Weather Forecast for Kaikoura


Kaikoura Summary

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

9°c

Observed at 3:00am from:
Peninsula (IKAIKOUR2)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSSW 5km/h
Humidex (Beta)9°c
Humidity90%
Pressure1015.24hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

14°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)0%
WindESE 13km/h
UV Index4 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:15am
Sunset6:21pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

7°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNE 11km/h
Moonrise3:20pm
Moonset4:55am
Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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5%
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5%
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4%
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4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
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10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/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
NNE
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Sun 23 Sep
17°c
8°c
Generally clear.
E
9km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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3%
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2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
NNE
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
N
13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
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9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NE
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
W
4km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 24 Sep
13°c
5°c
Rain.
S
22km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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of rain
15%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
19%
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of rain
20%
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of rain
41%
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of rain
47%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
82%
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of rain
96%
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of rain
94%
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of rain
91%
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of rain
86%
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of rain
84%
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82%
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of rain
83%
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of rain
79%
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of rain
90%
chance
of rain
91%
chance
of rain
88%
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of rain
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17km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
17km/hr
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16km/hr
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13km/hr
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10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
SSW
19km/hr
SW
20km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 25 Sep
12°c
7°c
Generally clear.
WSW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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89%
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of rain
89%
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of rain
82%
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of rain
45%
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of rain
36%
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of rain
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of rain
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12%
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2%
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1%
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of rain
1%
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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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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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17km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 26 Sep
14°c
5°c
Afternoon showers.
WSW
25km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 27 Sep
11°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
S
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
WSW
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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17km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
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9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 28 Sep
14°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
E
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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10:00
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11:00
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4%
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
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
W
9km/hr
W
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
NE
7km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
9km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
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11km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
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10km/hr
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8km/hr
N
7km/hr
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8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 29 Sep
16°c
9°c
Generally clear.
NNW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
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16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
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16km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 30 Sep
17°c
9°c
Afternoon showers.
NW
21km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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11:00
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
46%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
14km/hr
W
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 1 Oct
15°c
9°c
Showers.
S
15km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
31%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
10km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Hi there, we just lowered it

Hi there, we just lowered it to 8 ..granted that is a big jump down from 12, but we thought the showers would arrive a little earlier than they did.  Will write a story in the near future on why temps can be so tricky - gives great perspective :)

8 is the general temp across the city this morning - some areas will be closer to 9 or 10, some may get down to 5.

Cheers

WW

Thanks, we ended up on 5.9 at

Thanks, we ended up on 5.9 at 11pm and then back up to 9 by 2am.

android widget...

Any plan to make applications for use on android and iPhone in the future? WOuld b great to have something as a widget for my phone.

Severe Weather Auckland

Sun shining in West Harbour at 2.20pm but still very heavy rain in Manukau City. Orewa lost power for a short while this morning but now up and running.

Severe thunderstorm watch

Metservice has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Auckland/Waikato

Colour Map....

Hi guys My hard drive died last week and i lost all my websites.... and Last year on this site someone posted a link that was in colour etc and it had the Tropics and the Aussie East Coast and the top half of our North Island. I believe it was called something like Colourised Loop.... It was good for Tropical Cyclones etc...

If someone who has it could post that Link again that would be Awesome so i could re add it to my Bookmarks...

Thanks again

Andrew

Hi Andrew - sorry to hear

Hi Andrew - sorry to hear your computer has fried, what a pain!  Yep, I know exactly what you're asking for - click here to view

Cheers

Phil

Hi Phil / Andrew, That

Hi Phil / Andrew,
That animation was interesting. How do we use it? Is that something we can use for forecasting?
Thanks,
Billy

Hi Billy Yep, it's basically

Hi Billy

Yep, it's basically just a satellite map - the reds and blacks show big clouds (heavy rain, thunderstorms, cyclones etc) the pale blue shows low cloud etc.  Quite useful in winter when we get that low cloud in Auckland - this imagery shows it over the Tasman Sea quite nicely.

Cheers
Phil

Snow

Are we going to see more snow down here in canterbury cheers
Rob.

Hi Rob - nothing to low

Hi Rob - nothing to low levels in the next few days but we have Canterbury as a high risk region for snow this winter (we had high risk last year too), so chances are you will see more snow - but unsure when.

- WW

Auckland Clouds

Magnificent sky colours and clouds around Auckland. Total cloud cover North of New Lynn. Clear with very few clouds South.

Tonight's Moon

Hi there,

There appears to be a very large light hazy ring in the sky around the moon tonight. Do you know what this is the cause of?

