Weather Forecast for Opito Bay, Whitianga


Summary of Opito Bay, Whitianga

Rain / Wind.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Opito Bay, Whitianga

13°c

Observed at 5:56pm from:
Whitianga (IWHITI1)

Rain (today)4.5mm
WindW 22km/h
Humidex (Beta)14°c
Humidity86%
Pressure1004.54hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Opito Bay, Whitianga

13°c
Rain / Wind.
Rain (chance)81%
WindE 44km/h
UV Index0 (Low)
Sunrise6:35am
Sunset7:31pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Opito Bay, Whitianga

13°c
Rainy and windy.
Rain (chance)100%
WindENE 47km/h
Moonrise7:43pm
Moonset6:56am
Moon PhaseFull

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Opito Bay, Whitianga

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78%
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78%
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83%
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82%
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E
44km/hr
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48km/hr
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48km/hr
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48km/hr
ENE
44km/hr
ENE
37km/hr
ENE
31km/hr
NE
28km/hr
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28km/hr
NNE
27km/hr
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28km/hr
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27km/hr
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28km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
29km/hr
NE
27km/hr
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27km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Opito Bay, Whitianga

Tue 15 Oct
16°c
12°c
Rain.
NNE
28km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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68%
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of rain
64%
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E
48km/hr
E
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ENE
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ENE
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26km/hr
E
25km/hr
E
25km/hr
ESE
24km/hr
ESE
23km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 16 Oct
18°c
12°c
Windy and partly cloudy.
WSW
33km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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64%
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24%
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24%
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18%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
15%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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SE
21km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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34km/hr
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31km/hr
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30km/hr
WSW
29km/hr
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29km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 17 Oct
18°c
12°c
Generally clear.
WSW
24km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
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of rain
3%
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6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
WSW
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 18 Oct
18°c
14°c
Mostly cloudy.
NW
21km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
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of rain
14%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
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WSW
13km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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NW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 19 Oct
18°c
11°c
Morning showers.
W
22km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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36%
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
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NW
24km/hr
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 20 Oct
18°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
WSW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
13km/hr
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13km/hr
NW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 21 Oct
18°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
17km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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17%
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
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
16km/hr
W
16km/hr
W
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 22 Oct
16°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
W
26km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
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6:00
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7:00
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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
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
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
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
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
W
16km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
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18km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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24km/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
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 23 Oct
16°c
11°c
Morning showers.
WSW
24km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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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
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
22km/hr
WSW
22km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
22km/hr
WSW
21km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there One model I'm seeing

Hi there

One model I'm seeing shows conditions are looking mostly cloudy and at this stage mainly dry, late afternoon / evening a few showers move in from the west. Winds from the northwest.

Another model I'm seeing indicates rain or showers for much of the day, may need a few more days yet for this information to solidify and something more certain to come through for me to tell you.

Come back and ask in a day or two if you like or simply search "Rotorua" in the search function on the home page, that should tell you what you need to know :)

Cheers
Aaron

Lightening

What do the different colours on the lightening strike map mean?

Hi there, it's to do with the

Hi there, it's to do with the timing. It groups them into time zones so you can track the movement and if the thunderstorms are increasing or decreasing, so it's a time line basically. There is a key on the map which should show the times.

Kind regards

WW

 

 

more thunder?

when will the thunderstorms end its starting to get scary. there is reports of a possible tornado somewhere in auckland.

Hi there, we have more

Hi there, we have more thunderstorms and squalls (sudden gusty weather) coming today. Just like yesteday they will be a bit hit and miss. The risk finally eases later today and by tomorrow we should be done with them.

Cheers

WW

Thunder & Lightning

New Lynn had a good lot of lightning & thunder as you forecast. Thunder still lingering 20:31pm Temperature drop noticed!

i saw it coming

I saw the lightning from distance away. and then it got closer and then bang hits. better storm than yesterdays

Will there be any thunderstorms in Matamata today?

it's very gloomy and wetish in matamata please could you tell me if there will be any more thunderstorms today?

There is a chance today of a

There is a chance today of a few more but thunderstorms most of the time are a 50 / 50 thing, so you might get something else but equally you may not.

WW

Weather

will there be any thunderstorms today?

Hi there For the western

Hi there

For the western North Island, yes there is a chance. May or may not get something.

WW

Barometric Pressure

Hi, out of interest, what is the average barometric pressure in New Plymouth, what is considered low and high pressure and how does low pressure affect the weather.. and people? Thanks!

Hi there Not sure on the

Hi there

Not sure on the average for New Plymouth sorry, woud be a metservice or niwa question as they hold stats.

With a low winds rotate clockwise, in a high winds rotate anti clockwise. For information on lows please refer here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-pressure_area

Cheers :)

Snow in Dunedin tonight?

