Weather Forecast for Gisborne


East Cape Summary

Thunderstorms likely this morning

Forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Now

24.4°c

Observed at 11:42am from:
Gisborne West, Gisborne (IGISBORN7)

Report

Rain (today)5mm
WindW 3.5km/h
Humidity76%
Pressure1011hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Today

25°c
Thunderstorms likely this morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon
Rain (chance)80%
WindNNE 23km/h
Sunrise7:17am
Sunset7:09pm

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tonight

16°c
Mainly clear
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNE 23km/h
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent
Moon Illuminated2%

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Next 24 Hours

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45%
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of rain
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of rain
36%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
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9%
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8%
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7%
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of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
N
21km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
16km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
N
11km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
N
6km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
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8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
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8km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
W
8km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
ESE
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
18°c
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon
SE
19km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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8%
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of rain
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of rain
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9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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9%
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8%
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7%
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23%
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of rain
21%
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of rain
19%
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53%
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of rain
78%
chance
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82%
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86%
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of rain
89%
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89%
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85%
chance
of rain
85%
chance
of rain
86%
chance
of rain
88%
chance
of rain
87%
chance
of rain
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
W
8km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
18km/hr
SE
18km/hr
SE
18km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
19km/hr
ESE
19km/hr
E
21km/hr
E
21km/hr
ESE
18km/hr
E
19km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 29 Mar
23°c
16°c
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day
NNE
14km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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87%
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of rain
79%
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of rain
71%
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of rain
51%
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of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
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of rain
36%
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of rain
34%
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34%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
47%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
43%
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of rain
61%
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57%
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of rain
62%
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44%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
15%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
14%
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of rain
ENE
13km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
E
13km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
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14km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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6km/hr
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14km/hr
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19km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
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16km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
N
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 30 Mar
25°c
16°c
Generally sunny
NW
27km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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13%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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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
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
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
NW
6km/hr
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8km/hr
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13km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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14km/hr
NNW
27km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
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27km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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14km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 31 Mar
26°c
16°c
Partly cloudy skies
NW
26km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
9%
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of rain
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NW
10km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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16km/hr
NW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
NNW
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21km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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21km/hr
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16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
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16km/hr
NW
21km/hr
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19km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 1 Apr
24°c
16°c
Partly cloudy
SSW
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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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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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
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
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
NW
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
NW
8km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
SE
11km/hr
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11km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
NE
8km/hr
SE
10km/hr
NE
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
N
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 2 Apr
22°c
16°c
Sunshine and clouds mixed
S
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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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
7%
chance
of rain
7%
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
1%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
NW
5km/hr
NW
11km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
W
13km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
E
11km/hr
SW
13km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
13km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NE
3km/hr
NNE
2km/hr
NW
2km/hr
NW
2km/hr
WSW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 3 Apr
22°c
14°c
Cloudy with occasional showers
SSE
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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3:00
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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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2:00
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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
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
SSW
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
14km/hr
SW
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
S
6km/hr
SE
2km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
SE
16km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
SE
11km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
10km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ENE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 4 Apr
17°c
13°c
Overcast with showers
S
37km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
60%
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
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NNW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
W
26km/hr
S
16km/hr
S
14km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
S
18km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
21km/hr
S
23km/hr
S
23km/hr
S
24km/hr
S
24km/hr
SE
23km/hr
SSE
21km/hr
SSE
21km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SE
16km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
ESE
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 5 Apr
18°c
12°c
Cloudy with showers
SSW
19km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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1:00
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3:00
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4:00
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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
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
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
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
SSW
14km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
ESE
16km/hr
S
11km/hr
SE
14km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
14km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
N
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
N
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
W
16km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
N
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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Comments

I was looking at your rain

I was looking at your rain maps and saw what looked like a tropical cyclone coming towards new Zealand late next weekend would this be of any concern?

