Weather Forecast for Wellington


Summary of Wellington

Partly cloudy with breezy to brisk NNW winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Wellington

-°c

Observed at 7:30am from:
Taranaki Street Wharf (IWELLING323)

Rain (today)0mm
Wind -km/h
Humidex (Beta)-°c
Humidity-%
Pressure1012.87hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Wellington

21°c
Partly cloudy with breezy to brisk NNW winds.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNNW 35km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise6:59am
Sunset8:07pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Wellington

17°c
Cloudy areas with brisk NNW winds. A few overnight spits or showers.
Rain (chance)20%
WindNNW 35km/h
Moonrise10:52am
Moonset10:24pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Wellington

Sat 29 Feb
20°c
13°c
A few morning showers then sunny spells break through later in the afternoon, breezy NNW winds change S'ly.
NNW
30km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Mar
23°c
14°c
Mostly sunny, light ENE winds.
ENE
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 2 Mar
22°c
17°c
Cloudy areas with breezy Northerly winds from midday.
N
30km/hr
0%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 3 Mar
21°c
15°c
Mostly cloudy, a few spits or showers later in the day. Blustery NW winds.
NNW
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30%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 4 Mar
17°c
14°c
Windy, with showers.
SSE
33km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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38%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 5 Mar
18°c
13°c
Showers.
SE
28km/hr
40%
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
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of rain
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
20%
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of rain
20%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
18%
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24km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 6 Mar
19°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
ESE
24km/hr
20%
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
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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
22%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
22%
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of rain
21%
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of rain
20%
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of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
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24km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 7 Mar
20°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
NE
20km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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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
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chance
of rain
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of rain
19%
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of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
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of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
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of rain
14%
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of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
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17km/hr
E
17km/hr
E
16km/hr
E
16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 8 Mar
20°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
NNE
27km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
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of rain
23%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
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of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
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%
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17km/hr
NE
17km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/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


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Long term pattern

Hi Are you able to put up a link or page that shows 10 years of data or more with regards to daily average temperatures and maybe rainfall averages. It would be very interesting to compare the averages not the max temperatures of the day. Im thinking it would look sort of like a wave form line graph of a compressed 365 day cycle.

HI there, NZ is the only

HI there, NZ is the only country on earth where taxpayers (you and us) fund weather data we cannot share.

Please complain to your local MP about the commercialisation of MetService and NIWA - collectively they get 300 Million dollars a year from tax funding and don't reply to most questions from those that fund their entire existance.

- Cheers

WW

Metservice

How ridiculous is that. To be honest their forecast is never on pint too!

Auckland weather

Auckland weather has been epic recently. I know everyone's complaining about the lack of rain, but I absolutely love it! What is your long term weather forecast? Can we expect more dry weather as we transition into autumn?

i see you made some improvements

i just looked at the 2020 rules above and it looks great. the infographics are great too. good improving like you promised Cheers Mitchell

Cheers Mitchell, much

Cheers Mitchell, much appreciated :) 

- WW

Getting colder

Noticed that it is getting colder. Is it a temporary glitch or is it an indication that the nice warm summer is ending?

Hi there, the nights are

Hi there, the nights are getting longer so yes we are sliding out of summer. But take a look at the news feed on our homepage as it also talks about hotter weather coming back.

You can often find answers to questions like this in our daily news feed.

Cheers

- WW

today's forecast for Auckland

It's raining in new lynn.

Hi there, we have a southerly

Hi there, we have a southerly quarter wind today which when S or SSW is sunny for Auckland, but tilting just SW can bring in clouds and a light shower. Looks like that brief light shower has cleared and that will likely be it for you today.

Cheers

- WW

Humidity in Auckland

What is the humidity likely to be in Auckland for the next 5 days

Hi there, please visit

Hi there, please visit www.RuralWeather.co.nz for more detailed data, including houry and daily humidity graphs and data for 10 days out. (please allowed 10 seconds for the website to open and load all data).

Cheers
WW

High pressure

Hi when are we gonna see less high pressure over nz and head into Autumn weather

Hi there, hopefully in March

Hi there, hopefully in March and April.

Cheers

WW

auckland

is there a chance for thunder in auckland tommorow cause rural weather says so.

We have a story about it on

We have a story about it on our homepage right now.

