Weather Forecast for Taupo


Summary of Taupo

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Taupo

19°c

Observed at 9:15am from:
Hilltop School (IWAIKATO45)

Rain (today)0mm
WindW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)23°c
Humidity83%
Pressure1017.61hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Taupo

27°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)0%
WindW 10km/h
UV Index11 (Extreme)
Sunrise6:17am
Sunset8:37pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Taupo

13°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindW 11km/h
Moonrise5:08am
Moonset8:16pm
Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Taupo

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Taupo

Sat 25 Jan
28°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
13km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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6km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 26 Jan
29°c
16°c
Generally clear.
WSW
7km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 27 Jan
29°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
9km/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
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 Jan
27°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
11km/hr
10%
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
12%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 Jan
25°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
W
15km/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
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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
18%
chance
of rain
19%
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of rain
19%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
WNW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 Jan
25°c
13°c
Morning showers.
W
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30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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24%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
30%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
16%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WNW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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8km/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

Fri 31 Jan
26°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
W
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Feb
26°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
W
18km/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
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
4%
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
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
W
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
WSW
18km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 2 Feb
26°c
14°c
Generally clear.
W
14km/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
11%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
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10km/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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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

tomorrow

brief thunder?? are you sure? nooo change the weather... i dnt want that

 A "risk" of brief

 A "risk" of brief thunder.

You might miss out so fingers crossed for you. :)

WW

rain last friday 9 august

can you tell me how much rain was recorded near Devonport on Friday 9 august?

The most i can see recorded

The most i can see recorded across Auckland on the 9th was 0.2mm at Whangaparaoa via metservice.com. Other sites seem dry.

You could research more if you like through clifo.niwa.co.nz

Cheers WW

Hail last nite

Biggest hail size I have seen for a long time,thought my car would be dented this am.

Westie

Yeesss!! The Southwester is

Yeesss!!

The Southwester is back and pumping across Auckland!

Hail n rain

Wow I've never heard wind rain and hail like I did last night out west auckland.. Completely different to last weekends weather.. We got smashed last night by some serious hail.. And the wind is so strong..

sw wind

SW wind in New Lynn blowing briskly!

rain

definitely more than a light shower or drizzly spit here! Any chance it will clear a bit later on?

Friday 9th August

I have been watching todays weather forecast closely all week, on all sites. Everyone said it would be heavy rain today in Auckland apart for Weatherwatch all week you stuck to your guns and you got it 100% right. Congrats guys and keep up the good work!

Wind increasing

Good breeze blowing in New Lynn. Had a bit of SE wind for awhile.

Rain this weekend?

Hi WW team
will there be rain this weekend in Auckland?
It is seriously needed, so I hope so.

Gardening season is upon us.

Thank you : D

Hi there Our best thoughts

Hi there

Our best thoughts are what is in the forecast above at the moment. Some rain is likely but it probably won't be a drenching. Check back as we will adjust the forecast if need be as this low pressure system gets closer.

WW

air pressure

Hello I've heard air pressure changes can bring on labor...I'm 4 days overdue and wondering what the air pressure will change too (auckland) with the forecasted rain tonight please? :)

Hi there No rain forecasted

Hi there

No rain forecasted tonight with us above, there is the low chance of a spit or two perhaps in the east but overall we are expecting a dry night.

The pressure for the most part is looking fairly constant from now around 1020hpa till later tomorrow morning when it starts to drop ending up around 1015hpa on Friday night (midnight).

Cheers
WW

Thanks for your reply...will

Thanks for your reply...will report in if the small pressure change has any effect hehe

Fishing

Hi,
Im fishing tmrw morning at Manukau harbour any chace for rain or showers, becase met service has indicated rain.
Thanks
Jude

Hi there - a weak band of

Hi there - a weak band of rain is coming in tomorrow from the north east but our models show it fizzling out.  Keep an eye on our forecasts, we're updating them more often across the days and evenings as this low comes in.

