Weather Forecast for Taupo


Taupo Summary

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

12°c

Observed at 6:30pm from:
Hilltop School (IWAIKATO45)

Rain (today)0mm
WindNNW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)12°c
Humidity82%
Pressure1020.66hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

5°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNW 6km/h
Moonrise11:39pm
Moonset12:55pm
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

14°c
Afternoon showers.
Rain (chance)60%
WindNNE 8km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise7:20am
Sunset5:04pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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51%
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59%
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of rain
59%
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10km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Mon 27 May
14°c
11°c
Afternoon showers.
NNE
8km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11%
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34%
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30%
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42%
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51%
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59%
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59%
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55%
chance
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54%
chance
of rain
56%
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of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 28 May
14°c
9°c
Rain.
N
17km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
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50%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
16%
chance
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chance
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30%
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of rain
55%
chance
of rain
63%
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of rain
74%
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of rain
99%
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of rain
99%
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of rain
99%
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of rain
82%
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of rain
79%
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of rain
80%
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of rain
90%
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of rain
92%
chance
of rain
88%
chance
of rain
89%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
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17km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 29 May
15°c
8°c
Generally clear.
W
18km/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
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 30 May
14°c
11°c
Afternoon showers.
NNW
16km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10%
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of rain
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chance
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
24%
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of rain
21%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
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

Fri 31 May
12°c
6°c
Rain.
NW
20km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
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82%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
89%
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of rain
89%
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of rain
88%
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of rain
88%
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of rain
88%
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of rain
87%
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of rain
87%
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of rain
86%
chance
of rain
86%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
74%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 1 Jun
9°c
5°c
Morning showers.
WSW
19km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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71%
chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
80%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
53%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 2 Jun
11°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
18km/hr
20%
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
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
W
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 3 Jun
11°c
7°c
Morning showers.
W
16km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
W
14km/hr
W
14km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
15km/hr
W
14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/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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15km/hr
W
14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 4 Jun
10°c
5°c
Rain.
W
16km/hr
60%
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
58%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
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14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
W
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Hi Dee Yes unfortunately

Hi Dee

Yes unfortunately that's a bit too far into the future. Come back and ask say 10 or perhaps 7 days out, might start to have an idea then. :)

Cheers
Aaron

Hello Aaron and the

Hello Aaron and the Team. Thank you for your forecast on the date-in-question. The moving date looks like it will be perfect. Thank you for your accuracy. Dee

where is the rain?

So far since hearing that the South had torrential rain and floods and that we would get some of it North Island further up Auckland area across the bridge. Weds morning we had a glimmer of wetness very early and nothing since but plenty of clouds! Does this mean we will not be getting the same as South this week? Any possibility when? Carole

Good morning Carole, you

Good morning Carole, you should watch our videos as all week we've been the only forecasting saying not much will come from the South Island rain band as it moves northwards. We're also now working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Waikato Regional Council, Fonterra, Dairy NZ, Auckland Council and other stakeholders in the upper North Island on a weekly basis to discuss how dry it is - I share with you what I discussed with them in the latest video we have including upcoming = rainfall maps. Basically my entire videos are about upcoming rainfall so keep an eye on them daily Mon-Fri for the full details. We don't take any forecasts from MetService or NIWA, we're entire independent. :) 

Have a good weekend
Cheers
Phil D 

Sunny spells

Do sunny spells have blue sky for Auckland on the weekend?

May be fairly cloudy at times

May be fairly cloudy at times but you should see some blue sky too. We have some right now finally too!

- WW

Auckland

How will the weather be on the West Coast of Auckland on Saturday? Will the showers be squally? Will it be super windy? Will it still be a dry day for a wedding? Thanks so much for answering all my questions :)

Hi there No squally showers

Hi there

No squally showers or super strong winds. Just a moderate east to northeast breeze. There may be a few showers but mainly in the afternoon, expect many dry areas between showers.

Hope your day goes well :)

WW

Rain

When is South Otago likely to get any substantial rain? thanks.

Hey there, it looks like you

Hey there, it looks like you may get 20 to 30mm over the coming week. It does look a little hit and miss though. Goes dry again after Wednesday next week for a time then more rain possible in Week 2 of April.

