Weather Forecast for Wellington


Summary of Wellington

Some rain. Gusty Northerlies.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Wellington

14°c

Observed at 1:15pm from:
Taranaki Street Wharf (IWELLING323)

Rain (today)8.89mm
WindNE 11km/h
Humidex (Beta)16°c
Humidity90%
Pressure1011.18hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Wellington

15°c
Some rain. Gusty Northerlies.
Rain (chance)70%
WindNNW 35km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:28am
Sunset7:44pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Wellington

12°c
Some rain, gusty Northerly winds.
Rain (chance)70%
WindN 35km/h
Moonrise11:58pm
Moonset8:56am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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26km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Wellington

Sat 19 Oct
17°c
11°c
Morning showers then sunny spells, strong to gale Nor'West winds ease from afternoon.
NNW
45km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 20 Oct
16°c
12°c
Mostly cloudy, North to Nor'West winds strengthen during the day.
NNW
40km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 21 Oct
15°c
10°c
Cloudy areas, the odd spit possible otherwise mainly dry. Brisk to strong Nor'West winds.
NW
40km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 22 Oct
15°c
8°c
Windy, with afternoon showers.
NW
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40%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 23 Oct
12°c
9°c
Morning showers.
S
28km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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of rain
20%
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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
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 24 Oct
15°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
29km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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5%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
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of rain
13%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
12%
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of rain
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of rain
21%
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17km/hr
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22km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 25 Oct
15°c
12°c
Generally clear and windy.
N
33km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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NNW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 26 Oct
15°c
12°c
Windy, with afternoon showers.
NNW
45km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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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
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
NNW
31km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
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32km/hr
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33km/hr
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33km/hr
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34km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 27 Oct
15°c
11°c
Windy, with showers.
NNW
45km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11:00
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42%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
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NNW
38km/hr
NNW
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41km/hr
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39km/hr
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38km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
NNW
35km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hi there Our latest thoughts

Hi there

Our latest thoughts regarding what you are after is in the Auckland forecast. A morning shower or two then cloudy areas and some occasional sun from afternoon. Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Wedding QTown

Hi team, What's your prediction for Queenstown around 3pm on Monday 11th? Seems to be a bit of variance in forcasts, do you see any further changes? Cheers

G'day there That far out you

G'day there

That far out you are often going to get variances in forecasts unfortunately. At this stage from what I'm seeing it looks like a mostly cloudy day, a few scattered areas of rain developing in the afternoon, winds from the north.

I wouldn't like to get into any more specifics then that as there will no doubt be changes within the day itself and perhaps by the time the 11th comes around it could be fairly different to what I've said above.

Hope you have a great day anyway and please message us back closer to the time if you can for a further update.

Cheers
Aaron

Wedding on 9th

Hi Weatherwatch I have our wedding on the 9th March at 3.30pm Will there be rain at that time? or can we expect a radical change in the weather and no rain?

Hi there Where is the wedding

Hi there

Where is the wedding going to be held?

Cheers
Aaron

Waimauku, Auckland Old North Road

Waimauku, Auckland Old North Road

Looks like a shower or two,

Looks like a shower or two, clearing around midday then expect cloudy areas and occasional sun. Southwest breezes and a high of 23 degrees.

Hope the day goes well!

tornado

you remember the hobsonville tornado. I was in that. i do not want to be in another tornado again. last year quite a few hit the country

cloud

i thought it was going to be sunny today. but nope its been cloudy the whole day here in east auckland

Other weather providers

You guys are way more accurate then a main weather provider. They said nothing about rain yesterday but you guys had it covered.

Hi there, thanks very much!

Hi there, thanks very much! We're an entirely free public service. Both NIWA and MetService collectively receive more than 200 million dollars a year from taxpayers, so your compliment means a great deal to us. Have a great weekend. :) 

Cheers

WW Team

Your welcome, thanks for

Your welcome, thanks for providing a great service. Hopefully funding comes your way sometime soon eh. We need the accuracy!

Hi there, Can meteorologists

Hi there, Can meteorologists predict weather 30days out? Like accuweather? Also how long will the rain stay hang around for if it comes around the middle of march? Thank you!

