Weather Forecast for Timaru


Summary of Timaru

Generally clear.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Timaru

8°c

Observed at 7:41pm from:
Parkside (ITIMAR11)

Rain (today)0mm
WindWSW 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)7°c
Humidity72%
Pressure1048.22hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight in Timaru

5°c
Generally clear.
Rain (chance)10%
WindWSW 9km/h
Moonrise11:20pm
Moonset8:57am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow in Timaru

13°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNE 12km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:29am
Sunset6:28pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Timaru

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2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
SSW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
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6km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
W
8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
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6km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
NE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Timaru

Fri 20 Sep
13°c
5°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
12km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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of rain
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5%
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6%
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6%
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5%
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4%
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of rain
3%
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2%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
WSW
6km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
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8km/hr
W
8km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WNW
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
7km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
13km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
ENE
11km/hr
NE
10km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 21 Sep
13°c
5°c
Generally clear.
SE
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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of rain
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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
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
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8km/hr
NNW
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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6km/hr
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5km/hr
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5km/hr
W
3km/hr
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4km/hr
SE
6km/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
SE
9km/hr
SE
7km/hr
SSE
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
W
4km/hr
W
4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 22 Sep
17°c
9°c
Generally clear.
NNW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
11%
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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
1%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
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5km/hr
WNW
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7km/hr
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15km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 23 Sep
13°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
S
16km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NW
8km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
S
16km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
SSE
16km/hr
SE
16km/hr
SE
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
E
14km/hr
ENE
12km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NE
12km/hr
NNE
12km/hr
NNE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 24 Sep
10°c
3°c
Showers.
ENE
14km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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41%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
52%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
N
11km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
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8km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
E
9km/hr
E
12km/hr
ESE
14km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
ESE
15km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
10km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
W
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 25 Sep
12°c
3°c
Afternoon showers.
WNW
16km/hr
30%
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
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
WSW
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
10km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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SW
13km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
23km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
19km/hr
SW
18km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
W
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 26 Sep
11°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
W
16km/hr
W
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
18km/hr
WSW
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18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
19km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 27 Sep
13°c
5°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
14km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
W
14km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
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13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 28 Sep
15°c
7°c
Generally clear.
NNW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Timaru hourly forecast ▼
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PM
5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Snow in chch

Hey there, I no snow for chch city isn't in the forecast currently but as a percentage what is the likelihood that it does snow in chch this week. Cheers, Matt

Hi Matt 0% chance of snow in

Hi Matt

0% chance of snow in Chch this week :)

Cheers
Aaron

Fog

Hi there Is fog expected around 6pm Saturday night (3 August) in Chirstchurch? Worried about missing an international connection! Appreciate your help.

Hi there, no fog isn't

Hi there, no fog isn't forecast at this stage for the weekend - but strong to gale force winds are but it's too early to know if it will cause any flight issues. But fog, which is usually more problematic, is not in the current forecast. 
Cheers and safe travels!

- WW

Is any severe weather likely

Is any severe weather likely for Christchurch over the next 2 weeks?

Could be some heavy rain on

Could be some heavy rain on Wednesday morning this coming week. Monday 5th August, hints of some very cold air around then, outside chance of snow flurries into Chch perhaps? But being this far out chances are that snow level will lift or the weather for then may change completely so don't hold any hopes on that.

Looking fairly placid after that as far as I can see.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Whakapapa

Hi there Can you tell me how Whakapapa ski field is looking for this Mon, Tues -Wed? I know they need the snow but I’m keen to take the kids for a wee ski!

Hi there Apologies about the

Hi there

Apologies about the late reply.

Monday looks good, sunny areas and some high cloud with light winds. Showers move in Tuesday morning with northwesterlies strengthening during the day. Wednesday has heavy showers, some hail, snow likely and strong to gale Nor'West winds.

So Monday good, Tuesday you may get away with some sking in the morning perhaps?? Wednesday looks no good.

Cheers
Aaron

Will morning fog in Christchurch continue?

Hello It's been very foggy in the morning over the last couple of days. Is this expected to continue over the next few days? Thanks!

Good morning, at this stage

Good morning, at this stage it's looking a little less likely for fog in the days ahead due to more of a breeze to blow it away/stop it from forming. We may still get some isolated patches but generally the risks do look slightly lower in the mornings ahead.

