Weather Forecast for Palmerston North


Summary of Palmerston North

Rainy and windy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Palmerston North

13°c

Observed at 8:55am from:
City Centre (IMANAWAT7)

Rain (today)0mm
WindW 13km/h
Humidex (Beta)13°c
Humidity79%
Pressure1005.76hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Palmerston North

15°c
Rainy and windy.
Rain (chance)100%
WindWNW 40km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise6:17am
Sunset7:46pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Palmerston North

6°c
Periods of rain early.
Rain (chance)70%
WindWNW 20km/h
Moonrise4:10am
Moonset2:48pm
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Palmerston North

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94%
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of rain
100%
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of rain
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of rain
49%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
33%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
32%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
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of rain
12%
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11%
chance
of rain
12%
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
WNW
31km/hr
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32km/hr
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32km/hr
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34km/hr
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37km/hr
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39km/hr
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41km/hr
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40km/hr
W
36km/hr
W
31km/hr
W
21km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
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11km/hr
W
9km/hr
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8km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Palmerston North

Fri 25 Oct
15°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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24%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
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of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
17%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
9%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
NW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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20km/hr
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22km/hr
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24km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
10km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
S
6km/hr
S
6km/hr
SSE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 26 Oct
17°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
21km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
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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
6%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
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4km/hr
SSW
4km/hr
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4km/hr
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4km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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7km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 27 Oct
21°c
12°c
Generally clear.
WNW
27km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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24%
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of rain
33%
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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
19%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
16%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
41%
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of rain
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 28 Oct
16°c
10°c
Morning showers.
WNW
23km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11:00
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44%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
59%
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of rain
51%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NW
22km/hr
NW
22km/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
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24km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 29 Oct
16°c
7°c
Showers.
W
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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10:00
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24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NW
12km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
W
12km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 30 Oct
16°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5:00
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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
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
14km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 31 Oct
17°c
9°c
Showers.
WNW
23km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
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
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
13km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
22km/hr
WNW
22km/hr
W
22km/hr
W
21km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Nov
16°c
7°c
Showers.
WSW
18km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Palmerston North hourly forecast ▼
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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
33%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
24%
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
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
14km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
16km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Nov
20°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
W
14km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
NW
11km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
11km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there, thanks for the

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Hi from rural Tauranga!

Hi! WW gives the most accurate and reliable forecasting for us here. Much better than the Met. Your videos are also very easily understood. Thanks for all your efforts!

Thank you very much, very

Thank you very much, very kind. We definitely could've done a bit better with Tauranga today, some surprise showers redeveloped which wasn't really in our thinking although it also partially was - these slow set ups can be quite tricky sometimes.  Thanks for the support, means a lot!

Cheers
WW Team

wrong again and again

Truly Phil I really think a change of vocation is needed. Like Metservice your Christchurch forecasts are so wrong these days I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Alas I still choose the former. Your hourly breakdown and your actual forecasts contradict themselves very frequently. Your little box showing current conditions here is so irrelevant and wrong that it should be gone. Period. At least Metservice update theirs every 10 mins and therefore is mostly accurate. Almost daily I could write this sort of email but shall we just look at today the 9th. Every morning about 6.30 to 7 I check Weatherwatch and Met.Today you both insist, and still are, based on your respective 1 and 2 hr condition forecasts, that we will get a mix of winds from the NW, NNW,,N,NE and a high of 21 or 22. It is now almost noon. It is 15 degrees here on the western fringes. The wind has been SW and quite chilly ever since 6am. It is now S moving further away from your NW you and Met. still insist is here. Some time ago you told us about new link ups and much more reliable forecasts. Really? Maybe forget about happenings in Australia,Japan, USA etc. and concentrate more on closer to home huh? To finish on a little more positive note, overall generally you are a bit more reliable than Met. but only a tad.

Wrong again and again ...

Hmmm, I really think someone likes to complain about anything and everything (even better when it's completely unfounded!)

Some people.

You can please most people most of the time but some people are just never possible to please. Darran, Very Far North.

Got to 21 degrees today in

Got to 21 degrees today in Chch, as forecast :)

Cheers
Aaron

Context is everything.

Weather watch has been spot on for me (north-east area) for the past few days so perhaps you're forgetting to take the forecast in context with your location.

