Weather Forecast for Hamilton


Hamilton Summary

Cloudy areas, risk of a few showers. Light Nor'East winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

24°c

Observed at 11:44am from:
Frankton, Hamilton (IFRANKTO3)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNE 6km/h
Humidex (Beta)29°c
Humidity68%
Pressure1012.53hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

28°c
Cloudy areas, risk of a few showers. Light Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)50%
WindNNE 15km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise6:54am
Sunset8:10pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

17°c
Showers ease then clear, light Nor'East winds.
Rain (chance)40%
WindNNE 15km/h
Moonrise9:26pm
Moonset8:12am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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30%
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30%
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20km/hr
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16km/hr
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14km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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12km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
NNE
18km/hr
NNE
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 22 Feb
25°c
17°c
Mostly cloudy with the odd spit or shower, light Northerly quarter winds.
N
15km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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57%
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of rain
67%
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of rain
62%
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of rain
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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12km/hr
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20km/hr
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16km/hr
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14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 23 Feb
24°c
13°c
Morning rain eases to the odd shower, clearing evening. Light WSW winds.
WSW
15km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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0%
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2%
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of rain
3%
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8%
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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20km/hr
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23km/hr
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25km/hr
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33km/hr
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19km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
W
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 24 Feb
20°c
11°c
Early rain eases to showers, clearing in the evening as Westerlies change Sou'West.
WSW
25km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
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13km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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24km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Feb
22°c
7°c
Sunny spells increase from morning, Sou'West winds.
SSW
20km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
8%
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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
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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0%
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0%
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of rain
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of rain
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Feb
23°c
9°c
Generally clear.
SSW
19km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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1%
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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
0%
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of rain
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of rain
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0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
SSE
16km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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14km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Feb
24°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
24km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
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
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NW
9km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr
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5km/hr
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7km/hr
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9km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
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15km/hr
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20km/hr
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24km/hr
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25km/hr
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23km/hr
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21km/hr
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18km/hr
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15km/hr
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Feb
24°c
11°c
Generally clear.
WSW
22km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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11:00
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7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
SW
8km/hr
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10km/hr
SW
9km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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18km/hr
NE
16km/hr
NE
14km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Mar
24°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
18km/hr
10%
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
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18%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
ENE
12km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NNW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Mar
25°c
12°c
Generally clear.
NE
17km/hr
10%
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
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
N
8km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NE
7km/hr
NE
6km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
ENE
7km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ENE
7km/hr
NE
9km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NNE
14km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
N
16km/hr
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17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
N
8km/hr

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Hamilton is 'West' (probably

Hamilton is 'West' (probably more North West). A very slight drying out pattern is occuring around Auckland region and some parts of Waikato now but more rain coming this week and next week for the western side of the North Island, so this should keep thnigs about where they've been for the past couple months.

Cheers

Pukaki

Hi your rain map doesn't show rain on Tuesday at Pukaki apart from 6am and then again by 9pm, yet the forecast says rain all day? Just wondering what the forecast is likely to be for Tuesday at Pukaki? And what is the best night for star viewing (Monday or Tuesday nights?)

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. On Monday night and Tuesday morning there is a cold front moving up the West Coast and into the North Island with some heavy rain. Pukaki is amongst this and probably explains why you're seeing a bit of a split forecast - technically rain in the area but it's moving away on Tuesday morning and becomes patchy over the day with clouds breaking up later too. As we head into Wednesday it turns into more of a showery SW flow which usually clears the skies a lot more inland and to the west. Monday night looks cloudy, Tuesday night should be improving with perhaps the best sky conditions early on Wednesday morning at this stage. It's a bit of a messy forecast.
All the best!
WW

Cloudy in Tekapo

Hi! We're wanting to do an Observatory Tour at Mt John in Tekapo on Sunday the 12th. The forecast says Partly Cloudy and rain the following day. I saw 'thickening cloud increasing' forecast elsewhere on that night. Is this likely?

