Weather Forecast for Napier


Hawke's Bay Summary

Clear

Forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Now10:42pm Sun

11.9°c
Rain (today)2mm
WindW 6.4km/h
Humidity48%
Pressure996hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Tonight

11°c
Clear skies
Rain (chance)0%
WindW 9km/h
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous
Moon Illuminated77%

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tomorrow

15°c
A mainly sunny sky
Rain (chance)0%
WindW 31km/h

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Next 9 Days

Mon 25 Jul
15°c
6°c
A mainly sunny sky
W
31km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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Tue 26 Jul
10°c
6°c
A steady rain in the morning
NE
10km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
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Wed 27 Jul
17°c
9°c
A mainly sunny sky
NNW
18km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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Thu 28 Jul
16°c
11°c
A shower or two around the area in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon
NW
27km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Fri 29 Jul
16°c
9°c
Wind increasing
WNW
32km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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Sat 30 Jul
17°c
9°c
Mostly sunny skies
NW
24km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Sun 31 Jul
13°c
6°c
Partly cloudy skies
W
31km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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Mon 1 Aug
13°c
6°c
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals
WSW
24km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Tue 2 Aug
13°c
8°c
Partly cloudy skies
WSW
18km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Comments

You never say if its going to

You never say if its going to snow or not

Sorry about that, you can

Sorry about that, you can have your money back if you like.

Cheers

Snow

when will Waiouru get snow? Lots and lots ....enough to make snowmen with?

 

Hi there, it looks as though

Hi there, it looks as though a burst of cold wintry air will come in then around August 1st - snow finally in our 10 day forecast for Waiouru so fingers crossed :)  Check here: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/Waiouru

Cheers
Philip Duncan

 

Hi Phil. Just seen quite a

Hi Phil. Just seen quite a bit from you over the past few days about temperature records not being accessible by the public. That seems weird to me because niwa has a climate database which is free to use? It has stuff from all their weather stations and metservice and others. I made an account which I have used to download data for my own little projects. You can look up records on there, so Im confused about why you say you can't access it? All you need is excel or similar to view it once you've downloaded it, and some basic computer knowhow.

Hi there - there are a few

Hi there - there are a few issues. Firstly MetService has their own record keeping and stats which sometimes differs from NIWA and certainly both tax funded weather agencies have given the news media many opposing statistics over the years which is hardly an 'international standard' (like in Australia, they have one forecaster, one set of data). Even this week both government forecasters said two different things for today's weather. Secondly, neither have real time observational open data, it's all older data, and even the Prime Minister says current data should be available with no restrictions - but NIWA's sales people put a 24 hour delay on accessing all public data through them and we cannot display other NIWA data on our website, we've even had legal threats from NIWA in recent days - which the Minister is now looking into. MetService told us they have no data available at all, other than delayed data, and told us we have to go to NIWA even though MetService has a lot of data that is 100% owned and funded by taxpayers. No other western country on the planet operates in this way.  Finally, both NIWA and MetService refuse to work with us proactively because they see us as competition - no other western country has a Government forecaster doing that to the private weather sector, this is because in NZ the two government forecasters are HEAVILY aggressively commercial.

So NZ taxpayers fund not one but TWO forecasters and neither of those two government forecasters have ANY real time/current observational or radar data from tax funded weather stations available as 'free and open data without restrictions".  Not only that but NIWA is happily working with other media outlets but choosing not to work with us - and the Minister's office says that shouldn't be happening, as we can't interview them, we can't double check things with them - but others can.  

What we are asking for - and what the NZ Government is now agreeing to formally investigate - is to have more transparency and no special treatment for the sales divisions of NIWA and MetService. That tax funded data should be totally available to anyone and everyone to use - and the reason the Government is launching a formal investigation is because this is currently not happening.  

Cheers
Phil

Thanks for the detailed

Thanks for the detailed explanation, I guess that makes a little more sense, so your issue is more with the current data rather than the past records? I thought that MetService was an SOE, not a government department, and only a small part of their funding comes from the government for the warnings and stuff? Probably makes things a bit more difficult to say what data is a result of government funding and what is not. I am under the impression that niwa is 100% government funded though?

