Weather Forecast for Taupo


Taupo Summary

Afternoon showers.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

18°c

Observed at 5:45am from:
Hilltop School (IWAIKATO45)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNE 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)23°c
Humidity87%
Pressure1017.27hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

24°c
Afternoon showers.
Rain (chance)60%
WindN 14km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise6:49am
Sunset8:08pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

16°c
Showers late at night.
Rain (chance)40%
WindN 12km/h
Moonrise9:23pm
Moonset8:08am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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24%
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39%
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42%
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41%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
NE
5km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
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10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/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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9km/hr
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8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 22 Feb
21°c
16°c
Showers.
NNW
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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39%
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40%
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39%
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41%
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50%
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45%
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of rain
24%
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34%
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43%
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40%
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39%
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of rain
40%
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of rain
40%
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of rain
37%
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of rain
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9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
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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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/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

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 23 Feb
21°c
11°c
Cloudy, with morning rain.
WNW
12km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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33%
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of rain
64%
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of rain
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of rain
61%
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of rain
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of rain
64%
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of rain
70%
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of rain
76%
chance
of rain
85%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/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
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/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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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 24 Feb
16°c
9°c
Rain.
WSW
17km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
78%
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of rain
85%
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of rain
88%
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of rain
88%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
W
11km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
9km/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
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
S
18km/hr
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18km/hr
S
18km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Feb
16°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
S
22km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
S
18km/hr
S
18km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Feb
20°c
8°c
Generally clear.
SSW
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
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
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
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9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Feb
23°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
W
12km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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11:00
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8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
4km/hr
S
4km/hr
S
4km/hr
SSW
4km/hr
SW
4km/hr
W
4km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
6km/hr
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7km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/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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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Feb
22°c
8°c
Showers.
S
12km/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
7%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/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
SE
12km/hr
SE
12km/hr
SE
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SE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Mar
22°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
SSW
6km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
11%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
SE
9km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
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5km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
ESE
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Mar
23°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
SSE
5km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
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6km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
5km/hr
ESE
5km/hr
ESE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Te Horo - Wellington

Hi there, Are you able to kindly provide an insight into the likely weather on Friday around 3pm at Te Horo Wellington please together with any possibility of this changing? Thank you.

Hi there. It's looking quite

Hi there. It's looking quite wet unfortunately. With that set up I suspect this isnt looking all that likely to change.

Cheers, Aaron

From Doom and Gloom to Warmth and Sunshine?

What are the chances that the high to the East of NZ pushes back on the low / stormy weather front giving us a dry weekend? Or option 2 the High coming across from Australia pushes through any scattered rain faster than expected until midnight Friday, an then sitting over NZ for the weekend.

Hi there, your option 2 is a

Hi there, your option 2 is a possibility. We have seen some 5 day rainfall maps which show some very patchy set ups. There is definitely a possibility the high to our west may grow or push in faster, making that rain move faster away from NZ in the east (or pushing that northern rain further north off land). That's why we are still reserving our thoughts on rainfall totals this week, probably make some decision tomorrow on it. Certainly a complex set up with a number of moving parts!

Cheers

Phil D

Are there any

Are there any more tropical storms that would affect New Zealand over the month of march

Hi there, yes there is the

Hi there, yes there is the potential for another tropical cyclone north of NZ at the start of March but high pressure in the New Zealand area looks very strong and should keep any tropical weather well away from us. Definitely worthy of keeping an eye on, but nothing major on the horizon at this stage in March.

Cheers
WW

Gisborne in march

Hi there, Can you predict anything fo Gisborne between 7th-25th march? Is it mainly rain, cloud or sun and quite a bit cooler?? Thanks

Hi there, it's too far out to

Hi there, it's too far out to lock in at this stage but the general theme we see in early March is more big high pressure crossing NZ from the Tasman Sea. We don't expect it to be significantly cooler at this stage in Gisborne.

Cheers
WW

Pacific Vs Atlantic cyclone categories

Hi there, just wondering why the Pacific and Atlantic cyclone categories are different? Was quite impressed to hear that Oma was a cat 3 then found out that's cat 1 equivalent in the Atlantic. (Just moved from the Caribbean where a Cat 3 would seem not to exist in the Pacific?)

