Weather Forecast for Alexandra


Alexandra Summary

Mostly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

7°c

Observed at 6:40am from:
Don Place Alexandra (IOTAGOAL5)

Rain (today)0.25mm
WindNNW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)6°c
Humidity87%
Pressure1013.88hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

16°c
Mostly cloudy.
Rain (chance)20%
WindNNW 10km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise8:05am
Sunset5:13pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

9°c
Showers late at night.
Rain (chance)50%
WindNNW 11km/h
Moonrise11:55pm
Moonset1:37pm
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Mon 27 May
14°c
7°c
Showers.
NNW
8km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 May
15°c
6°c
Afternoon showers.
N
12km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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51%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 May
15°c
8°c
Light rain developing in the afternoon.
NNW
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70%
chance
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of rain
60%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 May
13°c
5°c
Showers.
NNW
8km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
53%
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of rain
46%
chance
of rain
41%
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of rain
54%
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of rain
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 May
8°c
2°c
Showers.
SW
11km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
49%
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of rain
47%
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of rain
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of rain
21%
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of rain
21%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
23%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Jun
7°c
4°c
Morning showers.
WSW
13km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
30%
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of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WSW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 2 Jun
8°c
3°c
Partly cloudy.
W
10km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
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of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
W
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 3 Jun
8°c
2°c
Showers.
W
8km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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11:00
PM
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chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
W
8km/hr
W
7km/hr
W
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 4 Jun
6°c
2°c
Afternoon showers.
W
7km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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The latest GFS model looks to

The latest GFS model looks to have aligned with the ECMWF model. Your thoughts?

Hi there, yes we are seeing

Hi there, yes we are seeing GFS, ECMWF, ACCESS G (Australia) and UK Met Office all somewhat aligning. We're likely to make our first detailed call tomorrow on what we think will happen. It's likely Cyclone Oma will entirely miss NZ but it's looking likely it will help fuel a new larger low in the New Zealand area. The modelling was always confident of a new low forming, but GFS in particular was lagging and showing Oma still directly coming in. A lot of moving parts and if we do end up with a very large system it can sometimes create large areas of calm and dry too... so still a lot to fine tune in the days ahead.

Cheers

WW

Weather on Sunday 24/2/2019

Hi there We have a community picnic scheduled for Sunday 24/2/2019 out at Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekakariki. Do you think cyclone oma will impact on this ? At this stage we are looking to call a postponement on Friday if necessary . Your thoughts ?

Hi there, due to the

Hi there, due to the complexity of the low this weekend (we don't think a direct hit from Oma is likely, but a new large low will form instead) we can't really answer with certainty. Your best best is to pay close attention to the 10 day forecasts we have for Paekakariki and in particular the HOURLY forecasts which will show you the % of rain, wind speed, temperature etc. There may be some large areas of dry Friday and weekend, so keep checking back with the forecasts - the later you can leave your decision the more likely the forecasts will be locked in.

Cheers
WW

Waiheke Island

Thanks for all your services and comments, your data and forecasts are much appreciated. My question: there are many conventional wisdoms about weather on Waiheke Island and how different it is from Auckland city or West Coast Auckland. Do you have any general feel for what these differences might be in general terms? Slightly dryer and slightly warmer is the received wisdom, but I'm not so sure--it seems to depend on whether we are getting SW or NE predominant winds. Any thoughts appreciated. Bill

Hi there Bill,  Waikehe

Hi there Bill,  Waikehe Island does have a different climate to Auckland, it tends to be drier in summer and often misses all the showers in winter that Auckland can get. Quite a few people believe the micro-climate there is quite different to Auckland. The island can be vulnerable to thunderstorms that form in the Harbour and Gulf, but often the city may be cloudy/overcast while Waikehe is sunny. NE winds would be cooler and a little cloudier, SW winds (predominant) are probably what give Waiheke it's drier/sunnier micro-climate as SWers in the city can be cool, cloudy and showery even in Summer sometimes.
Cheers

Philip D

Cruise to Norfolk Island

Hi , we are on the Seabourn Encore departing Auckland Sat 23rd, Opua 24th then at sea 25th en route to Norfolk Island. Departs 6pm 26th to Milford Sound. Based on your forecast it seems like we will have a lumpy trip . At what point do Cruiselines change the itinerary for Passengers safety? Cheers Rob

Hi Rob, Cruises and Flights

Hi Rob, Cruises and Flights operate in similar ways. On the day of travel (or the night before) the pilot/captain and airline/cruise company will make the decision on whether to travel or not. At this stage it's hard to know what the shipping routes will be like, large ships are usually pretty good at tracking around the worse stuff. We don't know their thresholds for delays though. Hopefully you'll still set off on time, they will likely be trying to fine tune the forecast like we are trying to do right now too.

