Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Summary of Christchurch

Some cloud, may be a light shower or two especially morning. Light Southerlies.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Christchurch

9°c

Observed at 4:05am from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS33)

Rain (today)-mm
WindSE 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)9°c
Humidity94%
Pressure1009.14hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Christchurch

15°c
Some cloud, may be a light shower or two especially morning. Light Southerlies.
Rain (chance)30%
WindSSE 15km/h
UV Index5 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:37am
Sunset7:53pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Christchurch

6°c
A few clouds, Easterlies.
Rain (chance)20%
WindESE 10km/h
Moonrise10:06pm
Moonset7:56am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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4km/hr
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4km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Thu 17 Oct
16°c
10°c
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, East to Nor'East winds.
ENE
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 18 Oct
17°c
10°c
High cloud, some late evening / overnight rain. Nor'East winds.
NNE
25km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 19 Oct
21°c
8°c
Sunny, light Nor'West winds.
NW
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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13km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 20 Oct
21°c
5°c
Sunny areas and some high cloud, evening showers as NNW winds change SW.
NNW
30km/hr
20%
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of rain
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4%
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19km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 21 Oct
17°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
23km/hr
10%
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
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
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18km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 22 Oct
13°c
6°c
Showers.
WSW
22km/hr
40%
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
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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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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
44%
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of rain
42%
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of rain
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
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of rain
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13km/hr
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16km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 23 Oct
13°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
24%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
WSW
17km/hr
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18km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 24 Oct
16°c
7°c
Generally clear.
N
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 25 Oct
17°c
8°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
19km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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19km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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 Hi there, the weather during

 Hi there, the weather during August can be very changeable as August is the depth of winter for us, although some areas start to become a bit more spring-like.  Snow is possible in Queenstown, heavy rain possible in Franz Josef and the other centres can have a mixture of weather.  Be prepared for overnight lows down to -5 and daytime highs as much as 18 degrees - and everything in between!  The highest temp most days, though, would be between 12 and 15 on average,

Cheers

WW

This Evening?

Why does your 'this evening' field say 'max'? Surely this is 'min'?

We are changing that to Min

We are changing that to Min in the coming months... but it was part of a trial to focus on the most likely temperature across the city for the evening, rather than the lowest (as often somewhere like Henderson will be 4 degrees while 80% of the city is around 7 or 8, for example.

- WW

Rain

Torrential rain flooded our driveway in Whitford, water pouring through retaining walls. Got within a metre of the house before easing. Just started again but not as heavy. Worst downpour for a few weeks.

Unlucky 50%

We must be in the unlucky 50% here in East Tamaki where if it rains any harder I might be tempted to drop my pen and pick up a hammer and some nails to build an Ark if I'm to get home tonight!

Weather forecast for thursday 26/07

HI again.......could i be a pain and ask you to please tell me how it will be in south auckland?? Thanks and keep safe!!

Good morning :) No different

Good morning :)

No different to the forecast above, although any shower activity looks likely to clear South Auckland first.   Use our interactive rain maps (you can zoom in and use the mouse to move the map) to track where the rain bands will be tomorrow.  http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/maps  

Cheers

WW

Weather forecast for thursday 26/07

Thanks for your tremendous work and efforts. If i google weather forecast for this week, some places it shows as thursday (26/07) being a sunny day and another it says thunderstorms.......can you please clarify??

Hi there, and thanks very

Hi there, and thanks very much, really appreciate that .  On Thursday we'll have a fresher south east wind blow through - so a cooler change mixing with some warmer air could produce some offshore thunderstorms.  I imagine the other forecasts you're seeing through google are international models that are detecting those thunderstorms but not fine tuning the forecasts enough for Auckland city.  There will be a band of quite heavy rain or showers passing by the city in the morning according to our models - so we'll be closely monitoring the updates to see how the computers feel about that area of showers. 

Cheers, Phil

Fog?

Hi Weatherwatch,

Is this a different type of fog that we are experiencing compared to what Auckland had roughly two weeks ago? For instance, the climate in Auckland is a lot warmer and this fog we are having now has precipitation mixed in with it, but are they both been formed the same way??

Thanks

Paul

Hi Paul Actually this fog is

Hi Paul

Actually this fog is being generated in exactly the same way! - very high humidity, high dewpoints (basically at the point where clouds form at ground level) and all in the centre of a large low.   In fact we're kicking ourselves for not having fog in the forecast as we were expecting it in Auckland and told one authority yesterday but failed to put it in our forecast yesterday for today - so apologies to our readers for that.  Was an oversight with so much focus on the heavy rain to the east and south of Auckland.

