Weather Forecast for Queenstown


Summary of Queenstown

Scattered showers.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Queenstown

18°c

Observed at 2:56pm from:
Prime Restaurant, Queenstown Lakefront (IQUEENST5)

Rain (today)0mm
WindSW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)22°c
Humidity86%
Pressure1018.96hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Queenstown

23°c
Scattered showers.
Rain (chance)50%
WindNNW 8km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise5:52am
Sunset9:25pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Queenstown

12°c
Showers late at night.
Rain (chance)40%
WindNNW 11km/h
Moonrise9:20pm
Moonset5:45am
Moon PhaseFull

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Queenstown

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61%
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
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
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37%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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9km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
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12km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Queenstown

Fri 13 Dec
17°c
7°c
Showers.
NNW
16km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
38%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
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of rain
55%
chance
of rain
57%
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of rain
64%
chance
of rain
42%
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of rain
19%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
10%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
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6km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 14 Dec
15°c
9°c
Mostly cloudy.
NW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
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of rain
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
12%
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of rain
16%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
12%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 15 Dec
15°c
9°c
Showers.
NW
9km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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41%
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of rain
60%
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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
60%
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of rain
60%
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of rain
42%
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
39%
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of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
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11km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
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5km/hr
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4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 16 Dec
16°c
10°c
Showers.
NNE
7km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11:00
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35%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
72%
chance
of rain
74%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
NNW
4km/hr
N
5km/hr
N
4km/hr
N
4km/hr
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4km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
NNE
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6km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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5km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
ESE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 17 Dec
14°c
7°c
Rain.
S
7km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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74%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
73%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
SSE
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
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5km/hr
SSW
5km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSW
6km/hr
SSW
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 18 Dec
15°c
6°c
Showers.
SW
8km/hr
40%
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
34%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
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8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 19 Dec
15°c
6°c
Showers.
W
9km/hr
50%
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
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
7km/hr
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8km/hr
W
9km/hr
W
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 20 Dec
13°c
5°c
Showers.
WNW
9km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
PM
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
58%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
W
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
9km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
7km/hr
W
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 21 Dec
12°c
6°c
Showers.
NW
9km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
36%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
NW
6km/hr
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6km/hr
NW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Christmas in the park

Hi was wondering if the rain will hold off for Christmas in the park on Saturday?

Hi thereSomeone else asked

Hi there

Someone else asked the same question today about xmas in the park. I answered with this below:

"Any showers on Saturday will be of an isolated nature, as the day wears on into the evening any showers will likely clear away so will hopefully be a good night! :)"

Cheers
Aaron

Dunedin weather

Please tell me Dunedin is going to warm up and feel like summer at some stage soon!

Hi there Feel free to use our

Hi there

Feel free to use our Dunedin forecasts which we specifically update every day by forecasters here at WeatherWatch for upcoming Dunedin weather.

WW

Saturday Rain Forecast - Henderson - Lake Panorama area

Good Day I have a large Christmas family dinner to set up on our outside deck starting around 3pm and just wondering if I need to go buy gazebos even thought its about a 30% chance on rain? Thanks :)

Hi there This far out I'm not

Hi there

This far out I'm not sure, it's too far into the future to give any specifics.

At this stage perhaps it's looking settled and mainly dry for the North Island, settled for the eastern South Island and maybe showers for the West Coast of the South Island.

If you like use these maps to see how the situation unfolds as we get closer to Christmas:

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

Then click on "Rain"

It will probably change day by day as time goes along but 7 days out it may start to have some consistency.

Hope your dinner goes well.

Cheers, Aaron

Southland rain

When will the rain stop in Southland and when will we get some sun and warmer temps? We haven’t had sun in weeks

Hi thereSince the weather is

Hi there

Since the weather is ever changing the best thing I can do to answer your question generally is to point you to our Invercargill forecasts here:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Invercargill%2C%2520Southland

Or use our rain maps:

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

Scroll through those maps and you can see for yourself when areas of rain or showers will be moving through or when it may be dry.

Hope that helps!

Cheers, Aaron

Southland rain

I'm visiting Te Anau and surrounds next week for some hiking and I'm a bit worried about all the rain forecast. Does that area get steady sustained rain usually, or just little showers and drizzle?

