Weather Forecast for Palmerston North


Summary of Palmerston North

Morning showers.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Palmerston North

16°c

Observed at 1:37pm from:
City Centre (IMANAWAT7)

Rain (today)0.51mm
WindWSW 4km/h
Humidex (Beta)18°c
Humidity81%
Pressure1014.9hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Palmerston North

17°c
Morning showers.
Rain (chance)60%
WindNW 18km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:26am
Sunset7:40pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Palmerston North

12°c
Rain.
Rain (chance)90%
WindNNW 19km/h
Moonrise11:51pm
Moonset8:55am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Palmerston North

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93%
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90%
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80%
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77%
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of rain
57%
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of rain
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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15km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/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
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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26km/hr
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30km/hr
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32km/hr
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33km/hr
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35km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Palmerston North

Sat 19 Oct
16°c
11°c
Rainy and windy.
WNW
35km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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45%
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94%
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93%
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93%
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of rain
90%
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80%
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77%
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of rain
57%
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of rain
50%
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of rain
37%
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of rain
21%
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18%
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16%
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13%
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13%
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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23km/hr
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32km/hr
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22km/hr
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20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 20 Oct
17°c
9°c
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
WNW
22km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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20%
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of rain
5%
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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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of rain
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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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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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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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18km/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

Mon 21 Oct
16°c
10°c
Windy, with morning showers.
WNW
32km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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6%
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of rain
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of rain
33%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
21%
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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
35%
chance
of rain
38%
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of rain
43%
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of rain
37%
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of rain
38%
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of rain
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15km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 22 Oct
14°c
6°c
Windy, with showers.
WNW
35km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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38%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
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of rain
38%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
45%
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of rain
47%
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of rain
48%
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of rain
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of rain
45%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
44%
chance
of rain
58%
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of rain
62%
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of rain
71%
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of rain
63%
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of rain
57%
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of rain
57%
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of rain
46%
chance
of rain
52%
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of rain
54%
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of rain
46%
chance
of rain
49%
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26km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 23 Oct
13°c
6°c
Showers.
WSW
19km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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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
49%
chance
of rain
49%
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of rain
49%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 24 Oct
15°c
7°c
Windy, with showers.
WNW
32km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Palmerston North hourly forecast ▼
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11:00
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11%
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
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
WNW
12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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29km/hr
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31km/hr
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33km/hr
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33km/hr
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32km/hr
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31km/hr
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30km/hr
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28km/hr
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27km/hr
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25km/hr
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23km/hr
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21km/hr
WNW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 25 Oct
16°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
22km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
38%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
W
14km/hr
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13km/hr
W
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
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16km/hr
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18km/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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22km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 26 Oct
18°c
11°c
Morning showers.
WNW
27km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Palmerston North hourly forecast ▼
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
22km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
26km/hr
WNW
27km/hr
WNW
28km/hr
WNW
28km/hr
WNW
27km/hr
WNW
27km/hr
WNW
26km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
WNW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 27 Oct
17°c
9°c
Showers.
NW
26km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Palmerston North hourly forecast ▼
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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
20%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
NW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
21km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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25km/hr
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25km/hr
NW
26km/hr
NW
26km/hr
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26km/hr
WNW
26km/hr
WNW
25km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
24km/hr
WNW
23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Weather very Hazey i Auckland today

Was it due to just a lack of wind?

Lack of wind, high humidity /

Lack of wind, high humidity / dewpoints etc are likely causes.

WW

Auckland weather

How is the weather looking for end of March over the weekend? thank you :)

Hi thereThat's basically two

Hi there

That's basically two weeks away so anything I say now may not come to fruition.

At this stage it looks like a SE airflow so perhaps it may be mainly settled in Auckland then. Check these maps out:

http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

They go out to the end of March so you can keep an eye on what's happening.

Cheers
Aaron

Wow...your site has gone wonky

Hi WW guys. I logged in for a look and what used to be blue is now black and half the weather info is blocked out by a HUGE dark gray strip down the entire right side. I hope this isn't permanent as it makes seeing the forecasted reports hard. Thank you, Phil, Aaron & team, for reading this and keep up the great work you do.

Thank you for your

Thank you for your mesasge

We've gone dark due to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.

If you click the Kiwi at the top of the page you can donate money.

Kindest regards

Aroha nui

- WeatherWatch Team

Thank you

As soon as I saw black I knew you had done that in support of Chch and to acknowledge the appalling loss of life. Thank you. The tears of the kiwi and the link a great part of your gesture. The money keeps going up and up but the number of people donating is only a tiny % of our population, I hope all those who can afford to, donate something, partly for the money, but mostly for the support.

Thanks for that. Hoping you

Thanks for that. Hoping you return to the Light soon. In truth, no money from me. I can barely put food on the table and this phone is in question. Soon no more Top Ups, just kept for 111 issues. Cheers.

Hi there, please don't feel

Hi there, please don't feel bad if you cannot donate - the link is there simply for those who can. We will be gradually returning the usual look of the site in the days to come. Kindest regards, WW.