Basically the air is so saturated that we're seeing clouds forming (and rain drops forming) right down at ground level (that's why the rain is so fine/light).  However slightly heavier showers are expected this afternoon.

The fog we're more used to in the upper North Island is usually caused by large highs when the wind is calm.  But these lows over the past month have been huge - the same size as some highs - so the centres are very weak with very little wind.  Exactly what we're seeing today - and may see again next week (although the next big low is predicted to cross the South Island and not the upper North Island).

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Thanks Phil

Interesting to note that the amount of fog Auckland is having this winter, correct me if I’m wrong, but on average Auckland usually has three really thick foggy days durring winter…

Definitely been more than

Definitely been more than usual this year - you're quite right, normally only a few foggy mornings - we've had about 6 or 7 now.

Have a story tomorrow morning around 7am about Auckland's recent fog

 

Metservice are always full of

Metservice are always full of crap I would never believe their inaccurate forecasts

Metservice

How come sometimes your forecast differs from metservice. Like for thursday, july 26 you say here sunny day while metservice forecasts showers showing two raindrops and no sun in the icon. sometimes it is just confusing which one to follow. does your data come from different sources?

Different sources, different forecasters

Predicting the weather is not an exact science.  If it was a simple as applying the rules of physics, every forecast would be 100% accurate.

But you have to do deal with the factor of time as well.  Where is a particular weather maker going to be at a particular time.  What will that system look like.  Will it have the same amount of moisture to work with when it gets here, will it have the same amount of energy, etc

Every forecaster uses their education and experience when they look at the data to make up a forecast.  And yes, our data does come from different sources.

As far as which one to follow, well that's up to you.  You have to determine which of us is more accurate and more effective in providing the information you want.  It's just like us when we forecast.  We learn over time which model is more accurate and go with that one.

Cheers
Howard

Thanks. I do like that you

Thanks. I do like that you break up your forecast for the day in three periods given the crazy Auckland weather.

cheers

11 tonight sounds a little

11 tonight sounds a little too high,though quite cloudy the movement is still SW and no surface wind as well,maybe it will drop say to 6-7c then rise in the early hours.

 Yep, agree - we were

 Yep, agree - we were counting on that wind to pick up a little more but it didnt quite get there, so warmer than last night but not as warm as earlier predicted...half way!

- WW

Too cloudy tomorrow night??

Have booked to go to Auck Observatory tomorrow night (Friday). There is opportunity to look through telescope after the presentation but only if it's not too cloudy. What are your thoughts, too cloudy tomorrow night or do we have a reasonable chance??

Hi there, at this stage

Hi there, at this stage passing clouds moving in a breezy nor'easter.  Cloudier weather moves in on Saturday so hopefully you'll be ok for Friday evening... 75% chance of clear spells tomorrow night.

Cheers

WW

Fog in Akl tomorrow?

Hi please you you tell me chances of fog in Akl tomorrow a.m. We are flying into Akl at 7.50 on way overseas.....
Thanks

At this stage we aren't

At this stage we aren't expecting fog tomorrow thanks to an east to north east wind which will be building.  Check our site again this evening for our latest update but at this stage it's not in the forecast.

Kind regards
WW

west, south, north & east auckland?

Cheers for having this website, but is it possible to have the different areas in Auckland.
As in West Ak, North of the bridge, south Ak and those out East.

Auckland covers a huge area. It maybe raining out south and be sunny in West Ak and visa versa etc etc. but the Auckland coverage data doesn't say that...

cheers.

Actually you'd be surprised

Actually you'd be surprised how similar each part of Auckland is, unless we have a stuck weather pattern (like a low to the north that brings rain north of the harbour bridge).  When we say showers that can mean sunny spells in some suburbs, showers in others - fine tuning it to north, west, south etc - would make little difference in improving accuracy (we've trialled it a few times internally).   As then it would be showery in some parts of West Auckland but maybe not the suburb - or even street - you live in. 

What we are planning on doing is making a better temperature spread - as certainly West Auckland has more extremes than say the CBD.  We also make specific mention in particular regions (north, south, the bombays, north of whangaparoa etc) when the weather truly is different.   To get the level of detail you want you need to be active in watching the rain radars, the wind maps, the rain maps etc - as that will give you that personalised forecast specific to your place - on top of the forecasts we provide, which are already the most detailed forecasts around that aren't computer generated.

Kind regards

Philip Duncan

Philip & Team - thanks

Philip,

Thank you for your reply and explanation back to me.
It is very much appreciated what a great job you and your team do for us all.