Cheers

WW

just saw

just saw it. i am getting sick of this drought. i swear this summer is drier than last summer.

Pressure

is this the atmospheric pressure at sea level or at the height of the measuring sensor? As they would be different right?

Barometric pressure is

Barometric pressure is usually measured at sea level. For areas above sea level one should normally adjust their barometer to compensate.

Have a read here and scroll down a bit to the part about "Altitude"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barometer

Cheers
Aaron

Hi Was wondering what the

Hi Was wondering what the weather prediction is for Paekakariki on Sunday 23/2/2020 for an outdoor event

Morning cloud, risk of a

Morning cloud, risk of a shower then mostly sunny from afternoon with southeasterly winds. A high in the low twenties.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron Will it be a

Thanks Aaron Will it be a strong cold wind or will we be ok for our picnic ?

Hi there, our forecast for

Hi there, our forecast for that location has Hourly wind data and if you need more, go to RuralWeather.co.nz (it may take several seconds to load all weather data first time you visit).

Cheers,
WW

Hi Phil, we are camping on

Hi Phil, we are camping on Saturday in Mahuranngi west are those thunderstorms that have been predicted going to affect us

Well you'll definitely get

Well you'll definitely get some rain, easing to showers from afternoon. Whether they will be thundery or not is up for debate. There's a chance yes, but the greater chance appears to be for Northland and Bay Of Plenty from afternoon.

Hope you have a good time either way.

Aaron

When was the last significant

When was the last significant rainfall in Central Auckland and what is the long range forecast for rain?

Updated weather in the Huntly region.

Hi there, Is there any updates to the Huntly area? Is it rain or pouring rain? Cheers

Hi there Is this in regards

Hi there

Is this in regards to the front on Saturday morning? At this stage it may just be some light to moderate rain in the morning then easing. The main energy with this front looks to be a bit further north and then offshore to the east from afternoon.

WW

Auckland humidity

Any idea when this disgusting humidity will pass, i can't cope with much more of it? I hate Auckland in February

The humidity should drop a

The humidity should drop a touch over the next few days, it lifts up again on Saturday then lowers on Sunday through to Tuesday next week. Wednesday sees the humidity lift then Thursday and Friday next week look quite humid again.

WW

west auckland

the tank water situation is dire. shower of rain on monday did nothing except dampen the cat !

1st March

Good morning My daughter is getting married on Waiheke on the 1st March. It seems as if the weather pattern is changing and I've looked at all the charts and forecasts including the one map of the first March - what is your best guess for the weather at this stage? Thank you Cat

Morning Cat, at this stage

Morning Cat, at this stage it's too far out to lock in specifically but generally speaking it looks mostly dry with the chance of a few showers about. Certainly nothing to indicate rain all day or anything dramatic at this stage. Keep an eye on those long range charts daily and you'll start to see a pattern forming which will help with decision making. Also, within 10 days out, try www.RuralWeather.co.nz as it has more weather data for Waiheke Island than any other forecaster on earth :)

Cheers and all the best for March 1
:)
Phil 

1st March

Thank you so much Phil :) That's great news!

bad news for us on Waiheke!

bad news for us on Waiheke! we need rain desperately

Queenstown Weather

We,re planning to travel to Queenstown from AUckland on Feb. 24 to 27. will the weather be conducive for our visit?

Hi there Mon and Tue may be

Hi there

Mon and Tue may be mainly settled with areas of sun and high cloud, winds are looking light. Wednesday cloud thickens and lowers, the odd spit possible from afternoon then expect some evening rain which clears overnight. Thursday dawns mostly sunny with light winds.

That's how things are looking currently, keep up to date here:

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

And use these maps if you like to show where settled weather might be or areas of rain / fronts:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Have a good trip! :)

Cheers
Aaron

West Auckland rain yesterday...

Did yesterdays rain in the west of west Auckland break the 'drought' record of days without rain? Or is there just one weather station in Central Auckland it is counted on? Or are there several stations that all must be under 1mm? Was very ominous to see the dark clouds yesterday over the Waitakere Ranges, never reached us in Blockhouse Bay though. What a tease!

Hi there, great question!