Cheers

WW

Here's the 7 days rainfall accumulation map for the lower South Island (Until April 3)

Weekend

Hi phil/Aaron Apologies as I know a lot of people are enquiring about this Saturday. I love your work and go what you guys predict. Met service and Niwa are predicting a few showers in the afternoon. I’m really hoping you guys are right and it’s a day of sun with cloud and a low risk of a passing shower. How confident are you of this set up? Really love your work given you are free service. Keep it up there are loads that appreciate you. Not all heroes wear capes

Hi there, not sure where

Hi there, not sure where specifically you are but guessing you're asking about Auckland? Saturday sees a few showers caught up in an easterly flow over the city. It looks mostly dry at this stage, but the nature of showers means they are hit and miss for wherever you are. Generally it doesn't look overly wet and Sunday looks drier still. Keep an eye on our HOURLY forecasts over the weekend as they help with the % of rain and anything over 60% is a much greater chance of being wet. Hope you have a great weekend, let us know if you need more help.

Cheers for the message and great support! :)

- WW

Trip up north

Hey team, traveling through Northland from 1-4th April, staying in Paihia most days, what's the weather looking like?:)

G'day there That is a few

G'day there

That is a few days away so things could change between now and then. But currently it's looking wet on the 1st then the 2nd, 3rd and 4th is looking dry and mainly sunny.

So not all bad perhaps :)

Cheers
Aaron

Is the weather going to

Is the weather going to behave it's self north of Orewa on Saturday it's my 50th and I don't need anymore dark clouds lol

Hi there A similar responce

Hi there

A similar responce as to the other questions asked below -

Should be mainly dry, there is the slight risk of a shower or two about perhaps in the morning but otherwise it's looking mainly dry with a mix of sun and cloud.

Cheers
Aaron

Happy Birthday and have a great night! :)

Cheers
Aron

Saturday in clevedon

Hi there I am Due to get married this Saturday in clevedon. What can I expect weather wise?

G'day there Is looking mainly

G'day there

Is looking mainly dry at this stage with a mix of sun and cloud, can't rule out a shower or two perhaps in the morning otherwise a mainly dry day.

Have a good one! :)

WW

Auckland weather

Hi there, will it be mainly dry on Saturday in North West Auckland?

Should be mainly dry, there

Should be mainly dry, there is the slight risk of a shower or two about perhaps in the morning but otherwise it's looking mainly dry with a mix of sun and cloud.

Cheers
Aaron

Paihia Thurs - Sat, this week

Hey Team, Love you work! We're heading upto Paihia this Thurs. Im reading reports there is rain forecasted for most of the country. We want to do a Dolphin Cruise and were wondering out of Fri or Sat which day would be best? Maybe even Thurs if they are both rubbish. Thanks in advance. AJ

Saturday looks to be the

Saturday looks to be the better day at this stage, still the risk of a shower about but it should be mainly dry overall.

Have a good one! :)

WW

weather

I go onto this weather forecast site to find out what my local weather is doing why is nz's weather not the main focus. It bloody well should be. Boyd Tisdall

Hi Boyd, we have over 2000

Hi Boyd, we have over 2000 detailed forecast locations for all of NZ, compared to around 100 which you help tax fund at MetServiec and NIWA. We have vidoes about NZ, mutiple daily news stories about NZ and specially made infographics - and this weekend we have a couple of big cyclones hitting Australia which we are covering as they are in our area (While NZ's weather is very quiet).

We're an entirely free service and for over 10 years we have covered storms around the Pacific Rim. Kind regards and thanks for choosing to use our free service over the ones you pay for in your taxes.

Philip Duncan.

Kerikeri

So, beach this morning or beach this arvo?? Have to work around kids' nap time! Will predicted showers be earlier or later arvo? Ta

Hi there, looks dry this

Hi there, looks dry this morning but may be an isolated inland shower this afternoon. Keep an eye on the sky as you'll probably be able to quite clearly see if it's going to be dry and where the big cloud build ups may be. For now all the showers are offshore and moving away from you but the afternoon shower may be a new one that forms inland.

Hope that helps - have a great day :)
- WW

fog

its foggy in auckland today. it was not forecast

Fog is simply cloud at ground

Fog is simply cloud at ground level and sometimes it can surprise us - we can't forecast every cloud above us so sometimes fog can be the same when it quickly forms. You'll be pleased to know we are working on a new fog forecast product which we may release as an entirely free service for all NZers in the near future (ie, later this year).  A work in progress seeing as neither MetService nor NIWA share any realtime open data (and NZers are made to fund them both, not fund WeatherWatch). 