Hi there Te Anau can get a

Hi there

Te Anau can get a mixture of weather being close to the mountains where it is, that's for sure. Rain, thunderstorms, drizzle, sunny weather........ The first half of next week may be wet but then it looks to dry out in the second half.

Have a good trip!

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron!

Thanks Aaron!

Wind

Hi, why does the "Now in Christchurch" column always say there's 0 km/h wind? We all know that is never the case in Christchurch so there must be an error that should be corrected.

Hi there What is the station

Hi there

What is the station ID number in the now box showing? We'll remove that station and hopefully it will correct the issue.

Cheers
Aaron

Station number

The number is ICHRIS60. Hope this will help to get more accurate information about the wind.

Thanks for that, will remove

Thanks for that, will remove that station and hopefully it will re direct to a station with wind speeds.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there, 2 questions: 1. Do

Hi there, 2 questions: 1. Do you think the rain on Saturday will hold off for Christmas in the Park? (Auckland) and 2. When will your Christmas forecast be coming out? Thanks guys!

Any showers on Saturday will

Any showers on Saturday will be of an isolated nature, as the day wears on into the evening any showers will likely clear away so will hopefully be a good night! :)

As for our Xmas forecast, not sure there I'll ask Phil and hopefully he can get back to you! :)

Cheers
Aaron

iHoliday

Hi ! do you think it is a good time to go in the queens town this coming week?

Hi there Saturday looks

Hi there

Saturday looks mainly dry with a mix of sun and cloud, light to moderate northwesterly winds and temperatures getting into the high teens. Sunday may be a bit cloudier with the odd shower or spit possibly spreading from the west at times (mainly morning), mainly dry otherwise with highs once again in the high teens.

Hope that helps. Keep up to date here if you like:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Queenstown%2C%2520Otago

The temperatures there are off the boil by aout 3 degrees but most of the other info is good, mainly focus on the percentage rain chance in terms of if it will be wet or not.

Cheers
Aaron

thanks

i just wanted to say thanks for all your coverage of yesterdays nateral disaster (white island eruption) such a shocking event. and right before christmas too :(

Tropical storms

Hi Guys, After months of tropical winds are we more likely to see tropical storms affecting Northern NZ this summer. Regards Ross Wellsford.

Good morning Ross. You're

Good morning Ross. You're right about plenty of sub-tropical winds lately but most of these winds have been caused by large rain-blocking highs to our north and north west. While they remain there the rain in northern NZ from a tropical storm remains low. BUT, the positive news is that the highs are not constantly over us. In between highs there is a good chance for lows to form over NZ directly and pull down some sub-tropical rain (or create it over us). There's a higher chance of that happening in the next 10 days than any tropical storms. As for long term, always that chance - but the high pressure belt needs to be gone from the North Island area for this to happen.

Cheers
Phil D

Weather

Thank you for putting together this amazing website good job!!!

Geonet page

Unsure if it's just me, but your guys Geonet page (WeatherWatch.co.nz/geonet) seems to be broken. (displays no info and the header cuts underneath the weather forecast bar and ruralweather ad)

Hi there, apologies we've

Hi there, apologies we've fixed the link, it should now display correctly: www.WeatherWatch.co.nz/GeoNet

Cheers
WW

Nope, still having the same

Nope, still having the same issue on the page (tried in incognito mode, so that there's a clear cache, same problems)

Hi there, unsure what the

Hi there, unsure what the problem is but here's the direct GeoNet link for you: https://www.geonet.org.nz

- Cheers
WW

Seems to be fixed now :)

Seems to be fixed now :)

Good to hear. Please note

Good to hear. Please note GeoNet has tonight taken down all their cameras on White Island. The one from Whakatane looking out to the island remains operational.

- WW Team

Dry Spell

No rain in Christchurch for the past 18 days. Any idea when we might see some?

Hi there Best bet is to keep

Hi there

Best bet is to keep an eye on our Christchurch forecasts as they will always show the most up to date info.

