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 10:17pm from:
Whitianga (IWHITIAN3)

Rain (today)0.25mm
WindS 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

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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
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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
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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
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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%
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60%
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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%
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66%
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55%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 May
17°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
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20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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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
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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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
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 May
17°c
13°c
Rain.
NW
25km/hr
60%
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
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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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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
59%
chance
of rain
NNW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Jun
15°c
13°c
Rain.
W
24km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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37%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
50%
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of rain
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
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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
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24km/hr
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24km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

thunderstorms

I want to know if Auckland is going to be hit by the front that hit the south island today? plus thunderstorms?

It will move onto Auckland

It will move onto Auckland today but in a much more weakened state compared to what it was like over the South Island, there will probably be no thunderstorms.

Aaron

Could there be a heatwave in

Could there be a heatwave in nz next week ?If so what would the temps be like in chch.

Hi there Yes it looks like

Hi there

Yes it looks like some very warm temperatures next week, mid to late thirties looks possible!

Cheers
Aaron

The unusual windy conditions over the last two months.Wind

Hi could you please enlighten me as to why we have had so much wind over December and January. I am puzzled as usually high pressure systems with large spaces between the isobars indicates calm conditions and instead the wind has been stronger than usual at this time of the year. And why so many South westerlies. Last year vat this time we had many North easterlies. Cheers Paul

Hey Paul, thanks for the

Hey Paul, thanks for the question and you raise a great point. Basically the Southern Ocean is quite windy and stormy at the moment. The belt of highs - the centres of them - aren't lying perfectly over NZ so we're not in that nice calm zone. Over the South Island and lower North Island today winds are very strong/gale in some areas and so these winds basically fade away the further north you go, but places like Auckland are wind tunnels for sou'westers and westerlies when the South Island has gale Nor'Westers. We have a calmer week next week and more nor'easters and nor'westers in the mix. NZ is so small that highs and lows can easily dwarf us and weather patterns around NZ are chaotic - so every year is usually different :)

Cheers
Phil D

Camping at Waihi Beach

Hi there we are camping this Friday- Monday at Waihi beach. Looking like showers / rain. How likely is this to affect our camping holiday ? Thanks

Guess that means it could be

Friday and the first half of Saturday may see a few showers.

Saturday afternoon conditions start to dry out a bit then Sunday and Monday look dry, have a good one! :)

Aaron

Westerlies

any idea as to when these westerlies in Auckland will stop and we'll start having more consistently 'wind free' summer days?

Hi there, looks like a better

Hi there, looks like a better chance for calmer conditions and northerly quarter winds next week :)

Cheers

- WW

rain

rain tonight? I want to see supermoon

Depends on where you are in

Depends on where you are in NZ. If in Auckland a few light showers now but breaks in the clouds if you look east.

Cheers and good luck!
- WW

i did not see it

I missed it. I did not see it. will there be another this year?

Apparently another one next

Apparently another one next month!

- WW

Auckland wind

Hi there, just seems to be one calm warm sunny day turns into at least three windy messy cloudy/rainy days in Auckland . Any chance this will clam down over the coming “summer” months.? Or is this the new normal weather pattern going forward ? Signed Hopeful

Hey there, great question

Hey there, great question 'Hopeful' ! For the next week there are two storms in the Southern Ocean, both are bringing wind and rain to parts of the South Island and around Cook Strait. The North Island is on the outer edges of both of these storms but we're getting a little bit of the wake from it all, some extra cloud, sometimes a bit windy and perhaps a shower or two - especially on Thursday. Next week looks more settled at this stage :)

Cheers
WW

Wedding in march

Hey mate I know this is a very long shot but is there any settled weather looking on the cards for mid feb through to early March? We have visitors over from England and are going to be away camping in the far north followed by a outdoor wedding early March.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question but it's too early to know sorry. The current pattern certainly favours more settled weather in northern NZ and the Far North is one of the driest parts of the country right now. The tropics are pretty quiet directly north of NZ but a small low will be forming around late Jan/early Feb. As for late Feb or March itself we can't give forecasts until about 14 to 10 days out so perhaps ask us again in mid Feb.