Thanks,
Melanie

Hi there Melanie Didn't see

Hi there Melanie

Didn't see it down here in Christchurch but is likely to be a moon halo, check it out here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_%28optical_phenomenon%29

Cheers, Aaron WW

They underestimated the

They underestimated the temperatures for this event,theyre under 7 already and 11 instead of 14 today.

Forecast for 5th July

Hi WW,

What's the forecast looking like for next Thursday (5th July)? Planning a trip for quite a large group for Auckland Zoo and hoping for fine weather. There appears to be quite a varied opinion from various sites ranging from showers to clear with a very small amount of drizzle. If not Thursday, what day is looking good next week (if any!)?

Cheers,
JC

Models have flopped back to

Models have flopped back to the weather like this week.

I take it that hopefully

I take it that hopefully means fine spells coupled with brief periods of showers or light drizzle on the Thursday? How much precipitation is expected? I guess that's as good as we're going to get at this time of year.

Thanks for your responses. You guys do an absolutely amazing job. Keep up the great work!

Our pleasure - thanks for the

Our pleasure - thanks for the positive feedback!

Think there's a potential for heavier showers - but really the models are chopping and changing.  Will have a good idea by Sunday night probably, so ask again then if you like.

Have a good weekend!

- Philip Duncan

Hi there - it will most

Hi there - it will most likely be a tricky specific day to work out until closer to the time, simply because there is a large low coming in from the Tasman Sea around about then.  So we can expect to see rain bands near Auckland but they will be moving only very slowly from the north west to the the south east (the same angle as the Auckland/Northland portion of the upper NI.  At the moment our data has high confidence of rain on the 4th and 6th and moderate confidence of showers on the 5th.  Hopefully the 5th becomes the dry day!  Can an eye on this link here as it shows the chance of rain for the next 10 days - and match them up with our rain maps (click on the Maps tab at the top of the page).  Should be able to see what we're talking about!

Cheers

PD

Feels like

Hi guys,

As part of your ongoing improvements and due to the cold SW winds at the moment - is it possible for you to include a "feels like" temperature? I would be interested to find out what that adjusted temperature would be for Auckland at the moment - its pretty nippy out there.

You guys do an amazing job by the way - i check your site religously and send everyone your way as soon as i hear them mention metservice :-)

T

Hi there - yes we have plans

Hi there - yes we have plans to introduce much better temperature predictions in the coming months.  We've just this month hired a new web developer who will help grow the site and fix up some annoying bugs.  Temps are top of the list as we want to bring in both a temperature range (A high of 12 to 15 today across Auckland, for eg) and a more accurate 'feels like' temp, 

We don't agree with the 'feels like' temperatures MetService use (for example yesterday they had 13.5 as the current temp and the feels like temp was only at 13).  Ours is more about what it feels like in the wind and in the humidity...so yesterday our feels like temp would've been closer to 11.  So we hope to have this up and running later in the year - it's a subjective thing though, not everyone will agree - but we'll have a more realistic alternative to what is already in the NZ market.

Cheers - and thanks a lot for your support!  It's people like you that really help grow our company to provide more and more services :)

Phil

that wind!

I picked that it was a sou'wester when walking to school this morning, by the time I got home the preschooler and I had to soak our hands in a basin of warm water. Bitterly cold wind in Auckland, I'm glad we live so close to school!

It's been a bad week in

It's been a bad week in Auckland for kids being dropped off at school - seems that the thunder/hail/showers and squalls are all timed at 8:30am and 3pm!

- PD

Gusty NW

Gusty NW wind and hail in New Lynn. Can't figure why you say SW wind when it is definately coming in from the NW.

With chaotic weather like thi

With chaotic weather like thi - and the local topography - can create different wind directions around Auckland, but the general wind direction is definitely south west.  Howevere it's constantly shifting a little...it's a WSW wind this morning but will turn more SW again today.

- WW

School Holidays

I know it's way early, but if you're speaking to the Weather Gods, could you possibly ask for two fine weeks starting this weekend? Cold, rainy school holidays are no fun at all!
Thanks!

We can give you a fine

We can give you a fine weekend and possibly a fine Monday... but no promises after that sorry! (looks like another front moving in around Tuesday)

- WW

Metservice Rain Radar

Hi there

I guess I should be asking Metservice this question, but do you folks know why sometimes there seems to be a blob of rain about where New Plymouth is and also where the Kaipara Harbour enterance is on the Metservice rain radar page? Is it really there or is it more a rain radar glitch? If you look now it's there.

