Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Canterbury Summary

High cloud may break to some sun this afternoon, gusty Nor'West winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

21.1°c

Observed at 11:54am from:
Canterbury, Christchurch (ICANTERB108)

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Rain (today)0mm
WindENE 9.3km/h
Humidity55%
Pressure994hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Today

23°c
High cloud may break to some sun this afternoon, gusty Nor'West winds.
Rain (chance)20%
WindNNW 25km/h
Sunrise7:13am
Sunset7:29pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

10°c
High cloud with North to Nor'West winds.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNW 20km/h
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent
Moon Illuminated22%

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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6km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Next 9 Days

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Tue 26 Sep
16°c
7°c
Dry with high cloud, an afternoon Sou'West change brings thickening cloud then showers move in.
SW
20km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 27 Sep
11°c
7°c
Morning showers clear, mostly cloudy with Southerlies tending Nor'East late afternoon.
ESE
15km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 28 Sep
12°c
8°c
Mostly sunny, high cloud thickens later in the day. Nor'East winds freshen.
ENE
25km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 29 Sep
15°c
5°c
Northerlies change Sou'West in the afternoon bringing the risk of a shower.
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 30 Sep
14°c
7°c
Mostly sunny with Nor'East winds.
NE
20km/hr
0%
chance
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
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 1 Oct
15°c
7°c
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day
NNE
19km/hr
40%
chance
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
24%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 2 Oct
13°c
6°c
Cloudy with showers
SW
24km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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24%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
54%
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of rain
51%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
47%
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of rain
47%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
WNW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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18km/hr
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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 3 Oct
16°c
8°c
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon
SW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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20%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
SW
16km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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18km/hr
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21km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
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23km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
S
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 4 Oct
16°c
9°c
Partly cloudy
NNW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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11:00
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24%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NW
14km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
W
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
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16km/hr
N
18km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
NE
16km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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Do we know if this year summer is El nino or la nina?

Hey Wondering if you know whether this summer season pattern is looking El nino or La nina (ie good summer or shite summer?)

Hi there, at this stage there

Hi there, at this stage there are no signs of a significant strong swing/change in our current neutral pattern. There is some chatter of a weak La Nina but at this stage nothing big enough to impact the weather patterns around New Zealand beyond what we already have. Won't really know for sure until December (and we aren't big fans of long range due to lack of accuracy). At this stage, if we keep with a neutral pattern, we can expect perhaps a hotter summer than last one but still a chance of storms/rain. We'll have more public discussion on this topic over the next month or so as well. We look to the Aussie and US scientists first and foremost for this infomation then work out how it best applies to NZ, if at all.

Cheers

WW

Ok thanks for the response,

Ok thanks for the response, and keep up the amazing work you guys do at WW, as well as the great engagement with the curious public!

Thanks very much - we really

Thanks very much - we really appreciate your support and kind words! :) 

- Philip D

1 October - Auckland forecast?

Hello :o) The all important weather question, as its our wedding day! At this stage is there any chance for a "fine" break mid-morning to early afternoon for our photos and ceremony in Central Auckland? We do have both a wet and dry weather venue, but a lovely spring day wouldn't go unwelcome! Thanks! (and fingers crossed!)

Hi there Couldn't say with

Hi there

Couldn't say with much accuracy about what will happen on the 1st, unfortunately is a bit of a flip of a coin this far out.

Could you come back and ask the same question about 5 to 6 days out?

Hope you have a great day anyway and the weather does treat you well :)

Aaron

Rain for Dunedin today?

