Weather Forecast for Napier


Hawke's Bay Summary

Rain showers in the morning with thunderstorms developing for the afternoon

Forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Now

16.8°c

Observed at 11:56am from:
Bluff Hill, Napier (IHAWKESB55)

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Rain (today)0mm
WindN 0km/h
Humidity100%
Pressure1011hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Today

25°c
Rain showers in the morning with thunderstorms developing for the afternoon
Rain (chance)80%
WindENE 18km/h
Sunrise7:21am
Sunset7:13pm

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tonight

17°c
Showers early, then cloudy overnight
Rain (chance)60%
WindENE 18km/h
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent
Moon Illuminated2%

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Next 24 Hours

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35%
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of rain
23%
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24%
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24%
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49%
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18%
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16%
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14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
E
11km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
E
14km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
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11km/hr
SW
6km/hr
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10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
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8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SW
6km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
S
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Next 9 Days

NEW - Click on each day to see hourly forecasts

Tue 28 Mar
23°c
17°c
Mostly cloudy skies
SE
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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46%
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15%
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24%
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24%
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22%
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16%
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5%
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7%
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20%
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of rain
59%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SW
6km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
S
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
S
8km/hr
SSE
3km/hr
SE
13km/hr
E
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
8km/hr
S
8km/hr
S
8km/hr
ESE
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 29 Mar
23°c
16°c
A few showers during the morning with numerous thunderstorms developing in the afternoon
E
16km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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75%
chance
of rain
85%
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of rain
80%
chance
of rain
68%
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83%
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76%
chance
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57%
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24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
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38%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
E
2km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
14km/hr
S
32km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SSW
5km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
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5km/hr
NW
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
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13km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
16km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
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10km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NW
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 30 Mar
25°c
15°c
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals
N
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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16%
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9%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
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of rain
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8%
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7%
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6%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
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of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
NNW
6km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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16km/hr
NE
13km/hr
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16km/hr
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13km/hr
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8km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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5km/hr
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10km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 31 Mar
26°c
15°c
Mainly sunny
NNW
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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8%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
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
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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8km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
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13km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
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11km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
E
10km/hr
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8km/hr
E
8km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
5km/hr
N
5km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 1 Apr
24°c
14°c
Partly cloudy
ESE
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
W
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
SW
5km/hr
WSW
3km/hr
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3km/hr
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3km/hr
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5km/hr
SE
6km/hr
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8km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
ESE
3km/hr
SSE
0km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 2 Apr
22°c
15°c
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
SE
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
WSW
0km/hr
SW
6km/hr
S
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
N
6km/hr
NE
8km/hr
N
6km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NE
6km/hr
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6km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
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11km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
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5km/hr
ESE
2km/hr
ESE
2km/hr
SE
2km/hr
S
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 3 Apr
20°c
14°c
Mostly cloudy in the morning then periods of showers later in the day
SE
16km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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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
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
SE
8km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SE
2km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
SE
14km/hr
SE
14km/hr
SE
14km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
E
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 4 Apr
17°c
12°c
Rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy and windy in the afternoon
S
40km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
AM
10:00
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11:00
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1:00
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2:00
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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
48%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
WSW
13km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
S
18km/hr
S
16km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
21km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 5 Apr
17°c
11°c
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers
S
16km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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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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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
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
SE
11km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
13km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
16km/hr
NNE
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
ESE
18km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
S
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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Moving house 6th April

Hi Phil/Aaron, We are due to move house on Thursday 6th April in the Orewa area so hoping you could give us a bit of a long term forecast for that day (or days either side). Just hoping the rain isn't as bad as it has been the past 24 hours. Thanks

G'day there That is a bit far

G'day there

That is a bit far away for me to give you any good information, the situation will likely change by then so anything I say now will become a bit redundant.

Suffice to say there may be easterlies and rain around then, but yes once again this will likely change. Feel free to come back and ask closer to the time if you like otherwise hope your move goes well!

- WW

House move

Thanks team, i'll check back in later this week.

WOW amazing clouds

Down by the Airport a beautiful group of cumulus glows in sunlight as rain comes into New Lynn again!

Best day for an outdoor trip

Which week day this week would be best to visit rainbows end? And a back up day?

