Weather Forecast for Whakatane


Whakatane Summary

Showers.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

19°c

Observed at 5:48am from:
Whakatane, New Zealand (IWHAKATA12)

Rain (today)3.81mm
WindS 3km/h
Humidex (Beta)25°c
Humidity96%
Pressure1017.61hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

23°c
Showers.
Rain (chance)70%
WindN 17km/h
UV Index8 (Very High)
Sunrise6:47am
Sunset8:03pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

18°c
Showers.
Rain (chance)60%
WindN 14km/h
Moonrise9:19pm
Moonset8:05am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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60%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
71%
chance
of rain
69%
chance
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of rain
24%
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39%
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of rain
40%
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of rain
59%
chance
of rain
61%
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of rain
62%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
N
6km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NNE
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8km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 22 Feb
21°c
18°c
Rain.
N
17km/hr
90%
chance
of rain
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40%
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of rain
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of rain
48%
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50%
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49%
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48%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
50%
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of rain
49%
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of rain
46%
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of rain
52%
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of rain
67%
chance
of rain
74%
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of rain
91%
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of rain
93%
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93%
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of rain
89%
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83%
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of rain
77%
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of rain
80%
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of rain
82%
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of rain
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11km/hr
N
12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
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16km/hr
N
15km/hr
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15km/hr
N
15km/hr
N
14km/hr
N
14km/hr
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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 23 Feb
22°c
13°c
Rain and thunder.
NW
13km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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87%
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of rain
87%
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of rain
82%
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of rain
86%
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of rain
75%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
47%
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of rain
59%
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of rain
58%
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of rain
56%
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of rain
58%
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of rain
53%
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of rain
53%
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of rain
43%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
47%
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of rain
38%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 24 Feb
19°c
11°c
Rain.
W
19km/hr
80%
chance
of rain
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13%
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
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of rain
74%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
70%
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of rain
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of rain
60%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
77%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
85%
chance
of rain
83%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
SSW
19km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 25 Feb
19°c
10°c
Generally clear.
S
26km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
SSW
20km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
SSW
21km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 26 Feb
21°c
11°c
Generally clear.
S
14km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1%
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
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
S
17km/hr
S
17km/hr
S
17km/hr
S
16km/hr
S
15km/hr
S
15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 27 Feb
23°c
12°c
Generally clear.
WNW
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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10:00
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11:00
PM
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
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
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
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
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
S
9km/hr
S
9km/hr
S
9km/hr
S
9km/hr
S
9km/hr
S
8km/hr
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7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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9km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
NW
10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 28 Feb
24°c
12°c
Afternoon showers.
S
13km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
WSW
7km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SSE
12km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
14km/hr
SSE
13km/hr
SSE
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 1 Mar
22°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
E
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
SSE
12km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
11km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SE
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
NE
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
10km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
ENE
6km/hr
ESE
6km/hr
SE
7km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 2 Mar
22°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
ENE
9km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
11%
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
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
SE
8km/hr
SE
9km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
10km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
9km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
7km/hr
SE
7km/hr
E
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
9km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
E
8km/hr
ESE
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Hey there, thanks SO much for

Hey there, thanks so much for your message, we love getting ones like this one that drill down. Firstly, we're hugely disappointed Labour Minister Megan Woods said to us in a Beehive meeting in October that MetService/NIWA making profits for them to spend was much more important than making data (we all collective tax fund) being freely available. Personally, I was gutted by that as she is supposed to be the Minister for "Innovation" and "science". 

NZ is the only country in the western world to be like Russia/China in the weather world where the people are taxed to create a weather observations they cannot then openly use.

That aside, we are very grateful to the hundreds of hard working tax paying Kiwis who have uploaded their data. However you're slightly wrong that it's all amateur - yes there is definitely a majority of private weather stations run by 'amateurs' but we also have Govt airport data in the mix and professional private vineyard stations too. The truly "amateur" ones are sometimes quite obvious - they tend to be different to the many around them. We have no support from NZ Government - in fact 2 (of 3) Government run commercial competitors (NIWA, MetService) have been trying hard (including sending us legal threats from tax-funded-lawyers for daring to use public tax funded data and weather observations) to stop us. We have made complaints to the Commerce Commission which they are currently now investigating. So we're doing our best to share more data - and our advice to those who see incorrect readings is to take a look at the totality of stations around them and see the average.

It was WeatherWatch directly that made the changes to the Weather Company stations and we're working hard to improve our services this year, including adding some (delayed sadly) Government/tax payer owned data.

Hope that helps :)
Cheers and thanks again for the message and support.
Phil Duncan

 

PS - If you see a weather station you think is consistently or extremely out of touch, simply give us the full STATION ID (in the app and website in the "NOW" section) or from the Observations page directly - and we will block it until they reach the right standards. 

Wedding

Hey Mate we have an outdoor wedding on march 4th in Auckland, i realize that is sometime away still but how settled is it all looking? also we are having a holiday up in the bay of islands 16-23 feb are we going to get any good weather?

Hi there Not sure on March

Hi there

Not sure on March 4th, that's too far beyond any crystal ball I have unfortunately. Hopefully it is settled for you!