Hi there, thanks for your

Hi there, thanks for your very detailed complaint. We are a free service but you tax fund MetService - hopefully you've told them the same thing or it would be quite strange to complain about the free more accurate service rather than the one you pay for that you admit isn't quite as reliable. We'll strive to do better. :)

Cheers
Phil.

wrong again and again

Hi Phil. Thanks for reply. Yes, I did have a go at Metservice. At least you had the courtesy to reply, they did not. My "very detailed complaint" was because wind direction is very important for the enjoyment of our property and quality of life for various reasons yet this is the one thing I find you have the most trouble getting right. That day amazed me because the winds were from the south almost all day but you never mentioned any southerly quarter winds, only NW thru to NE. I mentioned the little box titled "now" (in Christchurch) For example just 30 mins ago it had NE at 1km/h. Reality: SW 6-9 km/h. This occurs all the time, it is rarely right. Today your main forecast states wind SSE15 the hourly breakdown only shows SSE from late afternoon and wind speeds never exceeding 9km/h. We are not talking big issues here but they are strange ongoing contradictions. A guest re. my original complaint reminded me that it did hit 21 degrees here that day. True. It happened for a short while late afternoon so I have to concede that theoretically Phil you got that right. I believe you do quite well and strive to do so despite no taxpayer dollars. Cheers.

Hi there, appreciate the

Hi there, appreciate the response. When you're dealing with winds that light in a coastal city they can be variable. We are looking at possibly even removing wind direction from below a certain speed simply because it can swing around all over the place. Any of our coastal cities can have opposing light winds due to the terrain and the nature of sea breezes and daytime heating/night time cooling. When winds are stronger, direction is much easier to set. Below 7km/h(walking speed) if you watch a wind vane it will sometimes spin 360 based on fluctuations. Unless you're paying a forecaster to be specific to your house/property you'll never get 100% satisfaction from a public forecast and even then it gets tricky at such a fine level.

Cheers
Phil and the team

Second response to wrong again and again

Phil thanks once more for your reply. You are so right re. light winds. Since early Sept there have been so many days in CHC where the winds have gone through most or all of the compass in a day, sometimes beyond, it has been rather difficult but unusual. I have childhood memories of lots of wind in Sept/Oct. normally NW or W. Growing up in Ashburton!! Regarding tax dollar funding like Metservice, not being silly or facetious here, but would that really make much difference to you as regards accuracy of forecasts. After all forecasts from Metservice are criticised from Whangarei to Invercargill and they can't even answer emails!! It cannot be easy forecasting for a couple of islands stuck in the roaring 40s in a vast ocean but with so much technology available surely we could expect better? Actually the UK is little better. My sister in law lives in South England and they bemoan the forecasts being wrong frequently and that is from their equivalent of our Metservice. There are many forecasters there, of course, and most attempt long range ie the coming winter or summer but they never get it right not even close. The don't give up but why anyone takes those forecasts seriously I cannot fathom. Ken Ring often said weather forecasting is an inexact science. Was this Ken seeking a cop-out or was he correct? Regards

can it show how much rain

can it show how much rain coming in ml .cheers

Hi there, yes we are going to

Hi there, yes we are going to be adding this feature in the near future (within the next 6 months).

Kind regards

WW

chance of rain %

How can Dunedin have a 20% chance of rain on Wednesday if the hourly forecasts are all over 60% from 5am til midnight? -Thanks, Dave.

You are right Dave, that

You are right Dave, that isn't right. Had a bit of a data issue last night which meant we were lacking some information. Should be looking more correct now.

WW

Snells Beach

Hi 30th Nov weather in Snells?

Being the weather patterns of the last 5 months

Being the weather patterns of the last 5 months and cant see them ending it likely to be Cloudy and wet at best cloudy and windy.

Hi there, it's too far out to

Hi there, it's too far out to lock in by a long shot! We can go to 10 to 14 days out with some accuracy :)

Cheers

WW

Tonight

Knew you couldn’t resist a ComCom comment ! Cheers Hope for a good result

:) Thanks very much!

:) Thanks very much!

Good morning :-) 9.20am NW of

Good morning :-) 9.20am NW of Kamo, Whangarei - great to see weather is observed from Maunu, as we can see Maunu Mountain from here on our hill. Not so great to see temperature is supposedly -37o C 'now, in Whangarei! I noticed this the other day. We can see the new 'Rural Weather' website, thanks, though it often still crashes. Good work overall, though, all! Thanks. L. Agnew, Kamo / Ruatangata.

hail

Just had an unexpected burst of small hail in east auckland. i thought that wasnt gonna happen anymore. oh ps you the best forecasters ever. metservice and niwa are the worst. I saw the report on the news. good job.

