Weather Forecast for Greymouth


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5.6°c

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Greymouth, Greymouth (IWESTCOA1)

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Rain (today)0mm
WindE 14.8km/h
Humidity41%
Pressure1018hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Tonight

-1°c
A clear sky
Rain (chance)0%
WindE 9km/h
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent
Moon Illuminated28%

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tomorrow

10°c
Sunny skies
Rain (chance)0%
WindSSE 10km/h

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Next 9 Days

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Sat 29 Jul
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 30 Jul
11°c
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 31 Jul
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 1 Aug
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 2 Aug
12°c
5°c
Mostly cloudy in the morning then periods of showers later in the day
ESE
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 3 Aug
12°c
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine
ESE
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10%
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10%
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2%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 4 Aug
13°c
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Mainly cloudy
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11km/hr
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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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
12%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
13%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 5 Aug
13°c
6°c
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day
ESE
10km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 6 Aug
13°c
7°c
Sunshine and clouds mixed
E
8km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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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
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
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
E
8km/hr
E
6km/hr
E
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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Comments

Winter Snow

With more sub tropical air influencing NZ during June do you see an increased chance of a heavy South Island snow dump?

Hey there,It all depends on

Hey there,
It all depends on timing. If a wintry southerly hits a sub-tropical rainmass it can cause a major snow event that dumps over a metre of snow. However timing matters - it can make the difference between this occuring over the South Island, Noth Island or both - or if the timing is out you may end up with just the cold southerly which is fairly dry, or the wet warm sub-tropical air flow. But if they meet in the middle over NZ we can get very heavy snow. 

Cheers

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Winter temperatures 2017

Hi there - do you have any indications of likely winter chill forecast. We grow kiwifruit and had low flowering due to a warm (mild) winter in 2016. We are in Golden Valley Waihi and are at 220m above sea level, face north and are near the coast (Mataora Bay). Hope you can offer any insights. Keep up the great work. Geoff Bright Mataora Bay Orchard Landlyst Road Waihi

Hi there Geoff, thanks for

Hi there Geoff, thanks for the kind words and the question/info.  At this stage the wetter than normal Autumn has lead to warmer than average conditions, although perhaps not quite as warm as last year?  The forecast is a messy one - with no El Nino or La Nina the weather pattern is currently what we class as "chaotic". Sub-tropical one day, sub-Antarctic the next. In the past couple months alone we've had a few ex-cyclones and an Antarctic blast.  Our general feeling is that northern NZ (where you are especially) may see more of this warmer than average pattern. While winter temperatures are now "setting in" to Southland, the upper North Island won't be seeing the same cold due to lows and winds blowing through.  Sorry we can't be more specific but a "chaotic" pattern (oxymoron!) is showing the weather coming in from all 4 directions. June looks to be a colder version of May but equally as changeable with more sub-tropical air flows expected. We aim to have more winter (or at least June) details on Thursday or Friday.

Cheers - and all the best for the season ahead

Philip Duncan

surf

Surf needs to be bigger.

Where abouts in

Where abouts in particular!?

- WW

Love your forecasts guys more

Love your forecasts guys more accurate than those ridiculous inaccurate tv1 news forecasts which are never correct. Keep up the great work.

Thank you so much, your

Thank you so much, your comment means a great deal to our small team :) Thanks and have a great weekend!

Cheeers
WW

Database

Hi there, I was wondering if you have a database of the accumulative weather in Hamilton and Queenstown from the past two months, that I would be able to have access to for a school weather project? Thanks, Holly

Hi Holly, sadly we aren't

Hi Holly, sadly we aren't allowed to display tax funded data. Luckily the Government is now investigating NIWA and MetService's misuse of public data. In the meantime, you will need to contact NIWA or MetService directly.  The Government Minister in charge of the data review (Paul Goldsmith) is now making a decision on the future accessibility of data we all collectively fund and own. We hope he makes a decision that allows us to share data (like every other western nation on earth) before the end of winter.