Cheers and all the best
WW 

november and december 2018 thunderstorms

what caused those thunderstorms in December. and plus the November one that had the Canterbury tornado? apparently north Auckland had a waterspout sighted? what caused all those storms to happen. at least once or twice a week Auckland got hit. including December 14th where the storm lasted all night 10 lightning flashes at the same time. saw millions of flashes. I could not sleep.

Hi there We go through

Hi there

We go through patterns, some are quiet like we have been having recently (generalising here), some are unstable and an unstable pattern can often involve thunderstorms. More specifically what caused those storms? Thunderstorms require warm surface temperatures / humidity and relatively colder air aloft, often a trigger is involved also like converging winds. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderstorm

Cheers
Aaron

Suburb forecasts

Hi You have said below that "we have localisd forecasts for every single suburb in the city and small town within the big Auckland region" ..where do we go to get these? thanks

Hi there, if your phone isn't

Hi there, if your phone isn't automatically doing it you can type the suburb name into the search bar on the homepage or by clicking here. We overide some of the data if we think we can do better, but anything from TWC will be local (including the hourly forecasts within our WW ones). We are making improvements this year to our entire website and layout to make this a little easier to find - and to improve suburb forecasting with special lightning data and eventually rain radar too.

Cheers

WW

Local suburbs

Cool, thanks!

Auckland regions

Hi, I like your weather information and forecasting but it would be helpful to have options for more localised information in an area the size of Auckland. How about east, west, etc. For example, I live in Titirangi in West Auckland and that has its own micro-climate. The official met service site shows the main regions of the Auckland area and Free Meteo can even show Titirangi or other suburbs. Is it possible for Weatherwatch to offer some regionalised forecasting? I would welcome your comments. many thanks. Mel

Hi Mel - great question!

Hi Mel - great question! Firstly, WeatherWatch offers FAR more forecast locations than both tax funded NIWA & MetService combined. They offer a handful, we have localisd forecasts for every single suburb in the city and small town within the big Auckland region. However, our general Auckland forecasts are more localised than the MetService "local" forecasts. For example in Kumeu's MetService forecast we have often seen references to Great Barrier Island, which is odd. In our "general" Auckland forecast we already pinpoint local suburbs like yours - on top of that we also add a local layer of live information when a major event happens, such as a severe thunderstorm and we will specifically mention your area if need be. Our hourly info in our forecasts is specific too. Watch this space in 2019 - we're stepping up our Local and Live updating even more!

Cheers :)
WW Team

Localised forecasting

Many thanks for your detailed and helpful reply - much appreciated. mel

thunder

is there thunder for Auckland tomorrow?

Hi there Possibly but not a

Hi there

Possibly but not a high chance, the risk is greater about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty.

Cheers
Aaron

tornado

when is the next tornado.

When the next supercell

When the next supercell thunderstorm occurs :)

Aaron

spelling of Parahaka

I just would like to point out that everyday I look at Whangarei weather I see temperatures observed at Parahaki, Riverside. This incorrect spelling of the location was corrected years ago to Parahaka which is now the correct name to use. It would be nice if you could update that change.

Rotorua

Hey Guys, Is the weather for Rotorua next week likely to be ok apart from Monday am showers? The forecast here is a forecast by the weather channel and it says rain Tues/Wed but your Tauranga forecast looks much more promising(done by you guys) ....hoping it's more aligned with that haha. :) Cheers

Hey there, Monday is the

Hey there, Monday is the wettest day over the week but most other days aren't looking very wet - but some nearby rain to the east means there is 'some chance' there may be a few spits over in Rotorua Tues/Weds. Cheers :)

- WW

Why does the forecast for

Why does the forecast for Monday say sunny but the hourly percentages say 99% chance of rain? Looks like the data is incorrect.