PRAYERS!!! I can offer

PRAYERS!!! I can offer support through PRAYER for the families suffering the loses, for the hospital workers, the police, the private citizens helping out with aid, all of Christcurch and New Zealand. God be with you all in NZ

Weather for Maraetai this Sunday morning

Hi, there's a half-marathon event in Maraetai this Sunday morning (17/Mar starts at 7:30am), any idea what's the weather is going to be like over there?

Hi there Looks quite good

Hi there

Looks quite good this Sunday morning, mostly sunny weather with light winds in the morning tending easterly in the afternoon. Highs in the mid twenties, should be a good one!

Cheers
Aaron

Whangarei Temperature Yesterday/Cloud with straight lines

Hi there, What was the high temperature in Whangarei yesterday please? Do you have any ideas what form of energy caused the straight lines in parallel in this cloud of the 10th of March? https://chemtrailsnorthnz.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/imag1239a.jpg?w=640 Thank-you. Clare

Hi Clare, these aren't chem

Hi Clare, these aren't chem trails. Chem trails do not exist in NZ and no one has ever provided NZ evidence of it other than photos of clouds or normal vapour trails. While those clouds were unusual they are not associated with chem trails actually observed overseas where it has occured.  Highs yesterday were in the mid 20s for the most part. 

Kind regards
WW

Nelson Sat 16th - Harvest

Hi, Your forecast is showing rain in Nelson on Saturday, but the rain radar map isn't showing any rain at all. Is one not updated? Cheers, David

Hi David, looks to me like

Hi David, looks to me like the forecast is showing drizzly showery stuff in the Nelson region. If you look at the HOURLY forecast for Nelson on Saturday it is much drier, suggesting just a 20 to 25% chance during the day but highest risk of some light wet weather around dawn. Both are updated but the Nelson forecast has probably thrown you by looking so wet - we're actually working on better displaying rain (better icons that show heavy rain or drizzle at a glance, plus rainfall totals each hour and day - to really help you plan your day). We're also going to query with IBM why they have a 70% risk for Saturday when their hourly data isn't so high. Hope that helps! All the best for harvest!

Cheers
Phil D

Chch temp

Hi again..think your new weather station for the now temp is a bit whacky like the last one..showing 36° at the mo..it's warm but it isn't 36... cheers

Hey there, do you have a

Hey there, do you have a Station ID for this weather station please (should show you in the Now/Current section). Give us that ID, we'll take a look and if we think it's sitting in someone's sunny hot deck we will simply block it! We've removed most false readings but a handful around NZ are still showing. While frustrating I know, it is cool that WeatherWatch has hundreds and hundreds of weather stations, rather than just a select few dozen like the Government forecasters. We're working to lift the accuracy of these stations right now so thanks heaps for letting us know --- and if anyone else is reading this and has a similar incorrect local weather reading please send us the Station ID and we'll quickly look in to it. Accuracy matters!

Cheers
Phil D

Station fault

Christch99 ..hagley park..

Thank you, we'll either

Thank you, we'll either remove it or monitor it to ensure it's accuracy. Appreciate your help.

Cheers
WW

I see storms

I see storms developing north of New Zealand is there a potential it may affect our weather next week?

Hi there, please see our news

Hi there, please see our news section or homepage as we have a special animation and news story up about the potential for rain and tropical storms next week that has just gone up!

Cheers
WW

High pressure

Hi there, Is there more high pressure coming for auckland towards the end of the month? I have my wedding and hoping for fine weather :) Thanks

Hi thereCould be perhaps,

Hi there

Could be perhaps, the best thing is to use this site here:

http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps     then click on "Rain"

Those maps go out a bit further then ours and will let you see into the future most, but bear in mind the further you go out generally speaking the less accurate models become.

Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Sunny and dry Saturday for Auckland?

Hi Guys, Most of the forecast like here at WW forecasted sunny and dry Saturday for Auckland but it looks like everyone got it wrong, its been raining since 7:00am. How did it change so drastically?

Good morning - and good

Good morning - and good question to ask. We had a 25% risk of showers which which lifted at 2am to 70%. The reason why it's wetter is due to the centre of a small area of low pressure crossing Auckland right now - and as it does so it flicks up a small area of showers behind it and triggers brand new downpours. It can be one of the most unpredictable parts of weather - forecasting what is happening precisely in/around the centre of a weak spinning low. The reason why weren't bigger with the risk yesterday (for today) was due to thinking this small cluster of showers would be nudged a little further north of the city, as is often the case...but clearly it didn't pan out that way. It's a fairly small area of wet weather but it's perfectly lined up with the city. It's disappointing when we don't perfectly nail a forecast but we do have a unique policy of admitting when we're wrong and why we were wrong as a sign we are always trying to do better. 

Kind regards

WW

Great work

Forecasting is not an easy I pressume! You guys do a great job!

Thanks, and in a country like

Thanks, and in a country like NZ it's not easy, often many moving parts which the public don't need to know about but they can alter a forecast if just one moving part changes! Cheers for the support :)

- WW Team

rain

auckland had a good decent of rain today.

