Weather Forecast for Kaitaia


Northland Summary

Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon

Forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Now

19.3°c

Observed at 12:29am from:
Coopers Beach W, Far North District (IFARNORT5)

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Rain (today)62mm
WindNW 0km/h
Humidity37%
Pressure1014hPa

Current conditions by Weather Underground

Today

24°c
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon
Rain (chance)70%
WindNE 26km/h
Sunrise6:32am
Sunset8:42pm

Computer generated forecast by Weather Underground

Tonight

19°c
Showers early becoming less numerous late
Rain (chance)40%
WindNE 26km/h
Moon PhaseNew Moon
Moon Illuminated2%

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 20 Jan
27°c
20°c
Mostly cloudy
NE
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20%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sun 21 Jan
26°c
19°c
Cloudy
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Mon 22 Jan
25°c
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Cloudy with periods of light rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Tue 23 Jan
26°c
19°c
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Wed 24 Jan
27°c
18°c
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Thu 25 Jan
28°c
19°c
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Fri 26 Jan
27°c
19°c
Partly cloudy skies
SSE
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10%
chance
of rain
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5%
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6%
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6%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground

Sat 27 Jan
27°c
18°c
Partly to mostly cloudy
ESE
14km/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
17%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
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of rain
SE
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

Sun 28 Jan
26°c
19°c
Showers in the morning, then clearing with ample sunshine in the afternoon
ESE
18km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
Weather Underground
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15%
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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
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
ESE
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by Weather Underground


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Comments

Next weeks forcast

Merry Xmas Team OMG just looked at next weeks forecast for AKL .... a week of rain until I go back to work! Is this a locked in forecast? And if so is there anywhere in NZ that I can escape to for sun as this is just hideous..... ( I knew this would happen after all the sun in Dec whilst looking out the window at work) ;((( Cheers

G'day there, merry xmas to

G'day there, merry xmas to you too!

There will be some showery weather coming up for Auckland but there will be plenty of dry spells in amongst the showers, perhaps even some sun although Wednesday next week does look like the wettest and cloudiest day. One thing is it won't be cold, this weather is coming from the north so high's in the mid twenties look likely.

In terms of a dry spot all week long, well it probably won't happen as most places will see some shower activity at some point next week, you would have to move around a bit if you wanted to stay completely dry. Central Otago may be nice and hot with still days but afternoon heavy showers with a chance of thunderstorms is possible from Tuesday, these can be hit and miss so you may get them you may not.

Hope you work out something.

Aaron

Cool Air

Hello, I can't find a link.. is there a video that explains where this cool air is coming from? I'm really curious. It's been so hot the last few weeks, even in late spring, and now bam, I'm wearing a sweater in summer.

Where is it coming from? It's

Where is it coming from? It's coming from the south of course, the last few days we have had a southerly airflow over New Zealand so that's where the cold air has been coming from, further south :)

Cheers
Aaron

So whats with the oncoming

So whats with the oncoming storm? campers beware etc...

Good evening, You should

Good evening,

You should probably be directing that question to MetService, NIWA or the mainstream news media who buy their weather and news services. Our only news on this has been on our website focused mainly between East Cape and Wairarapa. 

Cheers
WW

First week of January

Hi WW Long range forecast for Auckland next week is looking a bit grim, although we do need some rain. What day would be the pick of the bunch for dry weather, especially up around the Kaipara area. Cheers

Hey there, it's a bit of a

Hey there, it's a bit of a tough one as there is a messy set up next week at this stage. Your best bet is to keep an eye on our 10 day forecasts for the specific area you'll be in and keep an eye on the % of rain. If 40% and above you have a chance of cloudy weather and wet weather. We're going to have more info about the first week of January in the next day or two.

Cheers
WW

North Shore, Chatswood

Since you moved your sensing for Chatswood to Verran Gully it is now very inaccurate...temps way too high and wind way too low.

We are upgrading out

We are upgrading out locations thanks to IBM in the half of the new year, hopefully will fix this problem for you.
Cheers
WW

Wind in Auckland Wednesday 27 Dec 2017

Trying to establish how strong you consider a wind to be of 26 km per hour in Auckland area inland. Could that wind speed do any significant damage? This I believe was Wednesday’s wind speed. Gerard Copas

its always windy if SW direction

its always windy if SW direction,always double it especially south auckland

Hi Gerard - the wind speed is

Hi Gerard - the wind speed is the general speed at one location. In Auckland it can be very easy to be in a wind tunnel and have double that. Last night there was a particularly strong wind that was affecting some areas and winds were stronger than 26km/h. Significant damage doesn't usually start until over 100 or even 130km/h.

Oddly, it was almost completely calm in Waikato last night, so it was quite localised to parts of the Auckland region.

