Discussion: 9:30am, Waitangi Day. By Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan
High pressure is today building over the North Island but weakening over the South.
In the Southern Ocean a large low will make the most of this high moving north – bringing a few spots of rain to Southland and hot, dry, winds over regions from Wellington southwards.
Latest Forecast for Waitangi Weekend
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne:
Waikato to Kapiti including Taupo, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa:
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury:
All forecasts provided on this site are independent of MetService.
on 21/01/2017 8:10pm
Hi there. Trying to plan a BBQ is impossible for Wellington & cancelled twice now. What is in store for Waitangi weekend in Wellington for Sun & Mon please?
on 21/01/2017 8:39pm
Hi there, Waitangi Day is still a little too far out to be precise with sorry. Wellington’s stuck in a bit of a frustrating pattern this summer due to the South Island being under what looks more like a Spring pattern. This is creating the windy (and sometimes wet!) weather you’ve been getting this summer. As we head into February things are calming down a bit – but we won’t be able to lock in Waitangi Day with more certainty until this weekend probably.
Cheers – and good luck Katie!
on 4/02/2009 7:22pm
I was just wondering if you had any plans to put up a forecast for the day at say 7-8am. I check in most mornings to see what the weather’s going to be like but there’s not an update.
Just an idea???
on 5/02/2009 12:37am
Hi LJ – do you mean a forecast like the Waitangi one? But each day?
The Auckland forecast trial (at the top of the page) is updated throughout the day and evening – to fit in with our various radio shows.
We also aim to have a weather news update around 6am weekdays and 7am weekends which usually covers a basic forecast for the country.
on 4/02/2009 2:53am
my wife is at home in Massey, West Auckland – at about 15:40 she saw a twister touch down four houses away and rip through our yard, sucking all the windows open. She said the sound was like a swimming pool being tipped over. It came back 3 minutes later and caused magnets to go flying from the fridge.
It slammed into a big gum tree and just about turned it inside out.
on 30/01/2009 4:26am
I agree its going to get very close may get as close as it can without hitting us but bringing strong wind and heavy rain as well… Good for the Shore as its been dry for ages still only 18mm so far this month…..
on 30/01/2009 2:23am
The models are quite inconsistent with the possible tropical low in a week’s time. Past experience suggests to me at this time of year that any tropical low showing up usually disappears from the forecasts and nothing eventuates. It gets interesting when the models start showing some degree of agreement withing about 3 or 4 days of the possible event.