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Weather Forecast for Wellington


Wellington Summary

Increasing cloud, the odd shower from late afternoon. Strengthening Nor'West winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

13°c

Observed at 3:07pm from:
wellington CBD (IWELLING363)

Rain (today)0mm
WindW 7km/h
Humidex (Beta)14°c
Humidity88%
Pressure996.95hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

14°c
Increasing cloud, the odd shower from late afternoon. Strengthening Nor'West winds.
Rain (chance)35%
WindNNW 35km/h
UV Index2 (Low)
Sunrise7:11am
Sunset5:40pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight

10°c
A few showers with gusty Nor'West winds.
Rain (chance)50%
WindNNW 35km/h
Moonrise10:04am
Moonset11:09pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours

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30%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
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32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
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
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
NNW
33km/hr
NNW
33km/hr
NNW
32km/hr
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30km/hr
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31km/hr
NNW
28km/hr
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28km/hr
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29km/hr
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29km/hr
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29km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NW
31km/hr
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31km/hr
NW
29km/hr
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26km/hr
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24km/hr
NNW
23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
27km/hr
NW
27km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 17 Aug
14°c
7°c
Morning showers clear then some sun breaks through, showers again from evening. West to Nor'West winds.
WNW
20km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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46%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
NNW
29km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NW
31km/hr
NW
31km/hr
NW
29km/hr
NW
26km/hr
NW
24km/hr
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23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NW
27km/hr
NW
27km/hr
NW
27km/hr
NW
25km/hr
NNW
23km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
NW
16km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
S
13km/hr
S
14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 18 Aug
11°c
6°c
Rain, easing during the morning and clearing in the afternoon. Fresh Southerly winds.
S
35km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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40%
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of rain
54%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
63%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
71%
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of rain
70%
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of rain
68%
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of rain
54%
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of rain
51%
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of rain
48%
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of rain
47%
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of rain
21%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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21km/hr
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25km/hr
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29km/hr
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32km/hr
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35km/hr
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36km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
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34km/hr
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33km/hr
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33km/hr
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31km/hr
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28km/hr
SSE
25km/hr
SSE
21km/hr
SSE
21km/hr
SSE
17km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SSE
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 19 Aug
13°c
8°c
Sunny spells, North to Nor'West winds pick up from evening.
NNW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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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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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
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of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
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of rain
11%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
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10km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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19km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
N
19km/hr
N
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 20 Aug
13°c
10°c
Cloudy with patchy rain from midday, gusty North to Nor'West winds.
NNW
35km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
90%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
86%
chance
of rain
83%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
83%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
NNE
20km/hr
NNE
21km/hr
NNE
23km/hr
NNE
24km/hr
NNE
25km/hr
NNE
24km/hr
NNE
24km/hr
NNE
25km/hr
NNE
26km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
29km/hr
NNE
29km/hr
NNE
31km/hr
NNE
33km/hr
N
34km/hr
N
34km/hr
N
33km/hr
N
30km/hr
N
30km/hr
N
31km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NNW
29km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NNW
32km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 21 Aug
13°c
8°c
The odd shower with breezy Nor'West winds.
NW
25km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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10:00
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11:00
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79%
chance
of rain
77%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
NNW
32km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
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31km/hr
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31km/hr
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30km/hr
NNW
29km/hr
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29km/hr
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29km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
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31km/hr
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33km/hr
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35km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
NNW
34km/hr
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32km/hr
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29km/hr
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28km/hr
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26km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
NNW
25km/hr
NNW
24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 22 Aug
12°c
8°c
Showers.
WNW
19km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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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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40%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
37%
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
NNW
23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
20km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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19km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
18km/hr
SSW
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 23 Aug
11°c
8°c
Partly cloudy.
SSW
25km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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6:00
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7:00
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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
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4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
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11:00
PM
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
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
60%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
SSW
20km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
24km/hr
SSW
25km/hr
S
27km/hr
S
26km/hr
S
24km/hr
S
25km/hr
SSW
24km/hr
SSW
23km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
SSW
20km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
S
22km/hr
S
21km/hr
S
20km/hr
S
22km/hr
S
20km/hr
S
20km/hr
S
20km/hr
S
20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 24 Aug
11°c
8°c
Partly cloudy.
S
26km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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7:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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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
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
41%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
S
19km/hr
S
19km/hr
S
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SSE
20km/hr
SSE
23km/hr
S
23km/hr
S
24km/hr
S
25km/hr
S
26km/hr
S
27km/hr
S
27km/hr
S
26km/hr
SSE
23km/hr
SSE
22km/hr
SSE
23km/hr
SSE
20km/hr
SSE
20km/hr
SSE
19km/hr
SE
19km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 25 Aug
12°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
SE
19km/hr
0%
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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11:00
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12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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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
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
ESE
18km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
18km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
E
18km/hr
E
19km/hr
ENE
18km/hr
SE
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
SSW
17km/hr
NNE
16km/hr
SE
16km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
16km/hr
ENE
15km/hr
ENE
16km/hr
E
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Snow in Queenstown and Twizel