Cheers, Aaron

thunder

we had no thunder in auckland yesterday. will it thunder here again or is thunderstorms are becoming so rare in auckland that we may not see them are we getting the austrilian draught that caused a long time of no rain in austrilia and now we gonna ge no rain at all?

please answer my question

I am wondering why the whole country got storms auckland didnt. does that means we have to wait till next year now ?

Hi there, you need to focus

Hi there, you need to focus on certain words with thunderstorms. We said "isolated across the Upper North Island" for Sunday quite a few times. That means entire areas can miss out. It's hit and miss and usually inland areas like Northland and Waikato are better for making thunderstorms than very narrow/coastal Auckland. There may be more in the future, but our weather is chaotic in NZ so hard to forecast these things with detail in advance.

Cheers

WW

oh ok thanks

thanks alot. wellington had a good storm I hear considering they get lesser storms than auckland does. timaru had a bad storm. which appaprently lightning lasted all night and that storm is responsible for the damage. i feel dorry for those people affected

Looks like a calm patch in

Looks like a calm patch in regards to thunder for Auckland coming up. Some will eventually turn up again.

Aaron 

thanks

thanks i was so looking foward for a storm and nz as a whole got them but not auckland. which was not fair. dont you think. there was a storm northern auckland but never made it down south

driving to franz josef from christchurch next week

Hi good folks at weatherwatch, we coming to nz first time. Reaching Christchurch on 19th and driving to Franz Josef on 20th morning, the roads seem closed, and flooding. Any thoughts what can we be greeted with?

Travel to south island on 19th

Hi ! We are also traveling to NZ on the 19th and really worried if we should cancel our bookings with all this weather fiasco. We are flying in on 19th into christchurch , 23rd to Lake Tekapo, 26th Queenstown and 27th Franz Josef. What is the likelihood that we will be able to continue with our current itinerary. Or should we cancel/hold bookings. Are you still continuing your trip?

Hi there, we'd expect most

Hi there, we'd expect most things to be back to normal before then simply because of demand in summer to use the roads. Keep up to date with NZTA for roading info to see when roads open again.

Cheers

WW

Hi there That is 10 days away

Hi there

That is 10 days away so I can't give anything very specific at this point in time. Basically at this point it's looking like dry weather in the east (Canterbury / Christchurch) and wet weather in the west (West Coast). Hopefully that roads have been sorted out by then.

Have a good trip!

Cheers
Aaron

Taupo

Hi team, I am currently booking a holiday in Taupo and wondering if I should book it for the week coming up or the week after I'm wanting the best weather possible?

This coming week looks like

This coming week looks like the best weather I would say. Keep up to date with our Taupo forecasts here:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Taupo%2C%2520Waikato

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland 20th

Hey guys, last day of work on the 20th and we were going to have a post work bbq across the afternoon and evening. One condition, no rain. Early thoughts??

G'day thereThe weather

G'day there

The weather pattern is quite chaotic at the moment and the 20th is 12 days out, nearly two weeks away. Anything I say now won't be of much use.

Come and ask 6 to 7 days out if possible?

In the meanwhile keep an eye on these maps if you like: http://weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

Then select "rain", you can go out to the 20th there and try your luck. I don't find maps out that far very reliable, but there you go! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron, will keep

Thanks Aaron, will keep checking!

Hi Aaron, A bit closer to

Hi Aaron, A bit closer to the date now. Any thoughts?

G'day there It's looking

G'day there

It's looking partly cloudy, may be a few showers pass through in the afternoon then drying out in the evening. Westerly winds, breezy at times after midday.

I'm basically reiterating what we have on our own computer generated forecasts, I don't have any specialy knowledge really beyond what the models are saying that far out so they may be something to keep an eye on. Just look at our Auckland forecasts and scroll down to Friday 20th.

From this coming Sunday evening we should have more of our own take on what Friday the 20th will do in written form on this site under the Auckland forecasts heading.

Cheers
Aaron

Christchurch winds

Hi folks, when will these bl ... pesky Christchurch gale winds end?? It's been nearly two weeks and they drive me mad! Thanks :)

Hi there Check out our rural

Hi there

Check out our rural weather page for Christchurch and click on "Wind":

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/rural/Christchurch%2C%2520Canterbury

That will take you out for the next 10 days and you can see what the winds are up to :)

Cheers
Aaron