How come you refer to yourselves as a "media outlet" rather than a forecasting service?

Hi there, you're more than

Hi there, you're more than welcome.  

Yes MetService is an SOE and all we want is access to the tax funded data (nothing else) - and this data comes from weather stations and rain radars paid for by tax payers as these are needed for MetService to provide the fully tax funded warnings, watches, etc to the NZ public. You hit the nail on the head when you said it's difficult to work out what is tax funded and what is not. This is a major issue as it should be transparent - and this is part of the reason the Government is now formally looking at this, as in all other western nations it's an even playing field and if data is tax funded it should be clearly marked as such and available under 'open data' policy which means anyone can use it - right now even the Commerce Commission says it's too grey and this needs to be clarified.  As for NIWA yes they are a CRI with over 100 million dollars a year in funding and their CEO is one of the highest paid public servants in NZ on 620K a year.  NIWA's sudden hugely aggressive commercial nature seems to have even take Minister Steven Joyce by surprise, especially when last week NIWA ignored repeated requests from the Ministers office for them to contact us.

As for your other question, "news" is actually the main part of our business as it's what allows us to work with more mainstream outlets. In the first few years of WeatherWatch we were almost entirely a news service. These days we do both but news is definitely what drives our business and pushes us to do live updating of events afterhours etc. It also allows us to receive some sponsorship to keep this a free service but by no means does it pay all our bills. Our news feeds are used by CNN, Herald, Newstalk ZB, TV3, Weatherzone, Fairfax and Weather.com to name a few. Also unlike MetService which is a "State Forecaster" we are a "Media Forecaster" - our main goal is to communicate the weather to those who want it from the private sector and not a Government Agency. Demand from the public (and some government departments even) is what drives us to do what we do each day. 

Cheers
WW

 

Thanks again for your reply.

Thanks again for your reply. I guess a positive outcome from the investigation then would be to figure out what data is funded by tax and what is not, so then there's no question about what should be free and what MetService can charge for. I guess it's all a whole lot of politics really. It seems a little strange though that niwa's data isn't already 100% open, since there's no question who owns it there. Also odd that they started up their own forecasting service recently, considering their focus is meant to be ocean and climate. Who decides how much their ceo gets paid? Sorry for all the questions, but it makes your point of view easier to understand rather than just seeing abbreviated versions of it second hand on social media.

Auckland this weekend

Hey team,

Love the site!

I am just wondering about the temps this weekend. Weatherwatch states 16c on Sat, 15c on Sun. But Metservice have 18c on Sat, 19c on Sun.

If it is strong westerlies, definitely won't be that hot out at Auckland Airport. But maybe warmer on the north shore?

Cheers!

It is a bit of an odd one.The

It is a bit of an odd one.

The warmest temperatures over the weekend will probably be in the middle of the night (overnight Saturday / early Sunday morning) before a westerly ramps up.

I've bumped Sunday's temp to 16 but there is a chance of 17 in that overnight period as mentioned above, will review those thought's a little later.

- WW Team


Rotorua Sat 23rd

The forecast for Rotorua for 23rd Saturday says Steady rain in the morning. Will it be easing after morning or is it rain all day?

Hi thereYes it should ease

Hi there

Yes it should ease early morning to the odd shower then overnight rain picks up again with heavy falls possible.

- WW Team

wow wind forecast

wow an accurate wind forecast! Increasing tonight as forecast!

Thanks :) Already seeing

Thanks :) Already seeing gusts reaching gale force mark (low 60s km/h)

- WW

Could there be a cold

Could there be a cold outbreak 24-5 july i live in cristchurch

 

 

Hi thereIf a cold outbreak is

Hi there

If a cold outbreak is on the way we will mention it in news stories we produce each day here at WeatherWatch.co.nz and in our Christchurch forecast so feel free to keep an eye out :)

- WW Team

Hey :) .. Your Whakapapa

Hey :) .. Your Whakapapa Village forecast is so unrealistic for some reason? Maybe the forecasts are not taking into consideration the altitude were at (1200m) -- Only gotten to -1 today, not the 6 your forecasting, also days after snow we reach maybe 1 or 2, definitely not the 10 you guys are forecasting. I do understand this is out of your control becuse you are using wunderground. 

