Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Christchurch Summary

Mostly sunny. Light Nor'East winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

2°c

Observed at 6:58am from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS33)

Rain (today)-mm
WindSE 2km/h
Humidex (Beta)1°c
Humidity94%
Pressure1031.49hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

11°c
Mostly sunny. Light Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNE 10km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise8:03am
Sunset5:00pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

-1°c
Clear skies, light winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNE 5km/h
Moonrise12:32am
Moonset1:04pm
Moon PhaseLast Quarter

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Thu 27 Jun
12°c
-1°c
Sunny, light Nor'East winds.
NE
10km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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6%
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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 28 Jun
11°c
1°c
Mostly sunny, light Nor'East winds.
NE
10km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 29 Jun
13°c
2°c
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds.
WNW
10km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 30 Jun
10°c
2°c
High cloud, light winds.
NNE
10km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 1 Jul
13°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
N
13km/hr
10%
chance
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
12%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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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
10%
chance
of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
N
8km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 2 Jul
13°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
N
11km/hr
20%
chance
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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of rain
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of rain
21%
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of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
N
10km/hr
N
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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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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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 3 Jul
15°c
8°c
Partly cloudy.
N
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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8:00
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10:00
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11:00
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12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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17km/hr
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N
17km/hr
N
17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 4 Jul
12°c
6°c
Showers.
WSW
15km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
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
40%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
N
16km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SSW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 5 Jul
11°c
5°c
Morning showers.
WSW
16km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
38%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SW
11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
W
9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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the weather in feilding

can you please explain to my year 12 science class why it hasn't rained in a very long time. is it due to weather patterns

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the great question! It's to do with the fact New Zealand is quite small globally, so large highs in summer can dominate while in winter we can get one low after the other ... many of these air pressure systems dwarf our nation. This year the highs have been streaming from Australia, mostly centred just south of Aussie which perfectly lines them up to cover NZ...one after the other, after the other. When we have an uptick in high pressure over/from the Tasman Sea we tend to get fewer rain events in NZ - as the rain makers often come out of the Tasman Sea or down from the tropics, but with high pressure covering this zone since the start of 2019 it's kept NZ mostly dry. This pattern is easing back a tiny bit this month - but is still dominating overall. Hope that is helpful!

Cheers
Phil D

Opito Bay

Hi We will have wedding on Opito Bay on this Saturday, do you think around midday would be no rain?

Hi there, what a beautiful

Hi there, what a beautiful place for a wedding! Friday looks wet, but the good news is showers early on Saturday look to clear (and they may clear Opito Bay before dawn even). Here's our exclusive Opito Bay forecast: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Opito%2520Bay%2C%2520Whitianga 

All the best

- WW

Ruakituri, Wairoa

Hi there, I had a fishing trip planned for Ruakituri from Thursday 7th March thorough to Monday. But the forecast has changed indicating rain for Friday and Saturday. Is this likely to be continuous or heavy, or just showers? Thanks in advance.

Hi there, we have a new area

Hi there, we have a new area of low pressure forming over the North Island on Friday. It's not 100% locked in yet so you may find the forecasts change a little further (as it's not a big system, it's more on the margins so it can tip wetter or tip drier with each update - a little frustrating when you're trying to plan! We don't exoect solid rain - in fact most likely set up is for a band of rain on Friday PM moving down from the north, clearing Saturday AM then mainly dry for Sunday and Monday.

All the best!
Cheers
WW

Avondale on the 9th

Hi there, Was planning a BBQ with friends on the 9th in Avondale. Was hoping the rain would stay away but I can see from your forecast there are a few and possible rain in the afternoon? Would this be likely to change?

Hi there Our latest thoughts

Hi there

Our latest thoughts regarding what you are after is in the Auckland forecast. A morning shower or two then cloudy areas and some occasional sun from afternoon. Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Wedding QTown

Hi team, What's your prediction for Queenstown around 3pm on Monday 11th? Seems to be a bit of variance in forcasts, do you see any further changes? Cheers

G'day there That far out you

G'day there

That far out you are often going to get variances in forecasts unfortunately. At this stage from what I'm seeing it looks like a mostly cloudy day, a few scattered areas of rain developing in the afternoon, winds from the north.

