Weather Forecast for Kaikoura


Kaikoura Summary

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

13°c

Observed at 7:08pm from:
Peninsula (IKAIKOUR2)

Rain (today)0mm
WindS 2km/h
Humidex (Beta)15°c
Humidity91%
Pressure1008.47hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

13°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)0%
WindWNW 9km/h
Moonrise10:05pm
Moonset12:38pm
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

17°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNE 10km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise7:08am
Sunset5:37pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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NNE
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 26 Apr
17°c
14°c
Generally clear.
NE
10km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 27 Apr
20°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
N
23km/hr
20%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 28 Apr
16°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
N
10km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 29 Apr
16°c
9°c
Rain.
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80%
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72%
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69%
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of rain
64%
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of rain
54%
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of rain
40%
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15km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 30 Apr
13°c
9°c
Generally clear.
SSW
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
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SW
21km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 1 May
17°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
NNE
9km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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
3%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 2 May
17°c
11°c
Afternoon showers.
WNW
11km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
49%
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of rain
49%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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9km/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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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 3 May
15°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
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12km/hr
W
11km/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

Sat 4 May
16°c
11°c
Generally clear.
N
11km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
SW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
S
12km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SE
14km/hr
SE
14km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
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12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Cyclone Owen

I see the good old NZ Herald has jumped of the deep end again with the bold statement "A tropical cyclone nearing Australia will hit New Zealand just days before Christmas" . What do you guy reckon about Owen?

Hi there, we have a news

Hi there, we have a news story about Owen on our homepage. The remnants may come here but they might only be a few showers or downpours. No storm at all is forecast for NZ at this stage with it likely falling part over eastern Aussie. One to watch though as Owen has reformed and has some potential to reform once again before NZ...but that is currently not what we are forecasting.
Cheers

WW

Thanks guys, nice to see some

Thanks guys, nice to see some sanity prevailing with weather stories compared to attention-grabbing statements with no real substance behind them. Well done.

Sea Breezes

Is not Massey too far from the sea to be bothered with sea breezes and the prevailing SW comes from across the sea anyway

Hi there Not too sure what

Hi there

Not too sure what you are trying to say here. The situation today and again tomorrow for Auckland will be a sea breeze set up. Winds coming from both directions meeting in the middle over the Auckland isthmus.

Cheers
Aaron

Interestingly, Metservice'

Interestingly, Metservice' thunderstorm outlook for tomorrow (wednesday) has 0 risk of thunderstorms for Auckland, with you guys saying they are possible. usually it's the other way around! What's the odds of a t'storm over West Auckland these coming few days (I see you have storms possible wed-fri)

Hey there, yes you're quite

Hey there, yes you're quite right! We're quite a bit more conservative with thunderstorms (which is why Auckland Civil Defence hired us for nearly a decade to reduce their false alarms coming from MetService). Wednesday's risk is mainly in Waikato but it does somewhat spillover into South Auckland (hence our mention). West Auckland, at this stage, looks dry for Weds but Thursday may see downpours further north towards Hokianga drift down into Waitakere. Friday has a similar risk. Overall looks mainly dry but big cloud build ups/downpours/thunder can drift in the sea breezes. Auckland has a LOT of moving parts with the weather sometimes!!
Cheers
Phil D

Daily Temperatures

Why does the Met Service website tell me that it is 30 deg in Te Kuiti today (and it certainly feels it!) and your website says its only 27 deg. How can there be any discrepancy?

Hi there, good question.

Hi there, good question. MetService has select areas where they have a weather station but temperatures can vary quite a bit in NZ within towns/cities. Some can vary by as much as 10 degrees at the same time. Inland there's less fluctuation but normal to expect a few degrees difference. We aren't sure where MetService get their Te Kuiti reading from but you can see many weather stations in your area here www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

Cheers
WW

Saturday in Auckland

Hey Aaron/Phil How we looking for sport this Saturday in west Auckland?

Hi there, the weekend is a

Hi there, the weekend is a little 50/50 in Auckland due to downpours and drizzle patches both possible...plus plenty of dry weather too. Looks like an afternoon downpour is possible out west on Saturday PM, but hard to know in advance if it will form/affect western areas or to the rural north or south and avoid the city entirely. Keep an eye on the rain maps for more detail. All the best!
Cheers
Phil

Hi Birthday gathering on

Hi Birthday gathering on Sunday at Waiake beach Auckland....will it be windy?

Winds will be from the

Winds will be from the southwest, a bit breezy at times in the afternoon.

If you go to our Auckland forecasts then scroll down till Sunday, then click on the "View hourly forecast" tab you can see what the wind speeds will roughly be for what time.

Cheers
Aaron

lighting striks hokitika

worst I have seen in 40 years on the coast

Wow!!

Wow!!

