Weather Forecast for New Plymouth


Summary of New Plymouth

Rain.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in New Plymouth

21°c

Observed at 4:04pm from:
Welbourn (ITARANAK5)

Rain (today)1.78mm
WindSSW 12km/h
Humidex (Beta)27°c
Humidity86%
Pressure999.53hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in New Plymouth

20°c
Rain.
Rain (chance)74%
WindN 24km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise5:51am
Sunset8:46pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in New Plymouth

17°c
Rainy and windy.
Rain (chance)100%
WindNNE 38km/h
Moonrise-
Moonset9:26am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in New Plymouth

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27km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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34km/hr
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37km/hr
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39km/hr
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41km/hr
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40km/hr
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39km/hr
NNE
43km/hr
N
41km/hr
N
36km/hr
N
36km/hr
NNW
29km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in New Plymouth

Tue 17 Dec
20°c
14°c
Rainy and windy.
N
41km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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65%
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of rain
55%
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of rain
69%
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of rain
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34km/hr
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39km/hr
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41km/hr
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36km/hr
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36km/hr
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29km/hr
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29km/hr
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26km/hr
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25km/hr
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22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 18 Dec
17°c
12°c
Windy, with showers.
SW
32km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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79%
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73%
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66%
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55%
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51%
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of rain
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of rain
44%
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of rain
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of rain
10%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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20km/hr
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18km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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31km/hr
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27km/hr
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25km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 19 Dec
18°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
W
27km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
15%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
35%
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of rain
40%
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27km/hr
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27km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 20 Dec
17°c
11°c
Rainy and windy.
W
43km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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45%
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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
82%
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of rain
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of rain
49%
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of rain
44%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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29km/hr
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32km/hr
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31km/hr
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28km/hr
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26km/hr
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24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 21 Dec
18°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
24km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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24%
chance
of rain
24%
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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
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chance
of rain
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
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of rain
10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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24km/hr
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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24km/hr
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25km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
SW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 22 Dec
19°c
15°c
Afternoon showers.
WNW
27km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
SW
14km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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21km/hr
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24km/hr
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27km/hr
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28km/hr
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28km/hr
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27km/hr
WNW
26km/hr
WNW
25km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
23km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 23 Dec
19°c
13°c
Morning showers.
WSW
30km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View New Plymouth hourly forecast ▼
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
41%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
WNW
23km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
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25km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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28km/hr
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30km/hr
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31km/hr
WSW
30km/hr
WSW
28km/hr
SW
27km/hr
SW
25km/hr
SW
24km/hr
SW
22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 24 Dec
19°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
25km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View New Plymouth hourly forecast ▼
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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
10%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
SW
22km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
20km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
21km/hr
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21km/hr
SW
22km/hr
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23km/hr
SW
23km/hr
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25km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 25 Dec
19°c
13°c
Afternoon showers.
WSW
22km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View New Plymouth hourly forecast ▼
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
SW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SW
14km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
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17km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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22km/hr
WSW
22km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
22km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SSW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Hey Graeme - we're aiming to

Hey Graeme - we're aiming to have our first forecast out on Monday :) It will be very generic and about the general theme of highs and lows around the week of Christmas time - but it's at least one step in trying to lock it in!

Cheers
Phil D

Temperatures

I was just wondering about the temperatures showing on your article about the warm temperatures. They do not match up with your city forecasts. The next 4 days in Christchurch are forecast to be 26, 24, 26 and 26 yet your map shows max temperatures 2 to 3 degrees below that for each day. Why the difference?

Hi there - fair question -

Hi there - fair question - those maps are more about the trends warmer or cooler overall. We take more time in our detailed main centre forecasts to forecast true maximums (as city roads and buildings make it hotter). The temps they show are for the airport - which is mostly grass with no buildings around, hence the difference,

Cheers :)
WW

Christmas forecast

Hi there, when does Weatherwatch start bringing out the Christmas forecast? Thanks you guys are the best.

Hi there! Not far off now!

Hi there! Not far off now! Out first outlook is usually on the first day of December's second week. So probably next Monday :)  Thanks for the kind support - it means heaps to our small team!

