Weather Forecast for Rotorua


Summary of Rotorua

Mostly Sunny.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Rotorua

17°c

Observed at 5:47pm from:
Utuhina (IROTORUA15)

Rain (today)1.52mm
WindWNW 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)17°c
Humidity53%
Pressure1003.73hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Rotorua

16°c
Mostly Sunny.
Rain (chance)0%
WindW 26km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:21am
Sunset7:38pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Rotorua

6°c
Light rain.
Rain (chance)80%
WindW 26km/h
Moonrise2:34am
Moonset12:30pm
Moon PhaseLast Quarter

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Rotorua

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10%
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3%
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3%
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1%
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3%
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23km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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25km/hr
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21km/hr
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25km/hr
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25km/hr
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25km/hr
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24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Rotorua

Wed 23 Oct
13°c
3°c
Morning showers.
SW
25km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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51%
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46%
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38%
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47%
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38%
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3%
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of rain
3%
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1%
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3%
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0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
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22km/hr
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 24 Oct
13°c
5°c
Light rain developing in the afternoon.
W
30km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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2%
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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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18%
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24%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
67%
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of rain
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of rain
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
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10km/hr
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26km/hr
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24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 25 Oct
13°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
24km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
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14km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 26 Oct
19°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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6%
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of rain
6%
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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
8%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
1%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
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of rain
SW
10km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 27 Oct
22°c
8°c
Generally clear.
WSW
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
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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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 28 Oct
20°c
9°c
Mostly cloudy.
WNW
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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8%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
W
6km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
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6km/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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5km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/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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9km/hr
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8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 29 Oct
15°c
7°c
Light rain.
WNW
8km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
19%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
66%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
4km/hr
WNW
4km/hr
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4km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/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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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 30 Oct
14°c
8°c
Showers.
SSW
15km/hr
60%
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
PM
9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
51%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 31 Oct
17°c
8°c
Morning showers.
S
14km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
43%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
13km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Beach weather

Hi could you tell me which day ths week would be best to go to the beach? Looking at going Orewa beach just north of Auckland.

Cheers!

Beach

Looks like Friday and the weekend especially are looking fairly good for the beach.

Temperatures back into the mid 20s this Saturday :)

Cheers and enjoy, WW

App

Does weather watch have an application on smart phones?

App

We're still in process of setting one up but timing wise we can't give you an exact date at this point.

Thanks for your query and have a great new year!

Cheers

WW

Next cyclone?

Your rain forecast map shows the remnants of a tropical cyclone visiting the north island later in the week. The MS equivalent rain forecast maps do not show this feature. How likely is it that this will wash out our Thursday/Friday?

Auckland Thunder

Hi there

Looking at the Metservice rain radar it looks like heavy rain and thunderstorms are heading straight for Auckland from the north west. They have also upgraded the thunder risk to moderate. What are your thoughts on this, as I trust you guys more.

Shane

A bit late now but as I'm

A bit late now but as I'm sure you'll know the front is passing over Auckland at the moment, thunder chances with this front I would say are on the low side.

Perhaps a slightly higher risk this afternoon as some heating gets going from the sun so we'll see. Even then chances are not high but a bit better then this morning. Might see some nice cumulus clouds about sort of thing.

Cheers
Aaron

Whangerei

Hi there,

I know you only do detailed forcasts for Auckland at this stage but we're hoping to go away to Waipu (just south of Whagerei) - we don't see the sense of driving up north to look at rain from inside a wee bach (kids go spare & we go insane). Weather in Auckland seems to be better this coming week than Whangerei at this stage. Can you give us any idea of the weather in Whangerei district/area fomr 31/12 - 01/01/2013 onwards please?

Thanks - really enjoying your more accurate forcasts for us in Auckland.

Beth

Whangarei district area

Hi Beth

Thanks for your query.

it looks brighter on both of those days with sunny spells more likely and drier conditions. Temperatures should be in the low 20s with less humidity.
Enjoy your trip and hopefully the kids won't drive you made as they should be able to be outside!

Have a great new year :)

Cheers

WW

Holiday

Hi there :)
I'm heading to Pauanui from the 28th until the 6th of January. Any ideas of what the weather may be like or is it too early to tell? These forecasts seem to change daily

Hi there Just put up a New

Hi there

Just put up a New Year's Eve forecast so you can go and have look at that.

As for all the days your taking your holiday on best bet is to take a look at our forecast maps and go through the rain map animations.

http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/maps

That should give you a good indication of how the weather is looking coming up for the Coromandel.

Cheers
Aaron

Sunshine

Roughly what time do you think the sun will come out? I'm planning to take the kids out for a swim at the beach.

