Weather Forecast for New Plymouth


Summary of New Plymouth

Mostly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in New Plymouth

23°c

Observed at 12:42am from:
Welbourn (ITARANAK5)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSSE 13km/h
Humidex (Beta)26°c
Humidity63%
Pressure1009.11hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in New Plymouth

20°c
Mostly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindW 21km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise6:21am
Sunset8:47pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in New Plymouth

15°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindW 20km/h
Moonrise3:32am
Moonset6:39pm
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in New Plymouth

Thu 23 Jan
21°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 24 Jan
22°c
15°c
Generally clear.
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10%
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of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 25 Jan
23°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
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10%
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of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 26 Jan
24°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
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The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 27 Jan
23°c
16°c
Partly cloudy.
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10%
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The Weather Company
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4%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 Jan
23°c
17°c
Generally clear.
W
21km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 Jan
23°c
17°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
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20%
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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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
32%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
34%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
46%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 Jan
21°c
15°c
Rain.
NW
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60%
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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chance
of rain
48%
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of rain
53%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 Jan
21°c
15°c
Showers.
SW
23km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
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20km/hr
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17km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Smell

Hi can anyone else in Upper Hutt smell a unusual smell outside? It woke me up as it wafted through the window.

Too much cloud

Can you please tell me why there’s so much cloud in Aucklands west coast, this whole week we have been lucky to see the sun at 6pm till sunset! Surely the south westerlies should be clearing them away faster ?

Hi there, most of the cloud

Hi there, most of the cloud today has actually been Australian smoke/dust high in the atsmosphere giving the appearance of an overcast day. Actually today just has passing clouds and is mainly sunny. Over the next week or so we have plenty more cloudy days due to west to south west winds (which almost always bring clouds). The weather over the next week won't be as settled in Auckland with more wind and cloud coming in.

Cheers

WW

Invercargill temp!

Is Invercargill really meant to be down to 12° with rain for 3 days?! Honestly when are we going to get some decent weather!!

Hi there Ues these

Hi there

Ues these maps: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Scroll through the various times and you can see the areas of rain or showers moving through (rain is typically the brighter looking blobs, showers often the lighter coloured areas). You can see when it will actually be dry or wet.

As for the temperatures, the modeled temperatures are a little low. I would add a degree or two to them. It isn't a perfect system yet but better then nothing. More or less I'd just take note that days with lower temperatures will be a bit cooler on average and days with higher temperatures a little warmer.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain vs shower

Hi! I have a question regarding your percentages for rain on your forecast charts. Often I see a prediction of 10% chance of rain, but in your forecast you talk of showers... Is the rain prediction an indication of significant rainfall? Is that talking of rainfall of 'over 1mm', 'over 5mm' or even maybe 'at least 10mm'? I've looked over your website but can't find any details regarding the above, but sorry for wasting your time if I have missed it. Thanks Phil for the awesome vids! I live on a rural property in Wellington and work outside as 'day job' also... I find your forecasts the best available! Good luck getting the radar too! Bex

Good morning Bex. The

Good morning Bex. The percentage relates to the chances of precipitation falling - precipitation being rain, showers, drizzle, snow, hail, sleet (moisture falling from the sky). 10% is a default setting when we can't say for sure it will be dry all day but there's a very good chance it will be. The percentage of rain does't relate to how much might fall although they do tend to go hand in hand. The higher the chance of rain the greater the chances of rain clouds in the area. We're upgrading our site next year and we'll be including amounts of rain into our forecasts too - and RuralWeather.co.nz already has this now. Have a great 2020, hope this has been some help at explaining!
Cheers

Phil D

P.s. By the way, we all tend to say "rain" when wet stuff falls from the sky, but technically a shower covers a small space, comes from a single cloud and lasts less than 30minutes. Rain covers a larger area, is generated from a large cloudy area and lasts more than 30 mins. A shower can produce more than rain can though. It's a tricky area to be clear in which is why having the radar to just 'see' what we're talking about will help a great deal.

Awesome explanation thanks

Awesome explanation thanks Phil! Although we have not had high temps down here we are in need of rain due to the persistent dry norwesters... but not on the 25th of this month (it's my wedding day hahahaha). Thanks again, you're a legend :)

cloud

Happy new year. here in auckland its been cloudy all day. and this past week there has been a lot of cloud. when will a full sunny day come?