You are preaching to the

You are preaching to the converted here. Personally in this modern day and age the system set up last century no longer applies, instead it causes confusion. In our part of the world the categories are reached much easier - maybe because homes aren't built as well. Either way, we believe there now should be one international standard - but it's all political so who knows if the UN/WMO/MetService would ever support a common sense one high level international standard.

Here are all the different categories in each part of the world:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone_scales

Cheers
Phil D

Nelson Tasman

Hard to wait it's so dry water being turned off to businesses in less than 2 weeks around some parts of Tasman area the impact of this will be huge for people. Can you send some rain this way please : )

The latest GFS model looks to

The latest GFS model looks to have aligned with the ECMWF model. Your thoughts?

Hi there, yes we are seeing

Hi there, yes we are seeing GFS, ECMWF, ACCESS G (Australia) and UK Met Office all somewhat aligning. We're likely to make our first detailed call tomorrow on what we think will happen. It's likely Cyclone Oma will entirely miss NZ but it's looking likely it will help fuel a new larger low in the New Zealand area. The modelling was always confident of a new low forming, but GFS in particular was lagging and showing Oma still directly coming in. A lot of moving parts and if we do end up with a very large system it can sometimes create large areas of calm and dry too... so still a lot to fine tune in the days ahead.

Cheers

WW

Weather on Sunday 24/2/2019

Hi there We have a community picnic scheduled for Sunday 24/2/2019 out at Queen Elizabeth Park in Paekakariki. Do you think cyclone oma will impact on this ? At this stage we are looking to call a postponement on Friday if necessary . Your thoughts ?

Hi there, due to the

Hi there, due to the complexity of the low this weekend (we don't think a direct hit from Oma is likely, but a new large low will form instead) we can't really answer with certainty. Your best best is to pay close attention to the 10 day forecasts we have for Paekakariki and in particular the HOURLY forecasts which will show you the % of rain, wind speed, temperature etc. There may be some large areas of dry Friday and weekend, so keep checking back with the forecasts - the later you can leave your decision the more likely the forecasts will be locked in.

Cheers
WW

Waiheke Island

Thanks for all your services and comments, your data and forecasts are much appreciated. My question: there are many conventional wisdoms about weather on Waiheke Island and how different it is from Auckland city or West Coast Auckland. Do you have any general feel for what these differences might be in general terms? Slightly dryer and slightly warmer is the received wisdom, but I'm not so sure--it seems to depend on whether we are getting SW or NE predominant winds. Any thoughts appreciated. Bill

Hi there Bill,  Waikehe

Hi there Bill,  Waikehe Island does have a different climate to Auckland, it tends to be drier in summer and often misses all the showers in winter that Auckland can get. Quite a few people believe the micro-climate there is quite different to Auckland. The island can be vulnerable to thunderstorms that form in the Harbour and Gulf, but often the city may be cloudy/overcast while Waikehe is sunny. NE winds would be cooler and a little cloudier, SW winds (predominant) are probably what give Waiheke it's drier/sunnier micro-climate as SWers in the city can be cool, cloudy and showery even in Summer sometimes.
Cheers

Philip D

Cruise to Norfolk Island

Hi , we are on the Seabourn Encore departing Auckland Sat 23rd, Opua 24th then at sea 25th en route to Norfolk Island. Departs 6pm 26th to Milford Sound. Based on your forecast it seems like we will have a lumpy trip . At what point do Cruiselines change the itinerary for Passengers safety? Cheers Rob

Hi Rob, Cruises and Flights

Hi Rob, Cruises and Flights operate in similar ways. On the day of travel (or the night before) the pilot/captain and airline/cruise company will make the decision on whether to travel or not. At this stage it's hard to know what the shipping routes will be like, large ships are usually pretty good at tracking around the worse stuff. We don't know their thresholds for delays though. Hopefully you'll still set off on time, they will likely be trying to fine tune the forecast like we are trying to do right now too.

All the best!
Cheers
Phil D

Weather for 23rd Feb in Darfield

Hi there, I have had a look at your forecast for Christchurch, but wanted to know your prediction for Darfield, with the northerly winds Im thinking Darfield will be a little different.

Hi there Might be a little

Hi there

Might be a little changeable that far out, specifics may need to be tweaked but overall Chch and Darfield are both looking dry on Saturday. Darfield a tad warmer then Chch near the coast. Looks fairly cloudy going by the latest information, some sun possible later in the afternoon or evening. Winds from the northeast becoming a little blustery by evening.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

A little rain early morning

Was nice having a little rain this morning!

