Weather Forecast for Greymouth


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5.5°c

Observed at 8:49pm from:
Greymouth, Greymouth (IWESTCOA1)

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Rain (today)0mm
WindE 13.4km/h
Humidity42%
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
12°c
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Cloudy with periods of rain
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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
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Mostly cloudy in the morning then periods of showers later in the day
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 3 Aug
12°c
4°c
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ESE
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10%
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10%
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2%
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3%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 4 Aug
13°c
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Mainly cloudy
ESE
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10%
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of rain
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12%
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12%
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13%
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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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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
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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
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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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10km/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
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24%
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24%
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24%
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24%
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24%
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24%
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of rain
24%
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24%
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24%
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of rain
24%
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24%
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of rain
24%
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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
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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

Hi there - thanks. We are

Hi there - thanks. We are reporting facts. Quote marks are pointing out "official" doesn't always mean most accurate and simply means Government owned. 

You point out the limited resources in our part of the world - precisely why we trust other sources beyond what we have here. There is a huge limit on open data in the South Pacific and is 100% why the NZ Government has launched a formal inquiry into it as it's affecting many people in many different ways, including an attitude towards the private sector and how we are supposed to forecast and report.

Thanks for your thoughts
WW

Thanks for your reply. My

Thanks for your reply. My point about the quotation marks was more that you don't use them consistently. You said that Vanuatu had official forecasters, with the full authority of the word, but Fiji forecasters are "official". Whether you meant them to be interpreted differently or not, they will be. The difference lends authority to one of them and takes it away from the other, and this is how people will read it. Yes, I realise that you are reporting facts, as I acknowledged, you are trying to pool information from different sources. But the point was that putting a subjective spin on how you present the facts is what introduces bias. Call them official or don't - just state who said what rather than selectively calling their credentials into question. You suggested that Fiji was "official", said they were withholding information, and said that they could not know that much about TCs since they don't fly planes through them. You did not, however, question Vanuatu's forecast. You just provided the map, and didn't question their credentials like you did with Fiji. Many readers will interpret this as meaning the Vanuatu forecast is the one to trust, as you pointed out all these subjective shortfallings of Fiji. Finally, you mention open data. You can't share data that doesn't exist. Measurements from planes flying through SW Pacific cyclones don't exist, and the americans don't have them for southwest pacific cyclones either. So I don't see how that is relevant. The government review of open data is to do with weather station and radar data for New Zealand - not tropical cyclone forecasting in the southwest pacific.

Hi there - value your points

Hi there - value your points but unless you've been involved in this data review we can't see how you could know how it affects our coverage of the South Pacific.  The fact that MetService can't even work with us during severe weather speaks volumes about their commercial focus - as no other Government forecaster on earth does this. Likewise NIWA refuses to share tax funded modelling which would help us know how Donna might impact New Zealand later this week - instead we are FORCED to use overseas data (which thankfully is very accurate). We have to constantly mention Official because MetService tell media and the public only they have "official" forecasts and to only use "official" forecasts which suggests that the private sector can't be trusted or isn't as reliable - a blind eye turned to all the official forecasts that have been incorrect in the past.

So it goes both ways.  We don't expect Fiji to fly planes through a storm - we never said that - we said the only true way of knowing the exact strength of a storm is to actually fly through one as they do in the Atlantic.  In other nations official forecasters work with the private sector, but not in NZ.  We do our best with no help from New Zealand Government forecasters who both go out of their way to limit what they give us and never offer any support of any kind because they are both commercial. As a tax payer this should frustrate you more than our free services.

Thanks again

WW

Thanks again for your

Thanks again for your reply. I never mentioned anything about your forecasts, and was not knocking them at all. As I said before, they can't share data that doesn't exist. Observational data on tropical cyclones in the southwest pacific is sparse, no matter who you are or where you get it from. Generally satellite imagery is the only reliable data for tropical cyclones in the southwest pacific, and neither Fiji nor Metservice (or NIWA) own a satellite - they use imagery from satellites owned by other countries, which I'm sure you do the same. They are not withholding any observational data regarding tropical cyclones because they don't own any (it is a vast ocean after all, making it impossible to set up a comprehensive observation network!) The situation in New Zealand is different, as you say, as there is much more data recorded here. But I don't see how that relates to tropical cyclone data. I guess my overall point was that it seems like you are making out that some places have data with regards to tropical cyclones and are withholding it (note: with regards to tropical cyclones, not weather stations in NZ - I never mentioned NZ weather). But it simply isn't the case because the data isn't there. Deferring to the American JTWC makes no difference either - they also only have satellite imagery to go off. The same satellite imagery that everybody else has.

