Weather Forecast for Timaru


Summary of Timaru

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Timaru

14°c

Observed at 10:24am from:
Timaru (ITIMAR21)

Rain (today)0mm
WindS 7km/h
Humidex (Beta)14°c
Humidity65%
Pressure1021hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Timaru

15°c
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
Rain (chance)10%
WindE 20km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise7:11am
Sunset8:23pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Timaru

10°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNE 19km/h
Moonrise12:10pm
Moonset10:59pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Timaru

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6%
chance
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6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
SE
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
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11km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
NW
3km/hr
NE
4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Timaru

Sun 1 Mar
19°c
13°c
Generally clear.
ENE
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
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6%
chance
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6%
chance
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6%
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6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NNE
13km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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6km/hr
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5km/hr
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3km/hr
NE
4km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
E
12km/hr
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13km/hr
E
14km/hr
E
15km/hr
E
14km/hr
E
13km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 2 Mar
24°c
17°c
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun.
NNE
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
NE
14km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
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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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
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
13km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 3 Mar
24°c
11°c
Cloudy.
N
21km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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of rain
3%
chance
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
20%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
12%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
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14km/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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14km/hr
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13km/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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16km/hr
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20km/hr
S
17km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
S
18km/hr
S
19km/hr
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17km/hr
SSE
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 4 Mar
14°c
9°c
Morning showers.
SE
19km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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40%
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of rain
43%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
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
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
SSE
12km/hr
SE
11km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
12km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SSE
15km/hr
SSE
17km/hr
SSE
17km/hr
S
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SSE
17km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
E
12km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
NE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 5 Mar
17°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
20km/hr
10%
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
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7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
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7km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
10km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
ENE
17km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
ENE
17km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NNE
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 6 Mar
19°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
12km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
ENE
17km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
20km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
19km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
NE
17km/hr
NE
15km/hr
NE
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 7 Mar
20°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
14km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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9:00
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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
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
ENE
14km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NE
14km/hr
NNE
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 8 Mar
18°c
12°c
Morning showers.
ESE
13km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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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
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11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
33%
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
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
N
13km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
13km/hr
SE
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 9 Mar
18°c
12°c
Morning showers.
SE
13km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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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
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11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
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
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
SE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
S
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SE
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ESE
10km/hr
ESE
11km/hr
E
12km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
12km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

was that rain i heard in auckland

was that rain in auckland lastnight. i am sure i was woken by rain. which was un forecast

Tauranga

When are we likely to have some real good rain in Tauranga or are we heading for a drought too?

Hi there Best bet is to keep

Hi there

Best bet is to keep an eye on our Tauranga forecasts which we update every day:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Tauranga

Is looking fairly dry, perhaps a few showers starting to enter the fray around mid February.

Cheers
Aaron

thanks

I just wanted to say thanks for your really good weather predictions over the last few years. You are always respect our views and give us easy to understand answers. Great Job appreciate you lots Paul from Papaptoetoe You are a legend

Morning Paul, thanks so much

Morning Paul, thanks so much for the kind and very supportive message. It goes a long way with our small team - makes it all worth the daily effort :) Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Phil 

Hi there when are we likely

Hi there when are we likely to have some rain in Ohakune?

Looking fairly dry

Looking fairly dry unfortunately:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Ohakune%2C%2520Manawatu-Wanganui

Perhaps some shower activity around the middle of February.

WW

Auckland weather

I really enjoyed the last few days in Auckland - finally felt like real summer - only for the temps to drop to unacceptable spring levels today with cold wind. Can you advise when the temps return to normal summer levels as I intend to book some leave soon. Thank you.

Hi there Best thing to do is

Hi there

Best thing to do is keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts, there you can see what temperatures will be like for the next 10 days out. Beyond that it gets a bit blurred in terms of accuracy.

Hope you have some good time off :)

Cheers
Aaron

What are the

What are the chances a cyclone hitting eastern australia or new zealand over the next two weeks

NZ Herald has a spectacular

NZ Herald has a spectacular headline about a cyclone today - pity the story behind it isn't quite so dramatic, full of "possible", "too far out" and "uncertain" comments.

Not sure, long range maps

Not sure, long range maps suggest a tightly wound low moving into the Tasman around the 16th / 17th / 18th Feb from the north so may be something to keep an eye on. But it's so far out, it isn't exactly exact.

Use these maps here: http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

Click on the "Rain" tab, you'll see what I'm looking at.