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the question! When it comes to long range forecasting it's better to look at the general trends after 10 days, rather than the actual forecasts. For example, you might notice in week 3 they are forecasting a drop in temperatures - but the actual highs forecast for those specific days all this way in advance may be wrong. So they are helpful to see some long range trends, but after 10 days most weather forecasts get pretty changeable and unreliable. In New Zealand even more so due to our location on earth, and being such small islands compared to the oceans around us, it's very hard to precisely forecast for specific locations that far out. If any rain does eventuate in mid-March we don't expect it to be long lived, high pressure seems very dominant so far this year.

Cheers :)

- WW

I've been testing

I've been testing weatherwatch since Sep last year, your reporting is as accurate as it gets. I can buy tickets make plans a week out almost. The real test was xmas day in Auckland, the chance of rain % in the morning let us put the lovo/umu/hangi down. The said it couldn't be done, now they all know weatherwatch lol.

Rain in Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland?

Hi There, Is there any chance of significant rain in the near future? Hoping for a refill to the water tank!

Hi there Looking quite dry

Hi there

Looking quite dry unfortunately, through till mid March from what I can see at the moment. There could be a clearing morning shower tomorrow and perhaps the low risk of one again in the afternoon but they won't amount to anything very much.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi We postponed our

Hi We postponed our community picnic due to rain ,from last Sunday to this Sunday ( 3rd March) . At present the forecast is for a mostly sunny day . So far this week it has been dry but the winds have been very strong . Will the wind die down by Sunday in Paekakariki , Kapiti Coast ?

The weather looks very good

The weather looks very good for you on the 3rd March, winds will not be strong with an anticyclone keeping conditions calm. Have a good one! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Wonderful news . Thank you :)

Wonderful news . Thank you :)

End of March

What will the weather be like towards the end of March for Auckland? Thanks so much :)

Hi there, it's too early to

Hi there, it's too early to see that far out but latest data suggests high pressure is more dominant in the NZ area for most of the month of March. We may see a rainmaker in the middle of the month but not locked in. High pressure is the main feature for the next two weeks though. We'll have a better idea about late March in about a week or so.

Cheers

WW

Cool - I will message again

Cool - I will message again in about a week to see if you have an update :) Thanks heaps for responding. Appreciate it.

Haha

“Sweet as bruh”...Indeed

It's fun to be relaxed with

It's fun to be relaxed with the forecasts when the weather is so awesome :)

- WW

Weather Reports

Hi there, Weatherwatch is my preferred weather site. You people are so accurate with your reporting, you don't scaremonger the public and are pretty much spot on should there be any drastic changes in the weather systems. Love watching Philip Duncan's video's, he explains the different weather patterns so well. In my opinion I think the Government is funding the wrong weather news authority! Keep up the great work Weatherwatch :) cheers JS

Hi JS Thanks very much for

Hi JS

Thanks very much for your kind feedback, we all really appreciate it. We are looking at making some big changes this year to improve our services even further. Appreciate your support, it really does go a long way.

Cheers!
- WW Team

Molesworth Station, Marlborough

Hi, what chances of Molesworth getting decent rain over 1/ next couple of days and 2/ next free weeks?

Tomorrow appears to be just a

Tomorrow appears to be just a few clearing showers. Beyond then it's quite dry looking, there may be a shower or two, perhaps a spot of rain etc as a front or two passes over during the next three weeks but nothing substantial on the way unfortunately.

Aaron

Auckland weather

Why is it so cold in Auckland right now and can we expect any improvement. It felt like the summer has been complete rubbish this year.

We had 26+ days of no rain

We had 26+ days of no rain and high temps in Auckland until last weekend and you think summer has been complete rubbish? You're hard to please...

First decent southerly system

First decent southerly system in a while, that's why I would say. Improvement is coming this coming week, check out our Auckland forecasts which have very recently been updated.

Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

El Nino

Are we in an El Nino period? If not, when is the next one expected? Thanks

temperature

has summer ended? the temps feel cooler. i know that heatwave is gone now

We'll still get warm days for

We'll still get warm days for sure, especially into March but naturally as time moves along you can't stop the seasons from happening. Fairly simple really. Perhaps we have had our hottest weather for this summer though you may be right.