Much help appreciated

Desperate Aucklander

Hi there - we only expect

Hi there - we only expect brief glimpses of the sun today - with the majority of the showers/drizzle patches now easing (but stil remaining for the next few hours around the city here and there).  So long dry spells forming - but not neccessarily sunny all over the city.  But isolated sunny spells now starting to pop up.

Cheers

WW

31 Dec forecast

Sunny and clear skies - are you for real?

Hi there - if our forecast is

Hi there - if our forecast is short it means it's the computer generated one until we've gone over the top with our own predictions.  As you can it's now been updated - looking a bit 50/50 on the final day of the year - there is a window of dry weather according to the models - but the timing has to be bang on if Aucklanders want a settled, dry, night.  Fingers crossed!

- WW

Looks as if were in for a

Looks as if were in for a spring westerly pattern 1st week of january.

first time on your page think

first time on your page think better than met

Dont think it will get up to

Dont think it will get up to 26 today unless it clears which will be likely more tomorrow though it be another 20c sticky night tonight.

Merry Christmas to the Weather Watch Team

Merry Christmas to you guys, keep the great work up

merry xmas & thank you

Merry xmas to you all at Weather watch.

Also thank you for your work in bringing us an up to date report on what the weather was gonna do over the past year...

You all have a great xmas and I shall look forward seeing what the weather will bring us in 2013 - hopefully a lot more sun :-)

Weather

Why is there no mention of the Wairarapa on the weather page when you select my region

Hi there, we don't receive

Hi there, we don't receive any government funding so have to cover the costs of all centres ourselves - not made easy when MetService tries to block us from growing (for example, lifting the cost of the daily highs - how hot it was at your place - went from $1200 a year to 30K a year back in April!  We have 2 complaints with the Commerce Commission about this under anti-competitive behaviour.  The Commission has been investigating since April).  

We hope to include Masterton and Blenheim in 2013 and we also have plans to roll out our detailed forecasts for Wellington and Dunedin in the coming couple of months.

Cheers

WW

Abuse of monopoly

Make a complaint to the Regulations Review Select Committee...

Here's one relating to Medsafe's attempted rort...

http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/3D43BE54-D2AF-4169-AA51-843B5FFD8C...

metservice pessimists

Can't believe how often over the past few years I've looked at the metservice long range forecast for days 6 to 10 and seen rain on all 5 days.
They obviously take this as there stock position.
If they're right then no one can blame them.
If they're wrong we're just happy because it's sunny and so we don't blame them for getting it wrong (apart from the poor farmers)
Glad to see you guys call it as you see it.

Merry Christmas to you all at Weather Watch!

I've been following your forecasting with Evan right from the beginning as I have family camping in the North. You have been very accurate, and the family has been well informed.Thank you!

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a great year ahead.

You guys are awesome!

I love how your accuracy has forced MetService to drop their rain warnings! Based on MS forecasting, we received Civil Defence alerts of a severe rain warning in our area from 6pm last night ... at midnight last night we hadn't had a single drop of rain for days ... and we only had a few brief showers overnight. No rain yet today! Thanks for getting it right yet again, WW. Merry Christmas!

Evan Remnants

What to expect in South Auckland today and tomorrow please. Currently very calm, overcast and very little wind in Manukau City.

The same forecast as above -

The same forecast as above - the risk is fairly high for showers or drizzle, but dry spells expected too.

Cheers

WW

Where's the rain?

Rain forecast for Friday... no rain
Rain forecast for Saturday... no rain
Rain forecast for Sunday... no rain
Rain forecast overnight... no rain
Rain forecast for Monday... no rain so far...

Please forecast rain for Xmas day... :-)

Let's be clear,

Let's be clear, WeatherWatch.co.nz hasn't been predicting rain like that - we did predict today would have the highest chance for rain, but Boxing Day may now be more likely once the remnants of Evan move back over the country.  We're hoping dry regions should get another shot at rain - but our forecast hasn't changed in a number of days, we aren't predicting widespread rain, we are predicing a few areas of heavy rain (Far North and East Cape) with only showers, drizzle patches and dry spells in between - which includes Auckland.  Fingers crossed for you!  Evan is very hit and miss but we've stuck to our guns and gone against the govt forecaster for the past two days so far.

- Cheers
WW

You guys rock!

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas. You guys are the best weather guys. I can't believe more people don't know about you! I've been checking everyday in the hope that tomorrow's 50% chance of rain has dropped 0% ( wishful thinking!!!).
Have a great christmas!

cyclone

will there be a cyclone in auckland?

Not in the way a cyclone is commonly thought of

The former Tropical Cyclone Evan will affect Auckland today with rain and some rather breezy conditions.  There could also be a bit of heavy rain.

Many times people associate the word "cyclone" with storm and that is not the case here.  Flooding rains and damaging winds are not expected.

Cheers

WW 

accurate forecasts

excellent forecasting guys.
hope you guys have a great and safe christmas and keep up the good work.

