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More Updates are here! has increased the number of updates we do each day!

Click “Read More” for the full story…  and please post a comment below.

We’ve taken onboard all your comments over the months and have found a bit of a gap in our coverage especially on days when the weather is perhaps a little quieter.

We’ll still maintain our regular updates during significant weather events however we want to give you better coverage for the usual day to day stuff!

Yesterday we provided updates every hour or so right throughout the day with our Rain Tracker.  We’ll provide the Rain Tracker more often now – it’s the next best thing to a live rain radar (one day we hope the government lets us show that too).

A lot of you say you check in at least once or twice a day to the Weather Watch Centre – well now you can check in all day long!

Let us know what you’d like to see more often during the day.  Perhaps the warmest and coldest centres?  Where the rain clouds are?  The latest tracking of a front crossing the country.  If you have any ideas at all please post a comment below or use the Contact Us button at the top of the page to send us an email.  All suggestions will be seriously looked at.  After all, it’s everyday kiwis who have helped build this site so far.

Thanks again for your support – we also hope to bring some enhancements and a slightly new look to the website in the very near future.


The Weather Watch Team


Rendt on 23/04/2009 8:20pm

Apart from satsisfying simple interest, regular updates are important because they make it easier to plan weather dependent activities. (I may not get on that ferry today ..)
But beyond that it is nice to see the larger picture. Weather conditions in other locations are relevant of course. However, more informative are comments that tie local phenomena to the larger weather systems. ‘Strengthening winds reaching gale force in the Hauraki Gulf are a result of a low approaching from the NW across the Tasman.’ That kind of comment is appreciated, thanks.

MattAK on 23/04/2009 8:32am

Enjoyed the updates for the last weather system that went through, especially rain tracker and latest rainfall intensities. Are you able to do accumulated rainfall for different sites for the day so we can get an idea of how much rain total has fallen.

Derek on 21/04/2009 1:59am

Great idea, have been thinking that myself but never mentioned it as I also log on several times a day for weather update.
You must be getting more and more busy as a result but please do not stop the weather blogs you do weekly, I have, like many others would have, learned an awful lot about the NZ weather, the why’s and wherefore’s of how it occurs etc.

With this in mind as our erratic winter weather slowly makes it’s presence felt I am looking forward to reading about how it all comes together.

WW Forecast Team on 21/04/2009 3:24am

Hi Derek – thanks for your feedback – much appreciated.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be providing my blogs to as well as working here.  Richard Green is also part of our busy team and we’ve just invested some more resourcing into the site to help with staffing it better – hence the extra updates!

We’ll aim to now include a 9:30am update, a noon update and a 3:30pm update.  There’s also the possibility of an evening one looking at overnight lows and a quick outlook for tomorrow.  We’re still working on that one.

Thanks again!

Philip Duncan

SW on 20/04/2009 10:14pm

The wind directions,least windiest,most etc.

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