Weather Forecast for Greymouth


West Coast Summary

Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late

Forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Now

18.5°c

Observed at 10:41am from:
Greymouth, Greymouth (IWESTCOA1)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSW 8.7km/h
Humidity74%
Pressure1016hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Today

19°c
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late
Rain (chance)0%
WindWSW 18km/h
Sunrise7:09am
Sunset8:26pm

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tonight

11°c
A few passing clouds
Rain (chance)10%
WindWSW 18km/h
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent
Moon Illuminated3%

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Next 24 Hours

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Next 9 Days

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Sun 26 Feb
21°c
9°c
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
SW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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10km/hr
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8km/hr
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6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 27 Feb
21°c
9°c
Mainly sunny
WSW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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10km/hr
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5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 28 Feb
22°c
8°c
A mainly sunny sky
SW
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10%
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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

Wed 1 Mar
21°c
10°c
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds
SW
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10%
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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
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 2 Mar
21°c
11°c
Partly cloudy skies
SW
19km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
4%
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of rain
6%
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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
SSE
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 3 Mar
20°c
11°c
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
WNW
21km/hr
20%
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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of rain
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of rain
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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
15%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
20%
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of rain
19%
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of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
E
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 4 Mar
20°c
12°c
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning giving way to a few showers during the afternoon
W
18km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
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
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
SSE
10km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
ESE
5km/hr
ESE
3km/hr
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3km/hr
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E
3km/hr
E
3km/hr
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6km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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16km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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10km/hr
SW
8km/hr
W
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 5 Mar
20°c
13°c
Partly cloudy
NW
21km/hr
20%
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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10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
SSE
8km/hr
SE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
3km/hr
ENE
3km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
NW
14km/hr
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16km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
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21km/hr
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23km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
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13km/hr
NW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 6 Mar
19°c
11°c
Rain showers in the morning becoming more intermittent in the afternoon
WNW
19km/hr
40%
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
PM
20%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
N
11km/hr
NE
10km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
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14km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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19km/hr
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21km/hr
NW
19km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
W
16km/hr
W
13km/hr
S
10km/hr
ESE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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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!

Will this finally be the year

Will this finally be the year snow settles on the ground in Christchurch:'(. And if a snowstorm the magnitude of the 2011 snow what would the snow level be?

Hi there Sorry have no idea,

Hi there

Sorry have no idea, no one could really tell you that one. Will just have to wait till winter and see if it happens! :)

- WW Team

Kapitit Coast

Just wondering if you could do a separate forecast for Kapiti, we are often very different to Wellington and Palmerston North

Hi there Having ranges in the

Hi there

Having ranges in the way there would certainly make a difference, unfortunately we are limited by the funding we currently have. You can still use our seach function on the home page, type in Paekakariki then you get this:

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/Paekakariki

Not perfect just yet but focus mainly on the percentage of rain as to the chances of whether it may rain or not on an particular day. Hope that helps for now.

- WW Team

How wet is Sunday looking?

Is today looking to be mostly a dry windy day, or is it a wet one too? Good to know how to plan for outdoor party plans. Horizontal rain could change everything. Cheers!

Hi there - whereabouts are

Hi there - whereabouts are you!? If Auckland - today is mainly dry (just a few showers about) but the winds are going to gradually pick up from the west. Like a warm day in spring!

Cheers

WW

What a night for Auckland

We're you expecting it to be so bad? I don't think Metservice did (unless I missed a weather warning).

Hi there. Yes it was quite

Hi there. Yes it was quite the night in Auckland with gusts over 100km/h and sustained gales of 75km/h! You are correct, MetService issued no warning, or watch. Our forecast across Saturday mentioned gales developing - and our evening forecast said "Stormy with gale force NE winds". We first warned the media of this event on Weds but most were focused on the 'weather bomb'. We spent most of last night and the early hours of this morning providing live/real time updates on Twitter and Facebook (we hope to bring this service into our website and app in the future too). However, we'll be honest and tell you we were caught a little off guard by the early arrival of the system. We were expecting it just after midnight but it arrived about 5 or 6 hours earlier (and therefore cleared several hours earlier today too).

Quieter weather coming this week in Auckland but might be a bit windy across Sunday PM.
Cheers

WW

Rain fall - Takapuna, Auckland

Hi, any idea of wether we are looking at light or heavy showers for sunday morning from around 6am till midday, particularly in Takapuna.. thanks Avi