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. Happy New Year to you too! Unfortunately the current set up doesn't bode well for sunny days - we have windier, cloudier, weather about to move in. Auckland actually only gets about 5 days a year that are truly cloud free, so this is fairly normal weather. Sunniest weather in Auckland will be in the extreme eastern areas - like north of Orewa or down near the Hunua ranges. Sou'east and Southerly wind flows are usually Auckland's sunniest - but we have a lot of sou'westers about to move in which, while similar, are much cloudier.

Cheers 
WW

sky over Dunedin

It Is so dark at 11 am iwe have the lights on? Smoke from Australia

Spooky light today

Agree..very weird light in Timaru. Almost like an eclipse. Feels like I'm going blind! People have talked about the Australia smoke, but is that really all this is?

Hi there - we have a cold

Hi there - we have a cold front moving up the South Island with varying clouds over Timaru - but yes take a look at our homepage story, it's very much due to smoke that it's so dark in the middle of the day.

Cheers
WW

Really amazing to here. We've

Really amazing to here. We've just put news, photos and maps up showing it. Cheers for the update.

www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/surreal-thick-smoke-aussie-turns-south-island-skies-orange-and-dark-maps-photos

Cheers

WW

Happy New Year

Hey WW Team Happy NewYear. May 2020 bring many good things to you all. Thanks for all the hard work and accurate forecasting in 2019. Let's do it again in 2020 "D" & The Cats

Happy New Year to you and the

Happy New Year to you and the cats too! Thanks for all your great support, it's what fuels us :) 

Cheers

WW Team

Happy New Year to you all @ WW

Just saying thanks for being the best, I love Weather Watch and check in every day! Lullaby Black

Hi there Lullaby, thanks

Hi there Lullaby, thanks heaps for this - very kind! Have a great 2020 :) 

Cheers
Phil D

Warmer Days...

Could you send us a few warmer days- three or four degrees would be good. Thanks.

Hi there, sure we'll see what

Hi there, sure we'll see what we can do - but give us until mid January to sory :) 

Cheers

WW

Thank you for the nine day

Thank you for the nine day outlook. Seems your report's are very accurate. PLEASE could we have rain in Russell. !!

Thanks heaps for the feedback

Thanks heaps for the feedback - we use IBM data to form our forecasts and they have the world's most accurate weather data, so it's a good place to be starting from! Will see what we can do about the rain :) 

- Cheers and Happy New Year!

Hi, does your prognosis mean

Hi, does your prognosis mean that we have gone straight from spring to autumn? feeling more and more autumnal these days, in fact it is more wintry now than autumn ever was last year. Does having such a wintry "summer" mean we are in for a really long winter? Thanks. Wishing you guys all the best for New year and 2020!

Hi there, take a look at our

Hi there, take a look at our lead story covering January and the next three months ahead. While not especially hot many places will be average temperturewise - or above normal. But there is also a decent portion of NZ that is averagr to cooler - and yes more like Spring and Autumn. You may find later in January and over Feb and March things are more summer like. But it's important to note that for over 10 years we've been saying summers and winters in NZ are both only about 2 months long - the rest is all an extended spring/autumn. :)

Cheers and wishing you a great 2020 - thanks for the support!

- WW

Weather pattern

Hi Trending weather pattern at moment suggests a cool if not cold summer with southwest winds dominating while high pressure zones remain positioned slightly more north than might normally occur for this time of year. Any comments on the prognosis and pattern Regards John

Morning John, thanks for your

Morning John, thanks for your question. You may find this story from yesterday helpful - and keep an eye out later today for our next January and seasona/climate update. https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/aucklands-windy-summer-may-get-even-windier-we-explain-whats-going

Cheers

WW

so not like summer

I live in Woodend and am wondering why we are getting these cold winds, and gusty winds, looking at the next week or so, its all easterlies and southerlies-what has happened to summer :(

It happens, most years are

It happens, most years are different from each other. Hopefully summer finds it's groove perhaps end of January or February.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there, In your summer

Hi there, In your summer forecast you say normal temperatures are forecast, however, it feels like September here in west Auckland. Are there any signs of summer coming? (can't see any in your 10 day forecast and that will take us almost halfway through January) This constant sou'west wind in December has been so chilly, when will it stop? This has to be the coldest summer i can ever remember.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the message and feedback about our new seasonal forecasts. Temperatures in early December were fairly mild and leaned above normal for a time, but you're right, we have this nagging sou'west wind which is dropping temps lately. Both daytime and night time temperatures lift up next week though, thanks to lighter winds and warmer airflows. Tonight will be colder than average just like today is.

We expect January to generally be about normal too (which means we don't expect this pattern to completely stop or dramatically change). Hottest weather will be in the north east of the region. 

