Weather Forecast for Masterton


Masterton Summary

Showers late at night.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

15°c

Observed at 11:13pm from:
Solway (IMASTERT5)

Rain (today)0.25mm
WindWNW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)18°c
Humidity96%
Pressure1016.93hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

13°c
Showers late at night.
Rain (chance)30%
WindESE 6km/h
Moonrise10:36am
Moonset12:17am
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

20°c
Thunderstorms.
Rain (chance)100%
WindE 4km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise5:39am
Sunset8:44pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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16%
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9%
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9%
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ESE
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4km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 14 Dec
20°c
12°c
Thunderstorms.
E
4km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
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35%
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34%
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9%
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9%
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4km/hr
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4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 15 Dec
22°c
11°c
Showers.
SSW
11km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
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6%
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8%
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8%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 16 Dec
23°c
11°c
Generally clear.
SSE
8km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 17 Dec
26°c
14°c
Generally clear.
NW
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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0%
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
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of rain
NE
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 18 Dec
23°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
23km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
NW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 19 Dec
19°c
12°c
Showers.
WNW
14km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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chance
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
NW
15km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 20 Dec
19°c
13°c
Rain.
SSE
8km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
NE
6km/hr
NE
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 21 Dec
20°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 22 Dec
19°c
11°c
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
WNW
16km/hr
20%
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
8%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there, we've just posted a

Hi there, we've just posted a map of heavy snowfall accumulation in our News feed. This doesn't cover random flurries to lower levels, but shows where the problematic amounts will be over the next three days.

Kind regards
WW

Fog Auckland

Is Auckland Airport likely to be affected by fog on Wednesday 5th September?

Good morning, at this stage

Good morning, at this stage fog in Auckland doesn't look likely due to a windier southerly.

Kind regards
WW

Auckland fog

Thanks. That's good to hear!

Is there Snow forecast anytime during 01 to 05 Sep18

We are keen to see snow fall is there a fair chance during our stay to see.

Hi there That depends where

Hi there

That depends where you are staying in New Zealand. Snow to sea level is not looking very likely although this could change. Perhaps overnight Sunday / early morning Monday (2nd/3rd September) may see some snow about the South Island mountain ranges as a cold change moves through.

Cheers
Aaron

rugby

Hi, taking my kids to their 1st rugby game at Eden park on Saturday evening - just the cheap seats though so no covering. Weather looks to be dry - is that the case do you think?

Hi there, keep an eye on our

Hi there, keep an eye on our hourly forecasts for Auckland and the rain maps too, all helps work out the risks. Generally speaking the showers will be easing and clearing with cool SW winds easing back too. Bring a jacket perhaps...and have a great time!

- WW

Auckland rain

Auckland must have by far the worst weather of a main centre in NZ. Will it ever stop raining here? I feel we will need to declare Auckland a drought zone if we ever get a week without rain! I am sick of it - so depressing.

What? This winter has been

What? This winter has been much warmer, sunnier and drier than usual. May be you should travel a little and experience what happens elsewhere?

Haha - NO!

Water tanks overflowing - ground sodden - it's been a stink winter. North Shore Auckland.

Lol

If you don't like the rain, don't live in a city with a subtropical climate. The winter has been amazing. Yes, it has been wet, but it's winter?! However, it's been a lot warmer than usual.and how many frosts can you remember having this winter? Gold coast is in the dry season in winter if you need an escape ;)

rain !

i've only spent one whole day inside this winter due to rain. it's not like downpours from dawn to dusk, i love verdant aux !

Hi there, yes there have

Hi there, yes there have certainly been a lot of days with wet weather in them. The overall totals aren't too extreme but it's most the relentless showers etc. Sunday to Tuesday all look dry and hopefully mild too :) 

Cheers

WW

Weather Reports

Hi Really look forward to your weather reports and the video that Phillip Duncan provides. I find your weather reports pretty accurate. Keep up the great work Weatherwatch. Cheers JS

Hi JS Thanks very much for

Hi JS

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a kind message. I really appreciate it, as does the rest of the WeatherWatch team. Have a great weekend!