Hi there, we rely on JTWC

Hi there, we rely on JTWC because they are consistent and have a much bigger pool of resources than either Fiji Met or NZ Met. We usually quote both Fiji Met and JTWC though - or at least make it clear which one we are quoting. Also in this part of the world we have to rely on 3 different bodies for cyclone tracking so consistency (and accountability sometimes) is an issue.

All international forecasters we deal with acknowledge there are big gaps in the market in the South Pacific for data - both NZ and Fiji cyclone regions (which Wellington has control over) are particularly void of open data and offshore buoys/stations. We've seen the differences open data makes in other nations - it's not just about local weather obs or radar, it's much bigger picture than that, it's about how Government forecasters actually treat the private sector and work WITH them during severe weather events. Governments produce great data but sometimes aren't so great at communicating the data in a way most people understand or find interesting. The NZ set up makes MetService and NIWA ignore private forecasters due to their own heavy commercial aspirations (on top of their tax funding) - this happens no where else in the western world. Limited data - and no access to raw data - stops us from being able to create the same cyclone products and details used overseas during storm events which includes the sub-tropical New Zealand zone where cyclones often track through and the Fiji area. We could chat forever about this but we're very busy tracking this storm amongst the usual updates but if the NZ Government makes changes to open weather data you'll soon see the benefits - including in places you didn't think possible.

Kind regards - appreciated your comments.

WW

Agreed that there are big

Agreed that there are big gaps in available data in the southwest pacific compared to other parts pf the world, but I maintain that is largely because it is a vast ocean with an extremely sparse population, a population that isn't very wealthy also. So there is only so much that can be done. By other countries standards, they may consider the amount of data in the southwest pacific to be extremely low, but we are simply never going to have anywhere near the amount of data available as the US or Europe, where governments have a lot more wealth, and much larger populations. Anyway, I appreciate your replies, but as you say, I'm sure you a busy, so thanks for taking the time to respond.

You raise great points - but

You raise great points - but believe us things could be improved without spending money instantly re: open data (ie, what is already there). And it should be a goal to have better standards and not just accept we can't do better - we may not have the resources but a lot of corporations do and could really make a difference to a lot of people.  There's a better way of doing things. Thanks for the thought provoking comments.

Cheers
WW

Local Forecasts

Okay thanks I will check re the cookies.

Local Forecasts

I have selected Kerikeri as my local forecast region and previously when I signed on to Weatherwatch is stayed on Kerikeri now if keeps going to Auckland.??

Hi there, thanks for letting

Hi there, thanks for letting us know. We'll take a look into this and see what is happening. We may have a follow up question or two so keep an eye here if we do :)  A couple we have now - what device are you using and what web brower are you using (Ie, Chrome, Safari, etc)

Cheers and thanks for letting us know.
WW

Local Forecasts

I am using Chrome on a PC with Windows 10.

Many thanks - our digital

Many thanks - our digital support is looking into this now and they also mentioned that when a location is saved as favourite your computer uses 'cookies' to remember the info - if a user is browsing our website on Chrome in "Incognito/Private Browsing mode" then it may not save details. 

Cheers

WW

Rainfall for Mapua (Tasman district)

Do you keep historical records of rainfall for previous years?

Hi there For the most part

Hi there

For the most part no, you will have to contact NIWA or Metservice to get any of this information.

Good luck!

WW

!st truly cloudless day

An autumn day with skies of blue, the first cloudless sky as far as the eye can see. Fresh Southerly lovely in sheltered sunny spot!