Thank you very much

A happy and safe Christmas to you and yours as well! 

Waitoki/ kaukapakapa

Can we expect any rain? Our tanks are near dry!

The heavy showers/areas of

The heavy showers/areas of rain are very hit and miss - we are mostly predicting showers across Auckland for the next couple of days.  Sorry we can't be more concrete but the rain clouds are physically broken up with this low, it's not one big wall of rain coming in sadly (for those that need the water - those camping don't mind!).  Hopefully you'll get something over the next few days which helps out your tanks, but don't bank entirely on that happening, that's how fragmented the rain bands are.

- WW

When will this humidity be

When will this humidity be gone? Had enough of it can't hardly sleep and its hot and sticky

Hi there - should ease on

Hi there - should ease on Thursday as a westerly change moves through. Next couple of days will get worse sorry!

- Phil

Today's Weather

Weather Watch - 1
Metservice - 0

Most accurate. Keep up the work.
Merry Christmas!

Weather Watch All year Long.

To Phillip & The A Team
Thank you so very much for the most informative Weather service in or around the Auckland Area. The only one we trust to supply us with WHAT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Not a presuption as to what could happen. Like a life jacket, VHF, GPS and a Flare Pack, dont go boating with out first checking.
Many thanks for our safeness,
Merry Christmas Hapy NEw Year and Festive season.
Bon Appetit
Derek the Chef.
www.derekthechef.co.nz

Hi Derek, Thanks heaps for

Hi Derek,

Thanks heaps for taking the time to send us that nice comment - very much appreciated.  We hope you have a safe and fantastic Christmas period, enjoy the Christmas lunch tomorrow - I'm assuming you're doing the cooking? Anything special in mind?

Have a great one and, as always, thanks for your support!

Merry Christmas to you
Phil

p.s.  www.weathermap.co.nz also has great marine info

Piha on Christmas Day

Piha on Christmas Day? Same forecast as for Auckkand

I'd say so. Piha is not far

I'd say so. Piha is not far from Auckland. It is more out west though, so perhaps the chance of a brief sunny spell or two in the afternoon otherwise the weather will more then likely be similar.

Cheers
Aaron

Todays Weather - Sunday 23rd December

We were wondering whether to head out fishing today in Auckland harbour.

Below is the Met Service recreational boating forecast for today (Sunday 23rd December).

For Waitemata Harbour
Sunday : Southeast 15 knots rising to 20 knots gusting 30 knots this morning, and to 25 knots gusting 35 knots this afternoon. Slight sea becoming moderate this morning, and rough this afternoon. Poor visibility in rain developing this morning.

Your forecast says wind this afternoon 20kph (11 knots) which is pretty light compared with 25knots gusting 35 knots advised by the Met Service.

This seems pretty typical and rather frustrating but I suppose we have to err on the side of caution.

It would be good if there was some consistency / similarity in the forecasts - why so different.

DC

I still find this so weird,

I still find this so weird, that so many people want us and M/S to have the same forecast!  But totally understand your frustration DC.  The simple answer is, we use different sources - but WeatherWatch.co.nz makes a bigger effort to describe the type of weather we are having.  So we don't just say "Rain" for an entire day unless we believe it will rain for an entire day (which is rare for Auckland).  Today is a great example, other forecasters make it sound like we're in for a very wet afternoon.  We feel that today will be mostly dry - and while the risks for rain do increase this afternoon, we've chosen to not say rain and to say risk of showers developing.  That's usually our biggest difference.  I also think , quite simple, we are more accurate for Auckland in the long run.  We wouldn't have the continued support of Auckland Civil Defence and the media if we didn't have something special about what we were doing.

As for marine - please go to weathermap.co.nz (they provide us with our great maps).  We don't yet have the resources for marine (we don't get government funding for it like MetService does) but Weathermap is brilliant from what we've heard (I personally don't check marine forecasts as I don't have a boat).  Generally speaking winds will build today and swells will also rise.  We think it will be cloudy with showers, turning to rain out at sea especially north of Auckland later today. But like I say, check with Weathermap

Personally I hope we continue to have different forecasts from MS - as I believe we are more accurate, so the more who notice the difference the better it is for us and eventually the more services we can provide!

Have a great, safe, Christmas

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Historical analysis

It would be very interesting to see some analysis on how much more accruate the WW forecasts are compared with Metservice. Is this data being compiled?

did you get it wrong?

the weather looks beautiful today in Pukekohe.

Our forecast is totally

Our forecast is totally accurate so far!  High clouds thickening, winds building, risk of a late shower.

- WW

strong wind?

we are in east auckland and were hoping to be able to put the gazebo have xmas lunch outside. any idea on how bad the wind is going to be? gazebo or no gazebo? cheers