Cheers

WW

Windy in Dunedin

Hello WW Team A question: why is Dunedin so windy this summer? Is this normal for the area? I would like to do some BBQing but with the dryness and the winds, I don't want to cause a fire because a rogue spark blows. Please help..... summer down here is very short. I also want to say Thank You Phil, Aaron, and the team. You all are the best and the most accurate To. The. Minute. weather forecasters in NZ. Your accuracy made our Christmas gathering perfect!!! Keep up the great work. Respect. Ada

Hi Ada Thanks so much for the

Hi Ada

Thanks so much for the kind message and for your question also. The issue with the Dunedin area lately has been an increase in southerly events due to a more "spring like" weather pattern which kicked in around mid-December and lasts most of this month. The good news is, the next couple of days should be better. Also January shows perhaps some better calmer days too (at least to begin with - but hopefully the calm won't also be coupled with wet weather!). This spring like pattern does show some signs of easing back a bit now but to be honest there are quite a few moving parts with our weather pattern at the moment - but certainly no strong evidence that says windy weather in Dunedin won't stop, so fingers crossed it pans out ok for you! Thanks again for the kind supportive comments they are very much appreciated.

Cheers
Phil D

Thank you Phil. As usual,

Thank you Phil. As usual, your hourly forecast "Next 24 Hours" guide was 100% bang on. Christmas day was a success. BBQ done and clean up great. As soon as the door closed and we gathered around rhe table.....the rain hit. Lol. Thank you again for your accurate forecasting. You all are the best! Ada

Locations

Is there any way we can get a location in the Pohangina Valley or Utuwai area? If we try local map points like Utuwai we just get the Manawatu forecast and the weather experienced at the Pohangina Doc base is different to Ashhurst or Palmerston North.

Hi there, if you use the

Hi there, if you use the "automatically find my location" it will find the nearest forecasts for your area. In some cases it may be a very small place you've never heard of! If that doesn't work we suggest the nearest communities around you. In 2018 we'll be shifting to new data from IBM that will be creating global forecasts to within 500m of your location - regardless of where you are. The update to this new forecast system should be in place before the end of summer we hope.

Kind regards,
WW

Auckland on New Years Day

Hi there Any idea of what we can expect to see in Auckland for New Years Day? Thanks

Hi there Currently looks

Hi there

Currently looks anticyclonic, perhaps a mix of sun and cloud with southwesterly winds. It's a while away though so this could well change. You can check things out for yourself here - http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Scroll through the various days, atleast you can tell whether it will be wet or dry.

Cheers
Aaron

Bay of plenty - new year

I know it's still a long way off but how is the BoP looking over new year period? There looks a big system coming off Australia and heading across the Tasman by the looks of it? Cheers Dave

Hi Dave Too far out to know

Hi Dave

Too far out to know yet - but check out Phil's latest weather video which covers the latest maps for New Year's Eve.

At this stage there may be westerlies, if that pans out that will be a good direction for a dry and mild BoP for Dec 31 and perhaps first few days of Jan. We'll be able to lock something in by Boxing Day, maybe earlier.

Cheers
WW

Holiday period

Hi Phil Merry Xmas to you and helpers. Quite unusual that the tropics appear to be fairly quiet over the holiday period meaning holiday makers won't need to pack up & go home this year. If the models are right that is. Thank you for all your hard work this year and all the very best for 2018. Cheers Dave

H Dave,We're seeing an

H Dave,
We're seeing an increase in more Southern Ocean weather at the moment so that shouldn't affect Northerners so much but Southerners may have a bit of an unsettled week next week. The tropics directly north of us are being influenced and dried out by the big highs in the NZ area (to our north and north west at times). There's a chance our dry summer could swing very wet should these highs fail to cover all of NZ (they have reduced already since November which is why we're now getting these wetter systems coming in for some this week and next).

Kind regards, have a great Christmas and wishing you a great 2018 also!
Phil 

Hunua needs some rain

Hi team. Love the site and the accurate forecasts. Never thought id be saying this after the winter we have just had but we could do with some rain in hunua. Are there any significant falls on the horizon? Cheers Daniel

Hmm, perhaps not till towards

Hmm, perhaps not till towards the end of this month. Please take a look at our rain maps, you'll see exactly what we are seeing in terms of any potential rain coming up :)

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Cheers
Aaron

Lightning tracker

Hi you may have received this question before but I this evening I went onto the lightning tracker and was curious to see a vast difference between the two lightning trackers, live tracker had around 26 strikes and skytracker 114 and both had different locations for many of the strikes. Why is this and which one is more accurate? Thanks

The two trackers run off two

The two trackers run off two different types of detection hence have different results. The live tracker would probably be a tad more accurate. Both trackers are run by enthusiasts mostly and have no input from us apart from the fact we display them here.