Especially at the moment,

Especially at the moment, then again too much could be no good. Will see what the coming weekend brings.

Aaron

Hanmer Springs

You give the weather for Hanmer Springs says observed at Hanmer River Winery. There is no such place. Do you mean Waiau River Winery which is miles from Hanmer Springs or where is it taken?

Hi there, that is the name

Hi there, that is the name the owner of the station has given it we believe. This is the location it is showing as:

How much rain is Auckland

How much rain is Auckland lookingbat seeing from Friday over the weekend? Will there be any thunderstorms and is the wind going to be really strong?

Hi there, please see our

Hi there, please see our latest news story about Cyclone Oma and how it is making for changeable forecasts this weekend. We can't yet firmly answer your question sorry. Keep an eye on our forecasts written by WW for Auckland, also the hourly forecasts by TWC are updated hourly and cover % of rain and wind speeds. 

Latest news here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-omas-future-track-remains-uncertain-5050-chance-nz-has-severe-weather-19-maps

Cheers
WW

where do you take your

where do you take your Temperatures from

Hi there, we receive them

Hi there, we receive them from a combination of public and private stations all over the country. You can see the full network here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

If you have a reading that is wildly incorrect please give us the full Station ID and we can remove it.

Kind regards
WW Team

Rainfall for december in Te Aroha

Could you tell me how much rain we had for the dates of 20-26 december in Te Aroha please? Thanx

Hi there, you'll need to

Hi there, you'll need to contact NIWA sorry, as we they don't allow us to freely share the tax funded data in an easy way, so you'll need to directly contact them with the request. Sorry we can't be of more help, the Government recently rejected opening this data up to be freely shared due to their own commercial priorities.
Kind regards

WW

Weather ORERE POINT 23rd February

. Im getting married outdoors on morning of 23rd February. Metservice states heavy rain while weatherwatch and all others say light showers. I guess this is uncertainty due to cyclone Oma. I have bought gumboots but give me your opinion! Ps. I know farmers need rain but after the 23rd would be great weather gods.

Hi there, you'll need to keep

Hi there, you'll need to keep up to date with this likely changeable forecast - it's changeable due to Cyclone Oma which will be to our north west then and while still a distance from NZ it may trigger a local area of low pressure. WeatherWatch uses the power of IBM (the most powerful super computer for weather in NZ), MetService has no super computer so we are unsure about their long range data sorry - we currently do not even monitor it. We should know by Monday next week a lot more about Feb 23. At this stage dry is winning more than rain most days, but check in again with us very early next week.

Cheers

WW

Recently my local stations have disappeared;

Moera and Gracefield, Lower Hutt appeared to provide accurate readings and were closest. Gracefield was located at the government research establishment. Nearest now Waterloo over 4k away and inland. Why are you not using these sites? Henry

Good Morning Henry. We

Good Morning Henry. We currently have more weather stations than any of the forecasters we must tax fund but some of this data has been switched off due to a couple of reasons. 1) Being delayed before being made public (ie, NIWA even though we all fund them, they delay sharing public weather obs by 24 hours and MetService up to 3 hours) so some have been removed from the Government side. 2) As for the private side, because we have so many stations to choose from not always the most local one is the most accurate one. We're working on a better observations lay out this year, one that will put the power in your hands to choose another local station should the one we automatically pick not be the one you want. Watch this space.

Kind regards

Phil D 

Auckland weather

Really appreciate your work here. Good detail and easy to understand, cheers. Any respite from this Auckland heat on the horizon?

Hi there Thankyou! Perhaps

Hi there

Thankyou!

Perhaps early next week, but not all that cool, highs will still likely be in the early to mid twenties. Otherwise the warm weather continues :)

Cheers
Aaron

I am sorry but I live in

I am sorry but I live in Pureora and your forecasts for here are off the wall. Rain and only 18°. Madness. Hot wind and 30 more to the point. Whats going on? I can see the top of Mt Pureora....no rain up there. Not likely to either.

Hi there, just looked into

Hi there, just looked into this and it certainly seems strange. We may do some further digging but first glance is this detailed local forecast may actually be picking a location on the mountain (it shows a 70% chance of an afternoon heat downpour there, even though it's not happening the risk is there). Could you use Tihoi or Bennydale? Both of those nearby locations are much more inline with your weather with dry skies and highs close to 30 :)

Cheers WW

 

Thermometer Wrong

Hello there. Something is very definitely wrong with the Gisborne reading. It is a lot more than 14 degrees here today!!!