Cheers
WW Team

Blue Line - Colder air

Hi, just wondering what the numbers stand for in the cooler air as signified by the blue line on your maps? Is it related to temperature or change in temperature. Thanks, David.

Hi David They are thickness

Hi David

They are thickness lines, and mean literally what it says. They stand for the thickness of the atmosphere, cold atmosphere's aren't as thick while hot atmospheres are.

Here's some info on thickness: http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/148/

Cheers
Aaron

Thank you!

Thank you!

Im confused

I know you guys have been getting lots of annoying comments about this saturday. but on the 10 day forecast it says mostly sunny. while on rural weather theres a icon for saturday which is sun and a thunderstorm. im so comfused. this is the auckland forecast im talking about. and finally keep up the good work and keep doing what you do Phill. this site and rural weather are better than those niwa and metservice sites.

Hi there Am seeing a sun and

Hi there

Am seeing a sun and thunderstorm icon on rural weather but it's for Sunday, not Saturday. Maybe you got the days muddled up?

But anyway, thanks for the kind words!

Cheers
Aaron

its back

i see saturday and sunday has a thunderstorm icon now. im not confused about sunday but im confused about saturday. thanks again.

Hmm, and now it's back to

Hmm, and now it's back to just Sunday with a thunderstorm icon.

I think you'll find the further you go out forecasts for certain days are often going to change and flip around, especially when computer generated. Out till Saturday it's best to pay attention to the forecasts we personally see over on weatherwatch.co.nz, you can tell we have adjusted them due to the little "WW" symbol at the end. Anything beyond that is computer generated. Sometimes forecasts are best 4 to 5 days out at the most, beyond that conditions can frequently change.

Cheers
Aaron

thanks

thanks. i will keep a look out on sunday for any thunderstorms. you guys have done so well this year.

thanks

it must of changed. cause when i looked at it before writing the coment it had the storm icon on saturday and sunday. i just had a look at again and just sunday that has it. thanks anyway

Hi there - the weather never

Hi there - the weather never stops! We update hourly to ensure we have the best data - rather than holding on to a forecast we once thought was right, as our competitors may do. So check back a few times a day to really be on top of it all. :) 

Cheers
WW

Sunday 8th Dec

Hi, Apologies I forgot to mention we live in west Auckland. Can you please advise the likelihood of it raining on Sunday 8th Dec? Thank you

Hi there Looks like a dry

Hi there

Looks like a dry morning then some rain or showers moving in during the afternoon. This could change between now and then as it is 5 days away, but thats a simple look at how things are looking for Auckland this coming Sunday.

Cheers
Aaron

Next 24 hrs weather chart

Ahh...this is where all the disgruntled ex-Metservice users are hanging out! Well, add another two! We wrote letters of complaint too and left their list. Re your 24 hour chart, some vertical hour line dividers and some colour bars for rainfall would make it more user friendly esp for dyslexic users. But it's better than Metservice anyway. We'll use your site now we have found it, thanks. S.H.

Hi there S.H, thank you for

Hi there S.H, thank you for your message and we're really glad to have you along. We are modernising some things in January so we hope the changes we make, will make things a little easier to use. Our goal right across next year is to gradually make everything more user friendly. We also run www.RuralWeather.co.nz which has more weather data on it than MetService and Niwa combined and it's entirely free (not paid for with taxes like they are). It takes 10 seconds to load due to so much data on it (and we are addressing the slow launch speed early next year too) but it gives you high level data if you need to drill down beyond the daily WeatherWatch products. It also covers all airports, suburbs and towns too.

Cheers :)

- WW Team

7th December

hi can you tell me what's the weather like on the Saturday 7th please?? Thank you

Hi there, we have forecasts

Hi there, we have forecasts for every small part of NZ so just go to our homepage and search for your location. You'll then find a general forecast then Hourly forecasts for Saturday 7th. On top of that, watch our latest weather video to make sense of it all.

Kind regards

WW

Sorry I forgot I mentioned I

Sorry I forgot I mentioned I live in Tauranga. is it sunny on Saturday 7th?? thanks

We have detailed forecasts

We have detailed forecasts for Tauranga, please refer to that forecast for everything you need.