Hello Is very cold and rain will be Snow tonight? big one to the sea level? Cheers Carolyn Dunedin

Hi there Carolyn, no at this

Hi there Carolyn, no at this stage we expect temperatures to gradually lift overnight. Here's the latest temperature map for you. Stay warm!

Cheers

WW

thanks WW

Maybe next year

auckland thunder

that was a full on squally thunderstorm. will we get anymore thunderstorms in auckland? or is that it till the next time we get a large low?

Hi there, the thunderstorm is

Hi there, the thunderstorm is due to the large low now deepening in the Tasman Sea. We may have another one overnight, but at the moment it's looking a bit quiet out there. Keep an eye on the live lightning trackers we have on our website and app, they are both updated every 60 seconds.

- WW

Thunder storms

Hi any thunderstorms for auckland over the weekend and how severe will it get

Good morning, there are some

Good morning, there are some thunderstorm risks along the entire western coastline of the North Island this weekend, mostly later today and across Sunday. They will be scattered / isolated, or "hit and miss", so a bit hard to lock one in for where you live. Today's risk is higher the further south you go. Tomorrow it's generally along the western coastline from Taranaki to Northland. We have some maps indicating the general risk areas in the lead story on our site right now.

Cheers

WW

Snow

Will their be snow n Dunedin city today to settle

Good morning, it's borderline

Good morning, it's borderline for snow in Dunedin today but it's just slightly too warm at the moment. It's more likely above 200 metres and if any flurries go lower it's unlikely to settle. Also, the snow level should lift to 300m this evening.

Cheers

WW

Weather expected for 4 hour drive

Hi, we are heading to Geraldine from Queenstown tomorrow, heading off around 9-10am. Trying to work out the weather from here along Lindus Pass and past lakes..., will there be any snow and is it raining the whole way? Just trying to assess the best and safest route to take. Thanks!

Hi there, that's quite a

Hi there, that's quite a tough question to answer because snow and rain will be in various elevations along that route. Generally speaking yes you may encounter snow, as Queenstown has snow in the forecast today and so too does Otago down to about 200m for a time. Keep up to date with NZTA for highway conditions.

Cheers and safe travels

- WW

Wrong weather station for Hawea Flat

The station you get info from for Hawea Flat - Observed at 7:50pm from: The Castle (ITKIHAWE3). This Station is actually for Ararata Road, Hawera.

Hi there thank you for that.

Hi there thank you for that. We'll see what we can do about that. We're hoping to improve our observations network in 2020. Thanks for this (great getting the Station ID as we can then easily identify it).

Kind regards

WW

forecast

metservice says tommorow could be thundery while you guys say its patchy rain? will there be thunder? or just showers?

Hi there, we have a slow area

Hi there, we have a slow area of patchy rain which is now clearing away with a few showers behind it. We've just updated Saturday and it's a drier morning with showers or patchy rain developing later. There may be some heavy downpours later and looks like a low to moderate chance of an isolated thunderstorm or two later. We'll be closely watching the Auckland weather on Saturday.

Cheers

WW

Forecasts

Hi Philip and the team I still think you guys are the most reliable, consistent weather reporters. Keep up the great work, you all do an awesome job. I plan my weeks and weekends around your forecasts and I have never been disappointed. Have a great weekend :) JS

Hi JS, what a really lovely

Hi JS, what a really lovely message to get, especially after the negative press we received due to our Government competitors. Thanks heaps - we work really hard to be as accurate as possible, always room for improvement but messages like yours make it all worth while. Thanks so much, have a really lovely weekend.

Cheers

Phil D

Bad Weather

Obviously Duncan was right in the first place. Metservice predictions are showing deteriotaing weather each day. There is a high chance of heavy snow at 400m showing on their outlook. Yesterday it was 500m moderate chance for the same area. What will it be tomorrow and then on Sunday and Monday? - 100m lol. Stacy

auckland thunder

hi when is the next chance auckland is getting thunder. I was woken by some lightning and thunder on monday. but when will we get a good thunderstorm?

Oh wow that's the million

Oh wow that's the million dollar question!! :) We may see some around on Sunday PM and Monday - otherwise nothing really locked in just yet. Auckland gets better chances of thunder in spring and late summer usually (October and February are often a couple of good months).

Cheers

WW

Thanks

thanks alot. you guys are the best. better than the forecasters of niwa that thinks they know everything

Snow for wanaka/queenstown

Are we likely to get any decent amounts of snow on the hills and mountains in Wanaka and Queenstown with this latest low coming? Or will it be more centred for the Canterbury area? Many thanks.