Wedding weather

Hi Guys - I'm getting married in Auckland on Tamaki Drive on Friday afternoon...fingers crossed the weather stays the same with some sun but wondering how cold the wind will be from the South at 4pm......we have the option of inside or outside so need to make a call by Thursday morning... thanks in advance

Hi thereTemperatures will be

Hi there

Temperatures will be around 19 to 20 degrees at 4pm, drifting down to 17 degrees at 7pm. Hitting 15 at 10pm.

You can hit the "hourly forecasts" tab under each day and that will give you a rundown of where the temperatures will be at at what time etc. Looks like I got it about right, I forgot we even had that! lol.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Ch ch temp

Hi..as an avid regular follower of your service you might want to check your chch thermometers..been showing 0deg for a few days on the "now" section of your chch forecast.. regards

Hi there, can you please give

Hi there, can you please give us the Station ID so we can remove it. We are working to improve weather sensors next year as we do not operate/own any ourselves. Sadly the NZ Government won't give us access to public weather stations we all have to fund so we always have to find alternatives. 

Cheers
WW

Chch temp

Icanterb108

Do you reckon we are going to

Do you reckon we are going to see gales in Auckland tonight?

Hi there, winds aren't

Hi there, winds aren't expected to be gale force tonight but will be a bit blustery at times. In knots (below) gale force is 30 and up (red). Auckland looks to be mainly in the 15 to 25 knot bracket. It will be a fairly solid wind in exposed places with a few big gusts overnight - possibly briefly gale force in the most exposed areas (like the Harbour Bridge, hill tops, marine areas, etc). Keep an eye on your hourly forecasts for average wind speeds specific to where you are and use the Wind Maps too to help see where the strongest winds will be and when. The low moving in is also falling apart so damaging winds aren't currently forecast.

Cheers
WW

 

Saturday in Auckland

Hi Phil/Aaron, What’s West Auckland looking like tomorrow? When can rain be expected and any dry spells on the horizon? Asking from a cricketing perspective around midday. Thank you

Hi there, Saturday is a very

Hi there, Saturday is a very tricky day to be accurate about because we have both a band of rain moving in, then the risk of some heavy downpours - but it's hit and miss with dry spells developing. Can't answer your question with any real certainty due to the hit and miss nature of tomorrow. Definitely some chances you'll be ok to play then, but equally there could be a downpour that sets in... frustrating weather to plan things around! Sorry we can't be more specific than that.

Cheers
Phil D

School holidays- Auckland

Hi there We’re just wondering if it’ll be a good one or not- all this rain is worrying! Thanks

Hi there We can look out for

Hi there

We can look out for the next 5 to 7 days currently, anything beyond that starts to get a bit hard especially with this type of weather we have at the moment.

Keep an eye on our rain maps if you like, this way you can track areas of rain and where they may move in future. See them here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Perhaps mid to late next week conditions are a bit drier :)

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland this Friday/Saturday

Interesting to see that you are predicting "breezy" winds while the other mob are saying possible gales. Hope you are right!

Hi there, we just updated a

Hi there, we just updated a short time ago to say "breezy to brisk" for Saturday (in other words, light in some places but a little blustery in more exposed areas). Gales are possible for a few hours but mostly marine/Hauraki Gulf. The low that is coming in does have strong winds attached but it's also weakening as it comes in.

Cheers!
WW

 

Wellington 1 December

Hi there, As the weekend approaches, can you say with much confidence what Saturday will look like for the capital? Do cloudy patches mean it will be generally fine, does the 30% rain forecast mean it'll be muggy, and when in the day is it likeliest to rain? Doing some contingency planning for a get-together in the backyard. Also wanted to say, love the work you do - have been using WW over MetService for a while, much more useful forecasting in a city like Wellington (2-hour breakdowns mean little in a place filled with microclimates, and the temperature readings are a bit laughable when they're all based on the station away up there in Kelburn!) and a much cleaner UI. Keep on doing what you're doing!

Hi there Looks like there

Hi there

Looks like there will be plenty of high cloud, but areas of mid level cloud too. Some sun may break through at times from afternoon when mid level and high level cloud thins out a touch. The day is looking mainly dry but if a shower or spot of rain were to occur it may happen in the evening as higher level cloud thickens up again but the greatest chance is more overnight. Winds from the ENE and afternoon temperatures are looking in the high teens or early twenties.

It doesn't look overly muggy for Wellington on Saturday, dew points are around 14. That's not totally dry (dry in terms of the air dry) either though. Muggy conditions on Saturday start more about Auckland and especially Northland.

About as much detail as I hope you'll need right now.

Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate it very much! :)

Aaron and Phil

First cyclone of the season?

Hi Phil There looks to be a possibility of a cyclone in early to mid December originating in the Coral Sea A long way out but worth keeping an eye on maybe Cheers Dave

garden function late afternoon and evening 8 or 9 December.

Which is more likely to be dry for a garden dance?