I wouldn't like to get into any more specifics then that as there will no doubt be changes within the day itself and perhaps by the time the 11th comes around it could be fairly different to what I've said above.

Hope you have a great day anyway and please message us back closer to the time if you can for a further update.

Cheers
Aaron

Wedding on 9th

Hi Weatherwatch I have our wedding on the 9th March at 3.30pm Will there be rain at that time? or can we expect a radical change in the weather and no rain?

Hi there Where is the wedding

Hi there

Where is the wedding going to be held?

Cheers
Aaron

Waimauku, Auckland Old North Road

Waimauku, Auckland Old North Road

Looks like a shower or two,

Looks like a shower or two, clearing around midday then expect cloudy areas and occasional sun. Southwest breezes and a high of 23 degrees.

Hope the day goes well!

tornado

you remember the hobsonville tornado. I was in that. i do not want to be in another tornado again. last year quite a few hit the country

cloud

i thought it was going to be sunny today. but nope its been cloudy the whole day here in east auckland

Other weather providers

You guys are way more accurate then a main weather provider. They said nothing about rain yesterday but you guys had it covered.

Hi there, thanks very much!

Hi there, thanks very much! We're an entirely free public service. Both NIWA and MetService collectively receive more than 200 million dollars a year from taxpayers, so your compliment means a great deal to us. Have a great weekend. :) 

Cheers

WW Team

Your welcome, thanks for

Your welcome, thanks for providing a great service. Hopefully funding comes your way sometime soon eh. We need the accuracy!

Hi there, Can meteorologists

Hi there, Can meteorologists predict weather 30days out? Like accuweather? Also how long will the rain stay hang around for if it comes around the middle of march? Thank you!

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question! When it comes to long range forecasting it's better to look at the general trends after 10 days, rather than the actual forecasts. For example, you might notice in week 3 they are forecasting a drop in temperatures - but the actual highs forecast for those specific days all this way in advance may be wrong. So they are helpful to see some long range trends, but after 10 days most weather forecasts get pretty changeable and unreliable. In New Zealand even more so due to our location on earth, and being such small islands compared to the oceans around us, it's very hard to precisely forecast for specific locations that far out. If any rain does eventuate in mid-March we don't expect it to be long lived, high pressure seems very dominant so far this year.

Cheers :)

- WW

I've been testing

I've been testing weatherwatch since Sep last year, your reporting is as accurate as it gets. I can buy tickets make plans a week out almost. The real test was xmas day in Auckland, the chance of rain % in the morning let us put the lovo/umu/hangi down. The said it couldn't be done, now they all know weatherwatch lol.

Rain in Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland?

Hi There, Is there any chance of significant rain in the near future? Hoping for a refill to the water tank!

Hi there Looking quite dry

Hi there

Looking quite dry unfortunately, through till mid March from what I can see at the moment. There could be a clearing morning shower tomorrow and perhaps the low risk of one again in the afternoon but they won't amount to anything very much.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi We postponed our

Hi We postponed our community picnic due to rain ,from last Sunday to this Sunday ( 3rd March) . At present the forecast is for a mostly sunny day . So far this week it has been dry but the winds have been very strong . Will the wind die down by Sunday in Paekakariki , Kapiti Coast ?

The weather looks very good

The weather looks very good for you on the 3rd March, winds will not be strong with an anticyclone keeping conditions calm. Have a good one! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Wonderful news . Thank you :)

Wonderful news . Thank you :)

End of March

What will the weather be like towards the end of March for Auckland? Thanks so much :)

Hi there, it's too early to

Hi there, it's too early to see that far out but latest data suggests high pressure is more dominant in the NZ area for most of the month of March. We may see a rainmaker in the middle of the month but not locked in. High pressure is the main feature for the next two weeks though. We'll have a better idea about late March in about a week or so.

Cheers

WW

Cool - I will message again

Cool - I will message again in about a week to see if you have an update :) Thanks heaps for responding. Appreciate it.

