Weather Forecast for Taupo


Summary of Taupo

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Taupo

16°c

Observed at 9:35pm from:
Taupo (ITAUPO27)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNE 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)17°c
Humidity72%
Pressure1000.91hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight in Taupo

10°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindW 6km/h
Moonrise3:17am
Moonset2:57pm
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow in Taupo

29°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindSW 7km/h
UV Index9 (Very High)
Sunrise5:48am
Sunset8:15pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Taupo

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2%
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5km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
SSE
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
E
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Taupo

Sat 23 Nov
29°c
12°c
Generally clear.
SW
7km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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SSE
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
9km/hr
ENE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 24 Nov
27°c
13°c
Generally clear.
W
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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4%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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7%
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5%
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3%
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0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
ENE
7km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
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4km/hr
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4km/hr
ESE
4km/hr
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3km/hr
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3km/hr
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3km/hr
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2km/hr
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4km/hr
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5km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/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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15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Nov
25°c
13°c
Generally clear.
SE
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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7%
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of rain
7%
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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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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
10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/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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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Nov
24°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
9km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
E
8km/hr
E
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E
6km/hr
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E
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3km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Nov
23°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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16%
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of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
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
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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
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
6km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
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5km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
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14km/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

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Nov
24°c
11°c
Generally clear.
W
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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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
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
7km/hr
W
7km/hr
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7km/hr
W
6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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8km/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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10km/hr
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8km/hr
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6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 29 Nov
23°c
11°c
Generally clear.
W
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
PM
11:00
PM
6%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
2%
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
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/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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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
W
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 30 Nov
24°c
12°c
Generally clear.
WNW
9km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
7%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
6km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
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9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
NNW
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Dec
23°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
12km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Taupo hourly forecast ▼
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10:00
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
NNE
6km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NE
6km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
NNE
5km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
N
6km/hr
N
6km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Auckland skies

Great day for sundogs,weak halo,pink &purple sunset clds & beautiful cirrus displays. Cool night as smoke rises straight up from chimneys.

2^C ??

A 2 degree low for Saturday night, is it really going to get that low?

Hi there, yes it could be -

Hi there, yes it could be - although it's now 3.  Many suburbs will likely hover around 6, but some inland suburbs/areas may match Waikato temps overnight due to colder, drier and clearing south to south east breeze today.

Cheers

WW

Thunder heard

Distant thunder heard around 3:30:PM in New Lynn, sky black S of us. Are thunderstorms about?

Don't think there were any

Don't think there were any thunderstorms about in Auckland yesterday unless someone else can say otherwise?

WW

Its so foggy here in New

Its so foggy here in New Lynn

Saturday low of 4 deg ?

Hi, Is there another cold front heading this way?

Hi there No cold front. Just

Hi there

No cold front. Just an anticyclone coming in bringing clearing skies :)

Cheers
WW

When are we ever going to see

When are we ever going to see some proper sunshine?

Summer?!  Looks sunnier this

Summer?!  Looks sunnier this week - but middle of winter now, the amount of long sunny days are extremely limited for the next 2 months.

- WW

Forecast temperatures

The "this evening' parts of your city forecasts from New Plymouth, Wanganui and Palmerston North for 23/6 are really up the shoot. The temperature predictions give Lo/Hi figures - but in all cases the Lows are highers/above the Highs - and in fact the actual temperature is lower than the forecast Low/Hi. They 5-6 degrees out.
I know they are computer generated - but when they are so bad, why use them? It's particularly risky currently as these cold temperatures are of concern to orchardists/growers etc.

Where do you get the actual temperature readings from?

Thanks.

Low temp comes first (as

Low temp comes first (as coldest weather is first thing in the morning) then high temp is after. We have plans to clarify the "this evening" forecasts, but we are a very small company without the massive tax funded resources that NIWA and MetService have.  We have the raw data out of demand from the public - and we are working to grow our detailed forecasts each time a new client invests in us.