Saturdays rain

Hi,
Have a golf tournament Saturday 12pm tee. Have been watching the low with interest , do you think its going to slip further south east and just skirt Auckland with showers. Metservice rain forecast is rain your rain map just showers maybe. I take yours over theres anyday.
thanks and great app as well..!!!

Saturday is a the million

Saturday is a the million dollar question - right now we believe it looks very similar to last Saturday which say spits of rain and a few showers, otherwise mostly dry across the whole day.  Keep an eye on our forecasts and the latest rain maps.  Between now and Friday evening we should be gaining more confidence as to whether we get the rain this time, or if again the winds turn SE and it mostly falls in other regions.

Cheers

WW

SNOWING

MAY YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE CHANCE OF IT SNOWING IN AUCKLAND

JANETTE!

This year we rated Auckland

This year we rated Auckland as having about a 20% chance of snow.  Now we would put that at about 5%.   Too warm now to see snow coming up this far, keep in mind Auckland gets now about 3 times every 100 years!

Cheers

WW

Thick fog

At 2:00:AM thick fog swirled over New Lynn. Cleared off by 4:00:AM. Now dark clouds loom about Auckland.

IS IT REALLY DARK CLOUDS, HER

IS IT REALLY DARK CLOUDS, HER IN MANGERE ITS SUNNY....
I THINK THE WEATHER FORCAST SHOULD CHECK PLEASE! IS IT GOING TO BE SUNNY ON FRIDAY???

Auckland Summer

Hi Team,

Just wandering what the summer forcast is looking like for Auckland this year?

I believe that is too far out

I believe that is too far out on the horizon, we have yet to get through spring before worrying about summer. For example, during early May this year not many would have predicted this warm weather we having right now in August.

Auckland weather Sunday

Hi we are in Auckland and have our house auction on Sunday, can you tell is if the weather is going to be fine?
Thanks

Be crap from saturday into

Be crap from saturday into next week,A reality check.

Looks like there may be a few

Looks like there may be a few showers about with southwesterly winds at this stage.

WW

Foggy start

A beautiful day with sun shining well in New Lynn after a foggy start to the morning.

Auckland

Why doesnt it rain properly in Auckland anymore.

Hi there - the past few big

Hi there - the past few big rain bands have all just been a bit too far away from Auckland sadly.  This was the closest we've seen in some time but the angle of the winds tilted south east, which turned a wet easterly into a dry south easterly (as the East Cape and Coromandel ranges then absorb almost all of our rain. It's why other forecasters said it would be a lot wetter this weekend too (we thought it would be wetter but our forecasts all said mostly dry in Auckland for the weekend with showers about.  It was still drier than we thought though, because the SE change happened a little earlier than we expected.  A tiny change that can have a significant difference.  Like aiming an arrow at a dartboard - if you tilt it by just a few degrees it will completely miss the target. That's what happened in Auckland this weekend.  As for other rain events, just bad placement that they have missed us.  Spring may actually be wetter in Auckland.

- WW

Yeah, rain is in the forecast

Yeah, rain is in the forecast but I don't thisk we will see any...

We have already had a dry July... could August turn out the same?

Air pressure

Has the air pressure changed dramatically in the last 24 hours? We are in Auckland. Trying to establish why my husband had got Vertigo today!

I'm no medical expert but

I'm no medical expert but from someone who also suffers vertigo from time to time it can be brought on by the change in season as we head into spring and pollen counts increase. That would be far more likely to be a cause than the air pressure dropping (as people tend to only notice air pressure changes during cyclones and tornados, generally speaking).  As if 4:30pm air pressure was around 1006.9hPa in Auckland which is only just a little shy of normal.

Hope your husband feels better soon!

Cheers

Phil

Rain this weekend

Hi. We have family functions on both Sat & Sun starting at 1330hrs. Your Sat forecast is quite different to MetService which shows quite heavy rain on Sat but lighter showers on Sun. You have sun & cloud on Sat before poss showers Sun. I've looked at your rain maps which show poss wet weather on both days. I prefer your forecast but need to plan activities. Your expert prediction?