It was supossed to be forcast

It was supossed to be forcast 4 funder but i havent herd any and its fine in dairy flat

Hi there, any thunder today

Hi there, any thunder today was going to be isolated. We removed it from the Auckland forecast at lunchtime. Might be an isolated flicker/rumble tonight but for now the activity is occuring further down the North Island.

Cheers

WW

still a chance for random rumble

theres still a chance for a thunder clap right? that does happen sometimes.

Well Done.

First off, very well done Philip. I am very proud of you for what you have finally achieved. It's about time the Metservice had a good kick in the preverbial. You know what I mean. Keep up the good work. Mike.

Hey there Mike, thanks so

Hey there Mike, thanks so much - I really appreciate the support (we all do!)

Cheers
Phil D

New to this site, hope it is

New to this site, hope it is more accurate the met service.

Finally - an Inquiry

What great news guys, fingers crossed the inquiry comes out to favour you - after all, you are by far the best forecasters in the country!!

I second that.

I second that.

Plus one

+1 here...the way you guys explain WHY things happen is great, showing us the big picture rather than just a canned answer rain/no-rain. Keep up the good work!

thunderstorms

are we gonna be having any storms in the future?. lightning tracker is looking kinda active

I'd like to know too. I'm in

I'd like to know too. I'm in Hamilton and love them.

That depends. What part of

That depends. What part of New Zealand are you in?

WW

Auckland

auckland.

May be a rumble in the

May be a rumble in the morning tomorrow but Tuesday afternoon / evening looks to hold a better chance for thunderstorms in Auckland. Same goes for Hamilton.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks

thanks alot. best forecasters ever. better than metservice

Re: PWS location

Hi guys.I've just gone into Forecasts @ punched in Tauranga South @ it brings up Lumsden nz [ISTLLUMS3] instead of bringing up my PWS [ITAURANG20].Cheers Deano

Hi Deano, thanks for the

Hi Deano, thanks for the message and sorry for the late reply but we were digging in to this for you. We can't 100% work it out, but here's what we think is possible...(tell us if we are wrong!)... but the first result for Tauranga South is Southland, the third result is Tauranga South. So we're guessing people are hitting Enter or clicking Go before the results have fully loaded and so are being taken to the first result. So it’s not an error with anything, it’s more a user error and search results not as intelligent as they could be (in other words, we could speed our side up and make clearer drop downs - so we'll work on that and hope to improve by January 2020) - but in the mean time, perhaps just let it take longer to load up and see the full drop down. Let us know how you get on.

Cheers
Phil D

Highest wind gust

Hi. Just wondered if you had data from last night for Hamilton. Metservice is out at the airport, which is miles out in the country and on a hill exposed to every wind known to man, whereas you guys get stuff from Ruakura. Cheers

Hi there, unfortunately the

Hi there, unfortunately the NZ Government takes your taxes but then won't share openly the data created by those taxes. Put short, you'll need to contact NIWA or MetService directly to ask them. This is the open data we've been fighting to access for over a decade now and so we can't answer your question sorry. We're the only first world nation to operate this way.

Cheers

WW

Indeed. Never mind that we

Indeed. Never mind that we have two taxpayer-funded institutions doing the same job and one of them usually being miles out of whack with their projections. I can understand why the airport was considered a good site for forecasting weather for the area as it is elevated with 360 degree views. However, it's location is now completely irrelevant as the weather isn't judged by looking out the window. Hamilton weather is often nothing like Hamilton Airport weather.

monthly rain for Hastings

Hi there, How do I find monthly rainfalls for Hastings Hawkes Bay Please?

Gday there   Best to contact

Gday there

 

Best to contact Metservice or Niwa for that information. Good luck!

 

Cheers, Aaron

Chch

Hi guys..just looked at the opposition rain radar..looks like most of this event may miss us..yes? Or is it possible that it'll be in the evening..? Regards as usual..

Something is coming up from

Something is coming up from the south now, keep an eye out.

 

Aaron

Chch

Oh..that sounds a bit more interesting..wind is weird here at the moment..

Hail?

Just wondering what sort of odds 'possible hail' is. I'm wondering if I need to put shelter over my new plants :(

If in Canterbury hail could

If in Canterbury hail could be a biggish size but chances of hail actually hitting you are not huge. Any hail for western nz wont be large.

Aaron