We don't display live current temps as MetService has won at making it too expensive for us to buy (free in all other western nations).  Last year they lifted the prices for us to report just how hot it got at your place from $1200 a year to close to 30K a year.  It's a joke.

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Another thing - if the number

Another thing - if the number in large font number is not the actual temperature - then what is it representing? Is it forecast model data for that moment in time I view the forecast?????

Large bold temp: If it's

Large bold temp: If it's during daylight hours then that is the maximum temp we expect. If it's evening then the most likely evening Temp, and if it's after midnight then it's the overnight low.  We're making changes to clarify this (and other issues) in the near future.  At thje moment our focus is on our App that we're building - and will be launched soon for Free.

PD

The public demand that data

The public demand that data even though it's wonky? That's bizarre. Why do people want that????

Maybe I was not clear, sorry. I meant that in the 'Evening' part of your forecast the Lo/Hi temps (which I presume is for the evening period?) showed the Low as being a higher number than the High. In other words, the 'evening'; forecast (I imagine evening as 6pm to 10pm) as having a temp range of a Low of 13 and a High of 9 when the actual temp was already was something like 5....it's more that that sequence is up the creek as well as the numbers being completely crook and not cottoning on to a cold frosty evening following a wicked southerly (dying out).

And point of difference. The min isn't always in the morning. In the case of a northwest fohn over Canterbury you could get a temp up to (eg) 24 in the morning then a southerly blasts through in the afternoon and the temp drops to (eg) 14. This is an occasional event - usually in spring.

Cheerypip.

typical yet again clear over

typical yet again clear over night rain returns at dawn.

Snow last night?

Can u confirm

 Can\t confirm - but snow

 Can\t confirm - but snow fell on Mt Te Aroha on a fairly low ridge so we think the tops of the Hunuas got a dusting. No other Auckland hills though.

- WW

Phone exploded?

"WeatherWatch.co.nz also received a confirmed report of a phone landline which exploded after a lightning strike."

Hi, Just curious whether that's in Auckland and which part of Auckland. Thanks.

Heard it was in Te Atatu

Heard it was in Te Atatu South - but not 100% sure sorry.  Definitely in Auckland - and we saw a photo of it too but unable to republish.

Cheers

WW

Wind

Love the site and your approach to forecasting. Great to have another independent take on things to build up the picture of what weather might turn up.

One request. Many of us who track the weather closely are sailors, boaties, fishers, and pilots (I am all 4), I generally prefer your forecasts but really struggle with the wind terms you use, particularly on the longer range forecast, you seem to alternate between breezes, winds, gusty, blustery etc and rarely give any leads on expected strengths. I think in knots but am happy to convert from km/hr which you use for the short forecasts.

Would it be possible for you to explain/define the standard terms you use for wind in the longer forecasts and link them to a wind range or the beaufort scale. Ie if we see fresh breezes we then know you mean somewhere in the order of Force 5 @ 17-21 knots

Thanks

Hi there - thanks very much

Hi there - thanks very much for the message and glad to hear you prefer what we do. I absolutely hear you - we have always enjoyed using more creative words to describe the weather - wind speed, however, is one area we've admittedly been inconsistent in at times.  We're hoping to have a more uniform approach in the coming months - and maybe adding a few new fun creative words in the mix too - as this often explains the weather better, but there's that fine line where it can sound too casual and therefore not accurate enough for someone such as yourself.  So watch this space - our more creative style will soon have a key to help explain and make things clearer.

Thanks for your support - and we really do appreciate the constructive feedback, it's how I've grown the site to what it is now,

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Thanks

Thanks, I don't mind terms like 'nine tenths of bugger all' or 'blowing the sheep backwards' as long as I know what they mean and they are used consistently. Weather forecasts shouldn't be boring after all :)

Haha! We've had a few people

Haha! We've had a few people ask us to try using some typical kiwi sayings, like "Sweet as" for example.  Who knows - but it's fun to be creative so long as consistent.  :)
Phil

Lightning Tracker

There has been a problem with the lightning tracker over the last 24 hours, keeps coming up with an error message saying my "security settings have blocked an application from running with an insecure or expired jre." i have tried on several computers and come up with the same message, no settings have been changed
Just to let you know
Cheers Nick

Hi, I had that problem too

Hi, I had that problem too with the Grey Lynn tracker yesterday. Had to download and reinstall Java, and that fixed it. Not sure what caused the problem though!