Hi there, I'm in Dunedin, Otago....I'm rather hoping for some rain today so I can get the perfect photograph. Are you able to tell me if it will actually rain here today? Or at least cloud over? And if so, are you able to give an approximate time that such clouds or rain might start appearing over Mt Cargill? I know that's a bit of an ask, but if you can, I would be very appreciative. Cheers

Hi there, clouds are expected

Hi there, clouds are expected to build today but rain is not in the Dunedin forecast for Wednesday. There's a chance of some showers or drizzle patches developing on Thursday, however.  Good luck!!
- WW

Wet year summer forecaat

Hello, I have a Rafting company which has experienced the worst year in 26 years of operation due to the high rainfall in the area leaving us closed for 143 days. It seems as though this rain is never ending. I'm trying to find the outlook for the summer ahead. Why is it so wet this year and what's the outlook for the summer?

Hi, thanks for the message

Hi, thanks for the message and question. Wow sorry to hear about the weather impacting your business, that's a lot of days to be unable to operate. We - as forecasters - also agree with you that the rain seems never ending. There's both good news and bad. The bad is that we're stuck in a pattern (which we've been in since March) bringing rain makers across the country - and there's no immediate end in sight. The good news, the equinox is this Saturday and after that the days get longer and history shows we get drier too. At a minimum we expect more dry weather than wet in the coming weeks. As for long range - the current pattern is chaotic/neutral (Ie, no La Nina or El Nino). While there is some talk back and forth about La Nina, New Zealand is only impacted if it's a "strong" La Nina or El Nino. So at this stage summer is too far out to know - the pattern will remain messy and chaotic (but usually November can turn dry).

Cheers,
Philip Duncan.

Wind dried the grass

Liked the wind drying the grass. My meadow is getting mowed! Lovely sunshine too. Forecasts been accurate!

Good to hear! Thanks for the

Good to hear!

Thanks for the kind words :)

WW

Videos

Thank you the Phillip Duncan video are consistently very professional and thorough. Your web site is a huge help. Thanks very much

Hi there, thank you very much

Hi there, thank you very much for taking the time to write in with such kind comments.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks
Phil D

Was hoping we'd see the sun

Was hoping we'd see the sun today in Kaitaia but it's been overcast all day. Low cloud is draped over the Raetea and Herekino ranges.

Hopefully you had some

Hopefully you had some today!
Cheers :)
WW

Hail

Never known so many hail showers in New Lynn today. They don't last long though. A chilly night!

rain

West auckland has rained for so long its not funny anymore..

weather changes no questions asked from where?

Seems to me although weather chartered regularly every day and ahead we seem to get very odd weather charts. One day such stillness and the next heavy rain so this on going change must have a cause to do this even the whole year has been precarious. Where ever you are getting the chartered weather from seems to be bad

WEATHER changes

As a guest I reckon he or her haven't been around that long and as it happens I have spent 10 years here and yes originally from the UK so know about weather fall backs. The weather this these past seasons have been exceptionally bad but as I said it shows a different pattern every season but this year was bad. Trying to follow garden growing has just been really hard and to date I lost a lot of fruit trees as well as plants with many thriving growth in May June much later in season. Since we are in upper North ACROSS the bridge I noted it wasn't my newness to it all but every where had the same.

Obviously you haven't lived

Obviously you haven't lived here long....

weather

when is the next fine day.

Hi there Where for in New

Hi there

Where for in New Zealand?

WW

Winter rain

Greetings, We in the Auckland area have been remarking what a wet winter it has been. The past six months it has hardly stopped. How does this compare with previous years ? Keep up the good work W.W, you are the best. Cheers

The back yard is full!

Yes, it was on the news a few nights ago.... **Auckland has had over the yearly average rainfall so far this year and it is only beginning of Sept! With spring here, more precipitation is guaranteed! Never before in 12 years on my sloped property have there been permanent puddles. The ground is just full. It is not soaking away!

Hi there, rainfall totals

Hi there, rainfall totals have been very high for some areas (wetter than usual) with many other places only a little wetter than average. While some parts of Southland are drier than usual. The issue with this winter is that we've had a lot of wet or 'not nice outdoors' days. We usually have a good mix of big highs but this winter many highs missed the entire country so even on fairly dry days we may still have had a few showers or a wet ground outside.