Hi there, no we see some snow

Hi there, no we see some snow for Wanaka and Q-town too, from Saturday to Tuesday are the main chances for slow flurries into those main centres. See our hourly 10 day forecasts for more for Queenstown and Wanaka (we have EVERY small part of NZ covered -  tried testing us!!)

- WW

Severe low pressure

Thanks for the work you do I find your forecasts pretty spot on.Have heard about this deep low in the Southern Ocean,me and the boys at work started wondering what would happen if a low like that made a direct hit on NZ.Would it be like the big snow in the early 90's (I'm in Christchurch) or not so bad or maybe worse.Has a low that deep hit us before?Just trying to clarify the classic smoko debate amongst us wannabe weather forecasters.Once again thanks for the forecasts.

Oh what a great question!! NZ

Oh what a great question!! NZ is a frustrating country for extreme weather - our mountains and ranges break up this severe weather and it can actually enhance the extreme conditions for some while weakening the weather for others. This is NOTHING like the mid 90s blast, you need a more easterly flow of moisture into Canterbury for that to happen. This set up is much more S to SW so that is usually drier for you. BUT....we must say the complicated nature of this set up says you also need to be up to date as there may be a SE lean to the winds for time which could be more interesting for Canterbury. But again....overall the region doensn't look as wintry as others. 

Sorry we can't be more precise for you - just the nature of this set up!

Cheers for your awesome support!

Phil D

Rain in Rotorua

Hi there, My daughter is having her 6th birthday party this Saturday (10th) and it is fully planned to be outside - we have a large section and very small inside house. My question is simply, is the rain in Rotorua on the 10th going to force us to move indoors or is the weather going to be better the following Saturday (17th)? I am very much considering postponing till then if the weather will have no rain. I know this is a hard question to ask about next weekend with it being so far in the future. Thanks so much!

G'day there By the looks of

G'day there

By the looks of things, Rotorua is dry this Saturday morning (10th) then the odd shower may start to move in from afternoon. The following Saturday (17th) is much the same however it may stay fairly dry till evening then rain moves in.

Winds from the northwest both days.

Sort of a half n half answer, hope it helps either way.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks so much Aaron!

Thanks so much Aaron!

Will there be any nasty

Will there be any nasty weather in Christchurch due to the storm?

Hi there, at this stage

Hi there, at this stage Christchurch may have some cold rain this weekend with heavy snow above 400m on the ranges/hills with single digit highs. No severe weather for the city in any forecast though at this stage.

Cheers

WW

Hello, can you please advise

Hello, can you please advise why there is frequently a significant disparity between your forecast and that of metservice. For example currently for Saturday 10th August you forecast "Sunny spells, risk of a shower otherwise mainly dry. Nor'West winds. 30% chance of rain; while metservice predicts " Rain turning to showers, chance heavy. Northwest strengthening. Similarly you predict dry days wed and fri next week with 20% chance of rain and metservice predicts " Showers with southwesterlies" both days. It's a bit confusing and I'm trying to plan exterior painting. Can you let me know when weather might settle and have full dry days? Cheers Sharon

Hi Sharon, we both get our

Hi Sharon, we both get our data from various similar sources but we both interpret them in different ways sometimes. The data we use from IBM in our long range forecasts has been verified (independently according to IBM) as being more accurate than the NZ Government forecasters. We'd like to think our 5 day forecasts written by WW are accurate too. So it's really up to you to decide which forecaster seems most accurate for you. We often have different opinions, a bit like how restaurants can have the same ingredients but produce different menus. Long range forecasts can flip flop more though, so they are harder to be certain of, but a 20% chance of rain later next week with sou'westers does usually mean a few showers will be caught up in it - so we both have similar forecasts for Weds - Fri next week by the sounds of it. As for this Saturday, our maps and computer models still suggest there may only be showers but we'll be updating that again overnight when the next set of data comes in and helps us fine tune things. Hope that is helpful.

Cheers
Phil D

Awesome, many thanks for your

Awesome, many thanks for your informative answer :)

Wind

Hi I want to know how windy it will be for Auckland because of the storm next week

Hi there, if you click on our

Hi there, if you click on our Auckland forecast you can see Hourly forecasts for the next 10 days out, showing wind speeds for each day. Auckland may get up near gale force at times but it's not likely to be any stronger than the wind we just had.  So "blustery at times" may be a good way of phrasing next week's weather in Auckland.

Cheers

WW

Temperatures

Hi there, when do average temperatures start trending upwards again?

Hi, thanks for the question.

Hi, thanks for the question. Temperatures are trending upwards for the rest of this week, then drop after this big low passes by on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. Things look to warm  back up again later next week and going into next week. As for more generally speaking, usually by mid August (another week or two) we often tend to notice that 'spring bounce' in the temperatures.

Cheers

Philip Duncan