Weather Forecast for Kaitaia


Summary of Kaitaia

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Kaitaia

19°c

Observed at 10:00pm from:
Purerua (93023)

Rain (today)-mm
WindSW 7km/h
Humidex (Beta)22°c
Humidity77%
Pressure1006.6hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Kaitaia

24°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindWSW 19km/h
UV Index9 (Very High)
Sunrise6:35am
Sunset8:41pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Kaitaia

15°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindSW 16km/h
Moonrise3:47am
Moonset6:31pm
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Kaitaia

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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Kaitaia

Thu 23 Jan
24°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 24 Jan
26°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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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
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 25 Jan
27°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
SSW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 26 Jan
28°c
16°c
Generally clear.
SSW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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13%
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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
5%
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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

Mon 27 Jan
27°c
17°c
Generally clear.
SSW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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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
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
SSW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 Jan
27°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
W
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
chance
of rain
8%
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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
8%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
SSW
7km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 Jan
26°c
18°c
Afternoon showers.
NNW
20km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 Jan
25°c
18°c
Morning showers.
W
24km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
22%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
NW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
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17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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22km/hr
WSW
21km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 Jan
24°c
17°c
Showers.
SSW
23km/hr
40%
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
PM
14%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WSW
16km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
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17km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SSW
20km/hr
SSW
19km/hr
SSW
17km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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from whence

do you get your Hamilton temp data? Normally it's Ruakura but I see you are now including someone in Fairfield. Cheers.

Weird and wonderful clouds

Hi there, my daughter and I were marvelling at the clouds over Christchurch tonight (approx 8:45-9pm). They reflected the setting sun in such a way as to appear like an ocean complete with wave after wave of foamy spume. Then she asked me why the clouds were like that and I hadn't a clue. Could you please help me not look like a complete moron to my kid and explain why clouds form in long wavy layers please?

Hi there, actually the clouds

Hi there, actually the clouds and the air/wind operate in similar ways to the ocean over sand at a beach. If you snorkel around you will see different patterns on the sea floor as the sand reacts to water currents and waves, rocks etc. The airflows, interacting with high and low pressure systems coupled with the hills and mountains create nor'west arches (as we saw in Canterbury today) and other cool clouds - so air flows and terrain below create shapes in clouds. Nor'west flows often produce some of best clouds.

Hope that helps in a simplistic way :)

Cheers

WW

temps

hi, why is it that a temperature of say 15 in the day time is not hot but those sort of temperatures at night are a recipe for no sleep. worse if its humid

Hi there, good question and

Hi there, good question and is quite common when the weather is cloudy or windy, it tends to make the daytime feel cooler but at night the wind/cloud actually helps keep temperatures up more than a clear, calm, night. Not every time, but quite often that is the case.

Regards

WW

Bushfire smoke?

We're traveling across the ditch next week to spend a fortnight on your beautiful South Island. How much of an impact are the Aussie bushfires having on the air quality and visibility at the moment?

Hi there, we've just had a

Hi there, we've just had a windy "refreshing" change out of the Southern Ocean which has cleared the skies nicely. There's a chance of some increased smoke this coming weekend but again another south west change should clear it through. At the moment, no issues. :) Have a great trip!

Cheers

WW Team

Bushfire smoke

Perfect, thanks for that team! Ken

Rangiora weather forecast

Looks great and will be rather helpfull

Summer coming back

Summer coming back :) 

Cheers

WW

Returning back to NZ Auckland

Hi, there I'm returning back to Auckland in the 17th Jan, hows the weather looking?

Easterly quarter winds, may

Easterly quarter winds, may be mainly sunny but chance of an isolated shower later in the day. But your talking about 9 days away and anything that far out doesn't really materialise most of the time or can change.

Keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts.

Thanks for writing in!

Cheers
Aaron

Dunedin

Dunedin seems to be colder than usual for this time of year. Is there any warmer weather on the horizon Best Martin

This weekend looks to be

This weekend looks to be warmer for sure. But your right it hasn't been all that flash so far. Perhaps the end of January and into February will see more consistant warmer temperatures, we hope.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks

Thanks

Tropical cyclone

Hello, Any predictions or ideas if a tropical cyclone will come? Thanks

Dave will let us know if

Dave will let us know if there is anything.

Hi there. Nothing showing up

Hi there. Nothing showing up on the horizon for NZ yet but the tropics north of us is becoming very active (see our lead news story today). Could be a cyclone forming in the next week or so but it's not likely to impact NZ if it does as we'll have a lot of high pressure in our area. Highest risk for cyclones will be Feb, Mar, Apr.