Hi there, Tuesday may be

Hi there, Tuesday may be drier but Thursday and Friday currently look driest as this complicated wet set up around Auckland slowly clears away.

Cheers

WW

A few light showers about

The appears to be a few light showers passing by the Airport. Hopefully not too wet for Adele Concert! Very light NW wind in New Lynn.

Hamilton Test

Lots of conflicting views on whether Hamilton test is going to be badly ruined. Us Black Caps need some good weather news after injuries and all that - so whats the skinny? That blocking high to the west going to give us plenty of play or should we just shake hands with those pesky proteas and give up?

It's hard to lock in but at

It's hard to lock in but at this stage it looks as though there should be some play this weekend. The chance for drizzle or showers increases on Saturday PM and again on Sunday. Monday looks wettest right now. It's a really hard forecast to lock in this time around rain-wise in Hamilton but it does appear there will be plenty of dry spells across the weekend. Next week is even harder to work out!

Cheers
WW

Saturday

Hi Phil/Aaron, What's West Auckland looking like on Saturday between 11-6?

G'day there It's looking

G'day there

It's looking quite cloudy, there may be a shower or two but plenty of dry spells also. I couldn't pin point shower activity for you, may be a bit random. A low in the Tasman keeps shifting position slightly as we get closer to Saturday and any subtle movement could bring a change to more showery conditions or less. Currently it's on the less side of things for Auckland but still a few about. Overnight there looks to be some rain move in.

Winds light from the north then tending northeast in the afternoon and gradually freshening a little. High's in the low 20's.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

weather for Saturday 25 March - Waikato area

Hi Phil and team, group of us were wanting to ride from AK + Tauranga to meet around Mangatarata (SH 2 in Maramarua area AK/Waikato border) mid morning and then on to Raglan for lunch - return to our respective homes that arvo. Looked at forecasts late last week which seemed good.........but now not looking too flash. Get the impression quite a bit of rain may come thru on Saturday; particularly thru the Waikato area where we were looking at riding? Can you give an opinion plse.......not keen on riding in wet weather given the amount of traffic that may be heading to AK for the Adele concert and some going to the parade day at Whangamata Beach Hop. Thanks Paul

Hi Paul Doesn't look as wet

Hi Paul

Doesn't look as wet as it use to yesterday. Still it's looking like a mostly cloudy day, the odd shower possible at times mainly morning then again later in the evening. Winds from the north or northeast.

An afternoon high of 23 degrees or thereabouts.

Hope your ride goes well either way!

Cheers
Aaron

New Zealands Autumn Equinox 2017

When was n z's autumn equinox?

Hi there. The equinox is a

Hi there. The equinox is a global event and was at 11:28pm NZ time yesterda, Monday. More info here

Ruahines

I was due to go on a long tramp shortly where the weather can make or break the experience. I had a very long day on mountain tops planned for next Saturday and was- pleased to see a yellow sun and fine weather forecast for this and surrounding days, when I checked the ten day forcast, few days ago. Today you forcast 90% change of rain and rain on other subsequent days . What really is the point of forcasting ten days ahead. I could accuse you of guessing and upsetting people's plans . Bruce Butler

Hi Bruce. sorry the weather

Hi Bruce. sorry the weather isn't panning out as you'd like. Not really sure what you want from us though - we're an entirely free service (your taxes fund both Metservice weather and NIWA weather but we are 100% free). Long range forecasts are often changeable and are seen as a guide (beyond 5 days especially). If the forecasts are flip flopping between sun and rain it's because rain is expected either nearby or over the region and even the best computer models on earth, including NASA, are struggling to forecast where it will precisely fall and for how long. That is hard enough to do in a 48 hours window let alone a 10 day one in New Zealand. If you look at our rain maps too (which we always suggest you look at alongside a 10 day forecast) you'll note there is a possible low or Tasman Sea instability, but with a high also over parts of the country that makes for a very fine and hard line to work out who has rain and who sun when it's a week and a half away.  If you find our free 10 day forecasts unreliable then your taxes already fund both MetService and NIWA to the tune of 130 million dollars a year. We suggest you may want to start your complaints process with the forecasters you already fund. 

