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Weather Forecast for Rotorua291m above sea level

Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.

Now

9°
Rotorua
Observed at 8:52pm from:
Ngapuna (IROTOR91)
Rain (today)WindHumidexHumidityPressure
-mmW 5km/h9°88%1012.19hPa

Tonight

4°
Rotorua
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
10%traceSSE 7km/h2:49am2:35pmWaxing Gibbous

Tomorrow

16°
Rotorua
Mostly cloudy. Light East to Sou'East winds.
Rain (chance)Rain (amount)WindUV IndexSunriseSunset
20%traceESE 10km/h1 (Low)7:13pm5:09am

Next 24 Hours in Rotorua

Next 9 Days in Rotorua

Sun 19 May
Sun 19 May
16°
Day
10°
Night
Mostly cloudy. Light East to Sou'East winds.
ESE
10km/h
20%
chance
of rain

9.3mm
Mostly cloudy. Light East to Sou'East winds.
View hourly forecast
Mon 20 May
Mon 20 May
14°
Day
10°
Night
Rain. Light Sou'East winds.
SE
12km/h
70%
chance
of rain

13.6mm
Rain. Light Sou'East winds.
View hourly forecast
Tue 21 May
Tue 21 May
15°
Day
9°
Night
Morning showers. Breezy South to Sou'East winds.
SSE
17km/h
30%
chance
of rain

0.2mm
Morning showers. Breezy South to Sou'East winds.
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Wed 22 May
Wed 22 May
15°
Day
6°
Night
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
SSE
8km/h
20%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
View hourly forecast
Thu 23 May
Thu 23 May
15°
Day
6°
Night
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
SW
8km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
View hourly forecast
Fri 24 May
Fri 24 May
13°
Day
4°
Night
Partly cloudy. Light Southerly winds.
S
10km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy. Light Southerly winds.
View hourly forecast
Sat 25 May
Sat 25 May
13°
Day
3°
Night
Partly cloudy. Light South to Sou'West winds.
SSW
9km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy. Light South to Sou'West winds.
View hourly forecast
Sun 26 May
Sun 26 May
13°
Day
3°
Night
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
SW
8km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Partly cloudy. Calm/Variable winds.
View hourly forecast
Mon 27 May
Mon 27 May
13°
Day
5°
Night
Mainly sunny. Light Sou'West winds.
SW
10km/h
10%
chance
of rain

trace
Mainly sunny. Light Sou'West winds.
View hourly forecast

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jet on 17/05/2024 2:57am

hi guys wellington had a big downpour last night on 16 may 2024 do u know why?

WW Forecast Team on 17/05/2024 9:28pm

Sorry Jet, wasn’t monitoring that particular one but there was a cold front/southerly change that came though on Thursday that would’ve sparked a few downpours. Classic cold/warm mix 🙂
– Phil

vict on 16/05/2024 6:17pm

Hello

I’ve checked the chance of rain today for Bemont, Auckland, Bayswater and Takapuna. They all say 0% chance for the day, but when I look at the hourly chance, none of them are 0.

And for the coming days forcast, I noticed the chance are written down in tens (ie 10%, 50%, etc). Is it rounded off to the nearest 10?

WW Forecast Team on 16/05/2024 8:20pm

Hi Vict, yes basically it rounds it up or down to make it cleaner to view. Also, the percentage of rain that we display is generally the hours of daylight .. so if it’s below 5% it goes to 0%. We’re actually in talks with the data provider right now and one thing we want to do is sharpen up the way we display chance of rain… as sometimes those 7% risks can produce a really heavy downpour. We’re also working with MetService to tie in radar alerting into our alerting app. When the chance of rain is below 10% you can have a shower – but it tends to be very isolated to one part of the city. The fact NZ has no open weather data means that, in NZ, this global data isn’t as sharp as it is in, say, Australia – where open data (that’s data the public fund) can be freely used for the greater good.

Hope that makes sense – that’s why if rain matters to you then the new Rain Trends in our App (or at RuralWeather) are so key. That chance of rain can be the best guide and telling you when a shower is possible, even if it’s only a 3% risk!

– WW

Myron on 15/05/2024 8:48am

Hi Guys. Just wondering why the North-Easterly wind and rain was so cold today?
It’s supposedly a sub tropical airflow, but doesn’t feel like it?
I’m at Owhango on the Central Plateau.
Thanks

Jet on 15/05/2024 5:09am

Hi guys what is Wellington wettest wind direction

WW Forecast Team on 15/05/2024 5:20am

Whatever the forecast says.

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