Cheers
WW

Windy / auckland

Hi there Is this wind going away anytime soon. Thanks

G'day there Use these graphs,

G'day there

Use these graphs, they go out to 16th Jan and show what the wind is up to. Click on "Wind" to find out more at this link:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/rural/Auckland

Cheers
Aaron

Camping

Hi there, our camping holiday has almost arrived (8th-11th) at Tawharanui and just wondering how much problem with wind we are going to have. Cheers.

Hi there Use this

Hi there

Use this link: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/rural/Tawharanui%2520Peninsula%2C%2520Warkworth%2C%2520Auckland

Click on "Wind", you can see what the wind will be like coming up for you.

Cheers
Aaron

Tropical storm

Hi could there a tropical storm forming north of nz near vanuatu between the 20 and 21 of January

Looks like a possibility, but

Looks like a possibility, but that is a while away. I can't really give you any more insight then what you may be seeing yourself in long range information.

We'll see how it unfolds in due course.

Cheers
Aaron

Camping in Whananaki 16th - 19th Jan

Hi We have a campsite booked for the 16th - 19th Jan, what are the chances of fine weather - will we get a chance to get the boat out - struggling with the current winds!! Thanks Kelly

Hi there You may be in luck.

Hi there

You may be in luck. Long range models are picking it to be quite aniticyclonic around then and mainly settled.

It is 10 days away though and in the weather world things can change in that time frame, but in your case lets hope it holds out.

Cheers
Aaron

Wind

How accurate are your Kaiteriteri forecasts? Sitting here in a tent as the wind howls and threatens to blow the tent over and your page says we have a 0 km/hr sw.

Hi there, there's a

Hi there, there's a difference between the NOW data and the FORECAST data. Our forecasts are the most accurate in New Zealand but the NOW data comes from private weather stations (because the NZ Government currently blocks us access to tax funded data - see the recent news in our favour here: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/09/metservice-niwa-under-investigation-by-commerce-commission-for-anti-competitive-behaviour.html

But the forecast data has nothing to do with the current weather observations you are seeing - we don't have wind observations in every part of the country. You're better off to look at the hourly wind forecast in our free app our website to see when it's ramping up or dying down - it's very helpful for camping. Or try www.RuralWeather.co.nz which has the most detailed wind maps and graphs for free in NZ (please note it take 10 seconds or so to load the data first time, depending on your internet speeds) - there's a huge amount of info and graphs to help you there.

Finally, take a look at our news feed - we have extensive news and special wind maps in recent days about the incoming winds - also gales in exposed areas may bepossible next 48 hours. All the best in the tent!

Cheers

WW

Auckland Weather

Hi Guys, I’m finding the Auckland weather this summer absolutely disgusting. Feels like tail end of winter really . Is there any chance we will have a decent summer this year or has it peaked in late November/early December. It’s depressing to see these 19C highs after I’ve been back from my holiday in Brisbane. Thanks.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. The smoke from Australia and extra cloud and westerlies are helping drop the temperature and bring a gloomier/duller summer at times to the city. However early January can be unsettled and often mid to late January and February/March brings much more settled weather.

This year we're predicting a fairly average summer in Auckland - and average is just that...it's kinda average! You dont get as many of the big blue sky hot days. The next week ahead (as our news section covers) won't be very summer-like but things do improve by this coming Friday.

Cheers

WW

Has it gone dark just here in

Has it gone dark just here in nz just because the glaze in australia?

Hi there, yes it is - please

Hi there, yes it is - please see our homepage for the breaking news we have on it.

Cheers
WW

what is going on

why has it gone dark in auckland? is it the smoke?

There is smoke higher up so

There is smoke higher up so yes it will be contributing to darker than normal skies, also cloudy areas in general lower down.

WW

Auckland haze

Debate in this household (Clarks Beach) as to haze over Manukau Harbour obscuring Auckland. Photo of sun in afternoon did not indicate smoke, is that a component or is it perhaps airborne salt Thanks

Hi there, a good debate to

Hi there, a good debate to have! It's a bit of both. The gusty winds will be making for some salt/sea spray in the air, but we do also have a fair bit of very high level smoke still around the upper North Island - there may be a thicker wave coming in overnight/Sunday AM to some parts of NZ too, before a windy SW change stops that for the most part for early next week.

Cheers

WW

Dunedin wind

You have the wind in Dunedin at present at W 14 kp/h. What we have is a SW gale at over 100 kp/h. Is your reading taken indoors?

