WeatherWatch.co.nz’s weather App is available for download, for both iPhone and Android & now tablets – so far it’s received a number of 5 star ratings, which we’re really blown away with – thank you!
The app – which is FREE for all New Zealanders and those overseas to download – comprises of detailed forecasts for Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin **and now Palmerston North**
More basic forecasts are available for smaller centres but WeatherWatch.co.nz says improvements will be made to those centres in the first half of 2014 as we use new data that NIWA has kindly offered us to trial.
“We’re a small private company without the vast tax payer money our government competitors have, but we are really proud of the weather app we’ve built and we hope to add more features as we develop them” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.
The app contains the same live news feed from the WeatherWatch.co.nz website, current weather conditions for many centres and interactive 14 day Maps, covering wind, rain, swell and temperatures, courtesy of MetOcean (please note as of Dec 22 the maps are offline as MetOcean make big upgrades) – we sincerely apologise for this and will have back up links on our website only as of Dec 26 if the maps are still not operational – this issue is outside of our control via MetOcean).
The app also allows mobile users to directly upload photos from their device to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
“The app is a work in progress and we’d love feedback on what works and what could perhaps be improved” says Mr Duncan. “The entire WeatherWatch brand has been shaped by the public of New Zealand and we take our role as a nationwide weather provider very seriously, which is why we’ve made this app free for download”.
on 11/05/2021 1:31am
Why does the map section for rain forecast take so long to load sometimes not at all on my iphone. I have deleted and reloaded the app numerous times to see if this helpful, but alas no.
on 11/05/2021 1:40am
Hi Isabelle – we’ve noticed there is some lag and we’re aiming to fix that in a few months when we relaunch the WeatherWatch app with new features. We’ll be addressing any bugs like this. Normally slow loading times for maps is due to the internet connection you have, which on the App may be more up and down than a desktop computer which doesn’t stray from the internet. Will pass on your comment to our digital team and keep an eye out for that newly improved app in a couple months time 🙂
on 11/01/2020 11:06pm
Really glad you guys have made an app, thank you. Just wondering if you have plans to include a widget that displays temp etc on the homescreen. The default accuweather widget is useless – I might as well be getting the weather for a whole different country it’s so off.
on 12/01/2020 10:35pm
Hi Maggie, no plans just yet but we are imroving our app ths year – and including a new one for RuralWeather.co.nz too. 🙂 Watch this space for improvements!
on 4/11/2017 2:13am
Is there a Windows App/Program?
on 4/11/2017 4:32am
Hi there, at this stage no sorry. We do have plans to expand our app in 2018 and 19 and hope to grow enough funding to include Windows phones.
on 6/11/2014 5:46pm
This app works really well on iPhone.
Is is possible to change the order of cities, so that you could prioritise (i.e move) those cities used most often to the top of the list? I live in Christchurch, so lots of scrolling down the list to get to places close to ChCh.
Not so bad for Aucklanders – they’re always near the top!
Well done on the app – it’s seriously good and you should be charging for it!
on 28/12/2013 10:03pm
Why does the Android app include access to location data?
on 24/12/2013 8:01pm
app does not work motorola defy on android.