Cheers

Hi there, that's basically

Hi there, that's basically what is called an echo - caused by Mt Taranaki and further north the local hills.  If you watch the South Island radars they have sections that disappear due to the mountains. For the radar to work it needs to 'see' the rain clouds - so a hill or buildings can block that and they can also cause interference which seems to scatter the data.  Those are our observations - but if you'd like a more technical explanation then you'd be best to contact MetService as we don't have any engineers working for us. :)

Cheers

WW

South Auckland today 26/06/2012

What chance of thunderstorms in Manukau City today.

Hi there...highest risk was

Hi there...highest risk was around noon - now we have a "low" risk for the rest of the afternoon increasing to "moderate to high" overnight.  But will be isolated - so can't guarantee if Manukau will get it, or Waitakere or Port Waikato etc.

Cheers

WW

According to your pics the

According to your pics the sun isn't going to come out at all tomorrow, and it will be 24 hours of the moon (I know it's just a glitch)

But you were saying rain @ midday which you changed?, the metservice rain forecast is showing that it will rain at midday...

We never removed rain at

We never removed rain at midday, we changed it from 'rain' to 'showers' developing late morning.  Apologies for the moon glitch - that would be concerning if we were predicting night time for 24 hours!

- PD

Thunder & Lightning

Easy to change forecast after it happens isn't it :) What happened to our great forecasts up here?

Thunder

Yep we missed that one as it appeared the band was breaking up as it approached Auckland at one stage but kicked into gear as it swept across.

A majority of the time these storms escape Auckland but today it arrived. Keeps us on our toes!

Cheers

WW

 

 

Metservice has a moderate

Metservice has a moderate risk of thunder for Auckland tomorrow morning. What are your thoughts on this, as I'd like another thundery morning like this one. :)

Apologies for the late reply

Apologies for the late reply - we're all flat out!  Moderate risk has just passed (as of 12noon Tuesday) now it's a low risk for this afternoon, increasing again to moderate this evening and overnight as more squalls move towards us.

The Auckland forecasts - you'll be pleased to know - are getting more resources put in to them now so we hope you'll find us just as accurate as we've always been - but the recent 24 hours has been tricky.

- Phil

SW all 5 days now,no doubt

SW all 5 days now,no doubt beyond...forever.....bad news if el nino's forecasted

Rainbows end

Would Friday or Saturday be better to spend the day at Rainbows End?

Well weatherwise Saturday may

Well weatherwise Saturday may be warmer and drier - but to be honest both days carry a risk of showers (30% Friday, 20% Saturday).  Of course Saturday may be busier there though!

To be honest both days look pretty good!

Have fun!
Cheers
Phil

Wow, am I seeing Tuesday

Wow, am I seeing Tuesday right?
Low of 1 and high of 15 - how is that possible?

Whoops, was an unfortunate

Whoops, was an unfortunate typo, sorry!  Sorted now. :)

Cheers
Phil

Tuesday 26th

I was just wondering if it would really rain on Tuesday because I have looked at weather forecast pages and some say it will rain and some say it will not... Could I please get an accurate weathe update for Tuesday the 26th

Yes it will be disgusting in

Yes it will be disgusting in Auckland with cloudy SW winds and showers that day.

It's not really an issue of

It's not really an issue of accuracy as much as it is a difference of opinion.  There are several weather features that will be developing and moving across the country over the next few days.  A change in the strength and/or timing in any of them could change the forecast for Tuesday.

Each forecaster looks at the data and uses his or her education and experience to help them come up with a forecast.  Sometimes the model guidance is very good and the confidence is high.  Forecasts from different sources end up being quite similar in this case.

In this situation, because of the very changeable nature of this pattern, confidence in the models is not very high.  There are many different solutions presenting themselves and as a result, you see many different forecasts.

Here at WeatherWatch, we believe that Tuesday will indeed be a rainy one.  At the same time, as of last night, the models were indicating that the storm system may move in quicker than currently forecasted.  That means the rain could clear out earlier than expected, leaving at least part of Tuesday dry.

Stay tuned.  We will keep you up to date.

Cheers, Howard

Hi, in that case, maybe some

Hi, in that case, maybe some comment stating the confidence in the models and therefore in the forecast could be displayed to show how accurate a particular forecast is likely to be?

Its been wet here all

Its been wet here all morning,heavy at times too.

Thunder

Any ideas as to when and how long the brunt of the thunder will hit Auckland today? After being caught in the Albany tornado last year, this sort of weather tends to worry me!

Cheers

Low Temps (Again)

As general rule, when you look on ANY weather site that give a high and low for a certain date, (and assuming that the low is to take place overnight), does it relate to the hours between midnight and dawn on that date OR the hours after sunset to dawn the next day?

Cheers.