Haha

“Sweet as bruh”...Indeed

It's fun to be relaxed with

It's fun to be relaxed with the forecasts when the weather is so awesome :)

- WW

Weather Reports

Hi there, Weatherwatch is my preferred weather site. You people are so accurate with your reporting, you don't scaremonger the public and are pretty much spot on should there be any drastic changes in the weather systems. Love watching Philip Duncan's video's, he explains the different weather patterns so well. In my opinion I think the Government is funding the wrong weather news authority! Keep up the great work Weatherwatch :) cheers JS

Hi JS Thanks very much for

Hi JS

Thanks very much for your kind feedback, we all really appreciate it. We are looking at making some big changes this year to improve our services even further. Appreciate your support, it really does go a long way.

Cheers!
- WW Team

Molesworth Station, Marlborough

Hi, what chances of Molesworth getting decent rain over 1/ next couple of days and 2/ next free weeks?

Tomorrow appears to be just a

Tomorrow appears to be just a few clearing showers. Beyond then it's quite dry looking, there may be a shower or two, perhaps a spot of rain etc as a front or two passes over during the next three weeks but nothing substantial on the way unfortunately.

Aaron

Auckland weather

Why is it so cold in Auckland right now and can we expect any improvement. It felt like the summer has been complete rubbish this year.

We had 26+ days of no rain

We had 26+ days of no rain and high temps in Auckland until last weekend and you think summer has been complete rubbish? You're hard to please...

First decent southerly system

First decent southerly system in a while, that's why I would say. Improvement is coming this coming week, check out our Auckland forecasts which have very recently been updated.

Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

El Nino

Are we in an El Nino period? If not, when is the next one expected? Thanks

temperature

has summer ended? the temps feel cooler. i know that heatwave is gone now

We'll still get warm days for

We'll still get warm days for sure, especially into March but naturally as time moves along you can't stop the seasons from happening. Fairly simple really. Perhaps we have had our hottest weather for this summer though you may be right.

Cheers
Aaron

rain

will there be some rain for aucklanx tommorow

Showers, see our forecasts

Showers, see our forecasts and News feed for maps and details.
- WW

thanks

thanks

Chance of rain

Hi guys. I'm trying to understand how your chance of rain forecasts are calculated. Dunedin's Saturday forecast has no mention of rain in the text description, however there's a 25% chance next to this, and then a 59% chance at 5pm in the hourly forecasts. Can you provide some insight? Thanks, Dave.

Hi Dave, good question and we

Hi Dave, good question and we are working to improve the difference. The chance for rain increases in the evening, but our day time forecast is generally for 5am to 5pm where we think it will be mainly dry. Chance of rain increases into the evening. Other forecasters are much more general and just put a rain cloud up - we try to give daytime and night time two distinct sections and ensure the % of rain and icon are as accurate as possible. We don't always nail it perfectly but it's the goal to be better than just slapping a rain icon up each time there is just a general risk of some wet weather at some point in that 24 hour period. So the WW forecast is the main guide, the hourly forecasts help you fine tune it to make it as accurate as possible. This is unique to WW.

Hope that makes sense - happy to follow up if still not making sense, because as we say we want to make improvements in the very near future (next 2 months) so any tips to make this easier to understand will be very welcome by you and any others reading our reply here :) 

Cheers

Phil D

Thanks

Thanks for your answer Phil. I agree that giving the percentage chance of rain is much better than just saying wet or dry. I'm guessing the hourly predictions are all from computer models and the daily forecasts have human input? My only other suggestion would be that perhaps some of the granularity (i.e. hourly forecasts) could be removed for the 6-10 day forecasts as I imagine it's very hard to get these right! Keep up the good work. Dave.

NZ Herald off the deep end

NZ Herald off the deep end again with a hyped up headline. According to them, "MetService is predicting Cyclone Oma will slide past the country". I thought it was coming nowhere near us and staying off the Queensland coast for a few days. Hardly "sliding past". Thankfully you offer us a voice of reason.

Cyclone

Will Cambridge get the cyclone