Weather Forecast for Queenstown


Summary of Queenstown

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Queenstown

21°c

Observed at 10:00pm from:
queenstown New Zealand (IQUEENST16)

Rain (today)-mm
Wind -km/h
Humidex (Beta)23°c
Humidity56%
Pressure-hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight in Queenstown

14°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNW 10km/h
Moonrise7:19am
Moonset10:22pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow in Queenstown

25°c
Mostly cloudy.
Rain (chance)20%
WindNW 12km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise6:33am
Sunset9:21pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Queenstown

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Queenstown

Mon 27 Jan
25°c
15°c
Mostly cloudy.
NW
12km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 Jan
25°c
14°c
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
WNW
12km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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19%
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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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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 Jan
21°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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20%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 Jan
19°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
17km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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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24%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 31 Jan
23°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
17km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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31%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
0%
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
11%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Feb
22°c
15°c
Showers.
NW
13km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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12%
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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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
65%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
WNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 2 Feb
22°c
16°c
Rain.
NW
10km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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54%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
55%
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
65%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 3 Feb
22°c
12°c
Rain.
NW
13km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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11:00
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64%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
NW
9km/hr
NW
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 4 Feb
17°c
8°c
Showers.
NW
13km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11:00
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60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
NW
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
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/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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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Hi there, Where did your

Hi there, Where did your summer forecast go? can't find it on the website anywhere, has it been taken down?

Good morning, it's still in

Good morning, it's still in our news feed but wasn't on the homepage at the time you checked (It's back again now). You can find it here.

Cheers

WW

Hastings weather

I'm curious about the location of your temperature guage as it is so different from Met service temperatures. I was a Met service user until they changed their web design, now they have less information, in a confusing garbled mess. They also eliminated historical information, which I used frequently to plan future trips around our beautiful country. Do you have historical Information available?

I agree

The new Met Service website is awful. I used to be able to see everything at a glance, including tides....it’s so painful now.

Hi there, you're not the only

Hi there, you're not the only one having issues with the new MetService site so welcome along to WeatherWatch :)

We have quite a few Hastings observations (click the image to load our observations page).

As for historical - the NZ Government blocks open data (in other words, MetService and Niwa take all our taxes, build weather stations with it for their own profits, then block any of the taxpayers from openly using that data they originally paid for. (no other country on earth does it this way). So it means we have limited historical data...FOR NOW. We are working with IBM to change this - and the Commerce Commission is now investigating this bad behaviour from MetService and Niwa, so we hope to be able to share more data NZers have already paid for in the near future. They are holding on to the data because they cannot compete with ideas and innovation - it's a way to hold us back. 

Cheers
WW

Praise

Hi, I've always gone to Metservice for an easy-to-follow, basic, 'this is the high, this is the low, is there any chance of rain' -type forecast. Recently, they changed their website, and in the feedback tab I gave them the honest opinion that their website was dreadful, not intuitive, far too busy, hard to find anything, and pondered why they felt the need to go to such a ridiculous format. I've now found your website - and this is my new go to. It's uncluttered, and logical. Thank you!

Good morning and thanks very

Good morning and thanks very much for giving us a go. It's the third time in a decade MetSerivce has spent millions revamping their look. At first we used to complain about what a waste of public money that was - now we enjoy gaining new followers from their changes :)  Glad to have your support!!

Cheers
WW Team :)

7 December

We have an outdoor event around 3pm out in clevedon Auckland. Do you think it is going to be sunny? I’m getting really worried about rain or this storm coming through!

Hi there, this storm will

Hi there, this storm will have passed by then - and even next week when it's near NZ it's unlikely to affect Auckland too much. All the best and keep an eye on our 10 day forecasts :)
Cheers
WW

best forecasters ever

i Just wanted to say that you guys are the best forecasters ever. you guys have done well this year. even though metservice and niwa havnt been nice to you guys. i rather your site better than metservice. keep up the good work.

Hi there, thanks so much for

Hi there, thanks so much for the supplrt, it means a great deal to us all!
Cheers

WW Team :) 

Wind

Is it normal for these high winds in christchurch at present?

Not common like every day or

Not common like every day or anything but in the big scheme of things Christchurch does get strong NW winds from time to time, especially in the spring. So yeah it's fine.

Cheers
Aaron

past rainfall

can i see how much rain has fallen over the past couple of weeks

Hi there That depends where

Hi there

That depends where for exactly. If you go to the metservice website, each center has a section called "past weather". You can click on that and find info for the last 30 days.

Any more then that and you will need to contact Metservice directly or NIWA.

Hoep that helps.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there, when does

Hi there, when does weatherwatch think summer begins, as you said in your video that next week is still spring so does that mean summer is late this year? (later than Dec 1st or is it not summer then anyway according to you) Also with this storm coming next week, is December normally a stormy month?