Good luck
Cheers
WW

 

IAuckland 116

Nice to see my PWS featured! Sorry, the rain gauge is not accurate, measuring way under. I will replace it once $$$ allow but everything else should be fairly accurate!

Great work - and thanks for

Great work - and thanks for joining the Wunderground network! It's awesome to have people like you contributing. 

Thanks for your help and investment :)

Cheers
WW Team

Cloud breaking up

Wonderful to have sunshine back as the fog/cloud lifts. Great forecasting!

Thanks very much! The sun

Thanks very much! The sun sure is nice after a gloomy damp morning!

- WW

Am I correct in that Christchurch is

having less Frosts this year

Yes I'd say so - we don't

Yes I'd say so - we don't have the data but certainly we haven't had many frosty days that we've forecast for or written about. Been wetter than average so that probably explains why. 

Cheers

Philip Duncan

How much rainfall did Auckland get on Sunday 26 March 2017

Hi, Can you please tell me how much rainfall Auckland received on Sunday 26 March 2017? Thanks Lyndal

Hi LyndalSadly in New

Hi Lyndal

Sadly in New Zealand weather data that taxpayers fund and own is locked away for the sole commercial gain of NIWA and MetService (two Government owned & heavily commercial forecasters). This goes against all other western nations with open weather data. So sorry, we cannot help you other than saying please contact MetService or NIWA and ask them for the public data records you require.

Thankfully the New Zealand Government has launched a formal investigation following our complaints (and the complaints of other Government Ministries) into this obvious misuse of public owned data - you can read more here about this (very easy to read!).

Good luck finding the answers to your questions - in time we hope to have this data automatically and easily available from our website should the Government review agree that NZ needs to adopt international standards here.

Kind regards
Philip Duncan

 

Queens Birthday Weekend

Hi Is it too far out yet to say what the weather might be like over the Queens Birthday Weekend for the Auckland and Coromandel areas? Thanks

Hi there, yes it's still a

Hi there, yes it's still a bit too far out. Considering in the past couple weeks we've had an ex-severe cyclone and a significant Antarctic blast you can see the pattern is a bit chaotic! A rough idea should start to appear by the end of this week though :)

Cheers
WW

27th May

Hi thanks for answer before. What are we looking kike weather wise for Saturday 27th? Its our wedding that day.

Hi there. Congrats for the

Hi there. Congrats for the 27th! Assuming you mean the Auckland area? but generally across NZ on the 27th the models indicate a fine line between dry and wet (with a band of rain both to the east, north and west) but high pressure may be dominating then bringing in dry weather for that date - at least based on the modelling today. Keep an eye on the rain maps for more details - and all the best for the big day! 

Cheers,

WW

Choice

G/day there , I have just watched todays video and at the end you say you love being our second Choice, well Phillip you're not our second choice here, we always go to you first.

Hi there - thanks very much,

Hi there - thanks very much, that's great to hear! Hopefully in time we'll become New Zealand's first choice :)

Cheers

Phil.

Winter

Hi there, I really love your weather forcasts and find them very accurate for us. We are farming in the Waikato ( near Te Awamutu ) and looking ahead into winter I'm just wondering what are your predictions? What will the winter season be like? Wet? Dry? Cold? Thanks!

Hi there - thanks very much

Hi there - thanks very much for the kind feedback. At this stage we're seeing a warmer than average start to winter and possibly wetter than average. We're in a neutral season which means it's quite chaotic - subtropical lows, Antarctic blasts, wetter than average for many.  This pattern may linger, or begin to fade - either way we expect similar conditions into June. We'll have a better June forecast at the end of this month, but generally we avoid seasonal forecasts as half of the time they are wrong (especially for two islands in the Roaring Forties!), but we do tend to give a generally monthly guide where possible.

Cheers
WW

Darned rain!

I know this is a long shot and the answer can only be fairly vague, but are we in for a decent dry spell anytime soon? I need my earthworks to start!!!