Hi there Phil wrote a very

Hi there

Phil wrote a very detailed reply just below to a question similar to yours, atleast it has the answers you need. Here it is! :)

"

Hey there, thanks so much for your message, we love getting ones like this one that drill down. Firstly, we're hugely disappointed Labour Minister Megan Woods said to us in a Beehive meeting in October that MetService/NIWA making profits for them to spend was much more important than making data (we all collective tax fund) being freely available. Personally, I was gutted by that as she is supposed to be the Minister for "Innovation" and "science". 

NZ is the only country in the western world to be like Russia/China in the weather world where the people are taxed to create a weather observations they cannot then openly use.

That aside, we are very grateful to the hundreds of hard working tax paying Kiwis who have uploaded their data. However you're slightly wrong that it's all amateur - yes there is definitely a majority of private weather stations run by 'amateurs' but we also have Govt airport data in the mix and professional private vineyard stations too. The truly "amateur" ones are sometimes quite obvious - they tend to be different to the many around them. We have no support from NZ Government - in fact 2 (of 3) Government run commercial competitors (NIWA, MetService) have been trying hard (including sending us legal threats from tax-funded-lawyers for daring to use public tax funded data and weather observations) to stop us. We have made complaints to the Commerce Commission which they are currently now investigating. So we're doing our best to share more data - and our advice to those who see incorrect readings is to take a look at the totality of stations around them and see the average.

It was WeatherWatch directly that made the changes to the Weather Company stations and we're working hard to improve our services this year, including adding some (delayed sadly) Government/tax payer owned data.

Hope that helps :)
Cheers and thanks again for the message and support.
Phil Duncan

 

PS - If you see a weather station you think is consistently or extremely out of touch, simply give us the full STATION ID (in the app and website in the "NOW" section) or from the Observations page directly - and we will block it until they reach the right standards. "

Cheers
Aaron

Out of Touch Station

Cheers Aaron. Love your WeatherWatch site as it's always more accurate than the MetService one. This is the dodgy station Gisborne West (IGISBORN7). The Whataupoko one is the one that is usually displayed but this one has popped up today. It feels like 36 here today.

Hi there, we've removed this

Hi there, we've removed this station now - thanks very much for providing the Station ID, Hopefully it's accurate now (definitely low 30s around parts of Gisborne!). Have a great day :)

Cheers
Phil

Rain???

Any idea when we can expect any kind of decent rain in the dairy flat area?

May be an isolated heavy

May be an isolated heavy shower on Tuesday next week (19th). On the same note there is a chance it could be fairly dry, it just depends where showers form in the afternoon.

Otherwise it's looking quite dry out till the last day of February which is as far as I can see.

Cheers
Aaron

"Risk of a few showers"? Showers would be welcome right now!!

"Risk of a few showers"? Strange way of putting it! Showers would be welcome right now!! Keep up the good work otherwise!

:) "Chance" would maybe be

:) "Chance" would maybe be better!

- WW

Hi there, on the rain maps it

Hi there, on the rain maps it shows Friday 22nd with the cyclone around Queensland falling apart, will this effect nz? Will there be any severe weather?

Hi there, take a look at this

Hi there, take a look at this news story - it has the latest on the storm and future possible tracking. We also have details in our latest weather video on the right hand side of the page.

Cheers

WW

Accuracy of live observations

Hello - I see that the live observations are vastly improved in that their locations are marked accurately on the map, well done to the Weather Company, and presumably Weatherwatch had a hand in that. However, is there a means for questioning or correcting accuracy of the data? The Snells Beach record has been showing the opposite of actual for wind direction for the several days I have been following it. e.g. Currently (mid afternoon 12th February) it shows the wind is SSE but it has definitely been a westerly or southwesterly since at least yesterday. It also says there is no windspeed but there is are reasonable gusts currently. The temperature at 28 degrees makes sense and it correctly says there has been no rain today so there is nothing to whinge about there. I understand these recordings are from local amateur weather stations but they aren't necessarily useful if they are inaccurate, and no doubt the owners would also like to know they are providing accurate data. Can anything be done to alert the owner to the problem?