Our tech says it's a Java

Our tech says it's a Java update - people need to update to the latest Java to view it.  In saying that, we're working on finding alternatives to the tracker as we know it's not perfect. We wish MetService would free up their lightning tracker instead - afterall, it's owned by the public. We only run this service because they wont free up this publicly owned data, which we believe is important for safety reasons.

- WW

Thunder storms

Hi Guys. The thunder storms we had over St Johns last night were the loudest I have ever heard! Why is it when previously we have had thunder overhead it has never been so loud as last night - made our little house (and us!) tremble!

I'm not an expert on this one

I'm not an expert on this one but I believe really cold air can help make thunder sound lounder. I've noticed that here in Canterbury if there's been a thunderstorm and it's quite cold, the thunder sounds lounder then usual.

Just looked it up actually, here's something to help you out! :)

http://www.weather.com/blog/weather/8_24331.html

WW
 

Thunderstorms

Thanks for that - really interesting - love that you guys do so much to help us mere weather mortals understand!

Our pleasure! :) - WW

Our pleasure! :)

- WW

Haha yes I am in St Johns and

Haha yes I am in St Johns and wow it was sooo loud wasn't it! Freaked my cat out!

Agree - stunning

Agree - stunning thunderstorms, quite scary for a while!  Quite impressive

PD

Hail

I was standing outside and could hear this almighty roar coming from a distance and it got louder and louder then i realized it was hail on the rooftops coming towards me like a wave it was the most crazy-est sound ive ever heard..then it hailed like mad the streets are white out west

I've heard that happen in

I've heard that happen in Christchurch before too in the past, it can sound quite eerie!

Here is the report I wrote about that storm: http://tinyurl.com/qjjc8cw

Cheers
WW

Storm out west

wow by far the most hail ive ever seen in ranui out west..the thunder and lightning has been impressive and i haven't heard thunder like that in my life wow..More to come i hope im recording the lightning on the ipad..

Definately sounded like it

Definately sounded like it was loud! Check this out:

http://www.weather.com/blog/weather/8_24331.html

Cheers
WW

Thunder

Yeah it was loud, even the cat was frightened and stayed under the bed!

This is some storm

The thunder and lighting is amazing. The Hail came down so thick and fast before it covered the road like snow! It's just amazing!

What's up with th thunder in

What's up with th thunder in west Auckland?

Storm

Hi there whens this ment to hit papakura?

Enjoying the Storm

My decks and driveway are white from the heavy hail storm we had half an hour ago. Looks like its too cold outside in pukekohe for it to melt away and my sister just had a really hard time driving down our steep road and had to leave her car parked on another road and walk as she was slipping all over the place. Never seen hail stick around like this. Glad to be inside where its warm.

Love it!

Awesome thunderstorm, hail and rain here in Tuakau - keeping cosy and warm in front of the fire...got to love winter when you're warm and dry inside!

Yes that is the nice part

Yes that is the nice part about winter I agree :) Awesome that you have a thunderstorm, I haven't seen one in a while!

Aaron, WW

Wind Gusts

Hi There
Just wondering if you believe that the wind gusts out of Auckland late tomorrow afternoon will be severe enough to delay / cancel international flights?

It may well be gusty but you

It may well be gusty but you should be ok :)

Cheers
WW

Chance of snow in Auckland?

Chance of snow in Auckland? LOL. I really want it to snow.

Might be hard out of luck

Might be hard out of luck unfortunately :( No snow this time.

WW

Driving to Coromandel

Supposed to be driving to coromandel tomorrow evening, what are your thoughts? Thanks

You'll be fine :) WW

You'll be fine :)

WW