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We’d love to hear your comments on how to enhance this website!

Are we updating frequently enough on quiet days?  Are there things we’re not covering at all that we should be?  Are there topics we’re not covering enough?   What could we be doing more or less of?

Any site suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!  Just add a comment!

Kind Regards

The Weather Watch Team


Philip on 17/02/2024 2:00am

Today after 2pm our temp reading on our deck in shade was 102f approximately 38c
North Waikato

WW Forecast Team on 17/02/2024 3:51am

Hi there Philip, we’ve had a few people today comment on how hot it is out on the deck! Another one from Te Aroha had 34c. (Of course around decks it’s always hotter, the actual pure air temperature away from buildings/concrete etc is generally closer to 29 to 31c around Waikato today – still a hot one, especially when you add 40 to 50% relative humidity in to the mix).
– WW

wayne ummels on 9/10/2023 6:27am

I got a quick question I’m just wanting how to send the photos to you guys for the location I’m living at just to show you what it looks like here with the weather wise

WW Forecast Team on 9/10/2023 10:13pm

Hi Wayne, you can send photos to us at or via our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Kind regards

WW Forecast Team on 14/08/2008 11:34pm

Hi Alan – thanks for your feedback.  I’ve passed that technical info on to our web developer.

Philip Duncan

Guest on 14/08/2008 11:26pm

Hi there. One thing I’d like to see is a forecast on your website, something similar to the Met Service one. Perhaps you’re aiming at a different market.

As for quiet days, I’d love to see some educational/background information so I can learn more about the weather. Nothing for kindergarteners please, rather stuff for the thinking layman. Perhaps this could be a separate page with a separate RSS, something for your weather nuts to do on quiet days.

For example, a question that I’ve had before now is this: how do we get hot sunny spells and hail with low temps on the same day? I know that being an island makes the weather changeable, but that’s all I know.

Then there’s the big-picture questions. Eg, why do weather systems come from different directions and how does that translate to wind direction on the ground?

WW Forecast Team on 14/08/2008 11:41pm

Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.  Preparing forecasts for all of New Zealand is quite a big job – lots of small towns in New Zealand that require an individual forecast.  We try to offer a "basic" forecast through our news stories each day – and you can always contact us if you have a specific question.   We have plans to grow this site over the years so your input is definitely appreciated.  We want this site to really reflect what everyday Kiwis want.

With regards to hail/sun.  Hail is precipitation that has frozen – this usually happens in thunderheads (large cumulus clouds).  These clouds can reach extreme heights where the air is below freezing.  The moisture freezes then falls out of the clouds.  Quite common in thunderstorms in Summer when clouds can reach very high altitudes – so hot at ground level but well below zero in those cloud tops.  That’s just a very basic description – this site here might help you more:

Also looking at an education section – it’s simply finding the resources, at this sites early stages, to create it.


Philip Duncan

Sherri on 14/08/2008 10:37pm


I love the site and check it regularly. One enhancement would be extended forecasts, eg, for travellers, and/or perhaps a “typical” weather for this period of time with avg temps and squally, etc …

Cheers & Keep Up The Good Work!

WW Forecast Team on 14/08/2008 11:43pm

I’m looking at doing a basic New Zealand travel forecast – perhaps on Fridays for the weekend.  Your comments add weight to that idea, so thank you!

Richard Green is great at stats and "typical" weather – he reads all these comments so I’m sure he’ll take on board for his afternoon "weather stats" post that includes the day’s talking points.

Thanks for the comments!

Philip Duncan

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