Hi Philip, I am travelling to Queenstown on 26th of this month for 5 days strip. Expecting snowfalls in Queenstown, Arrowtown and Mount Cook. It was forecasted to snow in weather sites from this sunday until 1st July. However, this has changed now. Do you see any possibilities of snow down to low level next week? Cheers, Vicky

Hi Vicky Aaron here. Your

Hi Vicky

Aaron here.

Your asking about something that in the weather world is a really long way into the future, I have no doubt the forecast changed as that far out most things become unreliable.

Currently long distance models show some cold air on the 26th and showers, this could lead to a few flurries, but I stress just a few at this stage. It doesn't look like snowmaggedon.

From then onwards temperatures look too warm for snow.

Have a great trip either way! And remember, this is a fair way into the future so things can change! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron.

I was little over enthusiastic and early too as this wud be my 4th trip to queenstown in less than 2 years and have seen all seasons except winter. Excitement is building up to see white south island this time even in towns....lower levels :) Fingers crossed and expect at least one Squall :) Cheers, Vicky.

Fieldays

Have a good time, Phil, your videos are great, we'll miss you! :)

Fielddays Hamilton

Hi, Thinking of heading down to fielddays tomorrow - what should we expect weather-wise? Thanks Des

Hi Des, we have a few showers

Hi Des, we have a few showers by the looks of it - mainly morning - nothing too serious though and generally mild. ALl the best! (by the way, Thursday and Friday look even better!)

Cheers

WW Team

Will Auckland weather likely

Will Auckland weather likely be mild next Thursday? Trying to plan an outdoor photo shoot

Hi there Next Thursday is

Hi there

Next Thursday is quite far away, current indications are for an anticyclone to hover over the North Island then bringing mainly settled / sunny weather. Temperatures look to be in the low teens, 13 degrees etc for Auckland. This could change though as once again it's quite far into the future. but there you go.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60

Hi there... Niwa forecasts 60 mm of rain on Tuesday for Auckland... is this expected as your forecast suggest a shower or two?

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast.

WW

Raoul update pls

Hi Matt here again Boat sails Monday for raoul from up north could you you give an update on conditions to expect for the trip please Cheers

Hi Matt, we don't currently

Hi Matt, we don't currently provide marine forecasts but generally speaking a deepening but very small low is moving towards the upper North Island over Monday and Tuesday. It contains a small area of heavy rain and strong winds but mostly isn't a major. Calmer conditions with rain towards the tropics. 
Cheers and all the best
Phil D

Snow

Is there snow on the hills between Wairoa and Gisborne at present.

Hi there I'm not sure sorry.

Hi there

I'm not sure sorry. Anyone out there see this question who lives in that area can let us know?

Cheers, Aaron

Ashburton

Is Ashburton going to be getting any snow like we did 6 years ago ??