We hope to have better maps to explain wetter than average/drier than average conditions up on our website later this year. Sadly the NZ Government forecasters taxpayers fund (NIWA and MetService) will not sure share data funded by taxpayers due to their aggressive commercial outlook (unlike any other western nation), so we are working with IBM to bring more historical data and maps that can help show averages with rainfall etc. Hopefully we can display this later in the year!

Cheers - and thanks heaps for the support :) 
- WW

winds

please do you know how strong the winds will gust tomorrow mean speed says 39 for my area Canterbury

Gusts are rarely double the

Gusts are rarely double the average, so maybe gusting to 70 at the most. If you have specifc wind warning questions please refer to MetService.

Cheers
WW

Tokomaru versus Tokomaru Bay

You may wish to check your system. The data for these two different locations seem to be mixed up.

Wind Gusts

Most forecasts seem to indicate probable average winds speeds but these are obviously much less than the speed of the gusts. And yet it is the likely speed of the gusts that most people need to know (certainly in Wellington) and that information is often not available. Is there any 'rule of thumb' that can be used to get an idea of likely gusts? For example will gusts generally peak at twice forecast wind speeds? Or three times that? Or is it unpredictable?

Hi there, very good question.

Hi there, very good question. Gusts are usually quite isolated and very much depends on local terrain and height above sea level, along with micro climates/localised wind tunnels. In other words, gusts can be unique to a very particular spot, so the general wind speed you see is the overall average experienced within the area you're in. By later in spring we'll be updating our data even more and this will bring the forecasts to within 500m of where you are and this can greatly improve accuracy. We're looking into whether or not we can supply gust data too - if so we'll definitely supply it for you. Each wind event is unique. Perhaps generally add about 30 to 50% of the average speed for a decent gust. 

Cheers
WW

 

The forecast for Kaitaia

The forecast for Kaitaia today says 'Windy with rain likely'. Are we likely to have gales or severe gale gusts? I see it says 39km as forecast speed, is that sustained wind? Thank you!

Gales / severe gales are more

Gales / severe gales are more likely to be on the eastern coastal fringes however winds may gust to gale at times in Kaitaia. Severe gale gusts in Kaitaia seems less likely.

Forecasted wind speeds will be an average, winds as noted above will gust higher. Winds look likely to vary between 30 and 40 km/h through till 6pm. Peaking in intensity late morning / early afternoon.

Hope that helps!

WW

A quick question

Hi WW Why is there no information in the Now & Next 24 Hours sections? Other locations have these details. Just not Dunedin. Planning a trip down there this week & this info would help. Cheers.

Hi there, we've had issues

Hi there, we've had issues with Dunedin forecasts being pulled from the wrong location which we've asked Wunderground to address. We're this weekend fixing this data and hope to have it back up and running very soon. On a side note, we're replacing ALL Wunderground forecasts and data within the next few months as we continue to upgrade our free services.

Cheers

WW

- PS, the forecasts for Dunedin in the blue boxes are still written by our forecast team and should (hopefully!) be an accurate guide.

Weather Underground server down

Hi WW Team It looks like Weather Underground dropped the ball on the temps for the "Now" and the "Next 24 Hours" sections for Dunedin. They seem to be having an internal server error as well. I tried to send a "Report Bad Data" report and found their server died. You guys at WW have the best weather forecasts in NZ and it really is a problem when someone else's server up and dies when one wants to track the temps through the day. Please don't take this as a complaint but take it as a vote of extreme confidence in your weather forecasting. It is missed when not available. Big thumbs up to the WW Team!!! You all are the best. AC

Hi AC Thanks for your

Hi AC

Thanks for your feedback - we don't mind critical honest comments at all, it's only the rude/unfair ones we get upset about, as we're a free service unlike NIWA and MetService  :o)

Totally hear you - and we want feedback so we can continue to make a product the public want and trust. We've made some huge progress re: Dunedin. Not only have we asked Wunderground to agree to change the data to improve, BUT, we're next going to be upgrading ALL data. (which yes, makes the recent work with Wunderground a bit redundant). We're really proud of being the first NZ based forecaster to bring 1500 forecasts to NZ...the two Government forecasters we all collectively tax fund provide only around 100 combined! In the next month or so we're going to be upgrading our data even further, coming from the *globe's most accurate weather source (*independently verified). This will see further improvements and continue to see our free brand making more progress than ever before to help New Zealanders better plan their time.