Look forward to seeing the new stuff that you are working on re temps in the regions in Auckland.

Thanks again :-)

Absolutely my pleasure - or

Absolutely my pleasure - or rather, our pleasure!  We're always looking for ways to make our forecasts more accurate - so ideas are always welcome :)

Thanks heaps for your support - it means a great deal to us all!

Cheers

Phil

Winds at Clarks Beach

Getting very strong gusty winds out here at Clarks Beach (on the Manukau Harbour, South Auckland). Hard to believe there are no storm weather warnings for Auckland: the whole house moved and creaked during one gust. It feels like it has gotten worse in the last half hour.

Rain for Auckland

Got heavier this afternoon instead of easing, saw the sun outlined for a few minutes earlier this afternoon.

Never believe the 5th day,its

Never believe the 5th day,its always as pleasant temperatures and sun,ending up changed to wet and windy and a range of 6-13 instead:-)

Hi, what's the weather going

Hi, what's the weather going to be like on Saturday and Sunday, July 21st - 22nd?
Cheers, keep up the good work :)

Hi! And thank you...

...for your kind words.  We appreciate it.

Next weekend is looking a bit unsettled at this point.  Plenty of clouds and some light showers are possible on Saturday.  Then a better chance for showers comes in for Sunday.  Daytime highs should be in the mid teens.

I don't have a whole lot of confidence in this forecast though.  We will have a huge area of high pressure sitting over us for much of the upcoming week.  If it doesn't move off as quick as expected, which highs certainly do sometimes, then next weekend could end up being a lot more settled.

Stay tuned...

HJ

Something wrong with rain map?

Is there something wrong with the rain map? It shows Saturday and Sunday clear for the whole country :-)

Yep it does look a little

Yep it does look a little empty doesn't it!  We've logged a ticket with Weathermap.co.nz so hopefully will be resolved soon.

Cheers

WW

Overnight lows for Auckland

Do you have the overnight temperatures for Auckland for the last 6 weeks? Where would I locate that information?

Hi there - NIWA will be

Hi there - NIWA will be documenting all the lows, so you're best to go to the climate centre at www.niwa.co.nz to get all the info you need.  We dont keep historical data but we do archive our news stories.

Kind regards

Philip Duncan 

Patch of Gloom

Moving northward, sunny in New Lynn again now it has moved. Butterflies flying.

Calm with anticyclonic gloom

Calm with anticyclonic gloom moving in (clouds drifting in from the west).better they arrive at night than the day.

We agree - makes for warm

We agree - makes for warm nights but miserable days

- PD

Meteor? out at sea

I was walking my dog on karioitahi beach approx 80km south west of auckland and just saw a meteor? plummet from the sky , a large orange ball traveling extremely fast went behind the cloud front followed by a bright flash on the horizon . did anyone else happen to see this or have another explanation ?

Meteor? Out at Sea

Hi, yes i saw it too when i was driving home - completely buzzed me out. I managed to make it home in time for my family to witness it as well.

meteor sighting

Nelson aprox 6.15 pm last night 10/07/2012

We saw a huge orange/red fireball plummet from the sky heading south and disapeared behind Mt Arthur, in the west. As it was descending there was a bright red flash across the sea from Ruby Bay to Tahunanui beach... It gave us such a fright that we phoned the police as we were concerned it may have been a plane on fire ! The police came and assured us no planes were missing off the radar ( thankfully!) and thought it was propobaly a meteor. They thanked us for our concern tho and said to always let them know about anything that could be of concern in the future. There had a been a few concerned people phoned them also that had seen the exact same thing. Crazy.

Wow - sounds like a meteor. 

Wow - sounds like a meteor.  No other reports that we've heard of though

- WW

Hi there - we take that back,

Hi there - we take that back, we had two other sightings of this meteor over Auckland. :)

- WW

Meteor

Saw strange red glow this morning looking out towards Beachlands Maraetai area.
May have been the meteor as it looked very different from the usual sunrise.

Hi how is the weather like on

Hi how is the weather like on Monday 16 July? I have a 7am flight to Christchurch and a return flight the same day evening

Hi there - at this stage a

Hi there - at this stage a front wil be crossing the country with fairly breezy westerlies.  No fog in the forecast with that front expected.

Regards

WW

wind

So very still in New Lynn, Flags hang limply.

-1?

Hi WW!

Is that overnight low for real? Very rare for us to get beolw zero!

EEK!

Yeah, I’m wondering that too?

Yeah,

I’m wondering that too? I'm guessing that is for rural Auckland.