Hi and thanks for the

Hi and thanks for the questions. In NZ there is no single day that is the "official" start to a season. The meteorological start is on December 1st, the astrological start is Dec 22 this year and Mother Nature has already brought summer temperatures and summer rainfall into some regions, although much of the South Island is still caught up in a spring pattern (which is fairly normal as the Southern Ocean is stormy until late December). To get a December storm in NZ is fairy common - but the month isn't usually overly unsettled with more high pressure rolling in. 

Next week the storm in the Southern Ocean is big - but still a big chunk of NZ may not be overly impacted severely with more hot, sunny, weather in some places.

Cheers
WW

Always seems hotter

Why does the forecast for Hastings always seem to be too low or TV3 gets it wrong? Forecast today on TV is sunny and 25, but on here some cloud and 22? It’s cloudy and very cool ATM. And NNE apparently. Now that I don’t have the Metservice app any more and I’m missing my satellite and rain radar.. they should have made subtle changes over time, business 101?

Easy solution - just use our

Easy solution - just use our forecast for Hastings instead? Or even your suburb within Hastings. There's a reason why we exist :) 

Cheers

WW

7 Dec

Hello! I saw the video about the first week of Dec. We have an outdoor party on 7 Dec, 1pm on the North Shore of Auckland. Will it be pretty windy or is it possible it will have calmed down by then.

G'day there 7th of December

G'day there

7th of December is quite a we way away but currently it's looking like just a light westerly, so hopefully yes conditions will be good for you then.

Cheers
Aaron

You guys actually rock -

You guys actually rock - thanks for replying so fast. We pay for metservice but it's you who answers - and so quick. Thank you, I'm happy with that. Had visions of hurricane style winds :-) will keep checking obviously.

breezy winds for Auckland

I am tired of the cool south west wind which has been hanging around South Auckland for weeks and drops the temperature around 6 degrees below summer time is for shorts not longs but it feels a lot cooler When will we get 27 degrees in South Auckland every other year but wind chill seems around 19 or so I am ashamed for people to see my white legs we are nearly into summer but its still feels cool last year we had 27 degrees what is robbing us. finally I wish to thank you for your expertise for giving us amazing updates.

breezy winds for Auckland

Its like the Scottish tundra highlands,bleak and miserable.

Thanks for the nice comment!

Thanks for the nice comment! :)

Auckland will always / often have breezy southwesterly winds, much like Christchurch can get a fresh easterly to spoil a nice summers day.

Only thing is Christchurch has the Southern Alps to the west giving warm days when the wind comes from that direction.

Hopefully a nice still day coming your way soon :)

Cheers
Aaron

ha ha the weather forecasts

I used the "old metservice" site for my boating forecasts around auckland and was quite happy with that foremat. I have sent a complaint about the new layout. Can you carry on the old one Thank you, Warren Crook.

Cold nights

Hi there, why is it still so cold at night this late in the year in the Auckland region? last night metservice recorded 6.8 degrees, is that the average night temperature for late November and when can we expect to start having milder nights? I see on the forecast that milder nights are coming, but we haven't even seen the 13 degrees that has been forecast this past week yet. Thanks for all the great and hard work you guys are all doing and am very interested to hear more news about the seasonal forecast you talked about the other day!

Hi there, we had a bit of

Hi there, we had a bit of sou'west change this week which did pull in some colder air. Hard to notice it during the day with all the sunshine, but at night with clear skies and light winds the colder air is sinking. The South Island has already had this colder air flushed away by warm nor'westers, the North Island will see the overnight lows lift up this weekend.

Here's tonight's map for you - and thanks for the support, we look forward to growing our forecasting services in 2020 starting with seasonal/climate updates which we will put our for the first time next week. It's designed to be quite simplistic and we look forward to feedback on it as we progress through 2020 :)

Cheers
WW

Waitomo caves

Help. How can I tell which forecast is physically closest to Waitomo caves. When I type in Waitomo 4 locations come up! Looking for weather forecast for 30 November in Waitomo Caves village. Cheers

Hi there, They are basically

Hi there,

They are basically all forecasting for a very similar location but the best one is probably the first one that comes up as Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga. Looks great for Nov 30 at this very early stage :)

Cheers
WW

Chch thunderstorms

Hi..there will only be this one thunder storm for the afternoon..yes?

Keep an eye on our Chch

Keep an eye on our Chch forecast as it's being live updated every 30 to 60 mins this afternoon. But yes most likely.

- WW

Hi there WW Team. Rude

Hi there WW Team. Rude question: am I the only one in Dunedin that is seeing single digit highs for Mornington?? For the past few days??? The station ID is IOTAGODU31 Can you guys please give it a boot?? ((Or disable?)) Thanking you at Weather Watch. PS: Golf ball size hail is NOT fun. I've driven in it before ((storm chasing)). Prayers for folks in Timaru.

No worries at all, we've

No worries at all, we've removed that station so within an hour it should have gone for you. Let us know how you get on. And yes incredible hail storms today, the damage has been significant around Timaru, now it's moving into Ashburton and towards Christchurch.