Hi there, we thought the rain

Hi there, we thought the rain might be earlier than dawn but that is now unlikely so we've matched (or near) the hourly data now. Afternoon looks drier but will be a front moving through in the morning. Apologies for any confusion.

Cheers

WW

Anniversary Weekend Bay of Islands

Hi guys...is it to far away for an indication of wind / weather for BoI over anniversary weekend. Thanks and Happy New Year to you

Hi there Yeah is a bit far

Hi there

Yeah is a bit far out at the moment, come back 10 days out if possible?

HNY to you too! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Rain

Last year Phil you suggested the Tropics would influence our summer which it did producing good feburary rain.This it feels like we are headed for a extended dry period.What are your thoughts on the rest of summer. Regards Ross Wellsford.

Hi there Ross, the pattern we

Hi there Ross, the pattern we have now across New Zealand looks set to be with us into the start of February. As for mid Feb onwards it's harder to tell. We may see an early Autumn pattern kicking into the lower South Island, or we may see the tropics waking up and influencing the north...but for now the tropics north of NZ doesn't look too likely to influence our weather this month and the belt of highs from Australia looks likely to keep on coming. Looks like an extended dry period for some parts of NZ while the odd rain band and cold front occasionally moves into the South Island from the south west.

Cheers
Phil

Mission Estate Vineyard

Hi we have a wedding on Saturday the 12th in Napier, at Mission Estate, Poraiti - forecast is showers! Boo! Can you tell yet whether the showers will be around in that area between 2pm and 6pm in that area?

Hi there, Hmm a slightly

Hi there,

Hmm a slightly frustrating forecast to clarify perfectly but the positive at this stage is that the showers do look most likely in the early morning rather than later in the day. Take a look at our Poraiti forecast and the hourly chance of rain on Saturday - it shows a 70% chance around 9am to 10am but only 30% to 20% during 2pm to 6pm.

All the best!
- WW

Accuracy

Pukekohe was far hotter today than the 22 degrees on the site for today. 23 degrees observed at 5.07 pm would verify that. We need a weather station near the center. Still love you.

Support our fight to free up

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Cheers

WW

LA NINA?

Is the SW winds going to be a longterm pattern this summer (2019) in Auckland?

Auckland often gets SW winds,

Auckland often gets SW winds, much like Christchurch gets easterly winds. Whether there will be more SW than normal I'm not too sure about, but Phil who arrives back on board this coming Wednesday may have an idea so I'll put a note through to him to see if he can get back to you soon :)

Cheers
Aaron

Orewa next weekend

Hi. Hoping to camp up at orewa next weekend. Any bad weather coming in?

Hi there At this stage it

Hi there

At this stage it should be ok, looks warm with light winds mostly. There are hints however of isolated shower activity during the afternoons so may be something to keep an eye on.

Cheers
Aaron

Hey WW Team

Hi Team Just an FYI, in Dunedin, the Now temp is at 21 degrees (Humidex 23) @ 7:43 am today. Our local says it will be a high of 16 today. The temp report is coming from the 'Town Belt (Dunedin79). Usually it's from Maori Hill. The Now temp seems to be stuck on either 21 or 22 degrees. Day and night since after Christmas. Is this a known issue? Can it be fixed? Please help!!! cheers ;)

Hi there Not to sure there,

Hi there

Not to sure there, that station could be reading incorrectly. If you go to the live observation map here https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

You'll see most temperatures are around 15 to 18 degrees for the Dunedin area. I believe Phil says that eventually miss-reading stations will be weeded out but I'm a bit powerless to do anything about that at the moment. The best bet is look at the live observation map and you'll see where temperatures are roughly reading, if anything looks a bit wild and out of place then it's probably reading incorrectly.

Cheers
Aaron

Thank you, Aaron. It is

Thank you, Aaron. It is chilly, windy and wet down here now. A good afternoon for a cuppa and a good book.....and a rug up. Lol