Quick question though, Next Tuesday or Wednesday we have a Ski Field outing with the local school. Whats the forecast loooking like for then and whats the approximate snow level? Donn't want the road closing before we can get to the snow. 

Maps aren't working?

Maps aren't working?

Hi thereSeems to be ok now,

Hi there

Seems to be ok now, occasionally there is a hiccup with the maps but they return back to working order given a little time, most of the time :)

- WW Team

Maps

Hi - the maps may be "working" but they definitely aren't showing 14 days anymore.  In the last 1-2 weeks it stopped showing 14 days and now shows only approx 9 days.  Also they used to be very accurate for the next 48 hours but that is not happening anymore either.  Just makes we wonder how accurate they are at the moment.  I understand that you can't do anything about it but just wanted to make you aware.

HI there, we've asked

HI there, we've asked MetOcean to give us an update to share with you.

Cheers
WW

Thanks for the info.  It

Thanks for the info.  It seems they have stopped updating now - haven't changed in over 24 hours.  Understand they are waiting for a fix.

Hi there - they are making

Hi there - they are making upgrades to their products and are repackaging some maps. Temporarily we're down to 10 days, but 14 days will be coming back. MetOcean is incredibly supportive of small weather businesses in New Zealand, like us, so we're very grateful to be able to display anything from them. We're also more than happy to look at adding additional maps to compliment the MetOcean ones, but we are limited only by our resources right now.

Kind regards - and apologies if the temporary mapping issues are a frustration 
Cheers
WW

Hi - thank you so much for

Hi - thank you so much for the response.  I cannot say enough how amazing your site is for information and the maps are a wonderful service and I'm really glad that Met Ocean are so supportive of you.  I like looking at the maps because it shows, most of the time, a much better idea of what is going on in the area I live rather than the more general forecast - hope that makes sense.   In the other 3 days the maps haven't updated at all - there is about 3-4 days of old information and there is only about a week of forecast information which I don't think is accurate because they haven't been updating.  I will be patient and understand that they are awaiting for a fix.  Please know that I value the service you are providing here - you don't get anything like that at Metservice.   Thanks again.

Wind Chill Factor

Hi

I live in a place where the south westerly just blows a gale and the temperature stated is nowhere near what it is standing out in the middle of the paddock. Coming from Canada where the winter wind chill factor is always taken into consideration I wonder whey this doesn't occur here?

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

Hi Andrew, yes the Government

Hi Andrew, yes the Government forecaster Environment Canada has some great wind chill information and therefore all private forecasters can use it too. There are two reasons why wind chill information isn't so readily available in New Zealand. 1) MetService and NIWA have no real time open data, which is unlike any other western nation on earth (and thankfully a Government Investigation about this is about to finally get underway in NZ). This greatly limits the amount of reliable data we can calculate accurate wind chills from. 2) Many parts of NZ don't see huge differences in wind chill until we get a real southerly blast, and then often WeatherWatch does include wind chill readings in news stories as much as possible. We hope to have more wind chill information in the coming years, especially if the Government or Commerce Commission instructs MetService and NIWA to remove their own self imposed significant time delays on open access to that public data (by 3 to 24 hours, which makes it utterly unusable!)

Cheers

Philip Duncan.

Can you please tell me when

Can you please tell me when it's going to snow here in Queenstown 

 

Hi thereMost I can say is the

Hi there

Most I can say is the weekend of the 24th / 25th July there may be a chance but no garantuees by any means. Otherwise the best is to keep an eye on stories we produce here at WeatherWatch.co.nz and if snow looks likely in Queenstown coming up chances are we'll mention it in those articles.

- WW Team

Early Spring?

Not sure if we can ask a Groundhog this question, but it feels like early spring here in West Auckland.

Any sense we'll be in for an early one this year Phil?

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. In our minds it's more about a lack of winter weather rather than an early spring. We have mostly seen autumnal and spring-like weather this winter, even the temperatures dropping now are only resetting to where they should be (rather than warmer than average). The coldest weather is usually from now through August - but while this very big strong westerly flow continues it effectivey "cuts off" the southerly before it reaches Auckland - which is why we are still getting Autumn/Spring weather and not truly wintry stuff.