All the best!
Cheers
Phil D

Weather for 23rd Feb in Darfield

Hi there, I have had a look at your forecast for Christchurch, but wanted to know your prediction for Darfield, with the northerly winds Im thinking Darfield will be a little different.

Hi there Might be a little

Hi there

Might be a little changeable that far out, specifics may need to be tweaked but overall Chch and Darfield are both looking dry on Saturday. Darfield a tad warmer then Chch near the coast. Looks fairly cloudy going by the latest information, some sun possible later in the afternoon or evening. Winds from the northeast becoming a little blustery by evening.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

A little rain early morning

Was nice having a little rain this morning!

Especially at the moment,

Especially at the moment, then again too much could be no good. Will see what the coming weekend brings.

Aaron

Hanmer Springs

You give the weather for Hanmer Springs says observed at Hanmer River Winery. There is no such place. Do you mean Waiau River Winery which is miles from Hanmer Springs or where is it taken?

Hi there, that is the name

Hi there, that is the name the owner of the station has given it we believe. This is the location it is showing as:

How much rain is Auckland

How much rain is Auckland lookingbat seeing from Friday over the weekend? Will there be any thunderstorms and is the wind going to be really strong?

Hi there, please see our

Hi there, please see our latest news story about Cyclone Oma and how it is making for changeable forecasts this weekend. We can't yet firmly answer your question sorry. Keep an eye on our forecasts written by WW for Auckland, also the hourly forecasts by TWC are updated hourly and cover % of rain and wind speeds. 

Latest news here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-omas-future-track-remains-uncertain-5050-chance-nz-has-severe-weather-19-maps

Cheers
WW

where do you take your

where do you take your Temperatures from

Hi there, we receive them

Hi there, we receive them from a combination of public and private stations all over the country. You can see the full network here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

If you have a reading that is wildly incorrect please give us the full Station ID and we can remove it.

Kind regards
WW Team

Rainfall for december in Te Aroha

Could you tell me how much rain we had for the dates of 20-26 december in Te Aroha please? Thanx

Hi there, you'll need to

Hi there, you'll need to contact NIWA sorry, as we they don't allow us to freely share the tax funded data in an easy way, so you'll need to directly contact them with the request. Sorry we can't be of more help, the Government recently rejected opening this data up to be freely shared due to their own commercial priorities.
Kind regards

WW

Weather ORERE POINT 23rd February

. Im getting married outdoors on morning of 23rd February. Metservice states heavy rain while weatherwatch and all others say light showers. I guess this is uncertainty due to cyclone Oma. I have bought gumboots but give me your opinion! Ps. I know farmers need rain but after the 23rd would be great weather gods.

Hi there, you'll need to keep

Hi there, you'll need to keep up to date with this likely changeable forecast - it's changeable due to Cyclone Oma which will be to our north west then and while still a distance from NZ it may trigger a local area of low pressure. WeatherWatch uses the power of IBM (the most powerful super computer for weather in NZ), MetService has no super computer so we are unsure about their long range data sorry - we currently do not even monitor it. We should know by Monday next week a lot more about Feb 23. At this stage dry is winning more than rain most days, but check in again with us very early next week.

Cheers

WW

Recently my local stations have disappeared;

Moera and Gracefield, Lower Hutt appeared to provide accurate readings and were closest. Gracefield was located at the government research establishment. Nearest now Waterloo over 4k away and inland. Why are you not using these sites? Henry

Good Morning Henry. We

Good Morning Henry. We currently have more weather stations than any of the forecasters we must tax fund but some of this data has been switched off due to a couple of reasons. 1) Being delayed before being made public (ie, NIWA even though we all fund them, they delay sharing public weather obs by 24 hours and MetService up to 3 hours) so some have been removed from the Government side. 2) As for the private side, because we have so many stations to choose from not always the most local one is the most accurate one. We're working on a better observations lay out this year, one that will put the power in your hands to choose another local station should the one we automatically pick not be the one you want. Watch this space.

Kind regards

Phil D 

Auckland weather

Really appreciate your work here. Good detail and easy to understand, cheers. Any respite from this Auckland heat on the horizon?

Hi there Thankyou! Perhaps

Hi there

Thankyou!

Perhaps early next week, but not all that cool, highs will still likely be in the early to mid twenties. Otherwise the warm weather continues :)

Cheers
Aaron

I am sorry but I live in

I am sorry but I live in Pureora and your forecasts for here are off the wall. Rain and only 18°. Madness. Hot wind and 30 more to the point. Whats going on? I can see the top of Mt Pureora....no rain up there. Not likely to either.