Cheers

WW

um metservice

metservice has a moderate risk for thunderstorms for auckland tommorow but your forecast says patchy rain. and metservice also says in their video that wednesday will mainly be dry. while your forecast says thunderstorms im confused here.

If we always matched

If we always matched MetService there would be no need for our service.

Kind regards finding the one that is most accurate for you.
Cheers
WW

Te aroha Weather Saturday 30th

Hi, could you please tell me the what the max temperature in Te Aroha was in the hours between 12 noon and 6pm or the max temperature recorded that day.

Hi there, you'll need to

Hi there, you'll need to contact Government Agency NIWA for that sorry. They have tax funded weather obs in Te Aroha but refuse to openly share that tax funded data - which is why the Commerce Commission is now investigating them! So send Niwa an email with your question. 

Kind regards

WW

Auckland 7th dec

I’m really worried about the thunderstorms that looking likely here on the 7th. Is this likely to change? Have an outdoor function on the 7th in south auckland.

Hi there, it's too early to

Hi there, it's too early to lock in thunderstorms that far out - will have a better idea in few days time how bad (or good) Saturday looks. Right now we know we have the ingredients to make thunder, but timing isn't accurate this far out - neither is exactly placement. So watch this space and keep an eye on the hourly % of rain in our 10 day forecasts :)

- WW

7th December

hi my kids having birthday party outdoor in Tauranga on the 7th dec but im worry about the storm coming?! will it pass before 7th?? and what weather will be? Thanks

Hi there The 7th of Dec is

Hi there

The 7th of Dec is currently looking dry for Tauranga. Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light WNW winds.

High's in the early 20's.

But you are talking about a day that is 8 or so days out so things can change in that time frame. Keep an eye on these maps: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

You can zoom in and using the drop down menu to skip to a certain point in the future, you can see the areas of rain represented by shaded areas of colour. Lighter colours represent light rainfall or only the odd shower, the more dramatic reds and oranges represent heavier rain.

If you have nothing over you colour wise then presumably it should be dry! Those maps will keep updating as the 7th draws near so keep checking them if you like to get the most up to date info.

Cheers
Aaron

Down pours in central north island

When will these afternoon downpours stop next week... The week after?

These downpour type

These downpour type thunderstorms are for today and on Saturday then they stop. There may be further wet weather coming after that for the Central North Island but the cloud build up / heavy downpour type showers have their last day tomorrow.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi, is rain really forecast

Hi, is rain really forecast everyday for the next 2 weeks in Auckland? There are a lot of events going on leading up to christmas, is December going to be a wash out and stormy? Even on the weather channel website December is looking grim and much wetter than the dry you say we have now entered. Thanks.

Hi there Keep an eye on our

Hi there

Keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts for weather coming up regarding Auckland.

I'm sure there will be a few dry periods within the next 2 weeks.

As for early December, fronts look to be barreling through from time to time over the next week or so. The weather is coming from the west so Auckland cops it at times, unlike Canterbury and other eastern regions which have mountain ranges to the west to help block wet weather.

Beyond that we'll have to wait and see, I deal with mainly the next 5 days. Can do 10 days but starts to get a little unreliable.

Cheers
Aaron

Southern Ocean storm

Hi guys Will this storm affect Dunedin? it kind of looks as if we may be less affected than others wind-wise? Please let me know if you can, I know its still a few days out so may not have all the details yet. Have a sports event and want to know. Have always used your site as you have the clearest and most accurate forecast than any other. Thanks for the awesome work you do!!

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the feedback and question :) Dunedin is affected by it to some degree but the airflow will mean the Southern Alps absorbs a lot of the hit. Gales possible for a time but looking mostly dry. The bulk of the rain will be on the West Coast.

Cheers :) 

- WW

Re/Met service .

