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Your official Auckland Anniversary weekend forecast

FINAL UPDATE – Forecasts for 2011

Follow us on FACEBOOK forecast for the 2011 long weekend:

Northland, Coromandel Peninsula

  • SAT: Heavy rain, gale or damaging severe gale winds for a time before 7am.  Rain easing in the early morning in the Far North and further south by mid morning. Very dangerous seas
  • SUN:  Quite sunny with strong sou’westers easing.  Fairly dangerous seas.
  • MON:  Mostly dry and sunny. Westerlies.


Waikato, Taupo

  • SAT:  Rain, heavy in the north with severe gales about Te Aroha before 9am. Winds turning southerly by the end of the day and rain clearing late morning.
  • SUN:  Sunny with strong south west winds easing.
  • MON: Mostly sunny, a few clouds.  Westerlies becoming strong.

Bay of Plenty, East Cape

  • SAT:  Heavy rain with strong easterlies turning south east and rising to severe gale for a time in the morning. Rain easing in the afternoon and may be dry by evening but still quite windy. Very dangerous seas
  • SUN:  Sunny weather moving in from the west with strong south to south west winds. Very dangerous seas 
  • MON:  Mostly sunny and dry, becoming hot. Westerlies.



Biker on 27/01/2011 1:49am

Like the most of Auckland, a group of us (Motorcyclists) will be heading out for the 3 days. We plan to ride up the west coast via Dargaville up to Kaitaia on the Saturday. Sunday and Monday look more settled but how windy/wet will it be riding up the West Coast on Saturday morning? Would it be better to hold off and head up around late morning/midday?

Great site BTW

WW Forecast Team on 27/01/2011 1:55am

Hi there,

Thanks for the feedback and the question.  Personally I’d suggest holding off until later on Saturday morning.  The rain will ease in the late morning, then the winds will move in from behind you (the south east).  Winds will be a strong south easterly but probably not gale force.


Guest on 26/01/2011 10:47pm

The Auckland Folk Festival takes place this weekend at Kumeu showground. There will be many people intending to camp there for the weekend (in both vans and tents). It looks as though Kumeu is a dead cert for the weekend storm. Are we being daft aiming to go? Not really your part of ship, but do you know if Kumeu could be flooded – perhaps dangerously? Thanks for your help, I’m sure your answer will help many people make their decision.

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2011 10:51pm

We don’t anticipate widespread flooding in Auckland, but there will be a period of very heavy rain between midnight Friday and noon Saturday that could cause some flooding in vulnerable areas.  At this stage we expect Kumeu to have less rain than last weekend’s rain event.  Strong winds are expected too.  Sunday looks much drier with winds easing as the day goes on.

– WeatherWatch

Guest on 26/01/2011 9:10pm

It’s Nelson Anniversary Day as well this weekend. Please don’t forget the little folk 😉

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2011 10:39pm

Our apologies!  Here is our forecast for Nelson this long weekend too…

Friday Jan 28
Sunny but clouds increasing, 0 chance of precipitation. Winds 22.5 kph from NW. Humidity 68% Sunrise: 6:28 AM 26 °C
Mostly Cloudy, with some rain overnight.  50% chance of precipitation. Winds 22.5 kph from ESE. Humidity 76% 17 °C
Saturday Jan 29
Some morning showers early on then clearing to a sunny day, 30% chance of precipitation. Winds 19.3 kph from NNE. Humidity 68% Sunrise: 6:29 AM 25 °C
Partly Cloudy, 0 chance of precipitation. Winds 9.7 kph from SE. Humidity 72% 13 °C
Sunday Jan 30
Mostly Sunny, 0 chance of precipitation. Winds 22.5 kph from NNW. Humidity 67% Sunrise: 6:30 AM 25 °C
Mostly Cloudy, 10% chance of precipitation. Winds 14.5 kph from NW. Humidity 71% 14°C
Monday Jan 31
Sunny and cloudy periods, clouds building though, 20% chance of precipitation. Winds 24.1 kph from NNW. Humidity 78% Sunrise: 6:32 AM 24 °C
A chance of evening showers, 30% chance of precipitation. Winds 14.5 kph from NNW. Humidity 80% 15°C

sw on 26/01/2011 9:05pm

Looks a scrappy crappy weekend with it to the east rather than an exciting one if it went down the westcoast.

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