As for the 16th to 23rd, there are hints of tropical activity around then bringing in easterly quarter winds. There doesn't look to be any direct hits from lows at this stage but there may be a few periods of rain / showers. But there appears to be days of dry with sun / cloud also. It's probably going to be more dry then it is wet but prepare for a few wet periods I would say. Keep an eye on this if you like: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Russell

Hope that helps, have a great time away! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Feb 22nd Rain/conditions Wellington

Hi Aaron, I hope you are well. Can you kindly confirm if there is any likelyhood of rain in Wellington, Kapiti on the 22nd Feb in the afternoon please? Do you have an idea of the general condition on the afternoon? I dont believe the rain map showed this but would be comforting to hear from yourself. Thank you kindly.

Hi there, at this stage there

Hi there, at this stage there may be a cold front moving up the country around Feb 21 and 22 bringing a south to south west change and showers to Kapiti. Not locked in being so very far out but that's the latest.  In a few days time we'll have a better idea. 
All the best :)
- Aaron

Is there any tropical cyclone

Is there any tropical cyclone risk to New Zealand in the future?

At some point in the future,

At some point in the future, sure there will probably be a risk of some sort. In the near future? Doesn't seem to be any big risks at the moment. Tropical activity seems to be staying to the north at this stage.

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

Click on "Rain", you can scroll through the next couple of weeks using those maps. As you'll see, no tropical cyclones coming down near NZ at this stage.

Cheers
Aaron

Tides

Why does your 'Tides' tab give weather at beaches and not tides?

Hi there When you click on

Hi there

When you click on those beach locations a box will pop up and it does have tide information. :)

Cheers
Aaron

Milford sound

Hello there, I'm going on the Milford sound cruise on Feb 14 at 10:30am and the forecast appears to be 100% to 70% chance of rain. But when I look at the rain radar, there is not much cloud showing in this region, I'm also thinking of rescheduling my cruise to 13:00 since it appear to be getting better. I would really appreciate your thoughts and your recommended time I should be getting on the cruise.

Hi there The later in the day

Hi there

The later in the day you can book that cruise the better from what I can see. Looks quite wet in the morning and for a fair amount of the afternoon to be honest, there is a chance it could break in the afternoon perhaps so you never know.

Have a great day either way! :)

WW

February 22nd 2019

Hi there, any chance you have an indication of what the weather might be doing in Hawera, Sth taranaki on February 22nd? Usually we look at the Whanganui weather which seems to be more accurate than New Plymouth. We are getting married, outside.... and hoping we get beautiful weather like today? Clouds are ok.... any chance you can also make the happen?! Thanks!

Conditions look to be

Conditions look to be anticyclonic around then so that should mean settled and hopefully mostly sunny weather.

Good luck and wishing you the best for the big day :)

Cheers
Aaron

Feb 16th in Auckland

Hey guys Metservice is saying that we won't be seeing any rain for a while now? Now that Cyclone Neil has weakened, does that mean the weather situation for Auckland this weekend may be looking a bit better? See Metservices statements below... No mention of the possible wet weather that was meant to come in on Friday or Saturday that a couple of maps were showing? Thoughts? https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/weather-new-zealand-to-stay-dry-despite-cyclone-brewing-in-the-pacific.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12202490

Have just done a string of

Have just done a string of updates for Auckland through to Saturday, is looking mainly dry for most of this coming week. That tropical low (which it will be by then) looks to pass just too far to the east of the North Island next weekend, but you never know, will be something to keep an eye on.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Auckland February 16th

Hey guys Just after an update on Auckland weather for Feb 16th. The Metvuw maps show some stuff coming in from the tropics and pretty much sitting over the top of the North Island for a number of days? There is also a high coming across from the Tasman that has the potential to push this away. Other weather forecasts are showing a miss or it just coming in on Friday and then going. Thoughts on where things may end up? 7 days out so anything can change but when will we be able to get a better read on this situation. 7 days ago Metvuw showed a similar situation for this weekend but it changed within the last few days. Here's hoping the same thing happens for Auckland next weekend. Thanks for your time Concerned Outdoor Auckland Event Promoter here :)

Hi there,  We understand

Hi there, 

We understand your frustration. Unfortunately Auckland is stuck *between* two highs next weekend which means if there is no high pressure over us that tropical low you're seeing may well drag down tropical rain clouds. But the highs in summer are powerful and may dominate, keeping the rain offshore to our north. That's why you're seeing some confusion and every model update every few hours may be quite dramatically different (due to some updates making those highs bigger and closer to NZ, which can have a big impact on how far south that rain might go. We've just put up a detailed story on it here: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-neil-forms-poses-direct-threat-tonga-sunday-another-bigger-storm-possible-days-later

All the best and check back for our daily news and video updates about it next week.
Cheers

WW

Looks like it's going to miss

Looks like it's going to miss us this weekend now? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12202490

Thanks for the info guys.

Thanks for the info guys. Fingers crossed on a positive outcome :)

Is there the possibility of

Is there the possibility of an ex tropical cyclone hitting New Zealand in the future?