Dunedin is a very tricky place to forecast for but we're determined to improve there in the very near future.

Cheers and thanks heaps for your kind words!

Phil and the WW team

Hawkes Bay Weather

We're down in Hawkes Bay for a golf tournament from September 2nd to Sept 9th. Any idea this far out what sort of weather we're likely to have?

Hi there It is quite a while

Hi there

It is quite a while away and with New Zealand's weather anything I say now may well have changed by then, in saying that it is possibly looking anticyclonic around the 2nd September so hopefully in your case that means settled weather in general.

Come back and ask a bit closer to the time if you like? Otherwise hope your tournament goes well! :)

Aaron

Thanks Aaron, I'll check in

Thanks Aaron, I'll check in again late next week. I appreciate the effort though.

Selecting Regions weather

Why does it still show West Coast summary when I select Nelson as my favourite.?

Hi there This is something

Hi there

This is something we’ve raised with Wunderground. It doesn’t impact the accuracy of the WU forecasts but the electoral boundaries aren’t perfectly aligned. This will be sorted later this year. :)

WW

Thunder

Distant thunder rumbles, black & grey skies, approaching New Lynn. Heavy rain just about here!

Temp. at Masterton

Your 12:36 pm temperature today is reported as 34.8C. This cannot be right even in the sunny Wairarapa ! Otherwise, I like your web site . Very useful. Thanks. Regards, Ray.

Hi there This will be a

Hi there

This will be a weather station that is not calibrated correctly (stations are from members of the public), you will see a link to "report bad data" within the little box showing the temperature etc so feel free to click that and report it as a bad link.

Within a month or two we will be implementing some changes anyway which fingers crossed should remove these odd ball temperatures.

Thanks for hanging in there though :)

WW

This weather

Hi Phil This does seem very much like an early Spring but without the warmth! We have never used so much gas for heating actually as every day seems wet & windy. We are in the Waikato & the ground is saturated down here. I feel sorry for the farmers as the paddocks are just turning into mud. Looking forward there seems to be no end in sight either, unless you can give me some hope? Cheers Dave

Hi Dave, cheers for the

Hi Dave, cheers for the message. Yeah Waikato (and Auckland) both don't usually feel much warmth when the westerlies kick in - it's just air from the Tasman Sea area after-all. Eastern areas a much luckier with their sun and highs of 18 to 20 degs lately!  It's tough out there right now across NZ wet-wise. The positive about spring is that is usually speeds up rain makers and drives in much more wind. Early spring is often wet though so perhaps another few weeks to go before we really see a decent dry spell (based on gut instinct/patterns in previous year). The highs north of NZ are showing some signs of drifting further southwards (which they do as we go into Spring) so fingers crossed we get the HIGHLY OVERDUE high pressure! 

Cheers
Phil

Will there be a cold blast in

Will there be a cold blast in NZ 20 august? Keep up the good work

Hi there, not a cold blast so

Hi there, not a cold blast so much but certainly a drop to single digit temperatures in the South Island - but the North Island looks much warmer at this stage. Our latest video out this morning will cover the large low coming in for the weekend (yes, another one!)

Cheers

WW

weather history

Are you able to supply the weather conditions (temp, and rain fall) from July 20th 2017 - July 23rd 2017 for the Tauranga and Papamoa area. Thank you very much. Donna