Given enough time, it'll

Given enough time, it'll eventually happen again. When exactly? I have no idea, winter sometime within the next 5 years :)

Cheers
Aaron

How come

How come christchurch is missing out on snow like last year?

Not cold enough :)

Not cold enough :)

would snow

would snow settle in chch, tuesday overnight?, and wednesday? and would it reach sea level like it happen in 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011

No, it's not as cold as 2011 or anywhere near as big as that event. If you need more Chch specific info see our Chch forecasts.

- WW

Raoul island trip

Hi matt from huntly here, I’m heading up to raoul island next Monday 11th of June by boat, Was wondering what weather to expect on the three day trip there Could you update me please as the 11th gets closer,i see the unusual low pressure accumulating up that way Cheers

Hi Matt, at this stage June

Hi Matt, at this stage June 11th looks a bit rough towards the North Island with that low you mentioned. It will be deepening on the 11th but dropping southwards (also doubling in size as it grows). It's likely to create some heavy rain up towards Raoul Island with strengthening west to north west winds between Auckland/Northland and Raoul. Keep an eye on those maps and track that low, it will chop and change a bit in the days to come as the data is fine tuned.

Cheers and all the best!
- WW

Will it

Will it snow to sea level in christchurch on tuesday or wednesday or will it atleast hail or sleet?

Hi there, please check out

Hi there, please check out our Christchurch forecasts. Just doesn't look cold enough.

Cheers
Aaron

Is Auckland’s rain tonight

Is Auckland’s rain tonight and tomorrow morning looking very heavy? I’m confused as your website, NIWA Weather and Metservice are all saying different reports? Is it going to be Heavy rain tonight into tomorrow morning for Auckland??

Showers / areas of rain may

Showers / areas of rain may be heavy at times then easing overnight, that's what we have pegged down for Auckland currently.

Cheers
Aaron

Ice in Invercargill

Hi, maybe difficult to answer but what are the chances there will be ice on the roads in Invercargill tomorrow morning (June 5)? Roads are slippery this morning, wondering if tomorrow will be similar. Thanks!

It looks like it may be

It looks like it may be frosty very early on in the night but then by dawn an approaching front starts to stir the atmosphere up a little and temperatures may start to lift above zero. Still, I would be keeping an eye on the roads and be catious anyway.

WW

Could there be low level snow

Could there be low level snow on Wednesday and Tuesday in canterbury, if so could it happen in chch

Tuesday overnight perhaps and

Tuesday overnight perhaps and Wednesday yes there may be low level snow (200 to 100m), snow in Christchurch might be pushing it, it's on that fine line where it's probably just not cold enough for sea level snow but if temperatures drop any more then it may be more likely. But the reverse is true also, if temperatures rise by a degree or two then sea level snow in Chch will not be likely. We'll be doing a string of updates tonight for Christchurch on this issue.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain Forecast

Why doesn't the forecast show the type of rain anymore? The chance of rain gives no indication of whether it will be heavy or a few sprinkles. This is a world wide change I know but is useless for us ordinary people. Thanks

Hi there, we do actually have

Hi there, we do actually have this data but so far we aren't showing it because we're still monitoring the accuracy. The biggest problem in NZ is actually fine tuning the forecasts and too many times we see "Heavy rain" or "thunderstorms" only to find nothing happened (or it happened just up the road instead). Yesterday, for example, there was a high (90%+) chance of rain in Auckland yet it was mainly dry but pouring just up in Northland - the forecast wasn't wildly wrong it's just NZ is tricky due to being so skinny, mountainous and surrounded by sea. So we don't want to be forecasting "Heavy rain" only to find you had a bit of drizzle. We hope to be adding details about rain TOTALS and INTENSITY specific to your location in the fairly near future as we continue to fine tune the data as best as we can to reduce false alarms. Our biggest pet peeve is false alarms around heavy rain or thunder and so we're always trying to do better in this area.