Hi there - it all depends on

Hi there - it all depends on the centre of the low, which will be weakening over the weekend and drifting down towards BOP.  If the winds tilt more SE that's like a Canterbury Nor'Wester for Auckland to some degree - it's often dry with the bulk of the rain falling on the eastern side of East Cape and the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges.  At this stage we think the bulk of the energy will be south of Auckland by Saturday (but some does remain in the north, possibly why there are conflicting forecasts) so currently we're going against the computer models (which also had high confidence of rain in Auckland today, but we went against the models today too). It's a messy weekend and timing is clearly everything, but it's always tricky to get super specific when a subtropical low dies out over the North Island.

We don't monitor MetService daily forecasts and often we have seperate predictions- up to the public to work out who is more accurate in the long run, because we'd both say "we are!".

Cheers, and sorry I can't lock it in any more than that!

Philip Duncan

Hi Guys, How would you define

Hi Guys,

How would you define an "exposed area"?

Anywhere that is exposed to

Anywhere that is exposed to this wind direction - eastern beaches, higher suburbs, suburbs north of about West Auckland/CBD, areas that face east, etc.  With winds like today some areas will have gusty winds while others will have very little - so we use "exposed" as a word to sum up areas more prone for today's wind direction (easterly).

Cheers

WW

Very gusty wind

New Lynn is getting very gusty wind. Follows a beautiful morning of optics.

clouds

why does nz have so much cloud cover for weeks on end Jack Thames

Because we get too many

Because we get too many southwesterlies and lots of low pressure and no land mass.

Hi Jack, thanks for your

Hi Jack, thanks for your question.

NZ isn't called the Land of the long white cloud (Aotearoa) for nothing!  Simply put - imagine the westerly flow of air (our most common wind) as being a river.  Now think of the South Island and North Island as two dams - the clouds (water in this analogy) builds up along the western side and can't easily 'spillover' the tops.  So we end up with a sea of cloud flooding western regions - while it can be cloud free over in places like BOP or Hawkes Bay etc.  Clouds tends to be at the worst now due to lack of wind and long cold nights following mild days - but in a couple of months things will get sunnier hopefully as winds pick up and the highs become less intense. (really big highs in winter are often cloudy for Thames, Waikato, Auckland etc).

Cheers

Phil

FOG

Any chances of Fog tomorrow morning in Auckland?

Hi there, yes there is some

Hi there, yes there is some chance but Auckland is more borderline tomorrow - not as high risk as today, but still high risk in the south of the city.  We'll have a story early tomorrow on the fog too.  Like today any fog should burn off quickly and with winds expected to develop that will also help.

Cheers

Phil

Spring

Hi WW,

Would you say that it could be an early Spring this year? Little signs are showing that it is already starting. Also would this July go down as one of the driest on record in Auckland? Looking at the numbers we have only had 47mm of it and the average for July is 146mm.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks guys :)

Hi there - yep, spring has

Hi there - yep, spring has already started in Auckland and some the other regions - very mild and gardens/lawns starting to grow again. I'll be writing a piece about this in the coming days, keen to see some NIWA stats first too (about July).

Cheers!

Phil

Yup

I commented further down the page on how this has been the warmest winter ever for auckland.. Plants are flowering my passion fruit plant didn't die in winter and keept fruiting the whole winter and ripening enough to eat. Now it's growing new vines already.. And yes the grass has started growing greener and faster

Looking like another 5 days

Looking like another 5 days of cloud for Auckland after the rain clears.

Winter...

This really has to be the nicest winter I've ever known... In west auckland it's been so nice and sunny and it's been a really warm winter.. I mean if you sit in the sun for a few mins its so hot ts like a summer day.. My plants and flowers are already budding and growing new flowers... Best winter ever.