Kind regards and good luck finding a window of opportunity. 
Cheers
Philip Duncan

Auckland Sat 25/3

Hi Phil, Have an outdoor event from midday in Avondale- Auckland. Can you advise what the weather will be like as I see a bit of rain forecasted. Is it early or later showers at this stage?

Hi, Aaron here.... Looks like

Hi, Aaron here....

Looks like there will be showers on Saturday at this stage, but dry spells should be expected now and then. In the evening showers break away and conditions become drier.

Hopefully conditions for Saturday improve before it comes around!

- WW

Next Sat 25th

Hi our daughter is getting married next Sat 25th in Hamilton. Can you tell us if the weather will be fine?

Hi there Hmm the current

Hi there

Hmm the current outlook is looking a bit wet for much of the day unfortunately. However it's still 6 days away so lets hope conditions ease back a bit as the week goes along.

Hope the wedding goes well either way :)

- WW

Beautiful sky this morning

SW wind, was plenty of mares tails high above New Lynn. Up & Away over Rosebank. Now impressive cumulus circling. Sunshine and shade!

A dark mantle of humid cloud

A dark mantle of cloud hangs over West Auckland, very humid in New Lynn. Sun Rays out West. Very hot/humid inside.

Adele concert 23 March

How is the weather looking for the Adele concert on 23 March? Thanks for all you do, appreciate the accurate weather reports you provide :)

G'day thereLooking mostly

G'day there

Looking mostly cloudy at this stage although it should be mainly dry, low risk of a shower or two perhaps otherwise dry. Winds from the west or northwest.

A front is approaching from the south over the South Island at the time and hopefully it stays there so this concert can be rain free for you then it can move through. Keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts as this week progresses for more details / updates :)

- WW

Dunedin - current temp

Hi, First, I love WW and you are my first port of call for weather information. You do a great job of keeping us informed of weather related events and I'm really enjoying the new hourly forecasts.I just wish I could rely on the current information for Dunedin... I note that the "now" temperature for Dunedin is being provided by a station at Patearoa which is 150km East (and slightly North) of Dunedin and is clearly Central Otago weather rather than coastal Otago weather. There is a vast difference in climate - for example, right now in Dunedin it is 19C according to that other weather service but your "now" temp shows 27.4C. Is there a weather station available to you that could provide more relevant current information? My weather life would then be complete and I wouldn't have to check that other service to get a current temp... Many thanks in advance :-)

G'day there The NZ Government

G'day there

The NZ Government has launched a formal investigation into why both NIWA and Metservice unfairly misuse tax funded data by blocking us access to current weather observations. in the meantime we’re doing the best we can by tapping into the Wunderground Community network. We are actively in the process of building a better system to block/delete certain weather stations and to have a better alignment with each centre. It takes time as we’re not tax funded yet have two fax funded competitors using the current weather observations our collective taxes pay for. We’re pleased the Government is now officially investigating this - in the mean time we’ll keep the pressure on ourselves to fine tune the data we’re now using.

Hope that helps, answer from Phil Duncan :)

- WW

Much cooler this morning

Much cooler this morning as I watch the moon setting in a cloudless West Auckland sky. A magnificent pinkish glow lit up West Auckland. just before sunrise. A gentle breeze moves the branches well in New Lynn.

Keep on doing your thing, I

Keep on doing your thing, I enjoy your posts.

Beautiful night sky

Auckland Southern skies have cleared to reveal planets, milky way & a waning moon! Beautiful after the clouds,rain & rainbows

Impressive cumulus

Has been a day of huge cumulus feeding up over the Ranges and then sprinkling. Even bigger ones feeding and raining in SE Auckland & rays over Waitakere Ranges Thankfully only sprinkles in New Lynn. Sunshine, sprinkles and rainbow

next Saturday

Hi Guys - thank goodness the weekend is over!!! our son is getting married just out of Levin this coming Saturday - forecast is starting to look reasonably good - do you think it will hold, or even improve? many thanks :)

Hi there Currently Saturday

Hi there

Currently Saturday is looking fairly good for Levin, mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud and south to southeasterly breezes. High's in the low 20's :)

Cheers, WW

Yay! thank you! Is it likely

Yay! thank you! Is it likely to be cool/cold wind do you think?