Located on the North ashore

Located on the North ashore of Auckland, Dairy Flat

G'day there That can depend

G'day there

That can depend on where you are. Generally speaking we have a high moving over New Zealand later on Sunday which should bring a few days of dry weather. Perhaps 3 or 4 days of drier weather if you are in the North Island or east of the country. :)

WW

Wind

Hi have looked at your app for auckland today and it keeps saying ssw 15 knots when's it's clearly ne . I have checked met service airport wind all telling me it's never..What's going on !!!

Hi there - we had gusty NE

Hi there - we had gusty NE winds this morning turning NW today and in some areas it's quite calm for a time as it shifts from NE to NW (hence why some might be showing a southerly).  MetService and NIWA are both 100% owned by tax payers but refuse to share public data taxpayers own & fund, so we have launched a private Live Observations network in BETA form here: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

Also, please note, as of yesterday the NZ Government finally completed an official investigation into NIWA & MetService's unfair use of tax owned data (been ongoing since last Spring) - we hope the Government does the right thing and finally gives New Zealand international standards with weather data access (data we already own so costs nothing to share).

We're pleased the New Zealand Government is finally stepping in due to both MetService and NIWA selfishly putting their profits ahead of the public - which happens no where else in the western world with Government owned forecasters.

Cheers

WW

Saturday 27th

How far are we off until we can get some indication of the kind of weather for Saturday 27th. We have a wedding that day so hoping it will be nice.

Usually 6 days out is when

Usually 6 days out is when you want to start looking at distant points in time like you mention. I could look to see what it is saying now about 10 days away but 7 out of 10 times it will have changed by the time the day in question comes around. Sometimes it can work out but not all the time.

Hope that helps! :)

WW

Northwest rain in canterbury

Hi, I spend most of my time working outside in canterbury and like to think I know how to pick the weather. One thing that has always fascinated me though, is sometimes it can be absolutely bucketing down on the west coast and we get nothing but the norwest wind, other times we can get heavy downpours. I understand how the mountains block the rain a lot of the time, but what conditions occur for the rain to get over the southern alps occasionally?

Hi there - a great question

Hi there - a great question and a somewhat complicated answer! Quite often fronts slide up the West Coast towards the North Island. When this is the situation it's perhaps lacking enough oomph or energy to 'spillover'. For that to happen you really need the rain clouds to press into the ranges from the west - not slide up from the south.  A direct westerly flow has less mountains to get through. Usually when the low or main rain band slides in from the west and over the ranges you get rain - when it slides along the coastline (ie, with a SWer) it tends to not spill over as much. The more energy there is on the western side (ie, a deep low) then the better the chances are for spillover. It's a tricky one - and to be honest a lot of the times we have to figure this out (rightly or wrongly) we usually take a look at the big picture of the rain band compared to the size of the South Island. If it's moving west to east spillover seems more likely. Each set up is basically unique. No doubt if someone was closely monitoring every rain band and what fell at your place you may be able to work the 'look' it is on the maps to better work it out yourself too. A tricky one to answer!

Cheers

WW

could there be a cold blast

could there be a cold blast affecting new Zealand 18th to 20th may?

Hi there, yes we do expect a

Hi there, yes we do expect a cold snap over the entire country end of this coming week. We'll have full details on Monday :) 

Cheers
WW

Switching between cities

Hi, I know your website is free, so it's all a bonus and thanks. But I need to share with you how frustrating I find it switching cities. First select from the drop down lost the city to switch to, and it appears. But then to switch to that city you have to click on it again. Two clicks, and the worst part is it's not obvious and sometimes I forget and think I'm looking at the city I wanted to switch to but discover later it was still the original city showing. I guess it's designed as a way to quickly check a one liner about the current weather for somewhere else different to the city currently displayed. Personally I find that a waste of time, and complicated. Why not just keep it simple, one click change to a new city, and be done with all the shagging round?

Hi there - definitely

Hi there - definitely something we're working to address. Being a free service we have to fund it out of our own pocket but we're keen to fix this frustrating problem (as it frustrates us too!)

