances of it being dry between 3pm and 6pm???

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