Cheers!
WW

Fog

Hi there I have a stopover in CHCH then an international flight to catch on Saturday night. Taking off from CHCH at 6 pm Saturday (3rd August). Is fog likely to cause any issues? Really appreciate your help.

Wellington in 3 weeks

Hi there, I am getting married in 3 weeks today in Wellington (wishing for weather like it is today!) but thought even though its maybe impossible to tell, do you have any insight as to the weather on the 16th August in the capital? I am trying to prepare myself for the worst, just in case :)

Hi there, it's too far out to

Hi there, it's too far out to see that far but the second week of August may have high pressure slowly moving away which can lead to warmer weather moving in but sometimes some rain too. We really can't lock in anything with accuracy until at least 10 days out though. All the best and keep an eye on our Wellington forecasts from August 6th for the 16th. Fingers crossed it pans out as nice as it is right now!! :)

Kind regards

- WW

fog

Hi there, fog forecast would be good for airports.

Hi there, we hoping to launch

Hi there, we hoping to launch this in just a week or so actually :) 

- WW

lightning

Why is there lots of lightning out to sea? I just checked the lightning tracker and there has been a heap of lightning. Just wanted to know. Good website and nice videos. keep it up.

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question and the very kind feedback (much appreciated!). There is a small but very active cold front out in the Tasman Sea, mainly in the lower half. The detectors in NZ aren't professional (as MetService won't share the tax owned tracker) so sometimes when lightning is well offshore our detectors here pick it up but can't quite place it. Just had a look at the global lightning tracker, which our friends at Weatherzone in Sydney use, and this confirms these storms.

- Cheers, Phil

Snow

Thoughts on Ohau (field) receiving any snow this week?

Hi there, there may be some

Hi there, there may be some on Sunday and Monday otherwise it's mostly dry. Looks like they have a 40cm base at the moment which isn't too bad.

Cheers

WW

August

Hi there, in any given 'normal' conditions, what trends would we expect in August in the upper North Island?

Hi there, we'd be normally

Hi there, we'd be normally expecting westerlies, showers and possibly a polar southerly at some point with temperatures by day a few degrees lower and temps at night about where they are. Maybe a remaining frost or two too. This year, however, we see the late July pattern continuing on into August which suggests milder weather - at least to begin with.

Kind regards
-WW

Mt Hutt

Going to south island and considering skiing at Mt Hutt while there. Any idea about the weather conditions for skiing between Thursday and Monday. Mt Hutt website shows lower temps than when I search "Mt Hutt" on this website. For some reason, if I search "Mt Hutt Ski" I get the forecast for Rakaia, which appears to be close to the coast!

G'day there Conditions are

G'day there

Conditions are looking quite good, mainly sunny. On Sunday expect thickening high cloud then Monday looks a little wet, but in Mt Hutt's case this will probably turn to some snow which isn't bad. It's not much, perhaps an extra 5 to 10cm of snow at most but Mt Hutt will need it as it hasn't been a spectacular season for snow so far. The last lot of wet weather we had in Canterbury provided a much needed boost re snow up there and hopefully that will see your trip out ok.

Winds are looking light even up high on the mountain top so that's good.

Not sure re the website query. Is this the page you get?

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Mount%2520Hutt%2C%2520Rakaia

Even though it says Mount Hutt, Rakaia.... it will more then likely be for the Mount Hutt Ski area looking at those forecasted temperatures, high's of only 0 to 4 degrees and overnight lows all in the negatives.

Good luck for your trip!

Cheers
Aaron

Yes, that's the page I got

Yes, that's the page I got when I put in Mt Hutt Ski. Thanks for the quick and helpful reply. I have packed our skis and snowboard and we will be heading there tomorrow! Will most likely ski/board on Thursday and Friday, but have the option of Sunday and Monday too. Great website and video forecasts.

Long range forecast for August

Hi there Would you at WW have a rough idea what the month of August might look like for Dunedin? More like winter or the same mild temps? You all are the weather people of choice for me. No drama, scare tactics, or show pony performances like the Government's co-horts Thank you for you Jess

Hi there Jess, wow what a

Hi there Jess, wow what a lovely message to get, thank you :)   At this stage we're not seeing a major wintry change for Dunedin.  In fact the theme of mild weather looks likely to continue on into August with high pressure kicking the month off (at this stage). We see no major change in July's weather pattern which means drier than average and milder for Dunedin. Of course August can be a very chaotic month and so a winter storm is always on the cards, but right now we see no significant change in sight to this current weather pattern. Really appreciate your support for our free public service :)

Cheers
Phil D

Hey there

Hey is there any Cold fronts on there way for south island like Christchurch etc?