Hi there, great question! From what we gather it needs to be recorded by ANY station in the region. The problem in NZ is that Niwa (Government Agency) is now aggressively commercially competing against Metservice (another tax funded Government Agency). The two Government Agencies are now producing two different records for their own commercial purposes, as was again highlighted yesterday when MetService had to shame/correct Niwa: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/119568558/aucklands-big-dry-claim-of-40-days-without-rain-probably-incorrect--metservice

Because MetService is being fairly quiet about Niwa's attacks on them over the past few years and now Niwa's new set of "records" the Government itself is eroding their own (New Zealand's own) historical data simply to make a few extra $. No other country on earth has an official double up of weather & climate records in order to make more profits.

Good luck working it out! :) 

- WW

Thanks!

Thank you for that article link. I missed that one on stuff. I should of gotten the calendar and counted the days myself. Sounded a bit dodgy that it was 40 days from the 14th to the 15th Feb! It rained here all day on the 14th Jan. I remember distinctly as we were at the airport getting my Dad from his Wuhan trip that evening. And we sat in the car at McDonalds waiting for it to stop raining to go inside as the flight was late. I won't mention it rained here last week too, one evening. Can't remember what day, maybe just over my house, always seems that way. The plant loved it. Yes have been following your website for many years, love the videos. I'm a big fan. And ask the occasional question....Love the drama between Metservice and Niwa, better than Shortland St.

Sat weather in Auckland

Hi Phil, other websites are predicitng rain/thunderstorms in Auckland this saturday. what is the likelihood of this/rain at this stage?

Hi there That is 5 days away.

Hi there

That is 5 days away. Trying to predict thunderstorms that far out is a bit tricky, yes there looks to be a chance on Saturday but will that actually come to fruition by the time Saturday comes around? It may, it may not.....

But a front does look to move through on Saturday giving a period of rain / showers. The timing could change a little between now and then so there's no point getting into specifics at this stage, just be aware a front will bring some rain or showers for a time on Saturday. Keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts for updates.

Cheers
Aaron

Forecast precipitation Napier NZ

Dear Sir I’m a long time fan oF WeatherWatch. I’m in my early eighties, retired near Taradale. The heat from November 2019, continuing now through mid February, is making life very difficult for most ‘oldies’. There seems no sign of relief. Sadly the ‘hopeful messages’ promising showers (never rain!) have led some to coin an expression : ‘Nothing lies like a Napier forecast!’ Our complaint is with MetService which months of observation confirm as quite unreliable except perhaps as saying ‘don’t look for relief- there’s none coming!’ Why is all precipitation heading south - west ? Is help from the ‘tropics’ (N.E.) now a forlorn expectation? I’m hoping this weather, with so many distressing side-effects for the ‘plus 80’s’, won’t force me to buy up elsewhere? Thank you very much for your consideration and excellence of service. (Fr) John A. SM

Good morning and thank you

Good morning and thank you for your question - and your support :)

The week coming up is a fairly hot one - it's not only north west at times but it's also sub-tropical. Hottest days will likely be later this week when 30+ is again possible with overnight lows around 20. But a cool down looks likely this Sunday and into early next week. The set up this year has seen more high pressure stuck over the North Island and that blocks both tropical rainmakers and Southern Ocean fronts.  

If you can stand up to this week then you'll likely find some comfort in the cooler, showery, change possible this Sunday and next Monday.

Kind regards and all the best,
Philip Duncan

Heat and drought in Hawkes Bay

Hi could you tell us when to expect rain in Napier. Incredibly dry...any relief in sight? Thanks

Bar the odd spit or drizzle

Bar the odd spit or drizzle patch it's looking fairly dry for the next week or two. Keep an eye on any upcoming rain potential here:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

And here:

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

Cheers
Aaron

My American Express Travel Itinerary Sann Francisco

I am traveling to Gore and the Southland for trout fishing, are the rivers running high?

Rain

Is there any real rain coming in the next couple of months. Will this weather pattern change, thinking of culling stock numbers ...

Hi there, in NZ it's hard to

Hi there, in NZ it's hard to see one month out let alone two months, but at this stage there may be some better chances for showers in the coming weeks, and still plenty of activity in the tropics as we go into March.

This story has our best thinking leading up to early March: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/drought-watch-how-rest-february-shaping-rainwise-with-2-cyclones-nearby-5-maps

All the best with your tough decision making

- WW Team