Cheers
Aaron

Still the case?

Hi Aaron Is this still the case (referring to your above comment re: 16th/17th / 18th) weather In auckland still looking good? Getting married on Saturday and could really do with any cyclones holding off .... as a marquee in a paddock :) Appreciate all your hard work!

Hi there At this stage next

Hi there

At this stage next Saturday is looking good for Auckland, you'll see Saturday appearing in our Auckland forecasts now so keep an eye on it.

Hope the wedding goes well and thanks! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland Temps

Hi What was Auckland's temp yesterday- or range of temps, it felt very warm! thanks

Hi there 28.7 at Auckland

Hi there

28.7 at Auckland airport

28.5 at Whenuapai

27.9 at Whangaparaoa

29.6 at Ardmore Airport

There you go!

Cheers
Aaron

is Auckland heading for a

is Auckland heading for a drought ? BOP imposed water restrictions ie the use of watering systems is not allowed . are we in AKL heading in that direction ?

Hi there, yes we have already

Hi there, yes we have already informed the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) that a drought has formed in Auckland, especially central and northern areas. In NZ we have an often confusing system for droughts being announced by the Government.

Cheers

- WW

Heat

Please ~ when will this dreadful, sweltering Auckland heat ease up??? We are melting!!

Hi there, see two comments

Hi there, see two comments below please :) 

- WW

Well done! Love weatherwatch!

Hi, a compliment not a query! For a non funded operation I think you guys are doing an awesome job. I've always gone to Metservice for weather info but am finding Weatherwatch far better. I've been fascinated by the weather for many years but it is a fickle thing and can change its mind at a moments notice. You guys are pretty spot on. I was interested to read some of the comments from Thursday last week, 30th Jan, about the prediction of rain. I drove from Auckland to Broadwood on Friday, 31st Jan and went through some very significant, very localised patches of rain especially between Kawakawa and Otiaka. Honestly my wipers were flapping away madly and I still had trouble seeing! So keep up the good work. It's very much appreciated. Jill

Hello, When can we expect

Hello, When can we expect some cool weather to head our way in Auckland? Thanks!

Hopefully it will be a bit

Hopefully it will be a bit cooler tomorrow and the next week ahead isn't as humid so it should feel a little cooler too.

Cheers :) 

- WW

At the moment in Auckland, we

At the moment in Auckland, we gardeners would say "risk of a shower" should be "hope for a downpour"!!!

You'd find a lot of farmers

You'd find a lot of farmers across the North Island and upper South Island saying the same thing!!  We're hoping for a change in late February. Keep up the watering :) 

- WW

Where in Auckland does daily temperature reading come from?

Daily temperature reading given as ‘Auckland’ is very often wrong. Live at Hobsonville and temps are usually at least 2* higher than quoted Auckland temp.

Hi there, as per the comment

Hi there, as per the comment below Auckland is a very large region and there is variability. The daily high is a general single temperature. If you look at our live current observations you will see a several degree spread across the city across much of the day, which is fairly normal. But we have to pick one number to make it easier for people- we have toyed with the idea of having a daily high range, which may address people who want more detail.

Cheers
WW

Auckland is a big place. It

Auckland is a big place. It can be raining out west, while it be dry in the east and be several degrees apart in temperature too. So I wouldn't say it's wrong, it's just not what you're experiencing in Hobsonville.

Mid Feb

Hi Phil I see models are picking a cyclone in the Coral Sea mid Feb. I wonder if this could be a drought breaker for the North Island? If it does verify it is in the right area to come to NZ Cheers Dave

Hi there Dave, yes we're

Hi there Dave, yes we're monitoring that tropical cyclone potential two weeks from now. The high pressure belt around NZ will be the guiding force on where the low will track. It's still too far out to lock in but definitely worth monitoring towards late February.

Cheers

Phil 

Rains

Is there any prediction about when rains are expected in the Auckland region. It has been a long dry spell.

A trough may deliver some

A trough may deliver some rain or a few showers on Monday 10th otherwise looking quite dry. :(

Cheers
Aaron

Oxford, Oxford Canterbury

Just wandering what the difference in location is between Oxford, Canterbury and Oxford,Oxford, Canterbury?

I'd say nothing in that

I'd say nothing in that regard. They will be the same.