- WW

Clear skies

Do you guys think the cloud will break up in Auckland on Wednesday before 9pm so we'll be able to see the 60 satellites from space x go by? This website shows the time they'll be visible, just after 9pm https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/?special=starlink-2019-11

Lower level cloud may have

Lower level cloud may have cleared but there may be some high cloud about, hopefully it's thin enough in your case that you'll see what your looking for.

Cheers
Aaron

Android App

Hi, Just recently noticed that I can no longer update a specific location on my app. I live in Kauri outside of Whangarei and want to check weather in Coopers Beach Taipa at my bach. I search in location settings and despite my best efforts always goes back to Kamo...which is not where I live which is Kauri. (but its close) Never been an issue before...should I uninstall and reinstall or is this a problem you are aware of? Thanks for the best best weather service...soooo much better than metservice Cheers Wayne

How are Christchurch’s

How are Christchurch’s thunderstorm chances on Wednesday?

Keep an eye on our detailed

Keep an eye on our detailed Chch forecast and the MetService thunderstorm outlook.

Cheers

WW

Your Wx site.

Greetings, the only reason we went looking for another site is our mainstay for the last many years was the 'metservice'. Sadly, someone in their management had a 'brain fart' and decided to change it. Sadly, they don't / didn't understand the 'KISS' principle - so here we are, we found your site. I can't see the metservice admitting they made a mistake, so I guess we're here to stay. PLEASE keep your site simple and easy for the 'great unwashed' to use and understand. Cheers, Ian.

Metservice "new updated site

Ïan, couldn't agree more, new metservice site is terrible.

Hi Ian, thanks for this. We

Hi Ian, thanks for this. We are making a big upgrade to our website this summer, but it's mostly to do with making the website work faster, work smarter and be more secure. Our upcoming upgrade is the biggest in 10 years and is needed to keep the website working (it will seriously crash under the weight of data if we keep it this way). Hopefully most people can see why we needed to upgrade and will still find everything they need.

We are a bit surprised so many millions of dollars went into the MetService site for such little change. It's also the third major change to the MetService website this decade so far! This is the number one issue WW has with the two Government forecasters though - so much wasted money for no real return on the tax payer who owns them. And still they won't freely share data we have all already paid for.

Cheers

Phil D

Site change.

Greetings Phil, With any 'upgrades', PLEASE oh PLEASE, keep it simple. All the 'great unwashed' want is to know is what the Wx was an hour ago, is right now (although we can always look out the window) and will be in the near future. It's my opinion that the metservice wants to provide a service to about 2% of the population? Normal people fail to accept that they need an online tutorial to help them find their way around the site. If it was well presented and worth all the millions they have spent it shouldn't be necessary, simply to find out the basics quickly. Big icons, a bit of colour, good focus and movement on rain radar for people to gauge likely time and direction. Summaries, photos, traffic, advice on gardening, very long term forecasts - nice to have but not necessary. Comparisons to last year and yesterday's rainfall of more interest if we have time. Cheers, Ian.

Metservice

I am the same as you , I also used the metservice site for work and fishing as their rain and wind predictions were very good, now there sie tells you nothing other than it will be fine unless it is raining.

i have a relative in christchurch

i heard christchurch just had a tornado. i have a relative in christchurch and i wanna know how strong the tornado was. thanks

It wasn't overly strong

It wasn't overly strong compared to tornadoes you hear about in the USA but for us in NZ it would have been a bit of a jolt to the system. It would have been an EF0 or EF1 at best.

WW

thanks

thanks alot. poor old christchurch i feel sorry for the city. earthquakes, mosque attack and now a tornado. has christchurch itself ever gotten a tornado? if not then todays twister was the first one. it was quite shocking to see. i wonder if the thunderstorm was a supercell?

Christchurch has indeed had

Christchurch has indeed had tornadoes in the past, a few of them.

Here's a list I compiled once, some dates I have information for, other's I have just a date. I've also included a few in the wider Canterbury region:

1962 - Tornado in Chch (information limited)

1975 - (tornado in Governors Bay, Lyttleton Harbour)

1983 - two tornadoes hit Chch, mainly Halswell

1994 - Tornado in Barry's Bay, Banks Peninsula

1999 - Tornado reported at Ruapuna near Mayfield, Mid Canterbury

1999 - Funnel cloud lifted roof tiles and blew a few windows out in Avonside

2002 - A landspout tornado seen west of Chch, another mesocyclonic tornado dropped down near Tai Tapu for a time

Beyond that I've seen various funnels and there have been other tornadic events about the Canterbury region since I've been looking out for them. They have always happened and will continue to do so :)

Cheers
Aaron

thanks for that

it was odd cause yesterday marked the 1 year since the north ashburghton tornado. yesterdays tornado in christchurch must of been the first one since 2002 then. they dont happen much there as taranaki does but still happens.

auckland rain

you guys said it will be drier than average in the vid. but theres been a few downpours here today. getting another one right now. i am quite confused.