Thanks very much for the honest feedback - we hope to fix this before the end of the year amongst other upgrades :)

Cheers

WW

Could there be a cold blast

Could there be a cold blast affecting new Zealand at around the 18-20 May ? Really want snow!

Hi there Could be, but it is

Hi there

Could be, but it is quite a while away. We'll put out more information closer to the dates in question should model information become consistent. :)

WW

New things to play with

LOVE the new weather ob's, great work Guys!!!!

Thanks! Glad you love it :)

Thanks! Glad you love it :) It's fun when we have hot or cold days in particular and you start getting a much better ideas as to where the hottest/coldest weather is tracking.  Thanks a lot :)

Cheers
WW

Masterton Scorching in Autumn

Just checked out the "Live Observations" link (4:24pm Tues 9/5) was left rather stumped that the temp for Masterton was 35 much higher than any other Town or City. When you click on the number icon & view summary it says current temp 27.6 lol. Note - I clicked the report bad data tab & sent notification :)

Hi there - yes we saw that

Hi there - yes we saw that 35! There are a few bad reports which we are looking to remove/block from displaying at our end if we can't people to fix their own stations.  Thanks so much for clicking on the report bad data tab - hopefully if enough people help out we'll be able to fix the incorrect readings. The great thing about the Obs page is that even if there are a few incorrect readings you still get to see the general trend in your area/nearby which is helpful we hope.

Thanks a lot :)

Cheers

WW

You're welcome

No problem gave me a slight chuckle for a Tuesday afternoon

RE: Live observations

Amazing job with these live observations, I'll now be able to see what the weather is doing where I am, with the nearest station about 500m away. however, I Don't know how to report duplicates ie: Station ID: IAUCKLAN220 is on there 3 times! the report button only has temp/wind/pressure as options, so i thought i'd post here. Keep up the good work guys.

Hi there - thanks for the

Hi there - thanks for the kind feedback! We are working on fixing errors - it may take some time but we wanted to get this finally up and running after several months of work. We'll aim to fix some of the issues raised once we get more resources.

Cheers!
WW

Reading your article about TC

Reading your article about TC Donna, you seem to have unrealistic expectations of what southwest pacific forecasters can do. Of course they can't fly a plane into the centre to get measurements! The americans pump a lot of money into their research on weather systems, so have the ability to do this in their part of the world. None of the southwest pacific nations have this kind of money, so of course it won't happen - that doesn't mean they're withholding information like you suggest. I agree it would be good if TC forecasts were consistent with each other. But I have found, the official forecasters (this means appointed by the WMO, part of the UN, and meteorologists are qualified to the international standards set by the UN) i.e. Fiji and MetService are always consistent with one another with regards to tropical cyclone forecasting, as they communicate with each other about it. It is others who want to have an opinion who usually are inconsistent. I am not sure what the Vanuatu map is about, but their own map contradicts itself (gives a circular boundary for where you can expect gale force winds which excludes Vanuatu, but then has Vanuatu on warning for gale force winds anyway). So I wouldn't put too much stock in that forecast, when it isn't even consistent with itself. Yet you seem very selective where you place quotation marks around the word 'official'. It seems that if it is a forecast you don't endorse, then the authority who issued it is "official", but if it is a forecast you like, then the issuing authority is official, without the quotations. I understand that you are trying to keep people informed by pooling together lots of different information from different sources. But it seems you are letting your personal biases lead the story over which ones should be believed (whether they are official, or "official"). And it generally seems to be the more extreme forecasts that you endorse (better media story)? My advice to you would be to just report the facts - don't let your personal biases skew a news story when it involves public safety!

Did you consider....

...that maybe the articles are written by different people? I'm pretty sure that Phillip does not write allllllllll the articles himself! Infact, I checked and most are uploaded by WW Team. Maybe that is his style of writing, he obviously loves the weather and the articles he writes has "" in them. While others don't? So the usage varies.... As an "highly educated" person myself, I say the usage of or not of said ""s, does not indicate bias, simply emphasis. Keep up the great articles, my kids love watching the weather videos too with me!