HI there, we first mentioned

HI there, we first mentioned a tropical storm risk last Friday. It's still early days with a lot of change likely in the models but there is certainly a growing feeling that a low from the tropics will develop and head south this month - or at least threaten to head south! As we saw with Cyclone Winston last year these lows can sometimes stuggle to drop south when we have a belt of high pressure over NZ during late summer/early Autumn.  It's certainly one to keep an eye on and we're already monitoring this potential storm in news updates. No risk to NZ at this stage but it's a bit of a 'watch this space' situtation.

Cheers

WW

Monday 13th Feb weather RAIN?

I am rather confused by chart and reports as I live in Beach Haven North Shore. Trying to save on water using all my water on plants from what I use daily but when I see rain that day or evening I rely on this data to not use hose or sprinkler. But so far these past two days I have seen no sight of rain at all but your chart insists I have rain so where should I be standing? Carole Kilincli

HI Carole - thanks for your

HI Carole - thanks for your message and question. Basically our maps and data are noting the high humidity and the fact that the air is saturated over the upper North Island. It's why we're seeing drizzle developing off and on. So while a high chance of some sort of rain, it may not be the sort of rain that soaks the garden. The best chance this week for that looks to be around Thurs/Fri as rain clouds may be heavier around here then.  For proper rain the % of rain normally needs to be over 70% but even then you can have 100% chance of rain but just drizzle. We'll have more details in our News section on the rain for this week in the upper North Island - most likely on Tuesday before noon - and we'll focus on the days that have the best chance for soaking rains and the days that may only be drizzly or fairly dry. It's very patchy/hit and miss sort of weather.

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Camping weekend

Hi, we're hoping to go camping in Whatipu/Karekare today for a long weekend, but the weather after today doesn't look to great. Can you give us a clearer picture of the chance of rain for this area over the next couple of days? Cheers

Hi there - you'll find 10 day

Hi there - you'll find 10 day forecasts on our homepage for 1500 NZ locations. Here's Karekare: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/Karekare

There's a fair bit of cloud and humidity around this week, with rain (or drizzly showers) most likely to be more widespread on Thursday and Friday but Tues and Weds don't look too bad overall. Good luck!

- WW

Rain

Where do you take your rain reading for Cambridge. I live in Leamington, and we haven't had any moisture at all, and driving thru Cambridge this morning, it was bone dry too.

Hi there - we'll be looking

Hi there - we'll be looking into this. A couple of other stations had false readings yesterday so we re working on reporting this to the owners of the stations. We have already built an observations page but currently we don't display it as we iron out the bugs. What we may end up doing is making it public sooner than expected and giving the public the chance to easily click "Report" and be able to identify which part of the Obs are wrong (as it would speed up the accuracy of our entire network). We're also waiting on the NZ Govt to make a decision about the Official Investigation they launched last year into freeing up tax funded weather observations at both NIWA and MetService to be used freely as they are in all other western nations. So a work in progress in two areas to bring more accuracy to Cambridge and other towns.
Cheers
WW

rainfall

Is there a way to find yesterdays total rainfall without looking at this site at 1 minute to midnight?

Hi there, we don't capture

Hi there, we don't capture totals but MetService and NIWA both do. We are currently waiting for the NZ Government to make a decision on tax funded weather data which (like in all other western nations) is freely available to display on sites like ours. We hope to be able to do this in the near future - but in the meantime you'll need to visit either NIWA or MetService to get these totals.

Cheers
WW

Black cloud

I am watching a black,black front coming towards me.Really scary. I on the coatesville heights

Northland

Northland has been having an exceptionally beaut summer and it is hardly given a comment on the weather forecasts. Sorry for the farmers and the drought. NZ seems to stop at Auckland.

NZ seems to stop at Auckland

For 340 days of the year it does. Then they all crawl out of the big smoke for the holidays & infest our roads & beaches & expect everyone up here to be nice to them...

Most are always nice to

Most are always nice to us...... can't of meet you

Hi there, In the past few

Hi there, 
In the past few days alone we've written the following stories focused on Northland:
- What makes a drought a drought? (wrote this just an hour before MPI declared drought in your area)
- Rain coming for our 3 driest regions (today)
- Northland drought becomes official (Friday)

Northland also our main talking points on CountryTV (Sky 081) each evening.

