WeatherWatch.co.nz congratulates the All Blacks on beating France 8-7 in an incredibly tough battle at Auckland’s Eden Park.
The All Blacks have won the Rugby World Cup 2011!!
on 20/09/2011 8:28pm
You don’t have a forecast for the Fiji vs Samoa game at Eden Park. There is a forecast for France/All Blacks match which takes place Sat but your report says Sunday. Am wondering if the forecast is for the Fiji/Samoa match? I’m going to the match to cheer Fiji so would like to know please!
on 20/09/2011 8:35pm
Thanks for pinpointing our error and we are just forecasting up until Saturday night at this stage. More information for the Fiji vs Samoa match on Thursday.
on 18/09/2011 9:18am
Was talking with friend in Napier this evening and the rain started. Welcome rain as the garden was so dry and cracks in lawn.
on 14/09/2011 6:55am
Light northerly in Invercargill at the moment so not a ‘strong westerly’ for now.
on 12/09/2011 5:49am
that’s not nearly as bad as I expected for the Tonga Canada game – I thought I would have to be covered with waterproofs!
on 12/09/2011 6:09am
Hey Laura – some data this evening is saying a 50% chance… we’re going to wait and will update tomorrow around 5pm with the very latest – just in case!
on 8/09/2011 7:23pm
Why is there no “wind chill/feels like” for Dunedin? You/NZ Met.Service had no difficulty with all other RWC venues!
on 8/09/2011 8:14pm
Hi Peter – our forecasts have nothing to do with MetService. We haven’t included it because of the new stadium, considering it has a roof! So no wind 🙂
Apparently you can add another 3 or 4 degrees to the temperature we have for indoors too.
on 18/09/2011 8:26am
Hi there admin/Phil?
I have pondered your response for about a week now. No, it’s not the cold down here that has brought about a slow response( I was born in Auckland;brought up in ChCh; and lived the last thirty years or more here in Dunedin – what does that make me?). I have had first hand experience being in the Dunedin Stadium twice!The latter was at the Argentina England game as a memeber of the NZCF Choir – a wonderful experience.The seats we were given for the game were down at ground level and I can vouch for a cool breeze flowing past us.I was grateful for the thermals I wore underneath my uniform.The stadium is somewhat open at the western and eastern ends allowing air to flow through. I have heard that it is required to maintain a healthy sward of grass – you could investigate this further as an academic pursuit if you wished. The point that I wish to make is that the interior of the stadium, certainly at lower levels, probably reflects the temperature of the exterior atmosphere, and that coupled with that “breeze” deserves to have a “wind chill factor” added. Furthermore, those attending a match/function/concert etc would appreciate being told what the exterior temperature and conditions are likely to be so that they can come prepared – most will have to walk some distance before arriving at the stadium – parking is at a premium close to the stadium.