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Weather Forecast for New Plymouth

Partly cloudy.

Now

21°
New Plymouth
Observed at 10:06pm from:
Welbourn (ITARANAK5)
Rain (today)WindHumidexHumidityPressure
-mmNNW 7km/h23°61%1012.63hPa

Tonight

12°
New Plymouth
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
10%traceSSE 14km/h12:42am10:21amWaxing Crescent

Tomorrow

20°
New Plymouth
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindUV IndexSunriseSunset
10%traceSSW 13km/h5 (Moderate)6:37pm6:16am

Next 24 Hours in New Plymouth

Next 9 Days in New Plymouth

Tue 31 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
20°
Day
12°
Night
Partly cloudy.
SSW
13km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy.
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Wed 1 Apr
Wed 1 Apr
21°
Day
12°
Night
Generally clear.
S
17km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Generally clear.
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Thu 2 Apr
Thu 2 Apr
20°
Day
12°
Night
Generally clear.
SSE
21km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Generally clear.
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Fri 3 Apr
Fri 3 Apr
19°
Day
13°
Night
Partly cloudy.
NNE
12km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy.
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Sat 4 Apr
Sat 4 Apr
19°
Day
13°
Night
Generally clear.
N
15km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Generally clear.
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Sun 5 Apr
Sun 5 Apr
19°
Day
14°
Night
Partly cloudy.
N
21km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy.
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Mon 6 Apr
Mon 6 Apr
18°
Day
13°
Night
Showers.
N
23km/h
50%
chance
of rain

2.7mm
Showers.
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Tue 7 Apr
Tue 7 Apr
18°
Day
13°
Night
Showers.
NW
22km/h
50%
chance
of rain

2.8mm
Showers.
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Wed 8 Apr
Wed 8 Apr
18°
Day
13°
Night
Rain.
NNW
23km/h
60%
chance
of rain

5.8mm
Rain.
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Tom Hughes-Ross on 29/03/2020 7:39pm

Hi Phil,

Just wondering how far behind in terms of drought we are here in rural north west Auckland (Kumeu area). It feels like we have had quite a bit of rain but I’m surprised to see how dry the ground is still. Thanks, Tom

WW Forecast Team on 29/03/2020 9:45pm

Hey Tom, good question. The rain has been very hit and miss so not everyone has relief. Ultimately we need an 80 to 120mm rain event over a couple days to really make an impact. Even half of that would be very helpful but may not be quite enough to put a nail in this drought event. Showers next 7 days won’t be much, especially with evaporation. Fingers crossed for rain around the middle of April.
Phil D

Andrew Douglas on 29/03/2020 4:45am

Hi Guys – we are based in Twyford Hastings and have seen in some models 100mm+ forecasts and with hail likely. we are pip fruit growers and with large volumes of high vague crop due to harvest this week, can you comment on our likelihood of getting through unscathed ??

WW Forecast Team on 29/03/2020 7:48am

Hi Andrew

If hail comes down tomorrow it will probably be of the smaller variety or maybe none at all. Heavy rain is possible although at this stage it may sit just offshore, it depends on the exact placement of an occluded front which is lying on the coastal fringe tomorrow. If it comes onshore a touch there could be the potential for very heavy rain, but if it’s just offshore it may mean only a few showers or spits.

Tuesday could produce isolated heavy showers with a chance of bigger hail late afternoon / early evening but this may be more inland about the ranges then clearing there at night.

Cheers
Aaron

Andrew on 29/03/2020 1:17am

Hi guys – how many mm of rain do you think Taupo ( kinlock) is due tomorrow afternoon and over what period – considering it says thunderstorms! Concerned farmer !!

WW Forecast Team on 29/03/2020 3:52am

Hi there

Bit of a hit and miss scenario for you tomorrow. Thunderstorms due to their nature means you could get heavy downpours in one area then down the road you may not get much, so a bit hard to put a figure on anything. Isolated heavy falls may deliver 10 to 30mm in a short period of time, perhaps a little more if you are lucky. But on the other end of the scale if you miss it might be a 3 to 5mm kind of day.

Hope it goes your way!

WW

josh on 28/03/2020 7:51am

any thunderstorms possible in auckland in the next few days? I would love a good storm. but i have not heard thunder for so long now.

WW Forecast Team on 28/03/2020 11:57am

Hi there

Doesn’t look to be, may be the odd isolated shower about. Keep up to date with our Auckland forecasts.

WW

josh on 28/03/2020 8:22pm

thanks. i do really want a good thunderstorm though. i am in south auckland.

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