Hi there, just looked into

Hi there, just looked into this and it certainly seems strange. We may do some further digging but first glance is this detailed local forecast may actually be picking a location on the mountain (it shows a 70% chance of an afternoon heat downpour there, even though it's not happening the risk is there). Could you use Tihoi or Bennydale? Both of those nearby locations are much more inline with your weather with dry skies and highs close to 30 :)

Cheers WW

 

Thermometer Wrong

Hello there. Something is very definitely wrong with the Gisborne reading. It is a lot more than 14 degrees here today!!!

Hi there Phil wrote a very

Hi there

Phil wrote a very detailed reply just below to a question similar to yours, atleast it has the answers you need. Here it is! :)

"

Hey there, thanks so much for your message, we love getting ones like this one that drill down. Firstly, we're hugely disappointed Labour Minister Megan Woods said to us in a Beehive meeting in October that MetService/NIWA making profits for them to spend was much more important than making data (we all collective tax fund) being freely available. Personally, I was gutted by that as she is supposed to be the Minister for "Innovation" and "science". 

NZ is the only country in the western world to be like Russia/China in the weather world where the people are taxed to create a weather observations they cannot then openly use.

That aside, we are very grateful to the hundreds of hard working tax paying Kiwis who have uploaded their data. However you're slightly wrong that it's all amateur - yes there is definitely a majority of private weather stations run by 'amateurs' but we also have Govt airport data in the mix and professional private vineyard stations too. The truly "amateur" ones are sometimes quite obvious - they tend to be different to the many around them. We have no support from NZ Government - in fact 2 (of 3) Government run commercial competitors (NIWA, MetService) have been trying hard (including sending us legal threats from tax-funded-lawyers for daring to use public tax funded data and weather observations) to stop us. We have made complaints to the Commerce Commission which they are currently now investigating. So we're doing our best to share more data - and our advice to those who see incorrect readings is to take a look at the totality of stations around them and see the average.

It was WeatherWatch directly that made the changes to the Weather Company stations and we're working hard to improve our services this year, including adding some (delayed sadly) Government/tax payer owned data.

Hope that helps :)
Cheers and thanks again for the message and support.
Phil Duncan

 

PS - If you see a weather station you think is consistently or extremely out of touch, simply give us the full STATION ID (in the app and website in the "NOW" section) or from the Observations page directly - and we will block it until they reach the right standards. "

Cheers
Aaron

Out of Touch Station

Cheers Aaron. Love your WeatherWatch site as it's always more accurate than the MetService one. This is the dodgy station Gisborne West (IGISBORN7). The Whataupoko one is the one that is usually displayed but this one has popped up today. It feels like 36 here today.

Hi there, we've removed this

Hi there, we've removed this station now - thanks very much for providing the Station ID, Hopefully it's accurate now (definitely low 30s around parts of Gisborne!). Have a great day :)

Cheers
Phil

Rain???

Any idea when we can expect any kind of decent rain in the dairy flat area?

May be an isolated heavy

May be an isolated heavy shower on Tuesday next week (19th). On the same note there is a chance it could be fairly dry, it just depends where showers form in the afternoon.

Otherwise it's looking quite dry out till the last day of February which is as far as I can see.

Cheers
Aaron

"Risk of a few showers"? Showers would be welcome right now!!

"Risk of a few showers"? Strange way of putting it! Showers would be welcome right now!! Keep up the good work otherwise!

:) "Chance" would maybe be

:) "Chance" would maybe be better!

- WW

Hi there, on the rain maps it

Hi there, on the rain maps it shows Friday 22nd with the cyclone around Queensland falling apart, will this effect nz? Will there be any severe weather?

Hi there, take a look at this

Hi there, take a look at this news story - it has the latest on the storm and future possible tracking. We also have details in our latest weather video on the right hand side of the page.

Cheers

WW

Accuracy of live observations

Hello - I see that the live observations are vastly improved in that their locations are marked accurately on the map, well done to the Weather Company, and presumably Weatherwatch had a hand in that. However, is there a means for questioning or correcting accuracy of the data? The Snells Beach record has been showing the opposite of actual for wind direction for the several days I have been following it. e.g. Currently (mid afternoon 12th February) it shows the wind is SSE but it has definitely been a westerly or southwesterly since at least yesterday. It also says there is no windspeed but there is are reasonable gusts currently. The temperature at 28 degrees makes sense and it correctly says there has been no rain today so there is nothing to whinge about there. I understand these recordings are from local amateur weather stations but they aren't necessarily useful if they are inaccurate, and no doubt the owners would also like to know they are providing accurate data. Can anything be done to alert the owner to the problem?