Cheers
WW

?will it

will it reach 35 degrees in christchurch tomorrow sunday

Our forecasts say it will get

Our forecasts say it will get hot but not that hot: http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/christchurch

Cheers
WW

Boxing day

Hi Philip, looks like it might be a bit of wind for the Sydney to Hobart race going by the isobars. Exciting Regards Ross

rain in New Plymouth

You've said there's been 22 mm of rain here in New Plymouth today. I don't believe a word of it!

Was hit and miss late last

Was hit and miss late last night (10pm radar image)

- WW

Waiheke weather

Hi, just wondering if you have a forecast for Waiheke at all? Specifically Friday 15 December. Cheers

G'day there Looks like mostly

G'day there

Looks like mostly sunny weather, some cloud late afternoon or evening brings the low risk of an isolated shower. Light northeasterlies tend southwest later in the day. Afternoon temperatures in the low twenties. Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

October November 2017 forecasts in Gisborne

Hi Are you able to help me. I live in Australia and own a house in Gisborne. I need to find a day in October or November when there were severe winds in Gisborne as our roof has been damaged but the tennant didnt tell us. Are you able to tell me how I could go about finding that info. Ive surfed the internet but no luck thus far

Hi there, NZ has no open data

Hi there, NZ has no open data unlike any other western country on earth so we cannot provide you with tax funded observations. Your best bet is to email NIWA and ask them. Sorry we can't be of more help - we've been fighting the NZ Government on this issue for a decade now.

Kind regards and good luck!
WW

Accurate again!

Thanks Phil A huge day out on the Lawns of Ellerslie Racecourse yesterday...armed with your weather forecast from over 2 weeks ago...accurate again! Cheers WW Forecast Team on Sun, 26/11/2017 - 11:28 Hi Lance,Very early days but Hi Lance, Very early days but latest forecast looks similar to today (mostly cloudy, a few sunny spells, dry). But a rain band (the first one in about a month) is approaching New Zealand the following day. So far out it'll need to be within a week before we can be more detailed. Cheers :) Phil.

Cheers Lance, glad it all

Cheers Lance, glad it all panned out!

- Phil :)

Whitianga weather

What's whitianga looking like for the weekend? Trying to decide whether to go camping/beach etc.. Thanks

Hi there, at this stage there

Hi there, at this stage there may be a few drizzle patches in the morning and even the risk of a heavier shower during the day - but overall the forecast looks mostly dry this weekend with a higher chance of downpours on Monday.  All of next week looks dry (other than Monday's risks). Here are our Whitianga forecasts - keep an eye on the % of rain and temperartures more so than the icons (as the icons currently make it look a bit wetter than it will be - and we're addressing improving icons next year).

To day Whitianga forecast here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/Whitianga 

We manually write detailed forecasts for Tauranga too, which may also be helpful for some extra detail (while not totally the same area the set up is very similar for both this weekend and next week).www.weatherwatch.co.nz/weather-forecasts/Tauranga

Cheers
WW

Saturday 9th from 1-7pm

Thanks Phil Your more detailed hourly chance of rain information is great & changes regularly! What's your thoughts for Saturday in the Ellerslie area 1-7pm, are we likely to be on the lawns under umbrellas giving us shade, or protection from drizzle!? Cheers

Hi there Lance, still looking

Hi there Lance, still looking good. Should be dry with northerlies. :)
Phil

Masterton Weather Readings

Hi there, I heard that Masterton weather readings are taken somewhere between Masterton & Carterton which can be quite breezy. We use the Gladstone weather readings as this gives a true indication of what it’s like in town. One news said the high for Masterton for 3 Dec 17 was 28degrees, when it was way hotter than that being 32.4 degrees at 9.15am

Need rain please

East coast of South Island desperately needs rain at lots of it, when’s the next significant downpour coming to the Dunedin area?

Hi there Nothing significant

Hi there

Nothing significant in the pipeline coming up in the next couple of weeks unfortunately, just a shower or two when a few fronts are passing through. Is looking a bit dry at the moment :(

Aaron

Weather for Auckland tomorrow

The useless tv1 weather forecast which is metservice based is predicting rain for tomorrow what are your predictions on your site it says sunny

misinterpreted?

The forecast I saw was 'fine apart from isolated afternoon showers near the city and south, some maybe heavy'. That's not quite the broad brushed 'rain' you mention.

Fair point anonymous "guest"

Fair point anonymous "guest" - but must point out, even that forecast was well off the mark.

Cheers

WW

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. Sunday has afternoon downpours forming in both Northland and Waikato (so either side of Auckland). Sea breezes are possible in Auckland, so we may see some afternoon cloud build ups but at this stage we think Auckland will remain dry, or at least mostly dry. We'll be monitoring those downpours that may pop up later in some upper North Island regions in case they drift.

Keep an eye on our hourly forecasts as well - as well as being updates for each hour across the day the forecasts are also updated hourly. Soon, through our new partnership with IBM's super computer "Watson", we'll be updating those forecasts every 15 minutes, which is a first for New Zealand.

Kind regards
WW Weekends