We're a free service - you pay for both NIWA and MetService via your taxes, are they providing more updates than we are? 

Cheers - and all the best for the dry patch at the moment, hopefully some rain on Thursday *might* help
Philip Duncan

Thanks Phil - just getting

Thanks Phil - just getting used to not seeing your excellent Herald reports. Will watch weather more closely!!

Hi there - yes the Herald is

Hi there - yes the Herald is now doing their own thing which is putting more focus on MetService forecasts as they pay a huge amount to them each year (hence no objective coverage anymore).

Cheers
Phil.

Rainfall on 10th April 2016

Hi If you could provide me information about weather on 10 th april 2016, particular rainfall.

kerikeri had 33.8mm the wettest place

kerikeri had 33.8mm the wettest place,auckland 0.6

Hi there You'll have to

Hi there

You'll have to contact NIWA or Metservice for this information, hope you find what you are after :)

- WW Team

Napier Temp Readings

Hi Just wondering where abouts in Napier do you take your temp readings from ? the temps always seem a bit higher than some other met sites but in actual fact it is probably fairly accurate

Hi there, funny you should

Hi there, funny you should ask as we were just looking into why there is such a high reading from Napier right now. While yes our network of current observations tends to accurately show more variety in weather (rather than the MetService and NIWA weather stations based in fields or airports) we do have a few stations which can be a little higher than they should be. The Napier reading seems to be coming from Bluff Hill - we are going to be making an effort to report or remove any strange false readings in the coming weeks (this one looks to be a few degs warmer than it should be sometimes).  We already have built an Observations page but are trying to remove the false readings before making it public.  The Met sites are notorious for under reporting the heat becasuse they are mostly based at airports and not in the cities, suburbs and towns where people actually live and work (and why a number of City Councils in NZ have asked for them to be moved, or have set up their own stations). To give you an idea, on Sunday Napier had temperatures ranging from the late 20s to the mid 30s depending on which part of the city you were in.
Cheers
WW

Forecast

Hi I'm trying to do a bit of planning for next weekend and I have noticed that you have rain forecasted for Saturday in your extended forecast. How accurate is it at this stage and if it isn't then when is generally a good day/ time to check for a more accurate prediction?

Hi there Not sure where you

Hi there

Not sure where you are within New Zealand, but suffice to say current indications are that next Saturday will be dry for pretty much all of the country.

As you'll note that long range forecast has changed. It will tend to get more reliable the closer you get to the date in question.

Hope that helps!

- WW Team

Late shower

Had a short late shower in New Lynn. All rain welcome! Accurate forecasting!

Good to hear :) - WW Team

Good to hear :)

- WW Team

Where has Philip Duncan gone!!!!!!!!!!

Please can someone tell me why Philip Duncan does not do weather videos on nz Herald any more. It so disappointing that the weather in Wellington is so crap and was so good to watch his videos to see if there was a high on the horizon. Please reply to liz@mcmud.co.nz

Great job

You guys rock ........ 'nuff said

Cheers! :D - WW Team

Cheers! :D

- WW Team

Hampton Downs

Hi Lucky to be driving some supercars at Hampton Downs tomorrow. Looks OK at the moment, but do you think there will any "dampness" (rain or lingering overnight mist/dew) around 1000 - 1100. Thanks

Hi there Sounds fun! Looks

Hi there

Sounds fun! Looks like there is the low risk of a drizzle patch about. Regarding dew, it just depends if skies are clear enough overnight to let it cool down a bit for dew to form. That could be a bit fickle so won't attempt to say it'll definately be this or that etc. Hopefully there is no dew about when you are zooming around.

- WW Team

Wellington Thursday

What is the likelihood of rain during the Guns & Roses concert on Thursday night?

