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Weather Forecast for Rotorua

Partly Cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.

Now

14°
Rotorua
Observed at 3:04am from:
Utuhina (IROTORUA15)
Rain (today)WindHumidexHumidityPressure
-mmNW 0km/h14°67%1021hPa

Today

14°
Rotorua
Mostly sunny. Calm/Variable winds.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindUV IndexSunriseSunset
10%traceSE 6km/h2 (Low)7:18pm5:05am

Tonight

2°
Rotorua
Mainly clear. Calm/Variable winds.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
10%traceSSE 6km/h3:45pm3:16amWaning Crescent

Next 24 Hours in Rotorua

Next 9 Days in Rotorua

Fri 27 May
Fri 27 May
15°
Day
4°
Night
Mainly sunny. Calm/Variable winds.
NE
5km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Mainly sunny. Calm/Variable winds.
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Sat 28 May
Sat 28 May
14°
Day
11°
Night
Showers. Breezy East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
16km/h
70%
chance
of rain

16.8mm
Showers. Breezy East to Nor'East winds.
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Sun 29 May
Sun 29 May
16°
Day
12°
Night
Rain. Fairly breezy Nor'East winds.
NE
20km/h
100%
chance
of rain

44mm
Rain. Fairly breezy Nor'East winds.
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Mon 30 May
Mon 30 May
16°
Day
12°
Night
Showers. Light Nor'West winds.
NW
10km/h
70%
chance
of rain

17.4mm
Showers. Light Nor'West winds.
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Tue 31 May
Tue 31 May
15°
Day
11°
Night
Rain and thunder. Breezy North to Nor'West winds.
NNW
15km/h
80%
chance
of rain

14mm
Rain and thunder. Breezy North to Nor'West winds.
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Wed 1 Jun
Wed 1 Jun
13°
Day
9°
Night
Light rain. Breezy West to Nor'West winds.
WNW
15km/h
70%
chance
of rain

8.6mm
Light rain. Breezy West to Nor'West winds.
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Thu 2 Jun
Thu 2 Jun
13°
Day
8°
Night
Showers. Breezy West to Sou'West winds.
WSW
15km/h
60%
chance
of rain

3.6mm
Showers. Breezy West to Sou'West winds.
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Fri 3 Jun
Fri 3 Jun
14°
Day
8°
Night
Showers. Light Westerly winds.
W
11km/h
60%
chance
of rain

4mm
Showers. Light Westerly winds.
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Sat 4 Jun
Sat 4 Jun
14°
Day
8°
Night
Light rain. Calm/Variable winds.
WNW
7km/h
60%
chance
of rain

4mm
Light rain. Calm/Variable winds.
View hourly forecast

Comments

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Stu on 19/05/2022 4:31am

I live on the hauraki plains and refer to your rural weather website but I find the rainfall totals to be wildly in accurate. I have never been a fan of met service but they are more realistic in there totals and even met Vue forcasting you can tell a week out that there forecast totals are more than double yours why could this be so, cheers for your response

WW Forecast Team on 19/05/2022 9:03am

Hi Stu, thanks for your feedback. Appreciate you’re in drought and so rain is crucial right now, and most rain bands for the past few years have been falling apart over Waikato and the Hauraki Plains, which makes every rainfall total so much more critical. We use the same data as MetVue, so they can’t be more accurate than us. Our data has been rated as the most accurate by both NZ Govt Agency and an independent international body. Most accurate doesn’t mean always perfect. If rain is critical to you, make sure you read our daily stories and weekday videos to help make sense of all the factors that go into a rainfall forecast. Feel free to use us with other forecasters too. WeatherWatch and RuralWeather provide a lot of extra context on top of “just a forecast” to help you work out the most likely chances of rain.
Cheers
Phil D

Stu on 19/05/2022 8:09pm

Thanks for the reply Phil much appreciated.keep up the good work I really like and find your weather forecast videos the best in the business.

Ian Taylor on 15/05/2022 9:59am

I’ve been a long time supporter of WW in Northeast Waikato. But since you teamed up with Metservice I have found that you have been over- forecasting rain that has not arrived during the summer / autumn period. I found your forecasts more accurate before you joined Metservice.

WW Forecast Team on 15/05/2022 8:18pm

H Ian, we haven’t teamed up with MetService, we simply display the public rain radar. Our data has been independently rated as most accurate rainfall forecaster in NZ by both the NZ Government and by an international firm that measured IBM. No forecaster is perfect but we’re pleased to be leading the way as most accurate in NZ, even if not perfect (yet!).
Kind regards
WW

Carole parker on 8/05/2022 12:15am

Can you tell me what the weather for Saturday for queens birthday weekend is likely to be please as looking at holding a carboot sale

WW Forecast Team on 8/05/2022 1:31am

Hi Carole

Much to far away at the moment to know sorry. Come back and ask us 4 to 7 days out if possible?

Also a location would be handy too! 🙂

Best wishes for the sale if we don’t hear back from you.

WW

Alexa on 4/05/2022 10:47pm

Any guesses on what the winter will be like in Queenstown snow-wise?

WW Forecast Team on 4/05/2022 11:02pm

Hi Alexa, thanks for the question. At this stage we don’t have a strong forecast for this but there are signs that it may be a later start this year. Too mild at the moment (and dry) – but actually sometimes a milder winter can create more snow in southern areas. The month of May doesn’t look too snowy around Queenstown, but there is a temp drop coming next week which bring a dusting on the mountains.
Cheers
WW

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