Weather Forecast for Taupo


Taupo Summary

Rain developing during the afternoon.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

°c

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

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

26°c
Rain developing during the afternoon.
Rain (chance)70%
WindNW 13km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise6:47am
Sunset8:10pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

18°c
Rain.
Rain (chance)90%
WindN 12km/h
Moonrise9:38am
Moonset10:04pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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5%
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of rain
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of rain
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74%
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95%
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56%
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56%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
65%
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of rain
67%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
W
8km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
N
18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Tue 20 Feb
24°c
16°c
Rain.
N
26km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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55%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
62%
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of rain
66%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
56%
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of rain
56%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
65%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
39%
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of rain
52%
chance
of rain
61%
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of rain
79%
chance
of rain
88%
chance
of rain
97%
chance
of rain
93%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
N
8km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
15km/hr
N
18km/hr
N
20km/hr
N
23km/hr
NNE
27km/hr
N
26km/hr
N
27km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
29km/hr
N
29km/hr
NNW
26km/hr
NNW
23km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NNW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 21 Feb
22°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
24km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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59%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
36%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
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of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NW
18km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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23km/hr
WNW
25km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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21km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 22 Feb
20°c
11°c
Showers.
NW
12km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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32%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
50%
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of rain
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of rain
75%
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of rain
73%
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of rain
48%
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of rain
52%
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of rain
52%
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of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
NW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
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9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
13km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
10km/hr
SE
12km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 23 Feb
22°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
7km/hr
E
6km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NW
7km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
W
14km/hr
W
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
W
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 24 Feb
23°c
13°c
Generally clear.
N
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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8%
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
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
W
7km/hr
SW
6km/hr
S
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
E
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Feb
22°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
21km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
N
6km/hr
N
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Feb
23°c
13°c
Scattered showers.
NW
20km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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9:00
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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
23%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
N
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NNW
21km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Feb
22°c
13°c
Showers.
NNW
22km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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2:00
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3:00
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4:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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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
37%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
N
12km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Feb
23°c
13°c
Afternoon showers.
NW
18km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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11:00
AM
12:00
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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
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
NW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
18km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

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

I'd keep an eye on the

I'd keep an eye on the situation, overnight Thursday and early Friday, it may not end up being too bad up there this time but some heavy rain does cross the area at the time as a frontal system moves through. The focus of this system coming in will be more about the South Island, especially in the west and south of the Island.

Keep up to date with Metservices official watches and warnings though should you be concerned.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi Guy! I notice you are now

Hi Guy! I notice you are now taking temperature readings in Grafton, Auckland central. These readings are generally up to 5 degrees lower than in neighbouring Grey Lynn when published on the Grey Lynn weather station. Yesterday was a scorcher, and the temperature as read in Grafton was at 24 degrees, while in Grey Lynn it was reading 28.8. Why is this? Thanks.

Might be an issue with the

Might be an issue with the weather stations in question, perhaps one or the other or maybe even both is not calibrated and set up correctly. To get accurate readings stations need to be positioned and set up in a certain way. There generally speaking shouldn't be much difference in temperature I would have thought between those two suburbs as they are quite close.

The stations on this network are mostly run by people from home and can be a good idea to get a snapshot of whats going on, you'll see a trend where it's warmer or cooler etc. But for accurate readings to the decimal point that's where metservice's or niwa's network comes to the fore but it's a bit tied up hence the battle to free up data.

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland weather Saturday February 10th

Hey guys, what is the forecast looking like so far?

Hi thereMaybe you asked this

Hi there

Maybe you asked this question just below? Anyway, high pressure around then so maybe it's looking settled. It is a fair way out though and things can change in that time frame, it's just the current outlook :)

Cheers
Aaron

Hey guys Any idea of what

Hey guys Any idea of what the weather is looking like on Saturday February 10th?

Looks ilke a big high

Looks ilke a big high pressure system over NZ on the 9th so presumably it won't have moved far by the 10th, may be settled by the looks of things.

Cheers
Aaron

Next Saturday

Hi Phil/Duncan/Aaron Are we likely to see any rain in Auckland next Saturday? What is the day going to look like for sport

Hi there On the 3rd Feb it's

Hi there

On the 3rd Feb it's looking like it'll start dry then just the chance of a shower at times from late morning, still, I would expect many dry periods during the day also.

Cheers
Aaron

Website is slow

Hi i have been noticing recently that your website is very slow to load . Usually more than 30 Seconds it takes to load homepage . I'm wondering is this traffic or you doing some background work which we do'nt know about ? Thanks and keep up the good work

Hi there Yes I noticed this

Hi there

Yes I noticed this yesterday also, Phil contacted the people behind the scenes (webdrive) and got them to reboot the server. I've noticed it's been running much better today since that was done. Hopefully all good now?

Cheers
Aaron

Website

Hi Yes it is fine now , just once i noticed a delay . Thanks

Hi there - we have 1 bug that

Hi there - we have 1 bug that we're stuggling to resolve, plus heavy traffic. Been with us for about a week now and we're hoping to get it fixed very soon - it's driving us nuts too! Sorry about the delays - our web traffic has grown a lot in the past 12 months and also technology updates can be hard to keep up with. 

Cheers
PhilipD

Super moon/lunar eclipse

Hi there, We are having a huge event tomorrow night between 8pm through 3am for the Super moon/Blue moon/Solar eclipse, and am wondering whether the weather conditions will be conducive for this. Looking at the forecast data I can see that it will be warm, windy, with a 25% chance of rain or less throughout that period. However I've tried looking at the maps for an indication of cloud cover, as this is the vital component. I've been unable to get these maps to give me an indication of this, so was wondering if you could advise what the cloud cover is looking like? Please tell me we will get to see the moon at some point, as we are now hearing chatter of event cancellations due to Metservice's rather more negative (surprise, surprise) view of the evening. I would hate people to cancel due to inaccurate forecasting, compared to WeatherWatch's trustworthy advice! Event will be based in the Central Auckland isthmus (not the Auckland Airport forecasting site!) Many thanks!

Hi there Have a look at this

Hi there

Have a look at this site for cloud cover: http://nz.bsch.com.au/stormcast.html?ops=gfs::::li:null:0

Using your mouse, left click on "COMPLETE CHARTS LIST" in the top left hand corner of the new zealand map area. In the box that comes out of there then find the cloud cover maps to your far right.

Once you are in those maps you'll see lots of different colour shadings representing different cloud cover levels. Using the dates and times on the left hand side, click the date / time you want to check out. When it shows 100% cloud cover on the high cloud option sometimes there can be gaps in the high cloud at times still so just be aware of that, not always but sometimes. The best bet is to start with the low cloud cover option.

So there you go, now you can find out for yourself! :)

Hope your event goes well!

Cheers
Aaron

weather stations

Why isin't Omarama weather available via Tara Hills automatic station?.

Hi there, is this a personal

Hi there, is this a personal weather station that is in the Wunderground network? We do have forecasts for Omarama which are from The Weather Company but current conditions come from the Wunderground network.
Cheers
WW 

Updates

Hi Duncan, What times do you update the map forecasts? Thanks Hamish