If it's a southerly I guess

If it's a southerly I guess it'll be a little cooler then if the wind came from the north I spose? If it is from the southeast it could even have a slight foehn affect coming off the ranges to the east, meaning a slight mild feeling. Either way, high's are pegged around 20 to 22 degrees for the day. :)

- WW

Wind changed to South West

Had to shut SW windows as the wind changed around 11:45 am Pouring rain easing off at 11:52am in New Lynn

Rain!

How much rain has Tauranga had so far in March 2017?

184mm so far by the looks.

184mm so far by the looks. Could be more to come today!

- WW

Updates

Thank you for your updates through the evening last night. It was comforting to read your report of how the rain pattern was progressing. In contrast, I was aware of the silence from the other weather website. Maybe they had a blog somewhere, but I couldn't find it. Once again, thank you, for your updates. Much appreciated.

Upper North

Why is it you give us a really bad outlook upper Northland but the rest of NZ seem to discount this as noting much. Surely it started in that direction ? Can someone answer this question?

Not really sure what you're

Not really sure what you're asking here? But yes the worst of the weather starts in Northland and is tracking south, flaring up into bigger downpours over Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula past few days. Northland has had significant weather too.
Cheers
WW

Rain

Wow Phil that was a lot of rain last night. How's Sunday in Auckland looking at this stage? At what time can we expect rain around the city and it to clear?

Hey there, there's one more

Hey there, there's one more band of downpours/showers coming in on Sunday for a time. Later in the day the humidity eases and winds turn NW with sunny spells possible and dry spells likely. Hard to know when it will clear - the timing is the hardest part with this low but it does seem to be in the afternoon at this stage.

Cheers!
Phil.

hi there

Hi I just want to no if it's going be fine in Auckland next weekend

At this early stage it's

At this early stage it's looking much better next weekend. Too early to lock in but looking good at the moment due to a forecast high coming in for most places.

WW

Hi, Do you expect this year's

Hi, Do you expect this year's winter to be colder than last year?

Good morning,An interesting

Good morning,
An interesting question and one that no reliably accurate forecaster can truly answer. Based on global trends the answer would generally be 'no, it will likely be similar or warmer' however NZ's location on earth (and our small size) means we can get a few big southerly blasts and suddenly we have a colder winter - it's really as simple as that. WW doesn't believe in 3 month seasonal forecasts other than sharing a gut feeling. The accuracy even from the biggest and best global forecasts still can't get NZ right (due to us being two mountains islands in the roaring 40s basically!).  We have a neutral pattern now (ie, our weather pattern is chaotic so anything can happen). There is *some* talk of El Nino coming in this year - that would certainly help make for a cooler winter in many areas (but warmer for others possibly) than last year. But for now no one knows. We need to get through Autumn first really.
Kind regards
WW

Unpredictable weather

Hi there Love your new underground hourly predictions. i see most forecasts including yours predicted Little-moderate rain today but Auckland was fairly dry. Everyone seems to say that Saturday and Sunday will be very wet. Will that be the case in central Auckland?or is it going to be unpredictable and we could be in for dry weather? Just trying to plan ahead with sport. Appreciate your efforts.

Hi there, If you take a look

Hi there, If you take a look at our rain maps you can start to see over the next few days that the low itself is moving into the North Island. The rain bands are fractured and slow moving - or, they are popping up in random places as downpours or thunderstorms. One moment it's dry, the next moment a very large downpour is forming there. The computer models and data are getting better but it's very hard to track this weather with easterlies due to the blocking nature of the Coromandel Peninsula - but the Gulf can then create sudden downpours out of no where. So it's tough work tracking it! We realised by mid morning today that rain wasn't going to be coming to Auckland. However into Friday and the weekend the winds tilt more NE and that can allow wetter weather in. Wunderground in events like this can often say 90 or 100% chance of rain due to the volatility of it all and Auckland's hilly, coastal, narrow shape - but in reality it may be dry due to the wind angle. If you look at the rain maps you should start to see there may well be big dry spells both days - but it's tricky to work out when the rain clouds often haven't even formed yet (as is the nature of these types of set ups!).

Hope that (long winded!) answer helps,
Cheers
Philip D

Videos

Please may I enquire when @WeatherWatchNZ videos will be coming back? Remarkably calm in New Lynn this afternoon, just seems to rain each time we go outside #WeatherDemon Thanks Zelda