Hi there Currently looks like

Hi there

Currently looks like some rain when the concert starts at 5pm but it should clear during the evening going by current model guidance. It's been consistent like that from yesterday so hopefully it does clear, I can't narrow it down too much but hopefully it should have cleared by 7pm. I would be taking a jacket if not under cover or an umbrella!

- WW Team

Cricket Thursday Napier

Would you buy a ticket based on the forecast for Thursday......bearing in mind that the tickets are non refundable?

Tickets were fully

Tickets were fully refundable.

Hi there Thursday is like the

Hi there

Thursday is like the only day in the next 10 days that has a chance of rain for Napier. It's a northwesterly airflow and within this airflow a front is lying over the lower North Island. So a few spots of rain are fairly possible about Napier in the afternoon then clearing evening. About as much as I can say at the moment.

Tuesday and even Wednesday will give a much better idea as to what will happen on Thursday.

- WW Team

Historic data

Is historic rainfall data available?

Hi there Through metservice

Hi there

Through metservice or NIWA, yes it can be :) Hope you find what you are after! :)

- WW Team

wind

Why has it been so bloody windy in Christchurch and will it ever abate

Hi there, the weather pattern

Hi there, the weather pattern this summer has basically been an extension of the spring pattern for the South Island - ie, the westerlies never really stopped so you're still getting cold fronts a couple times a week moving up the island and falling apart as they reach the North Island. Just like in spring each cold front tends to come with a burst of wind - the rain falls over on the West Coast and Canterbury gets the windier changes without so much wet stuff. Also, more high pressure is over the North Island this summer - meaning conditions can be more unsettled for you around the fringes of thoses highs (which tend to be windier). We do see more days with calm weather this month so that's the good news - but we don't see an end to the odd windy day either. It's just one of 'those' summers.

Cheers

WW

Fantastic idea!

The location box with comments is great suggestion! Sorry I forgot to say I am in Auckland (wanting to plant young fruit trees, don't want them to get pulled out by incoming windy storms over the next 2 weekends).

All good :) No strong winds

All good :)

No strong winds in Auckland this weekend at all. Next weekend at this stage is looking to have light winds due to a ridge of high pressure, you are good to go!

- WW Team

Rain forecast

Hate technology all I want is 1 sentence telling me how much rain we can expect in the next 3 months. I have an acre of beautiful garden & need to know what strategy to adopt to keep the plants healthy during this tedious windy season during which we have been constantly promised rain yet nothing happens. We have to pay excess water penalties now. Thank you. Cheers Rose

Hi Rose, unfortunately there

Hi Rose, unfortunately there is no reliable forecaster on earth that can give you an accurate 3 month rain forecast (especially in New Zealand due to our location on earth and geographical set up). At this stage the long range belief is that La Nina will fade in Feb and we'll be back to neutral for a few months. However to be honest the current weather pattern around New Zealand is very much neutral so perhaps more of the same. As for when some decent rain comes we're monitoring that more and more - and the Ministry for Primary Industries is now in some talks with us if no rain makers arrive soon. We'll be the first to update you on potential rainmakers and how dry things are looking month by month - but seasonal forecasting in New Zealand is about as accurate as flipping a coin so usually best to focus on the following 2 to 3 weeks.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Location box

Just a suggestion, maybe you could add a location box to your comment form and make it mandatory.

What a simple yet fantastic

What a simple yet fantastic idea!  Will definitely consider in our next round of updates.  Many thanks :)
- WW

Should I wait to plant?

We're looking at planning some young fruit trees this month but after the windy weekend we don't want our hard work to be blown out of the ground! Is it likely the weather will continue to be wild and we should wait or can we start planting? Thank you! It's fantastic weather watch.Co.nz interacts with the public :)

Hi there Thanks for the kind

Hi there

Thanks for the kind words! We try to do the best we can.

First of all, where are you in NZ?

- WW Team

Wonderful cirrus SW clouds

Updrafts, mares tails, and fabulous cloud displays SW of New Lynn. Loving the breeze, sometimes a little strong for newly hatched monarchs which I shift to sheltered spots. Yay a beautiful Auckland day!