Weather Forecast for Rotorua


Summary of Rotorua

Mostly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Rotorua

8°c

Observed at 7:39am from:
Utuhina (IROTORUA15)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNNW 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)8°c
Humidity93%
Pressure1013.21hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Rotorua

18°c
Mostly cloudy.
Rain (chance)0%
WindWSW 15km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise5:51am
Sunset8:09pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Rotorua

7°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindW 14km/h
Moonrise1:20am
Moonset11:28am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Rotorua

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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Rotorua

Wed 20 Nov
19°c
6°c
Showers.
W
17km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 21 Nov
20°c
7°c
Generally clear.
SSW
9km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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8km/hr
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7km/hr
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E
5km/hr
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4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 22 Nov
22°c
9°c
Generally clear.
W
10km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 23 Nov
27°c
11°c
Generally clear.
WSW
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 24 Nov
26°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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3%
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of rain
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0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
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of rain
1%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
WSW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Nov
27°c
12°c
Generally clear.
WSW
9km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7%
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8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
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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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Nov
23°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
10km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
E
7km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Nov
24°c
11°c
Generally clear.
WNW
13km/hr
10%
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
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
NNW
4km/hr
NW
4km/hr
NW
4km/hr
WNW
4km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
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8km/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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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Nov
22°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
W
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/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


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Comments

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

I would be going with no

I would be going with no gazebo personally. Winds will be a bit brisk from the north or northeast.

20 to 25 knot winds which is 37 to 46 kph, gusting 55 kph at times. Of course winds will not be gusty all the time and it may drop out now and then, that's the nature of weather though. No doubt it would spring up fairly quickly again though.

Cheers
Aaron
 

Winds are SE today.

Winds are SE today.

Correct. Person above was

Correct.

Person above was asking about xmas day.

Cheers
Aaron

flying from auckland to aussie on monday (christmas eve)

My parents have a flight booked to Australia on christmas eve, from the auckland airport. My daughter will be flying over with them. What is your opinion on international flights from auckland with cyclone evan looming? I understand that Airports have the final say on flights whatever the conditions, but I would rather know what advice they have gotten or are likely to get from an actual weather forecaster. hope that makes sense?

oh and merry christmas! :) I love that your page is interactive, I've been looking up weather forecasts all night, and I find your page to be the most accurate and user friendly I've come across so far. thanks for that :)

They don't get that

They don't get that information from us. They would be getting it from Metservice's aviation forecasting division.

Either way even though it will be a bit windy with gusty easterlies things should be operating as normal I would imagine. Just a windy day. And this system is no longer a tropical cyclone, just a tropical low.

Thanks for the comments and merry xmas to yourself also! :D

Cheers
WW

Its an extra tropical low now

Its an extra tropical low now,also a cutoff low.

Rain

If the rain radars are right there is a decent amount coming for auckland and northland

Perhaps for eastern areas

Perhaps for eastern areas like the Coromandel and eastern Northland, Auckland may remain largely dry with perhaps a few scattered areas of rain later today. The low still isn't close enough yet really. Monday should see some good rain in Northland with Auckland getting some too but not as bad.

Cheers
Aaron

Daylight

What time does it become light before sunrise?

I'm not sure exactly, sort've

I'm not sure exactly, sort've like twilight I guess your reffering to?

Here's some reading for you! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight

Seems it could vary depending where you are in the world, I'm not sure how long it would be for Auckland or here in Chch for that matter, I'm never up early enough to find out :D

Cheers
Aaron

 

Just Wondering

Hi there :)
I was just wondering, why isn't Evan a tropical cyclone still? Isn't it generally as a cyclone moves over warmer waters, it gains energy and becomes stronger? Is the water between New Zealand and Fiji not warm enough?

Anyway Merry Christmas. I find your weather forecasts very accurate.

Correct. The water between

Correct. The water between Fiji and NZ is still too cool at this time of year to support it as a TC all the way from Fiji to the tip of NZ so it loses strength and is now a tropical low.

Merry xmas to yourself also and thankyou very much!

Cheers
WW

Auckland

Wow weatherwatch changes the forecasts so often at the moment.why is this?find it hard to plan

Hi there.  As we've been

Hi there.  As we've been saying in every single news update and interview for the past 2 weeks almost, any tropical storm adds massive amounts of uncertainty to a forecast - especially an ex-cyclone that is fizzling out right over the top of us.  The computer models are flip flopping wildly and it's our job to try and find the middle ground or most likely ground - and we have all been working extra hours (and a lot of extra stress!) just trying to keep on top of the massive uncertainty around this low.

I don't believe our forecasts have changed a great deal - the icons may have but the forecasts have been fairly consistent for a few days now that Monday had the highest rain risks and that Tuesday will be very humid with only moderate rain/shower risks.  The following days have barely changed.   You need to appreciate the huge difficulty of predicting tropical storms, if you think our forecasts have changed you should take a look at the numerous other weather websites for NZ - they have gone from sun to rain back to sun back to rain every 6 to 12 hours!  Others are predicting rain almost nonstop all next week.

Add to that the recent data updates in the past half hour now show almost no rain for Auckland on Tuesday and only moderate risks on Monday. 

Understand the frustration, but it's the reality of having an ex-tropical cyclone in the picture and forecasters even at the Weather Channel in the US have the exact same problems with tropical storms - and that's with billions of dollars of research!

- PD

A tough job!!!!

What can one say..... Ya job ain't easy. I have been watching very close all the forecasts that the different agencies put on the table and I think weather watch is the closest to the mark.

In my humble opinion my thoughts for Xmas day are ( and I'm hosting 20 family members on the 25th- indoors will be cosy, outdoors is what I'm hoping for).

- Fine weather in the Auckland region, or the Mayans got it wrong by 4 days.....

Seriously, humid, overcast, but fortunately not bucking down with rain, so I can entertain outdoors on Xmas day.

merry Xmas to all, and to you guys at weather watch. ( you need some kind of App for 2013)......

I like Christmas day... 50%

I like Christmas day... 50% chance of a chance!!

I know it's really early but how is the week after next shaping up for the Upper North Island - off caravanning in Mangawhai and hoping for better weather than last year!!