Tropical storms

Hi Phil I see a couple more tropical storms are brewing around Vanuatu area at the moment. When they form there it is possible we may see a visit from at least one them. Hopefully the highs will keep them well to the north this time. We need a breather from all the rain! Cheers Dave

Looks like they are being

Looks like they are being kept away due to the high's yes and weather generally looking to come in from the west or southwest from now on for the foreseeable future.

Go here and scroll through these maps: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

We look at the same ones so you can see what we see, no lows coming down from the north at this stage :)

WW

- UPDATED REPLY 10:53am Tues: Latest guidance suggests this tropical low will fall apart but the remnants may well head south and combine with another rain maker. Click here to read more on this.

What's going on right now in Wellington?

How strong is the wind at Wellington Airport?

Lower Temperature

What has created the return to more autumnal temperatures in Auckland for the coming week?

We are heading towards winter

We are heading towards winter and it's autumn so it had to happen sooner or later :D

Less subtropical flows, more weather coming in from the south instead of the north. Depends how deep you want to get with the subject i.e. movement of anticyclones and lows etc....

I don't tend to analyize it too much and go with the flow, I can't change it. It's perhaps more of a climate type of question which would then normaly be directed at an outfit like NIWA.

Thanks for writing in!

Aaron

Hi, why is the Dunedin

Hi, why is the Dunedin weather underground forecast coming from Patearoa which is around 135km away from Dunedin.

Hi there, hmm let us look

Hi there, hmm let us look into it. We do have a few issues where the REGIONAL box at the top is pulling forecasts from further afield, some local weather stations (in the Current box) are also not quite aligned to the nearest weather station. However the general Dunedin forecast should be 5 days from WeatherWatch and 5 days from WU - and all Dunedin based. Can you please upload a screenshot of the forecast you're using by either replying here, or simply emailing us privately at news@weatherwatch.conz and we can take a closer look for you.

Cheers

WW

Metservice is forecasting

Metservice is forecasting gales in Auckland tonight - do you see that as a possibility? They can get a bit carried away with some of their forecasting.

have you actually put this

have you actually put this question to the source (MetService)? If you have reasons to doubt their forecast, why not raise it?

Not much point in doing that

Not much point in doing that because what they forecast is what they think - right or wrong (mainly wrong in their case). This way you get a second opinion (usually more realistic) to use as a comparison.

Odd statement you made there.

Odd statement you made there. Of course a company states what they think when working in an advisory capacity. Why would they state something they thought was wrong?

They might think it is right,

They might think it is right, but in reality they have been proven to be wrong too many times. The Metservice seem to be unreliable on a regular basis, so I always find a second opinion to be helpful when making plans that may be affected by weather events..

Hi there Brisk to strong

Hi there

Brisk to strong winds are likely from now including overnight, winds may gust to gale at times but the mean wind speed is most likely not to be a sustained gale.

That is our view currently :)

Cheers
WW

Lightning

Was sheets of lightning at 3:20am in N skies seen from New Lynn.

Dunedin snow

Hi, Will there be any snow next week on Friday by the cold blast in Dunedin? Thanks

Hi thereNo snow in Dunedin

Hi there

No snow in Dunedin for next Friday at this stage.

WW

Will there be cold blast

Will there be cold blast affecting chch this Friday

Anomaly

Hi, both Friday and Saturday claim Northeast winds in the headline but show no Northeast in the hourly breakdown. This makes a huge difference to West Coast surfers, choppy cross shore or smooth offshore. Which is it that you are predicting?

Hi there, do you mean west

Hi there, do you mean west coast of Auckland or the West Coast of the South Island?  Much of the North Island's west coast has Northerlies on Friday (NNW to N to NNE) generally speaking, tilting more NE on Saturday. Precise wind directions when the centre of a low is forming nearby becomes tricky...if the low forms a little one way or the other the wind direction could shift quite significantly.  Keep an eye on the wind maps we have, they are a great guide at showing wind direction and strength over the coming hours and days.

Cheers

WW

Hi, sorry, I meant Auckland

Hi, sorry, I meant Auckland West Coast surf beaches. Your explanation still did not answer the question however. You claim Northeast for the big picture but then show NO Northeast for any of the hourly breakdowns. You can't have it both ways. Surely to be consistent you should claim Northerly, with a disclaimer indicating possible variations to the east or west? It is a big commitment of time and money to travel out to Piha and I always check your wind forecasts before committing as I find them usually more reliable than the Surf forecasting sites. Please restore my faith!! Love your site tho--- daily visit with morning coffee is mandatory.