- Phil.

wind in christchurch

Hi the wind christchurch is bad . Glaes is to night the 14th

You'll know!

Hi Guys - was just reading a Stuff article about the stormy weather - someone mentioned 'it could have been a tornado, or a line'.  What is a  'line' please?  I wonder if it may explain what we experienced a  couple of years ago - terrifyingly loud, screaming winds through the pines trees on the golf course right outside our place, and then gone.

Hi there - sometimes we

Hi there - sometimes we weather forecasters get far too hung up on the technical difference between a straight line wind and a tornado, but in a squall both can be equally as terrifying and cause very similar damage. The difference is that a line is just a burst of wind that blows in one direction (like a big blast of westerly wind in an intense squally shower). It can blow trees over, blow out windows, lift roofs etc.  A tornado does all the same things, but it spins, so it still travels in that line of wind (like a strong westerly) but the when it hits your property winds spin all directions and damage can be worse.  However at lower severity levels both can cause very similar damage and more often than not in Australia and NZ they are called "mini tornadoes" by people, because the Government forecasters in both countries do not use the Ehancaned Fujita Scale in media statements (they use words like "weak" and "small") and so most people assume all intense winds like that are just a 'mini tornado', even if the winds aren't spinning.

Hope that helps!
Cheers
Philip Duncan

Thanks Phil - really

Thanks Phil - really interesting answer, and explains a lot!   Fingers crossed you guys eventaully get the funding and recognition you truly deserve!

Very kind and many thanks

Very kind and many thanks :)

Cheers
Philip Duncan.

Frosts

hi

where can i find the data for frosts that have occurred in Hamilton in the past, in May June 2016?

 

cheers  

Hi there, New Zealand is the

Hi there, New Zealand is the only country in the western world to make the public visit a government agency website only to get this tax funded data.  You will need to visit niwa.co.nz or contact them directly for this data - we'd love to help but NIWA literally send us legal letters if we try and assist. 

Cheers

WeatherWatch.

 

Another wonderful sunset

Bright colourful explosive skes SW of New Lynn tonight and wonderful peachy coloured skies over Avondale & New Lynn.

Great cirrus displays, and a very brief red splash NW

Another day like this would be lovely!

Sunny delight

A magnificent sunny West Auckland afternoon. Butterflies flying well and hatching today!

Sunshine is great for the soul & vit D :)

Clouds stops moving NW

Lovely black delicate clouds in NW skies have not moved for ages. Twilight delight!

A lovely cirrus sunset in Auckland earlier.

Maps

Hi - not sure but is there a problem with the maps as they don't seem to be loading - don't get the rain or wind?

Hi thereThis happens

Hi there

This happens occasionally but is beyond our control as the maps are sourced from weathermap.co.nz. 

They usually correct when the next map update comes through, it appears to be ok from what I can see.

- WW Team

They are back working now -

They are back working now - must just be a bit hit and miss at the moment.  Big thnaks to WW for providing these maps and thanks again for your great site.

Thanks appreciate the

Thanks appreciate the response.  Not sure for how long they were up but they're down again and have been I think since last night but understand it is out of your control.

Napier to Auckland

Hi there, 

 

My flight was cancelled on Wednesday from Napier to Auckland and was redirected till Friday.. But I heard there will be fog in Hawkes bay tomorrow :( can they still fly to Auckland if Auckland is clear and Napier isn't? 

Hi thereI don't think there

Hi there

I don't think there will be any fog for Hawkes Bay tomorrow, this morning was a possibility but not tomorrow. Rain and strong east to southeast winds are on the cards tomorrow for there.

Either way a question like that would be better answered by your airline as I can't really speak for what they may or may not do.

Thanks for writing in!

- WW Team

return of fog

Earlier fog I saw S has blown over Green Bay & New Lynn at 2 pm.

Like smoke blowing gently in S breeze & smothering areas!

Fog!

Is there much chance of fog in the forecast for tomorrow? I'm flying and hope not to be delayed!!

G'day thereNo, no fog likely

G'day there

No, no fog likely tomorrow for a change :)

- WW Team