Cheers

WW

Videos

Weather watch would be way better if you could deliver videos everyday.

funnel clouds

just saw a few funnel clouds. whats causing these?

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the update - whereabouts did you see them? The weather we have in some parts of NZ is favourable for small funnel clouds due to warm weather, calm conditions and a fair bit of moisture/humidity in the air. In the afternoons/early evenings the warmth rises and in the calmness it can start to spin some of the lower clouds. In the right conditions when we have a lot more energy this weather can lead to severe thunderstorms and even tornados. We don't expect any tornadoes but if there is a severe thunderstorm warning in your area in the days ahead then harmless funnel clouds can become more concerning. 

Cheers 
WW

Hobsonville

Seen two in Hobsonville Point, Auckland over the last 2 weeks. It's probably the forth funnel cloud I've seen in the area.

wow

lucky they dont touch down cause hobsonville did have a tornado in 2012. new houses had replaced the destroyed houses

east auckland

pakuranga east auckland. its bren cloudy today and i saw 3 funnel clouds looked like cones

Cyclone Names

Hi there, where do they get the names for the Cyclones from please? cheers JS

Hey there JS, Storms named

Hey there JS,

Storms named around Australia are named by the Australian forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Storms north of NZ in the Fiji/Vanuatu/Tonga area are named by Fiji forecasters at the Fiji MetService. It would be great if NZ's MetService could maybe get a few Kiwi names in there some time as they work officially alongside Fiji.

Kind regards
Phil D

Storms names

Hi Phil, thanks for the info. I totally agree with you, it wud b great if Metservice could get some Kiwi names in there re storms/cyclones. Surely it wouldn’t take much to drum up a bit of comms work between them and our Island friends. That’s what I like about you guys at WeatherWatch, you are always on the ball, excellent communicators and get it right. Keep up the great work

Wedding

Will the weather be ok on 30th March for my wedding in Auckland. You said rain at the very end of March is that March 31st? Ek!

Hey there, it's too far out

Hey there, it's too far out to lock in sorry - especially due to the fact these western rain bands may be coming in around then and it's quite a complicated set up in northern NZ (in other words a lot of moving parts that can affect the outcome). The good news (maybe!) for you is that high pressure is still dominating the Auckland area so don't worry too much just yet. We'll probably have a fair idea by this Friday and the Weekend how the 31st is shaping up. 
Cheers
WW 

East cape

Looking at scenic helicopter flights around east cape on Friday 29th at lunchtime. Can you tell me what the wind conditions will be like?

Hi there, most of the country

Hi there, most of the country is under high pressure but the very tip of East Cape is in the outer edges of wind circling the high. Generally not too windy, perhaps up around 25 or 30km/h.

Cheers and all the best!

- WW

Waiheke island Fri and Sat

Hi WW, what's the chance of these predicted downpours/showers affecting Waiheke island on Friday and Saturday? Will there be some sunshine too? Cheers

Hi there Friday and Saturday

Hi there

Friday and Saturday looks likely to have a mix of sun and cloud, Friday carries the risk of a shower or two otherwise it's looking mainly dry, downpours don't look that likely but perhaps an outside chance.

Saturday looks to be a dry day.

Cheers
Aaron

Weather very Hazey i Auckland today

Was it due to just a lack of wind?

Lack of wind, high humidity /

Lack of wind, high humidity / dewpoints etc are likely causes.

WW

Auckland weather

How is the weather looking for end of March over the weekend? thank you :)

Hi thereThat's basically two

Hi there

That's basically two weeks away so anything I say now may not come to fruition.

At this stage it looks like a SE airflow so perhaps it may be mainly settled in Auckland then. Check these maps out:

http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

They go out to the end of March so you can keep an eye on what's happening.

Cheers
Aaron

Wow...your site has gone wonky

Hi WW guys. I logged in for a look and what used to be blue is now black and half the weather info is blocked out by a HUGE dark gray strip down the entire right side. I hope this isn't permanent as it makes seeing the forecasted reports hard. Thank you, Phil, Aaron & team, for reading this and keep up the great work you do.

Thank you for your

Thank you for your mesasge

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Kindest regards

Aroha nui

- WeatherWatch Team

Thank you

As soon as I saw black I knew you had done that in support of Chch and to acknowledge the appalling loss of life. Thank you. The tears of the kiwi and the link a great part of your gesture. The money keeps going up and up but the number of people donating is only a tiny % of our population, I hope all those who can afford to, donate something, partly for the money, but mostly for the support.