Hi there, accurate forecasts

Hi there, accurate forecasts for events and functions really can only be made a few days out, not 10+ days out. Feel free to ask us next week (also for where). Use our rain maps in the MAPS tab too, as they go out 10 days and give you a general idea as to where the highs and lows will be.

Cheers
WW

Why is your forecast

Why is your forecast different to MetService ?

Weatherwatch wouldn’t exist

Weatherwatch wouldn’t exist if we ran the same forecasts, NZers are definitely wanting a second opinion (or first!) from us.

WW

Weather central Auckland 2nd decemver

Hi there, do you think it's reliable to assume heavy rain on the 2nd of Dec (next week Sunday?) - may have to cancel big plans...

Hi there Could be an isolated

Hi there

Could be an isolated heavy downpour, equally there may only be a few showers. Looks unsettled / quite changable around then. Besides that it's 7 days away so a bit far out yet.

Cheers
Aaron

Like to book good weather for next week!

May I send this forecast back and order a sunnier one for next Saturday please? Preferably, I would like one where it is cloudy, around 20 degrees, will tolerate the occasional shower, but not complete soaking if possible! And as it is Black Friday, may I have a discount ;) Not alot to ask, sure you can fix it!!!! :) Cheers, Jenny

Booking good weather

Brillaint, just brilliant!

Nice forecast

The weather is just GREAT! Not

Hi Jenny, the only down side

Haha :) Hi Jenny, the only down side with being a free service means you don't get a discount and we can't guarantee the weather you want...!! :) You may have to wait two more Saturdays to get what you want...next Saturday could also be wet. 
Sorry!
Phil D

Holding my breath, not good for me!!!

Thank you for the job experience for serious contingency planning! So not only do I have to manage the logistics of where to place the horses in the Santa Parade (note to self, after the little ones have passed, and make sure buckets are plentiful!!!), I need to play dodge the rainstorms and keep the event hype alive!!! We can nail this. So I claim the mass viewings of your forecast for next 9 days, and despite how many refreshes, it still says the same for Saturday! That was my day today, along with the panic buying of a quality Santa costume for the larger figure!!!! Wine is looking very good, let me tell you :) :) :) Love the free free service and annual chit chat (or panic convo!!!), thanks, you are very much appreciated.

Torrential Rain Auckland

Hey there, I love your weather reports and predictions and find them very reliable. MetService though are predicting over 100mm in rain for Auckland early Sunday morning....... that is very scary

Hi there, yes that's a lot of

Hi there, yes that's a lot of rain although Auckland City does cope quite well with totals of 100mm in one day so long as it's spread out and not just in a few hours! We don't see 100mm at this stage but certainly there is a very heavy band of rain that *may* stall over Auckland (equally it may not...which is why coming up with a total for Saturday is so hard). It depends very much on the shape and structure of the band of rain...when it's so small but intense you can have 100mm but for an entire region we don't expect that at this stage. We'll be doing extra updates across Saturday iself to stay on top of it too. 

Cheers
WW

Thats A Relief to Hear

Wonderful, you guys just rock it!!!! thank you WW, Philip Duncan is fab too :)

Queenstown weather woes

Hi there, I just wanted to know why we might be experiencing a wetter November than normal? If there's more bad weather to come? And if we are still in store for a heatwave summer like last year? The weather is really bringing local queenstowners down.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the questions. Sorry to hear the weather is bringing you down, it has a habit of being known to do that sometimes! Firstly, the wetter than normal November has been caused by warmer than average Tasman Sea temperatures - and a few other factors - creating extra rain events. The good news is that Queenstown is on the outer edges of the "bad" weather forecast for the rest of November. In fact, Queenstown is expected to be both warmer than average and drier than average in the coming week (even if a bit cloudy at times with a few showers). As for summer, we expect many warmer than average days on the way for Queenstown, but perhaps with a few cooler than normal nights in the mix (has been the pattern past couple of months too). Hope that helps... enjoy the fairly sunny day tomorrow (with a high around 20 degrees).

Cheers :)
Philip Duncan

 

Wedding @ Kaukapakapa next Friday

Morning team, I hope you could help add some more insight to the weather predictions for Friday next week around Kaukapakapa. We're having our wedding there and the weather forecast isn't looking too flash. Thanks heaps! KC

Hi there Yeah isn't looking

Hi there

Yeah isn't looking the best around then, but your talking about something that's 7 to 8 days away and alot can change in that time frame. Sometimes you can lock things in a fair way out but it's been very changeable lately and that doesn't look like changing in the short term, around these times you'll only be able to start locking in forecasts more about 3 or 4 days out.

Hopefully a dry window opens up as we arrive closer to next Friday.

Cheers
Aaron

Timaru rainfall - Sunday/Monday

Good morning. We are farming just inland from Timaru and after having 150mm already this month i need more rain like i need a third nostrel. What would your prediction be on likely amount over those days. Thanks and keep up the good work