The warmer weather at the start and even of December will likely balance the month out to be about average - but we won't know for sure until we reach January and government agency Niwa confirms the public stats.

We're also publishing our January outlook and updated Summer outlook on Monday - so keep an eye out for that.

For others who may want to see our current climate/seasonal outlook, you can find it here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/new-december-summer-climate-outlook-new-zealand-8-maps 

Cheers

WW

 

 

Christchurch temprature on new years

Wow 34c is forecast for Christchurch on new years day.

Metservice say 32 and NIWA

Metservice say 32 and NIWA say 26 It's possible whoever does the ChCh temps, might be a little optimistic. I dare say that some suburban home weather stations, (in particular one that can be as high as 5 above the actual), might reach that if it does get near the 30s, but it's only the 'official' temp that counts!

Replying

Just after I commented on that I looked on Metservice (I dont bother checking NIWA) And it said 32 and then when i checked back here and looked at hourly forecast for new years it looked the highest temp was 29c so we will just have to wait and see

is there gonna be a heatwave

are we gonna get any heatwaves this summer?

Possibly. All depends on

Possibly. All depends on airflows from Aussie in the weeks ahead.

Cheers

WW

ashfalls in Rotorua

I will be stayed in Rotorua on 28 till 3 Jan. I would like to know the ashfalls status after the white island eruption. any health hazards announcement held currently and the coming days in Rotorua? thx

Hi there There are no issues,

Hi there

There are no issues, it'll be fine.

Have a good holiday!

Cheers
WW

Summer

Hey there. When will summer peak and be it’s dryest in Invercargill? I just moved down here and not liking the no sun! It’s crazy coming from Nelson which hot sun almost every day to here where there’s only about 1 partly sunny day a week! Thanks!

Hi there, sadly we did

Hi there, sadly we did forecast in November that December would be cooler and wetter than average. You can find our full summer forecast for Southland here - https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/new-december-summer-climate-outlook-new-zealand-8-maps and we'll be updating this next week.

Cheers
WW

No chance of rain

LOL, A small amount of rain fell earlier this evening in New Lynn.

More endless battleship grey

More endless battleship grey in Auckland- looks like summer peaked in November

A whole lot of wind

I'm keen to review historic wind data, even if it's only over the past 24hr, but being able to zoom down to a graph of specific few hours of intensity and direction at specific times. I recall seeing graphed direction data in the good old days, but it'd be great to select your time period, say 0745-1133 and then be able to have a slider (or a play/pause button with a variable multiplier) to see how it occurred so I can relate that back to "my activity" usually a cycle ride. I use Strava App to record my activity, and using a link from within their website, I'm able to use a function called flybys. This can be played back to see where you were on the map, in relation to everyone else, at any specific time. Usual default play back is 60× but slow down or speed up as required. Worth a look. But being able to play that back at same time as wind data would be truly FANTASTIC

Hi there, in 2020 we're

Hi there, in 2020 we're adding new options for people to capture historical data and forecast data + alerting to our phone. It's a work in progress but hopefully we can get to where you're wanting to go at some point in the next 12 months. Historical data in NZ is hard to access due to unfair behaviour by both Niwa and MetService and is why the Commerce Commission has launched an enquiry into them: www.stuff.co.nz/business/116203356/commerce-commission-investigating-niwa-and-metservice

Cheers

Phil 

Merry Christmas

I find your guys forecasts much more acurate than Metservice I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the support! Have a great Christmas and safe and wonderful 2020. 

Cheers

WW Team :) 

Downpours

Is there a chance Hamilton wont get a downpour or a shower on Christmas day. It says there supposed to be isolated. Thank you.

Hi there That's possible, the

Hi there

That's possible, the nature of showers is they are a bit hit and miss. But keep in mind you could get a downpour.

Cheers
Aaron

any chance aauckland chould get some rain again

any chance we see rain in auckland or we have to wwait till the end of summer to see rain. by the way. I appreciate what you do and have a merry christmas. and happy new year for 2020. keep doing what you guys do the best.

Hi there Is looking mainly

Hi there

Is looking mainly dry, perhaps the risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening this coming Wed / Thu as written  in our forecasts above. Thursday carries the slightly higher risk of a shower otherwise mainly dry.

Rain will come when it comes but in the short term, mainly dry.

Thanks very much, Merry Christmas to you too!

Cheers
Aaron

thank you so much

Thank you so much. at least christmas day looking mostly dry besides from a isolated shower.