Hi there, unfortunately all

Hi there, unfortunately all the weather data NZers collectively tax fund is held up by Niwa and MetService so we cannot share it with you. Thankfully this past September the Commerce Commission launched an investigation into both Niwa and MetService for anti-competitive behaviour and possible abuse of market place power.

In the meantime, WW connects to hundreds of private weather stations across NZ - some have wind data, others do not. We're taking steps this year to make it easier for you to block stations you don't think best represent you - then you can select from others nearby on a map. We also hope the Commerce Commission does the right thing and enforces its own current rules which says the weather observations NZers all tax fund must be freely and openly available to share - here and elsewhere.

You can view the story here: www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/09/metservice-niwa-under-investigation-by-commerce-commission-for-anti-competitive-behaviour.html

- Cheers WW

 

Hi there, thanks for your

Hi there, thanks for your news piece on the current set up. Just wondering if these southern ocean storms are closer to NZ than usual for this time of year and if so why. I'm guessing it is to do with the SAM being so negative for such a long time, but then that also begs the question why. Is it possibly partly linked to the SSW event last spring? Thanks in advance!

Hi there, yes the Southern

Hi there, yes the Southern Ocean is definitely very active. In part due to high pressure stuck over Australia and not drifting south, allowing these lows (and winds attached) to move up nearer/ove NZ. We were also wondering if this was linked to the SSW event last spring - that would certainly make a lot of sense as it was likely to make the storms surrounding Antarctica more unstable and perhaps a greater chance of them heading northwards over time. Also explains why Southland, the West Coast and Otago aren've having the usual summer heat.

Hope that is helpful! :)

Cheers
WW

Summer? More like middle of winter!

Will Invercargill get some warmer temps and sun nearing end of jan- feb. Thanks in advance as we are not meant to get sun and over 20° for as long as the forecast goes. Also is there a reason for this bad weather? It’s a the worst summer I’ve ever seen and we get warmer temps than 11° in winter!!

Hi there, yes the weather for

Hi there, yes the weather for Southland isn't very flash. It goes along with our climate forecast for January and summer. You can find our seasonal climate outlook here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/new-january-3-month-climateseasonal-outlook-nz-8-maps

As for your current set up, it's not looking good next week if you want warmth BUT the good news is we do expect next Friday and next weekend to see summer heat return and highs into the 20s possible for you.

We've also just published why it's so windy and cool right now: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/windy-cooler-weather-nz-a-week-10-bullet-points-maps-explain-why

Good luck with some improvements soon!!
Cheers
WW

Historical data

Hi there, I’m hoping to use this website as an alternative to the horrible new layout in on the MetService page. What I am after is the historical data graphs? Ie, rainfall and temperature over the last month. Thanks Hayden

Hi Hayden, thanks for the

Hi Hayden, thanks for the support and glad to have you with us. We're improving our historical data, hopefully later this year. Sadly, MetService and Niwa haven't played nicely and even though NZers all collectively fund their existence neither MetService or Niwa will openly and freely share the data we all fund. This has lead (thankfully) to the Commerce Commission investigating them both: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/09/metservice-niwa-under-investigation-by-commerce-commission-for-anti-competitive-behaviour.html

We're doing our best to bring alternatives to NZ - so your support is very much needed. NZ is the only country on earth to have data funded by taxpayers, then blocked for free open use. This investigation directly looks at historical data. It's great to have your support!

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Thanks for the quick reply. I

Thanks for the quick reply. I really hope this investigation gets a result. The frustrating thing was that I like many others I know, expressed to MetService the changes were not user friendly and have now given it a good chance but it is actually still frustrating even though we are used to the change. A very weak response with obviously no intention of pleasing the masses was returned. All the best to WeatherWatch!

Thanks very much - we're

Thanks very much - we're hoping for some positive changes this year, regardless of how the ComCom ruling goes. We're investing in making more data available ourselves and building our own infrastructure (A bit like what Telstra had to do when Telecom had the monopoly with the telco industry).

Happy New Year to you, from us! :) 

Wind

When are we due to get some easterly wind? I'd really like to get my kayak out with such a big swell

Hi there, we're going to see

Hi there, we're going to see the W to SW winds ramp up over the next week - but 9 days from now (next Sunday) we may see winds tilting N to NE for a few days. Keep an eye on our wind maps for 10 days of winds.

Cheers and good luck!
- WW

wheres the hot weather coming

where is the hot weather for auckland coming. I remember last jan was hotter than this. so much cloud this Jan. why?

Hi there, take a look at our

Hi there, take a look at our news stories for that information.

Cheers

WW