Kind regards
Philip Duncan

Tonight's weather.

Is it going to be stormy tonight?

Could be a little stormy for

Could be a little stormy for some western parts of the North Island, north of about Taranaki through to Waikato. Some heavy rain possible.

WW

Hunuas

Hi Think of going for a bike ride through the Huunas on Saturday afternoon - starting around 12 or 12.30. Do I need to pack the rain jacket? Cheers Des

Hi Des, keep an eye on our

Hi Des, keep an eye on our rain maps for Saturday - it looks like a few light showers may be lingering but hopefully it will be fairly dry out over the Hunuas. Perhaps bring a light rain jacket just to be safe :) 

Cheers
Phil

Thanks so much :)

Thanks so much :)

Polar southerly

Hi, I was just wondering if there have been any developments regarding this: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/mild-westerlies-dominate-a-week-there-a-cold-southerly-coming-next-week

Hi there, we still have a

Hi there, we still have a cold southerly next week but it may not be a major event. It looks weak to begin with then peaks around Wednesday at this stage. We'll have more details in our weather video out around noon on Friday.

- WW

just asking

We're planning to go to Mt. Ruapehu on the 22 August. With the forecast of showers ( 50% chance of rain ), is it worth it ? We haven't been since 2010 and the boys are looking forward to it. Please advise. We live in Wellington. Thanks

Hi there Wednesday next week

Hi there

Wednesday next week is quite far away at this point in time but currently I'm seeing a reasonable chance of showers during the day, meaning wet weather. I won't put a percentage figure on it but I'll say a medium to good chance of showers looking at the situation currently.

Come back and ask closer to time if you like otherwise have a good trip.

Cheers
Aaron

Te Puna Weather

Hi, we are looking at spraying hi-cane on kiwifruit tomorrow, is it fine all day, when is rain likely to come in, and when is next fine day. Cheers Lorraine Muggeridge. Te Puna Tauranga.

Hi thereIt should be dry for

Hi there

It should be dry for most of today then the odd light shower starts to move in during the evening, rain moves in overnight. Thursday looks to be the next mainly dry day, later in the evening a few showers move in however.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there I’m concerned a

Hi there I’m concerned a anout tuesdaysweather in Auckland are we looking stars storm? How windy and rainy will it be? And is it all gone by wednesday?

Hi there Not sure what you

Hi there

Not sure what you mean by stars storm exactly. But Tuesday looks like there will be occasional showers, more so from afternoon then rain develops in the evening. Rain eases to showers again overnight as breezy northwesterly winds change southwest, showers gradually ease during Wednesday with long dry spells developing in the evening. Winds fresh from the southwest on Wednesday. Winds overall are not too bad on Tuesday then in the evening they start to become quite blustery and this continues for much of Wednesday.

Cheers
Aaron

Thank you I’m sorry I didn’t

Thank you I’m sorry I didn’t mean star storm I just meant is it likely to be stormy? Would you classify it as a storm?

Overnight there could be some

Overnight there could be some thunderstorms actually so technically yes overnight there may be a few storms.

Good luck with whatever you're up too :)

Cheers
Aaron

September

Hi there, Is next month likely to be wet?

Hi there, the current pattern

Hi there, the current pattern is encouraging wetter weather in the west and drier in the east (a typical early spring pattern to be honest). With sea surface temperatures in the Tasman Sea cooling a lot more now (cooler than average in some areas after the marine heat wave that encouraged all those cyclones earlier this year) so this bodes better for a drier pattern around NZ. With the arrival of westerlies already and a warmer than average pattern it's perhaps a safe bet that Sept will see a continuation of August - driest in the east, wettest in the west (and wettest weather the further south you go on the western coastline, ie Fiordland, South Westland).

Cheers
Philip Duncan

September

Thanks for that. Does Hamilton count as East or West?

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