Hey there, thanks SO much for

Hey there, thanks so much for your message, we love getting ones like this one that drill down. Firstly, we're hugely disappointed Labour Minister Megan Woods said to us in a Beehive meeting in October that MetService/NIWA making profits for them to spend was much more important than making data (we all collective tax fund) being freely available. Personally, I was gutted by that as she is supposed to be the Minister for "Innovation" and "science". 

NZ is the only country in the western world to be like Russia/China in the weather world where the people are taxed to create a weather observations they cannot then openly use.

That aside, we are very grateful to the hundreds of hard working tax paying Kiwis who have uploaded their data. However you're slightly wrong that it's all amateur - yes there is definitely a majority of private weather stations run by 'amateurs' but we also have Govt airport data in the mix and professional private vineyard stations too. The truly "amateur" ones are sometimes quite obvious - they tend to be different to the many around them. We have no support from NZ Government - in fact 2 (of 3) Government run commercial competitors (NIWA, MetService) have been trying hard (including sending us legal threats from tax-funded-lawyers for daring to use public tax funded data and weather observations) to stop us. We have made complaints to the Commerce Commission which they are currently now investigating. So we're doing our best to share more data - and our advice to those who see incorrect readings is to take a look at the totality of stations around them and see the average.

It was WeatherWatch directly that made the changes to the Weather Company stations and we're working hard to improve our services this year, including adding some (delayed sadly) Government/tax payer owned data.

Hope that helps :)
Cheers and thanks again for the message and support.
Phil Duncan

 

PS - If you see a weather station you think is consistently or extremely out of touch, simply give us the full STATION ID (in the app and website in the "NOW" section) or from the Observations page directly - and we will block it until they reach the right standards. 

Wedding

Hey Mate we have an outdoor wedding on march 4th in Auckland, i realize that is sometime away still but how settled is it all looking? also we are having a holiday up in the bay of islands 16-23 feb are we going to get any good weather?

Hi there Not sure on March

Hi there

Not sure on March 4th, that's too far beyond any crystal ball I have unfortunately. Hopefully it is settled for you!

As for the 16th to 23rd, there are hints of tropical activity around then bringing in easterly quarter winds. There doesn't look to be any direct hits from lows at this stage but there may be a few periods of rain / showers. But there appears to be days of dry with sun / cloud also. It's probably going to be more dry then it is wet but prepare for a few wet periods I would say. Keep an eye on this if you like: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Russell

Hope that helps, have a great time away! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Feb 22nd Rain/conditions Wellington

Hi Aaron, I hope you are well. Can you kindly confirm if there is any likelyhood of rain in Wellington, Kapiti on the 22nd Feb in the afternoon please? Do you have an idea of the general condition on the afternoon? I dont believe the rain map showed this but would be comforting to hear from yourself. Thank you kindly.

Hi there, at this stage there

Hi there, at this stage there may be a cold front moving up the country around Feb 21 and 22 bringing a south to south west change and showers to Kapiti. Not locked in being so very far out but that's the latest.  In a few days time we'll have a better idea. 
All the best :)
- Aaron

Is there any tropical cyclone

Is there any tropical cyclone risk to New Zealand in the future?

At some point in the future,

At some point in the future, sure there will probably be a risk of some sort. In the near future? Doesn't seem to be any big risks at the moment. Tropical activity seems to be staying to the north at this stage.

Use these maps here: http://weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

Click on "Rain", you can scroll through the next couple of weeks using those maps. As you'll see, no tropical cyclones coming down near NZ at this stage.

Cheers
Aaron

Tides

Why does your 'Tides' tab give weather at beaches and not tides?

Hi there When you click on

Hi there

When you click on those beach locations a box will pop up and it does have tide information. :)

Cheers
Aaron

Milford sound

Hello there, I'm going on the Milford sound cruise on Feb 14 at 10:30am and the forecast appears to be 100% to 70% chance of rain. But when I look at the rain radar, there is not much cloud showing in this region, I'm also thinking of rescheduling my cruise to 13:00 since it appear to be getting better. I would really appreciate your thoughts and your recommended time I should be getting on the cruise.

Hi there The later in the day

Hi there

The later in the day you can book that cruise the better from what I can see. Looks quite wet in the morning and for a fair amount of the afternoon to be honest, there is a chance it could break in the afternoon perhaps so you never know.

Have a great day either way! :)

WW