Cheers for the feedback!
WW Team

The weather company seems

The weather company seems pretty useless lately the weatherwatch forecast says 0% chance of rain for tomorrow and so do the rain maps and the weather company hourly percentages makes it 60% chance of rain these conflicting forecasts are a real pain especially when people have plans outdoors the hourly forecasts need to be sorted asap.

There is quite a tight and

There is quite a tight and complex low moving in with a narrow but heavy rain band emedded within it, we have just updated to our latest outlook but there may be further changes to come. This will be a challenge to forecast and unfortunately with this one there may be a little bit of conflicting information, in the first instance please follow our written forecasts but just keep the other information in mind re hourly figures etc.

WW

Dunedin this weekend

I've been watching with interest this week the forecast for the long weekend in Dunedin. All week you've predicted it would be mostly dry and your state owned competitor has said it would be wet! Just today they've changed theirs to be more in line with yours so well done Weather Watch! Of course if your'e both wrong I'll be back here to complain next week ;) Keep up the good work. -Dave

Haha, thanks for the update

Haha, thanks for the update Dave! Dunedin is a tricky place to forecast for but our rain data is generally pretty good at seeing trends developing. Still work to be done to fine tune it but definitely good to get updates like this to support what we do! Look forward to your next complaint! :) 

Cheers
Phil D

Is Auckland looking stormy

Is Auckland looking stormy this weekend?

Hi there Unsettled but not

Hi there

Unsettled but not overly stormy.

Check out our Auckland forecasts.

Cheers
Aaron

weather

i hate rain

who cares?

who cares?

Snow wellington

Hi, is it expected to snow or get as cold as if it were in Wellington this winter? Thanks

Hi there No idea, based on

Hi there

No idea, based on probabilities probably not but I guess you never know. We deal with the next 5 to 10 days of weather max mostly, anything beyond that becomes guess work apart from the obvious (it's colder in winter than summer etc).

Thanks for writing in!

Cheers
Aaron

Will it happen

Will it snow in chch if not will it ever be snowing fully in chch like 2011 snow days?

Hi there No snow for Chch in

Hi there

No snow for Chch in the city at the moment.

Eventually it will snow again like it did in 2011, whether it's this winter or sometime in the next 5 years I'm not sure but eventually it will happen again :)

Cheers
Aaron

Dunedin

Hi, With you forecasting snow for Dunedin 400-200 on Sunday, do you think that snow will settle at 200M? Thanks

Hi there. We don't expect a

Hi there. We don't expect a lot of snow to those levels but certainly the risk of flurries here and there. As for settling at 200M, seems less likely as still a bit too mild, along with soil temps.  Always a very fine line between snow and no snow in set ups like this.

Kind regards
WW

morning heading to lake waikaremoana tonight

can you tell me the forcast for the lake area tonight sat,sunday thanks john

Hi John Tonight I would

Hi John

Tonight I would expect cool southwesterly winds, cloudy areas and the risk of a shower or two. Hopefully most of the big beefy showers that are moving through today will have cleared by late afternoon / early evening then it boils down to the risk of a shower through the night with many dry spells.

Tomorrow sees morning cloud, still the risk of a shower but showers are more likely to be nearer the coast. Becoming mostly sunny into the afternoon with cool southwesterelies easing. Sunday is dry in the morning with some high cloud then showers develop in the afternoon with a southwest change, likely to be early afternoon. Becoming drier in the evening with showers easing / perhaps clearing away.

An overnight low tonight of 4 degrees, perhaps 3. Highs on Sat and Sun of between 10 to 12 degrees.

Hope that helps, have a great weekend!

Cheers
Aaron

Queens Birthday Weekend

Hi Phil There seems to be much disagreement between models on Queens Birthday Weekend. What are your thoughts on it? Cheers Dave

Hi Dave - looks to be a large

Hi Dave - looks to be a large low forming around then but the models are yet to work out precisely where (ie, Tasman Sea or just north of NZ). Should all start to allign this weekend we'd imagine, or early next week at the latest.

Cheers :)
WW