Hi there There shouldn't be

Hi there

There shouldn't be any low or mid level cloud, it's mainly thick high cloud that is the issue here. So I would expect high cloud to thicken up in the morning and hang around for much of the day. There may be breaks in the high cloud at times but for the most part it's looking fairly widespread. It looks to be a dry day.

Cheers
Aaron

Videos

Writing to say I appreciate your informative videos delivered with good cheer Appointment viewing for myself, berry farming with an eye on Sept/Oct/Nov frosts so probablyI should be paying for these videos..Keep up the good work Sean

weather outlook for next 6 months

i would appericate any fed back on this

Hi there. Within the global

Hi there. Within the global scientific community there appears to be growing confidence of a developing El Nino but for now we have a neutral pattern (anything can come at us). Recent cooling in the Tasman Sea indicates a *possible* slightly drier pattern developing for New Zealand in the months ahead, but I wouldn't bet on that just yet. The pattern around New Zealand seems incredibly chaotic at the moment with a definitely lean to frequent westerly flows. El Nino may enchance this pattern towards summer IF it develops and even if it does develop it would need to be a moderate to strong one, thankfully at this stage that does not appear to be the consensus. So, most likely the chaotic pattern will continue (currently bringing a warmer than normal pattern). Will know more about any possible summer trends that may be developing some time in September/October.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Flying Invercargill to Christchurch on Thursday 7 - 8am

Hi, I am trying to work out the likelihood of fog disrupting a flight I have booked from Invercargill this Thursday morning (arriving 8.10am) in Christchurch. I have seminars to present to 500 students and want to get there on time. Do you think fog is likely? Would I be best to pay to get another flight on Wednesday night? Thanks for a great service!

Hi there You'll be fine, no

Hi there

You'll be fine, no fog in the forecast :) Hope you have a good day!

Cheers
Aaron

Real Feel

How does one translate the data into real feel? I have just returned from The Netherlands where forecasts will publish forecast recorded temperature but also a 'real feel' estimate.

Hi there, interesting

Hi there, interesting question! We currently are trialling the Humidex (although to be fair it's not really relevant in winter), but in summer this gives us the similar values as "real feel". Wind chill is another feature we're looking to add in the future. In NZ the 'feels like' temperature can be quite dramatic from region to region. In summer Auckland can have 28 degrees as an air temp but high humidity creates a 'feels like' temp in the mid 30s, while Canterbury at the same time can have an actual air temperature in the mid 30s but the feels like temp isn't any higher due to very low humidity. So it is a great guide for NZ and our various regions.  We hope to expand this at some point in 2019.

Cheers

WW

Hi there, I am wondering what

Hi there, I am wondering what the weather will be like in Auckland this weekend. Nowa weather are forecasting 60 mm of rain for both days, yet both you and MetService are forecasting sunny mild weather or sunny with showers What is the weekend in Auckland going to be like?

Hi there Well someone will be

Hi there

Well someone will be right and someone wrong, and there's more time to go till the weekend arrives so forecasts may still change a little between now and then. I guess it's a bit like there being 3 or 4 major supermarket brands, after a while you tend to gravitate to one perhaps as it may suit your needs more so it's a similar story here. You'll have to follow us all perhaps then come to a conclusion over time as to what suits your needs or is more accurate in your eyes then you'll know who to follow :)

WW

Hi there, is it safe to go to

Hi there, is it safe to go to Milford Sound today?

G'day thereAslong as an

G'day there

Aslong as an asteroid doesn't strike the area then yes it should be ok :)

For roading information check out this site https://www.aa.co.nz/travel/roadwatch/

Appears to be all clear.

Cheers
Aaron

South Island Passes

Hi Team Chch to Westport this Wednesday & Down Arthur's Pass Thursday / how are we looking ? Thankyou!

Hi there Should be all good,

Hi there

Should be all good, might be wet at times but snow looks to be a bit higher up in the mountains.