Hi guys. I see Met/service has issued a server thunder storm watch for the BOP and surrounding areas.When you check their rain radar map there doesn't seem to be much happening around those areas at all.Do they not check that before they make an announcement like that.Here's another example of poor forecasting.Tauranga showers this morning then clearing in the afternoon.It's been fine all morning so far.I've lost count of how many times they make these forecast's.It just goes to show the waste of millions of dollars of tax payers money than goes' into poor weather forecasting.Good on you guys putting out the 3 month outlook.I think Met Service is still trying to find a powerful enough computer to work it out. IBM WATSON ROCKS

Hi there It's a watch, so

Hi there

It's a watch, so it's a "watch, wait and see" approach. It's a forecast as to what could happen, you won't see any thunderstorms on radar right now but keep an eye on things mid to late afternoon. Isolated showers have started to develop about inland ranges / hills of BOP. Thunderstorms do look possible for inland parts of the North Island today and these types of thunderstorms can lead to very heavy downpours so it's a good move to keep the public up to date with what could be coming up this afternoon. When things are cracking and a storm is happening, if it meets warning criteria then it can be upgraded to a warning about where it's going etc. You might be getting the terms confused a little but that's all good. An outlook is the first step, watch the second and then warning the final step in regards to thunderstorms. The first two are still forecasts in their purest sense then a warning is when things are actually happening.

As for the showers this morning not sure there, I've got it wrong at times that's for sure so won't be casting any stones that's for sure! lol. We are all trying to do our best.

Keep an eye on thunderstorm potential for inland parts of the North Island today, could be exciting! Hopefully not to detrimental to many.

Cheers
Aaron

thanks

New to the Wairarapa , love Your on-line forecast and layout . Regards Ed Holter

Hi there, Where did your

Hi there, Where did your summer forecast go? can't find it on the website anywhere, has it been taken down?

Good morning, it's still in

Good morning, it's still in our news feed but wasn't on the homepage at the time you checked (It's back again now). You can find it here.

Cheers

WW

Hastings weather

I'm curious about the location of your temperature guage as it is so different from Met service temperatures. I was a Met service user until they changed their web design, now they have less information, in a confusing garbled mess. They also eliminated historical information, which I used frequently to plan future trips around our beautiful country. Do you have historical Information available?

I agree

The new Met Service website is awful. I used to be able to see everything at a glance, including tides....it’s so painful now.

Hi there, you're not the only

Hi there, you're not the only one having issues with the new MetService site so welcome along to WeatherWatch :)

We have quite a few Hastings observations (click the image to load our observations page).

As for historical - the NZ Government blocks open data (in other words, MetService and Niwa take all our taxes, build weather stations with it for their own profits, then block any of the taxpayers from openly using that data they originally paid for. (no other country on earth does it this way). So it means we have limited historical data...FOR NOW. We are working with IBM to change this - and the Commerce Commission is now investigating this bad behaviour from MetService and Niwa, so we hope to be able to share more data NZers have already paid for in the near future. They are holding on to the data because they cannot compete with ideas and innovation - it's a way to hold us back. 

Cheers
WW

Praise

Hi, I've always gone to Metservice for an easy-to-follow, basic, 'this is the high, this is the low, is there any chance of rain' -type forecast. Recently, they changed their website, and in the feedback tab I gave them the honest opinion that their website was dreadful, not intuitive, far too busy, hard to find anything, and pondered why they felt the need to go to such a ridiculous format. I've now found your website - and this is my new go to. It's uncluttered, and logical. Thank you!

Good morning and thanks very

Good morning and thanks very much for giving us a go. It's the third time in a decade MetSerivce has spent millions revamping their look. At first we used to complain about what a waste of public money that was - now we enjoy gaining new followers from their changes :)  Glad to have your support!!

Cheers
WW Team :)

7 December

We have an outdoor event around 3pm out in clevedon Auckland. Do you think it is going to be sunny? I’m getting really worried about rain or this storm coming through!

Hi there, this storm will

Hi there, this storm will have passed by then - and even next week when it's near NZ it's unlikely to affect Auckland too much. All the best and keep an eye on our 10 day forecasts :)
Cheers
WW

best forecasters ever

i Just wanted to say that you guys are the best forecasters ever. you guys have done well this year. even though metservice and niwa havnt been nice to you guys. i rather your site better than metservice. keep up the good work.