Hi there Perhaps not till

Hi there

Perhaps not till late July or early August, even then there's nothing that drastic looking in the pipeline for around then. Is looking quite settled.

Cheers
Aaron

Barometric pressure reading influenced by altitude?

Flick from Queenstown 310 m asl, to Dunedin (sea level?) on a given day Pressure (Q) is 1012 hpa and (D) is 1008 hpa I expected to see Queenstown lower due to its higher elevation; about 1 hpa per 8 metre; I wonder if Queenstown ever has 1012 hpa barometric pressure, as reported on this site? Graham

Hi Graham I would have

Hi Graham

I would have expected Queenstown to be lower in pressure also most of the time, perhaps a particular station you were looking at may not be calibrated correctly?

Then again from memory stations higher up in elevation should be calibrated to act as if they were at sea level so there could well have been a sea level reading difference of 4 hpa between Dunedin and Queenstown on that particular day.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Barometric pressure reading influenced by altitude?

Hi Aaron A very helpful answer; many thanks, I was not aware of a convention for non sea level stations reporting with a local height correction factor. It makes good sense. I've seen barometers in mountaineer huts; if you can't tell whether the reading is high or low for the station, you can still see whether the glass is rising or falling, which has its uses. cheers Graham

light

How many minutes of light have we gained since the shortest day .

Hi thereSunset for

Hi there

Sunset for Wellington NZ on the 22nd June 2019 was 4.59pm, this is the date for NZ's shortest day.

Sunset for Wellington NZ on the 22nd July 2019 is 5:16pm.

So we will have gained an extra 17 minutes of light at sunset today since NZ's shortest day! :)

Cheers
Aaron

auckland thunder

I heard some thunder here in auckland today. which was unexpectedly? will there be more?

Hi there, a couple of

Hi there, a couple of isolated thunderstorms in the upper North Island this afternoon as the mild sub-tropical northerly turned cooler westerly. It will be cooler tonight and into the weekend so thunderstorms are less likely although some more heavy downpours are possible.

Cheers
WW

Is it

Is it gonna be pretty dry atleast for christchurch in the city for wednesday, and is it possible it will clear up thankyou

Hi there, not sure if you

Hi there, not sure if you mean today or next Wednesday. Today's rain is moving in now and the afternoon looks wet. Next Wednesday looks much better. The rain today clears away this evening.

Cheers

WW

Will it

Will it be sunny tomorrow for christchurch on 18th july, and how bad will it rain because ill be walking in the city and im just confused Thankyou

Hi there Thursday looks to be

Hi there

Thursday looks to be a dry day for Christchurch :)

Cheers
Aaron

Last night Auckland

Hi last night the warning for Auckland was strong winds gusting 90km with possible thunderstorms but nothing really happened thankyou

Hi there, yes MetService

Hi there, yes MetService provides warnings which taxpayers fund. WW completely ignores these warnings due to the failure rate of accuracy and was why Civil Defence in Auckland hired our services for several years to reduce their false alarms. Sadly, we're back to the original problem of near continuous false alarms with absolutely no accountability.

Cheers

Phil D

auckland rain

will the rain be thundery tommorow cause metservice has put a moderate risk

Hi there Please see a

Hi there

Please see a responce we made to a question just below, this covers Auckland also. Actual lightning / thunder is probably a touch lower risk wise in our estimation.

WW

ok thanks

thanks. Im sorry if that bothered you but i see that westerly is making the air unstable

It's ok, just thought our

It's ok, just thought our responce to a question below would help :)

Tuesday

Is tomorrow gonna be thundery?

Hi there If you could let us

Hi there

If you could let us know your location that would help in letting us find out what you need to know.

I'm assuming you are talking about for the western North Island, after a period of heavy morning rain afternoon showers could be briefly heavy / thundery with hail then overnight western parts of the North Island get another band of heavy showers with possible thunder / hail, especially Taranaki.

Cheers
Aaron

tonight

Is tonight gonna be thundery showers. will the showers be heavy?

Showers pushing through at

Showers pushing through at times tonight may be briefly heavy, thunder looks to be a low chance of happening.

WW

Thunderstorms

Hi I want to know how severe are the thunderstorms for Auckland on Sunday