The Big Picture is a very

The Big Picture is a very general guide about weather headlines - it's not a specific forecast. It's about the news. The forecasts we have are the forecasts! So click on our Piha forecast and use our wind maps for the best wind forecasts we have.  You can have a nor'east flow over the country but locally have very different wind directions. The InfoGraphics we have are designed as a news story forecast to help people make sense of the over the top big headlines the mainstream media peddles in now - we get asked daily about it and these graphics have reduced that with people getting a clearer picture about what is happening.

Use our Auckand City forecasts for the most detail (the ones we write at WW) and then double check our specific Piha forecasts by Wunderground for a (hopefully) more fine tuned update on forecast speeds, directions. The wind maps are still some of the best to help for surfing through. Our Auckland forecast is helpful as a second opinion though.  Wouldn't suggest any surfer rely on our InfoGraphics other than for an interesting read with your morning coffee :) 

Cheers
WW

Thanks for the detailed

Thanks for the detailed explanation and helpful advice for fine tuning the forecast. The discrepancies between the broad based InfoGraphic and your more specific locally tweaked forecasts I can accept. It was the discrepancies within your WW written local forecast that was concerning me. Claiming Northeast in the two panel daily forecast with no corresponding Northeast direction in the hourly breakdown. Happy to leave this alone now. Regards, Obsessive/Compulsive surfer. PS, can you recommend a weather therapist?!

Sometimes our detailed

Sometimes our detailed forecast overrides the Wunderground hourly data - we do our own thing, they do their own thing - but we rely on their data a lot and it's generally great. But sometimes it's not as fine tuned as we'd like so it takes someone manually tweaking it to make it better. When it comes to surfing I'd rely more on the data than our written forecasts, as we write for land and focus on that for the most part. Our general Auckland forecasts gives you a second opinion. We are also obsessive/compulsive - if you find a weather therapist let us know their contact details!!!

:)

- WW

Will do--- thanks heaps.

Will do--- thanks heaps.

Auckland sunset

Beautiful bright pink & orange sunset tonight NW fading fast. Been sundog in the W & beautiful clouds.

Typical NZ Herald Headline

Yet again we have another sensational headline that doesn't quite reflect the contents of the article: "East Coast told to brace for giant 4m waves as another large storm takes aim for New Zealand". Taking aim for NZ? Really?

Hi there, we have nothing to

Hi there, we have nothing to do with the NZ Herald anymore. Our entire stories this week have gone out of their way to say this low isn't taking direct aim for NZ but that it's likely to brush just offshore - so close enough to cause some concern. Dangerous rips, currents and big waves are expected along many east coast beaches for a time on Sunday and Monday. We can't control their approach to news so always come to us for a second opinion! :) 
Cheers

WW

A good move on your part. The

A good move on your part. The Herald has really lowered it's standards in regard to weather stories and seem to be relying on sensational headlines rather than facts. You guys are by far the more realistic and reliable option.

Thank you so much - that's

Thank you so much - that's really good to hear as that is certainly our goal.

Cheers :)
- WW

Sub Tropical Storm?????

Sub Tropical Storm to brush past NZ. RUBBISH. It has NO rotation and the strongest winds only reach to 40km from the east. Surfs up? I don't believe you know what surf is. If the low develops properly maybe then we may see bigger seas. What a load of blow-hard hot air. Woeful media hype.

Some of the sets on the north

Some of the sets on the north east beaches were around a solid 6 foot! if not more on Monday. The waves did show up this time!

Hi there - the low hasn't

Hi there - the low hasn't even really developed yet. You may want to look at our videos or maps to get a better idea as to what is forming over the next 72 hours, because we forecast what is coming not just what is happening right this second.

Kind regards

WW

Much cooler

Much cooler in Auckland tonight. Great seeing the magnificent clouds go away. WW site doing a few strange things, when clicking on news from bottom of page. Gives a mainly blank page & throws everything to the left, then clickable options lead to main page as normal!