WW

Forecast more accurate than Metservice

Hi I'm in Invercargill. I find that your graphs and forecasts are more accurate for Southland than metservice. Do you get your data from the same source? Are you Government funded or independent? Good on you for doing a better job :) Trish

Hi there Trish, thanks very

Hi there Trish, thanks very much for the feedback and support  - it means a lot to our small team :) No, we don't take any forecast data from the NZ Government. In fact, we can't even get current observations that tax payers all fund - which is why we're thrilled that after 10 years the Commerce Commission is now investigating both Niwa and MetService for 1) anti-competitive behaviour and 1) abuse of their marketplace power. You can read about it here: www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2019/09/metservice-niwa-under-investigation-by-commerce-commission-for-anti-competitive-behaviour.html

As for accuracy, we use IBM's super computer (much more powerful and larger than anything the NZ Government produces). Sadly, the NZ taxpayers must fund and own three commercial forecasters yet our private independent website has become very popular because of our focus on higher accuracy and ensuring we're going the extra mile - but we get ZERO tax funding or support - in fact Niwa and MetService tell our clients to stop using us. (Niwa and MetService get over 200 million each year plus other huge grants). 

IBM's data has been independently verified as the most accurate in the world. WeatherWatch also has a small team of local forecasters in NZ and some overseas meteorologists we can use in big events. We're up against huge and unfair competition but support and messages like yours make it all worth while :) 

Thanks heaps
Phil D

Hi do you know when the winds

Hi do you know when the winds in marlborough nz will ease up?

Good morning - you can find

Good morning - you can find more in our specific wind data for your location at www.RuralWeather.co.nz (takes 10 seconds to load first time). Otherwise this story say it's easing mid week for you :) 

www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/windier-weather-until-middle-next-week-5-maps

Cheers

- WW

Rain?

Is there any rain in the near future?

For where? Please refer to

For where? Please refer to our rain maps and rain data at RuralWeather.co.nz. We don't tend to answer questions that can be answered elsewhere on our site.

Thanks :)
- WW

Tides

Hi would it be possible to add Onehunga into the Tides page . This is a very big harbor used by many people every day and its always surprised me that this is never included on that page . Thanks Bob

Hi Bob, we agree and are

Hi Bob, we agree and are making changes this year - we're also looking to include tidal information in the daily forecast so it's all in one place. Working on some other projects first but this is in the 2020 pipeline :)

Cheers

Phil

 

So Southerly hot

Hello. Why are we so warm/hot (in Auckland) with a southerly wind pattern. I would not like to think of the temps of a more humid northerly/easterly pattern although it might bring a little more rain? Thanks

Hi there, please check out

Hi there, please check out our weather videos over the past week - we explain why the southerly flow is kind of a "fake" one :)

- WW

Weather observation sites

Hi there, love the forecasting and information you guys provide us mere mortals whose expertise consists of looking at the sky or our beloved mountain and saying 'oh, I think it's going to rain' ! Those words are not actually spoken in recent times, but we do live in hope. My question to you is in regards the weather station currently used to report Kawerau temps. It says our readings come from Thornton (IWHAKA4), being a coastal area a few kms away. I'm sure the reports used to come from other sites closer to Kawerau. Are those sites no longer working? Just a query. Personally I look at your forecast info and still look at the sky, so...... Keep up the good work.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question. You can see all the observations we have here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations 

We have no control over these stations, they are mostly privately operated. In the next couple of weeks we'll be upgrading how we display the local Observations, allowing you to view other nearby stations too.

Cheers and thanks for the support,

Phil D

Thank you Phil, Robyn

Thank you Phil, Robyn

Hi Phil, Just wondering if at

Hi Phil, Just wondering if at some point you will also do the seasonal forecasts in video format. Really enjoy your daily videos and personally they make the most sense in terms of getting the information across. Cheers! Tom

Hey Tom, thanks for the

Hey Tom, thanks for the question. Yes we do have plans to do that later this year - we're in the process of sorting a new studio to give us more flexibility. So basically 'watch this space'. We're also looking to launch a climate/seasonal focused website later this year too.

Cheers

Phil :)

100% now not anonymous

100% here. Thanks for your reply below. Weather is ever-changing as it unfolds and exact predictions are difficult if not impossible. While there is obviously much for me to follow up on within your website (which I will do) , the tone of your response was a bit condescending and even rude. You could (with respect) address some fundamentals... such as not using the heading "Whangarei" and the prediction "100%" in relation to each other. Good luck with everything else, Martin