Cheers
Aaron

rain

will there be some rain for aucklanx tommorow

Showers, see our forecasts

Showers, see our forecasts and News feed for maps and details.
- WW

thanks

thanks

Chance of rain

Hi guys. I'm trying to understand how your chance of rain forecasts are calculated. Dunedin's Saturday forecast has no mention of rain in the text description, however there's a 25% chance next to this, and then a 59% chance at 5pm in the hourly forecasts. Can you provide some insight? Thanks, Dave.

Hi Dave, good question and we

Hi Dave, good question and we are working to improve the difference. The chance for rain increases in the evening, but our day time forecast is generally for 5am to 5pm where we think it will be mainly dry. Chance of rain increases into the evening. Other forecasters are much more general and just put a rain cloud up - we try to give daytime and night time two distinct sections and ensure the % of rain and icon are as accurate as possible. We don't always nail it perfectly but it's the goal to be better than just slapping a rain icon up each time there is just a general risk of some wet weather at some point in that 24 hour period. So the WW forecast is the main guide, the hourly forecasts help you fine tune it to make it as accurate as possible. This is unique to WW.

Hope that makes sense - happy to follow up if still not making sense, because as we say we want to make improvements in the very near future (next 2 months) so any tips to make this easier to understand will be very welcome by you and any others reading our reply here :) 

Cheers

Phil D

Thanks

Thanks for your answer Phil. I agree that giving the percentage chance of rain is much better than just saying wet or dry. I'm guessing the hourly predictions are all from computer models and the daily forecasts have human input? My only other suggestion would be that perhaps some of the granularity (i.e. hourly forecasts) could be removed for the 6-10 day forecasts as I imagine it's very hard to get these right! Keep up the good work. Dave.

NZ Herald off the deep end

NZ Herald off the deep end again with a hyped up headline. According to them, "MetService is predicting Cyclone Oma will slide past the country". I thought it was coming nowhere near us and staying off the Queensland coast for a few days. Hardly "sliding past". Thankfully you offer us a voice of reason.

Cyclone

Will Cambridge get the cyclone

Hi there, that's an easy one

Hi there, that's an easy one - no it will not :)

Cheers

WW

Feilding

We have a wedding in Apiti Saturday 4pm, what's the weather looking like? Any chance the rain forecast for Sunday comes early?

Hi there, looks like rain in

Hi there, looks like rain in the morning then improving into the afternoon and becoming mainly dry. Yes there is some chance Sunday's rain might come early (or Saturday's rain might run a little later before clearing) but for now it looks like Saturday afternoon and evening may be mainly dry. Keep an eye on the % of rain in the hourly forecasts we have for Apiti, it's the best guide: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Apiti

Have a good time :)
Cheers

WW

Weekend

Hi, How much rain can we expect this weekend at splore festival at tapapakanga national park?

Hi there, we expect Saturday

Hi there, we expect Saturday to be mostly dry but Sunday looks wet and windy.

Have a great time :)
Cheers

WW

Kaikoura Sunday Rainfall

Hi there working on the road rebuilds in Kaikoura,we usually use your site for our weather.Working in a high rockfall area and are just wondering if we should move all our heavy machinery on Friday if the rain is going to be torrential as we can't seem to get an answer from our higher ups.Being a sub contractor we can't afford to lose gear.Any guess on rainfall amounts.

Hi there, at this stage

Hi there, at this stage Kaikoura itself should be dry on Friday. Rain develops on Saturday PM and may become a little heavy for a time. Sunday sees some rain but latest thinking is that the heaviest falls will be in the eastern North Island, but if the low shifts a little further south that heavy rain may come down further. Hard to be too precise with such a big complex/developing low, but keep an eye on the % of rain in our local Kaikoura forecasts for more details. Below is the total rainfall accumulation map between now and Sunday night, showing up to 80mm possible - other modelling suggests half that amount due to thinking that rain may fall further up the country. Sorry we can't be more specific but it's a very large low that hasn't even formed yet - so a little hard to be too precise about where the fine line of heavy rain will be. All the best and thanks for your hard work with the rebuild - we've heard good things about how it's all coming along.

Cheers
Phil D

TOTAL RAINFALL POSSIBLE between Thursday PM and dawn Monday: