Weather Forecast for Opito Bay, Whitianga


Opito Bay, Whitianga Summary

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

8°c

Observed at 10:09pm from:
Whitianga (IWHITIAN3)

Rain (today)0.25mm
WindSSE 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)8°c
Humidity98%
Pressure1029.12hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

12°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindESE 11km/h
Moonrise8:56pm
Moonset10:54am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

17°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindESE 15km/h
UV Index2 (Low)
Sunrise7:14am
Sunset5:12pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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0%
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
SE
10km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
12km/hr
ESE
12km/hr
ESE
12km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
E
15km/hr
E
16km/hr
E
15km/hr
E
14km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 24 May
17°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
ESE
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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12%
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
SE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
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11km/hr
E
12km/hr
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12km/hr
ESE
12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
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10km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
8km/hr
E
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 25 May
18°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
E
7km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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of rain
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6%
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of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
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6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
E
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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5km/hr
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4km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
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4km/hr
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4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 26 May
18°c
13°c
Generally clear.
E
6km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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42%
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of rain
35%
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 27 May
18°c
16°c
Showers.
N
16km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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24%
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of rain
31%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
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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
24%
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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
49%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
70%
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of rain
NE
7km/hr
NE
7km/hr
NE
7km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 May
18°c
14°c
Rain.
NW
19km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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82%
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of rain
83%
chance
of rain
83%
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
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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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
74%
chance
of rain
80%
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of rain
85%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
N
18km/hr
N
18km/hr
N
18km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 May
17°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
22km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
W
19km/hr
W
19km/hr
W
19km/hr
W
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/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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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 May
18°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 May
17°c
13°c
Rain.
NW
25km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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4:00
PM
5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
NNW
23km/hr
NNW
23km/hr
NNW
24km/hr
NNW
24km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
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25km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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26km/hr
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25km/hr
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
WNW
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Jun
15°c
13°c
Rain.
W
24km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
37%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
W
21km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
24km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
25km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there,  We understand

Hi there, 

We understand your frustration. Unfortunately Auckland is stuck *between* two highs next weekend which means if there is no high pressure over us that tropical low you're seeing may well drag down tropical rain clouds. But the highs in summer are powerful and may dominate, keeping the rain offshore to our north. That's why you're seeing some confusion and every model update every few hours may be quite dramatically different (due to some updates making those highs bigger and closer to NZ, which can have a big impact on how far south that rain might go. We've just put up a detailed story on it here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-neil-forms-poses-direct-threat-tonga-sunday-another-bigger-storm-possible-days-later

All the best and check back for our daily news and video updates about it next week.
Cheers

WW

Looks like it's going to miss

Looks like it's going to miss us this weekend now? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12202490

Thanks for the info guys.

Thanks for the info guys. Fingers crossed on a positive outcome :)

Is there the possibility of

Is there the possibility of an ex tropical cyclone hitting New Zealand in the future?

Hi there, interesting timing

Hi there, interesting timing as we've just put up this news story here about that very topic (no storm, but the leftovers or some affects may impact us): We'll know more on Monday but here's the latest on the new cyclone that has today formed and another one that might follow it: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-neil-forms-poses-direct-threat-tonga-sunday-another-bigger-storm-possible-days-later

Cheers

WW

any rain due during the cricket later?

wondering if the weather is to stay dry for the T20 at Eden park later?

It should stay mainly dry,

It should stay mainly dry, there is a chance of a shower or two but it's on the low side. A slightly higher chance exists overnight.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain - Historic levels

Hi, I'm trying to find out rainfall levels in Cromwell, over a historic 3 month period. I've been searching online for a couple of days and am really struggling. Does WW have historic data as to what actually happened, as opposed to forecasted to happen?

Hi there - we are currently

Hi there - we are currently in talks with IBM about getting better historical data for NZ as well as building our own network with Amazon purely so people like you can easily do this - check the history to match with the forecasts. Sadly we all have to tax fund both NIWA and MetService which keep observations but make it very cluinky and hard to access to retain their commercial monopolies. We're fighting the good fight but currently have no Free historical data, so your best bet is to email NIWA and ask them for access to tax funded observations for that location over that period of time. Sadly Minister Megan Woods in this current Government recently refused to support open weather data because, as she said to us in a meeting at the Beehive, 'We want to spend their profits'.

We wish you all the best
Cheers
Phil D

Tropical low

I see a tropical low nearing the top of the north island how much wind and rain will get from it

Hi there - we have a really

Hi there - we have a really indepth news story about this now on our homepage and our just updated weather video with Phil D also covers this. Has all the info we currently know about these tropical lows.

Cheers
WW

Flying to AKL

Dear WW Team I am flying to Auckland from the South Island on Saturday morning with very precious cargo (my elderly pussycat) and I noticed the winds are 20+ km/hr in Auckland. Will this cause any turbulence enroute?? We are coming for a holiday before Uni starts. Thank you guys heaps. Even my cat trusts your weather forecasts!!! D & the frequent flying puss! =^--^=

Hi there Must admit

Hi there

Must admit turbulence and figuring out whether it is likely or not is not my expertise, but suffice to say the weather doesn't look unstable for Auckland around then so my opinion is turbulance would be a low'ish risk I'd imagine. But best bet would be to chat to your pilot before the flight, they'll have that worked out much more then I would know.

Good to hear you and your cat like our forecasts, is much appreciated by the team! :)

Have a great trip.

Cheers
Aaron

Re,live observations

A big thankyou to Phil and the team for fixing up the live observations map.Its good to see the stations where they should be.Keep up the good work guys.Cheers from ITAURANG20

Thank you for the thank you!

Thank you for the thank you! We're making quite a few improvements behind the scenes right now, that issue was a top priority for us though. Thanks for contriubuting your data to the network for us to share too!

Cheers

Phil, Aaron and the team

Feb 16 Auckland

Hey guys Forecast keeps changing for Feb 16th on the different maps. What are your thoughts on the weather for that day in Auckland?

Hi there, it's quite a

Hi there, it's quite a complicated set up around the 16th, it may easily swing dry with SE winds, or we may end up with wetter weather with easterlies - only a slight shift makes a big difference. Keep an eye on our Rain Maps as they now go out to Feb 16 and you can see what is happening. There is also a tropical storm well to the north of NZ on that date but this may also have some influence on that weather... in other words, expect more chopping and changing as this forecast gets fine tuned.

Cheers
WW

Ok thanks guys. Thought that

Ok thanks guys. Thought that might be the case :)

March weather

Hi Guys read an article today where yourselves and Metservice commented on some wet weather approaching in the next 2-3 weeks. I know this is well off and impossible to tell now but I am getting married in Auckland(Clevedon) end March and was wondering what sort of weather you can expect around this time. Apologies for the extreme forecasting required here.

Hi there, no we actually drew

Hi there, no we actually drew a line between us and MetService this week, saying while we agree rainmakers are more likely they may NOT actually bring relief to the regions that need it most. Sorry to be a "Debbie Downer". We're closely watching the tropics and hope to find some relief for you - watch our latest weather video with Phil Duncan as he has a special 14 day rainfall update.

All the best and ahead if you need help please don't hesitate to reach out and ask us here, we're here to help!

Cheers,
Aaron W

Chch

Hi..a) think your chch temp gauge is playing up again..saying 12° at the moment (b) any dirty stuff coming in southerly change ie hail/thunder/wind etc..? (c) will any of that upcoming tropic movement impact down here..? Sorry for all the questions..but cheers keep up the good work..

No worries for all the

No worries for all the questions :) . A) That temperature gauge is being removed today, as it's been a problem off and on for a while now. Dozens more we can choose from in the city so thanks for pointing out. B) Shouldn't be any hail and thunder, the cold change is slow and doesn't bring big downpours at this stage. C) At this stage the tropics won't be impacting the eastern South Island to any significant degree other than wind flows being warm/humid at times - but the rainmakers and storms will be well away from the South Island over the next week or two.

All the best :)
Cheers
WW Team

Waitangi Day Auckland

Hi Guys, Someof the forecast show showers for Auckland tomorrow afternoon from 12:00pm. What are the chances of that happening? Are we in for a tricky day or a dry day? Thanks a lot in advance

It looks mainly dry for most

It looks mainly dry for most of the day in Auckand, it's in the evening when a small easterly surge comes in that there may be a few showers, even then those showers could stay in northern parts of Auckland depending on the strength of this small surge.

Cheers
Aaron

Long-term forecast weekend of 16th/17th Feb

Hi WW team, Firstly, what a great job you all do, thanks for the service. I just had a look at the maps section to see if any rain was due for Auckland over the next 2 weeks and it appears minimal? I noticed the last map (Friday 15th Feb) has what looks like a storm or a decent amount of rain on the way from the tropics although looking to the Trans-Tasman, it looks like a high is coming, could that push out that rain band? I may have totally mid-read the maps so apologies for my amateur assessment :-) Look forward to your expert analysis of what rain, if any, is due over the next 14 - 21 days. Thanks, Paul

Thankyou very much Paul!

Thankyou very much Paul! :)

Yes there does appear to be minimal rain for Auckland for the next we while. You are right at this stage a large high is looking to keep any tropical activity away to the north around the 15th. If you go here: http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

Then look at the rain maps they go out a little further then our ones do, they are the same maps from the same company.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Cheers!

Just wanted to say thank you for your accuracy. ☺

Thankyou! :) WW

Thankyou! :)

WW

Auckland Saturday February 16th

Hey guys It's a long way out but whats Saturday February 16th looking like for Auckland?

Hi there Yeah that is quite a

Hi there

Yeah that is quite a while away, an anticyclone is moving in then. Looks fairly dry, winds from the southerly quarter so that could be good.

At this stage it's looking more positive for dry / sunnier weather then it is wet weather.

But of course, closer to the time a better understanding of what will happen will develop.

Cheers
Aaron

Are any tropical lows

Are any tropical lows forecast to pass over New Zealand in the next few weeks?

The 10th / 11th February

The 10th / 11th February could be a time to keep an eye on, a tropical low is forecast to come down but it's to the east of New Zealand. So nothing impacing New Zealand at this stage but if there were a chance it might be around then.

Cheers
Aaron

Sailing Weather

I'm cruising out of Auckland on the 11th, heading down the east coast. How bad's the weather going to be for sailing. I assume with all those lows lining up North, its going to be a bumpy ride?

Depending how close or far a

Depending how close or far a tropical low that is moving down offshore east of New Zealand around then will determine if the weather is going to be bad or good. It could be fairly good weather actually if the low passes too far to the east. But one thing may be a fairly good swell could be pumping through even if the weather is good.

Keep an eye on our maps page to see what the weather / swells may be coming up.

Cheers
Aaron

Chch today

Hi..is there likely​ any dirty stuff..ie hail thunder etc coming through with southerly today..? Cheers.

G'day thereNo not today,

G'day there

No not today, upper level dynamics (cold air) is lagging too far to the south so the surface southerly does't have very good upper level support to create thunderstorms.

Some rain is likely for a time :)

Cheers
Aaron

Don't think it'll even

Don't think it'll even rain...southerly all broken apart

Sat 9th Feb

Hi We have a party planned for my Dad's 70th, in Snells Beach, just out of Warkworth. Its due to start at 3.00 pm what is the weather looking like for that for that afternoon? or should we sort out some tarps Thanks Kelly

Hi there Looks like a mix of

Hi there

Looks like a mix of sun and cloud, but also an isolated shower or two possible at times. No heavy downpours at this stage, just a few showers now and then. Mind you this is over a week away so things could change between now and then, we'll see.

Hope the party goes well! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Haze

Hi, Wondering why it appears hazy or foggy tonight in Auckland ?

High moisture content in the

High moisture content in the air?

WW

Cooler night ahead

How wonderful - did you hear the collective sigh in Auckland? Thaks for your fab work guys!

Coastal Weather inaccuracy

Hi again....just done a trip to Bay of Islands in a yacht ,over a fortnight.Noticed that forecasting over VHF was somewhat inaccurate. Monday Jan 28 forecast Brett,poor knights Bream head was SW 10 backing SE 10. By mid-afternoon we were getting 20 -25 from SW as we got out towards Little Barrier. Nowcasting stations constantly seem to over report. Channel Is. Jan 29 around midday reporting around 15 when it was calm. Per my last query whats up,...is this deliberate. My forecasting is take your pick by going out and having a look. Being an old rooster I remember the days of the lighthouse keepers and their very accurate reports !

Hi there, very interesting

Hi there, very interesting you should write and share that with us. Since the Government announced recently they are ignoring the MBIE review and will not free up tax funded data the private sector has rallied around us and we have someone very keen to help us build a new marine app for New Zealanders. We have no idea why the Government run VHF forecasts are so shocking but we've heard from many boaties over the years they find it quite a poor service. So watch this space, we hope to have something up and running within a year.

Kind regards and bring back the lighthouse keepers and local weather watchers!
Cheers

WW Team

Coastal Forecast Inaccuracy

Thanks for that info. I wonder how a taxpayer funded service cannot be public ? An enquiry to the Ombudsman may be interesting given that the weather is surely in the National interest. Meanwhile it will be great if your project eventuates. May even include Lighthouse keeper type observers !

Friday 8th Whangarei

I generally use your forecasts as I think when it comes to rain you are less likely to predict it...case in point is next Friday (yes I know it's way out) but metservice predict RAIN and you guys "partly cloudy" ....I'll go with you

Hi there Could be different

Hi there

Could be different modeling. If you check out our rain maps here:

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

Then go to the 8th, you'll see that at this stage an anticyclone is keeping conditions dry for Whangarei. The low in the tropics to the north could be something to keep an eye on though as Phil has mentioned recently.

Cheers
Aaron

localized temp readings

Just found your site and great that you have localized temp readings.Gives much more accurate data. Im in Waikanae garden area although you do seem to have some temp equipment in area, if you ever need another reading/site from here id be very happy to assist. Great site and im not going back to met service

lightning trackers

how come your 2 lightning trackers have lightning dots shown at different places. the first one shows a whole bunch to the west of south island and the other one shows lightning spreadout around the country. why?