Rain tomorrow

Your forecast for Auckland says morning rain and afternoon fine spells but the hourly forecast shows the opposite, a very small chance of rain in the morning and 100% at 2pm. Which one is accurate? Thank you.

Hey there, timing of Southern

Hey there, timing of Southern Ocean cold fronts reaching Auckland is often a frequent 'recalculating' job - our latest update matches the hourly forecasts, so that makes answering your question much easier now :) Thank you for your question and sorry for any confusion.

Cheers

WW

Thank you

Thank you

Trip to Picton from Wellington on Sunday 10 March

Hi A group of us are going on a day trip to Picton from Wellington ( on the ferry) . At present the weather is indicating a little rain in the morning in Wellington . Will the weather be ok in Picton ? Or would it be better to postpone our trip . Thanks

Hi there, at this stage it's

Hi there, at this stage it's looking mostly dry with patchy showers around Cook Strait and Wellington, but looks cloudy but dry in Picton itself. Winds may be a little brisk around Wellington and the Strait, but nothing stormy. All the best!

- Cheers WW

Weather

Is there a big wet coming? That’s what the nzherald are reporting. How accurate is this? Thank you

Hi there, please see our

Hi there, please see our latest weather video and take a look at our recent news stories on this - we're covering this as detailed as we can about who may get rain and who may miss out. All the details can be found in our Videos and News stories today.

Cheers

WW

Wedding 16th March Clevedon/Maraitai

Hey there We have our wedding on the 16th march, the wedding kicks off around 2pm. Will there be any rain on the day?? Cheers Brock

Hey Brock - congrats for the

Hey Brock - congrats for the 16th! It's a little too far out to lock in, but right now it's a mostly dry forecast but a small low to the north and some rain makers in the Tasman Sea are close enough to mean this forecast may change. Keep an eye on our rain maps - and from tomorrow our specific Clevedon/Maraitai 10 day hourly forecasts as well.

Cheers and all the best!

- WW

The night before:

 

Benneydale

Note the spelling guys. We have an extra e. Praying for the rain. I dont recall a drier spell. Cheers

Sorry to hear it's so dry,

Sorry to hear it's so dry, hopefully some wet stuff coming for you on Friday. Are you seeing Benneydale spelt otherwise on our site? We have specific forecasts for you and it appears to be spelt correctly here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Benneydale%2C%2520Te%2520Kuiti

All the best for Friday - it's the best chance we've seen in a while for some actual rain.

Cheers

Phil D

March

Hi there - Do you know how the weather is looking in Auckland at the end of March? Thanks heaps :)

Hi there, the general trend

Hi there, the general trend is for high pressure to continue dominating but with perhaps a few more cloudy days and a couple of showery days in the mix. We see no major shake up of the current pattern in the next few weeks, but perhaps a slight uptick in small rain/shower makers.

Cheers

WW

Lol no biggie, but it comes

Lol no biggie, but it comes up as Bennydale-Barryville. The locals get real twitchy about the spelling of their town ;-)

the weather in feilding

can you please explain to my year 12 science class why it hasn't rained in a very long time. is it due to weather patterns

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the great question! It's to do with the fact New Zealand is quite small globally, so large highs in summer can dominate while in winter we can get one low after the other ... many of these air pressure systems dwarf our nation. This year the highs have been streaming from Australia, mostly centred just south of Aussie which perfectly lines them up to cover NZ...one after the other, after the other. When we have an uptick in high pressure over/from the Tasman Sea we tend to get fewer rain events in NZ - as the rain makers often come out of the Tasman Sea or down from the tropics, but with high pressure covering this zone since the start of 2019 it's kept NZ mostly dry. This pattern is easing back a tiny bit this month - but is still dominating overall. Hope that is helpful!

Cheers
Phil D

Opito Bay

Hi We will have wedding on Opito Bay on this Saturday, do you think around midday would be no rain?

Hi there, what a beautiful

Hi there, what a beautiful place for a wedding! Friday looks wet, but the good news is showers early on Saturday look to clear (and they may clear Opito Bay before dawn even). Here's our exclusive Opito Bay forecast: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Opito%2520Bay%2C%2520Whitianga 

All the best

- WW

Ruakituri, Wairoa

Hi there, I had a fishing trip planned for Ruakituri from Thursday 7th March thorough to Monday. But the forecast has changed indicating rain for Friday and Saturday. Is this likely to be continuous or heavy, or just showers? Thanks in advance.

Hi there, we have a new area

Hi there, we have a new area of low pressure forming over the North Island on Friday. It's not 100% locked in yet so you may find the forecasts change a little further (as it's not a big system, it's more on the margins so it can tip wetter or tip drier with each update - a little frustrating when you're trying to plan! We don't exoect solid rain - in fact most likely set up is for a band of rain on Friday PM moving down from the north, clearing Saturday AM then mainly dry for Sunday and Monday.

All the best!
Cheers
WW

Avondale on the 9th

Hi there, Was planning a BBQ with friends on the 9th in Avondale. Was hoping the rain would stay away but I can see from your forecast there are a few and possible rain in the afternoon? Would this be likely to change?