Cheers
Aaron

Weather 7 April 2018

Hi, I'm researching a project at work and am interested in what the weather was like in Cape Kidnappers (Hawkes Bay) on 7 April 2018 around 5pm if that helps. Specifically the Marine forecast near Black Reef, I'm not sure if you're able to help, or if you know who could. thanks Abi Skelton

Hi Abi, we have commercial

Hi Abi, we have commercial historical data that we sell but sadly at the moment the NZ Government makes sharing tax paid free historical data tricky for us. You'll need to contact NIWA or MetService directly to get this information. We are meeting with the Minister of Science in September after she invited us to talk to her about the unfair restrictions placed on sharing tax funded data, so we hope in the future we can share that free service also with more user friendly ways of searching.

Kind regards and all the best with your project,
WW

Waitomo and ohukune

Hi, Taking the kids down to Waitomo tomorrow (Friday) and then down to Ohukune for some sledding hopefully on Saturday and Sunday - how's it looking down that way? Thanks Des

Hi Des Waitomo looks dry in

Hi Des

Waitomo looks dry in the morning tomorrow then expect occasional showers from afternoon, winds from the west.

Saturday and Sunday in Ohakune looks a bit showery at times although of the two days Saturday will have long dry spells. Sunday has a higher chance of showers / rain.

If you want to keep on top of the situation feel free to use the search function on our home page and type in your locations. You can see rainfall percentages hour by hour on these pages.

Here is Waitomo http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Waitomo
And here is Ohakune http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Ohakune

Hope you have a good time!

Cheers
Aaron

Dessert Road Forecast for 24th july 2018

Hi Travelling too wellington tomorrow and going through dessert road from turangi. Will the road be open.

I would think so, yes :) WW

I would think so, yes :)

WW

heading to the Ohukune side of the Tongariro Nat. Park - 27/07

Hi, I'm heading to the Ohakune side of the Tongariro Nat. Park any weather advice over and above the posted public advice? thanks Fiona

Hi Fiona Looks like early

Hi Fiona

Looks like early rain then the odd shower for the rest of the day, westerlies tending more southwest in the afternoon. Snow flurries down to about 1000m but may lower to 800m in the evening. Nothing heavy, just a few flurries.

That's how it looks currently :)

Cheers
Aaron

Lewis pass

Hi, I am going through the Lewis pass on Monday 23rd, will it be snowing and if so how much, as I do not want the road to be closed. Cheers.

Hi there, yes we do expect

Hi there, yes we do expect some snow on the Lewis Pass but unsure about specific totals on the road itself or if authorities will grade it or close the road. But we do expect some snow - here's our public 10 day Lewis Pass forecast. All the best.

Cheers
Philip Duncan

 

Kaipara- Wellsford area

After a wet June we have had a very good July. Long sunny periods, still days and very few cold nights. No westerly winds, so very few clouds. Rain has been heavy but passed quick. The sun, almost tropical. First winter I can remember that the lawns have needed mowing weekly. Is there any indication of a El Nino or La Nina weather system this summer?. Am I correct in saying that Auckland and norths summer weather is more affected by the tropics than it was even 10 years ago?.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the great update in your area. At this  stage we're in a neutral season (ie, no El Nino or La Nina) but expert global scientists (and some in NZ) think a late El Nino is likely (more westerlies). We shall see! As for now, yes, NZ is experiencing an average to warmer than average winter once again for the most part, and WeatherWatch is the only forecaster with this honest narrative. To answer your last question - yes, lately we have been. Of course this might change but the north of NZ is actually the most sensitive to cold (which some mock, but scientifically it's quite a real thing ... if the north stops getting frosts then something is definitely warming up and changing). Of course NZ might enter a cold spell next year .... our location on earth makes it tricky to be an accurate guide for the climate. We're in one of the most chaotic parts of the world! For now though, we expect an average to warmer than average winter to continue.

Cheers
WW

Fog warning

Was fairly thick fog in New Lynn at 1 am. It had vanished by 4am

Wellington Weather 22 July

We are looking to cross Cook Straight on the Interislander on somewhere between 21 and 23 July and are trying to get an understanding of possible sea conditions before making a booking. Any thoughts?

Current indications are it

Current indications are it may be fairly calm around then due to anticyclones near by, but you are talking about something that is 8 to 10 days away and that could change by then. Keep an eye on our Wellington forecasts as the day approaches :)

Cheers
Aaron

Sunday 15th

Hi, running and outdoor event in Helensville on Sunday, looks pretty wet, any chance this might change? Many thanks

The latest models indicate it

The latest models indicate it may hold off a little now, still, it won't be a great day. Mainly cloudy with the odd patchy shower from late afternoon. Better then heavy downpours though! Winds fresh from the east or northeast and high's in the mid teens. I will say though don't count your chickens just yet, sometimes models that far out have a habit of flip flopping at times, the closer to the time in question is when they become more accurate.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there, In the media

Hi there, In the media lately there has been talk of a colder than average July with more S/W weather of course feeding the cold. Is there any truth to this or has the media found an article somewhere and made a nice story for us all? If trends are anything to go by, so far Winter has been pretty mild and doesn't look like ( looking at current forecasts) that there is any significant changes temperature wise in the near future. Thanks.

Hi there, I think it came

Hi there, I think it came from a MetService story as we've been asked about it a lot on social media. WeatherWatch.co.nz's general outlook for winter is that a 'colder than average winter' isn't so likely for most (as that would take a significant effort when globally the world is warming...you can have colder than average periods but for the whole winter to be colder than average it would take a lot of significant very cold nationwide southerly events). In saying that, we have had a lot more southerlies this year compared to previous years, so it certainly is cooler than those years were. The past 4 or 5 winters have been milder than average so even a 'normal' winter would feel cold. We imagine while some pockets may be experiencing a colder than average winter this year, many regions are likely to have an average to milder than average winter. We are likely to have sub-tropical northerlies one week from today and potentially milder than usual weather continuing the following week (especially in the upper and eastern North Island). Hope that's of some help, just some opinions :) 

Cheers
Philip Duncan 

Hi there, What are the

Hi there, What are the chances of snow this week in Dunedin? Thanks

A cold snap on Monday may put

A cold snap on Monday may put snow on the hills but looks too mild for anything significant lower down. So probably low chances.

Cheers
WW

Long Range Forecast - east or west?

Hi there, I'm looking to head north from Wellington with the family for a few days to chase some winter sun/warmth around 18-22 July - should we go west to New Plymouth or east to Napier to have the best chance? Thank you!

Hi there Is a little far out

Hi there

Is a little far out at this stage, could you come back in a week and ask then perhaps? Either way hope you have a great trip! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Clear blue sky - south of Auckland

Hi - I am wanting to do some filming of NZ countryside south of Auckland in the next week. Will there be any blue sky days?

Hi there, the best place to

Hi there, the best place to be for sunniest weather will be east of any main ranges... so Bay of Plenty rather than Waikato if you're heading south of Auckland. We have plenty of low cloud next day or two around the western side. Next week is a similar pattern with plenty of west to south west winds it will make regions like Bay of Plenty and Gisborne much sunnier than western areas like Auckland and Waikato.
Cheers

WW

arthurs pass

any chance of snow for thursday july 5 on the road from greymouth over arthurs pass to christchurch?

Hi there, at this stage it's

Hi there, at this stage it's looking dry. Keep up to date with NZTA before setting out. Click here for the latest Arthur's Pass forecast.

Kind regards,

WW

Friday 6 July Fog?

chances off fog on friday morning july 6 at auckland airport?

Hi there, at this stage

Hi there, at this stage there's a moderate/40% chance of fog in the Auckland region on Friday morning.
Kind regards,
WW

Snow in Christchurch

How far away will there be snow from Christchurch We arrive Monday and are staying for a week

Hi thereNo snow due in Chch

Hi there

No snow due in Chch for the foreseeable future. If it looks like coming we'll include it in our Christchurch forecasts.

Cheers, Aaron 

fog

Is there any chance of fog on Monday 9th July in Napier