Hi there, interesting timing

Hi there, interesting timing as we've just put up this news story here about that very topic (no storm, but the leftovers or some affects may impact us): We'll know more on Monday but here's the latest on the new cyclone that has today formed and another one that might follow it: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/cyclone-neil-forms-poses-direct-threat-tonga-sunday-another-bigger-storm-possible-days-later

Cheers

WW

any rain due during the cricket later?

wondering if the weather is to stay dry for the T20 at Eden park later?

It should stay mainly dry,

It should stay mainly dry, there is a chance of a shower or two but it's on the low side. A slightly higher chance exists overnight.

Cheers
Aaron

Rain - Historic levels

Hi, I'm trying to find out rainfall levels in Cromwell, over a historic 3 month period. I've been searching online for a couple of days and am really struggling. Does WW have historic data as to what actually happened, as opposed to forecasted to happen?

Hi there - we are currently

Hi there - we are currently in talks with IBM about getting better historical data for NZ as well as building our own network with Amazon purely so people like you can easily do this - check the history to match with the forecasts. Sadly we all have to tax fund both NIWA and MetService which keep observations but make it very cluinky and hard to access to retain their commercial monopolies. We're fighting the good fight but currently have no Free historical data, so your best bet is to email NIWA and ask them for access to tax funded observations for that location over that period of time. Sadly Minister Megan Woods in this current Government recently refused to support open weather data because, as she said to us in a meeting at the Beehive, 'We want to spend their profits'.

We wish you all the best
Cheers
Phil D

Tropical low

I see a tropical low nearing the top of the north island how much wind and rain will get from it

Hi there - we have a really

Hi there - we have a really indepth news story about this now on our homepage and our just updated weather video with Phil D also covers this. Has all the info we currently know about these tropical lows.

Cheers
WW

Flying to AKL

Dear WW Team I am flying to Auckland from the South Island on Saturday morning with very precious cargo (my elderly pussycat) and I noticed the winds are 20+ km/hr in Auckland. Will this cause any turbulence enroute?? We are coming for a holiday before Uni starts. Thank you guys heaps. Even my cat trusts your weather forecasts!!! D & the frequent flying puss! =^--^=

Hi there Must admit

Hi there

Must admit turbulence and figuring out whether it is likely or not is not my expertise, but suffice to say the weather doesn't look unstable for Auckland around then so my opinion is turbulance would be a low'ish risk I'd imagine. But best bet would be to chat to your pilot before the flight, they'll have that worked out much more then I would know.

Good to hear you and your cat like our forecasts, is much appreciated by the team! :)

Have a great trip.

Cheers
Aaron

Re,live observations

A big thankyou to Phil and the team for fixing up the live observations map.Its good to see the stations where they should be.Keep up the good work guys.Cheers from ITAURANG20

Thank you for the thank you!

Thank you for the thank you! We're making quite a few improvements behind the scenes right now, that issue was a top priority for us though. Thanks for contriubuting your data to the network for us to share too!

Cheers

Phil, Aaron and the team

Feb 16 Auckland

Hey guys Forecast keeps changing for Feb 16th on the different maps. What are your thoughts on the weather for that day in Auckland?

Hi there, it's quite a

Hi there, it's quite a complicated set up around the 16th, it may easily swing dry with SE winds, or we may end up with wetter weather with easterlies - only a slight shift makes a big difference. Keep an eye on our Rain Maps as they now go out to Feb 16 and you can see what is happening. There is also a tropical storm well to the north of NZ on that date but this may also have some influence on that weather... in other words, expect more chopping and changing as this forecast gets fine tuned.

Cheers
WW

Ok thanks guys. Thought that

Ok thanks guys. Thought that might be the case :)

March weather

Hi Guys read an article today where yourselves and Metservice commented on some wet weather approaching in the next 2-3 weeks. I know this is well off and impossible to tell now but I am getting married in Auckland(Clevedon) end March and was wondering what sort of weather you can expect around this time. Apologies for the extreme forecasting required here.

Hi there, no we actually drew

Hi there, no we actually drew a line between us and MetService this week, saying while we agree rainmakers are more likely they may NOT actually bring relief to the regions that need it most. Sorry to be a "Debbie Downer". We're closely watching the tropics and hope to find some relief for you - watch our latest weather video with Phil Duncan as he has a special 14 day rainfall update.

All the best and ahead if you need help please don't hesitate to reach out and ask us here, we're here to help!

Cheers,
Aaron W

Chch

Hi..a) think your chch temp gauge is playing up again..saying 12° at the moment (b) any dirty stuff coming in southerly change ie hail/thunder/wind etc..? (c) will any of that upcoming tropic movement impact down here..? Sorry for all the questions..but cheers keep up the good work..

No worries for all the

No worries for all the questions :) . A) That temperature gauge is being removed today, as it's been a problem off and on for a while now. Dozens more we can choose from in the city so thanks for pointing out. B) Shouldn't be any hail and thunder, the cold change is slow and doesn't bring big downpours at this stage. C) At this stage the tropics won't be impacting the eastern South Island to any significant degree other than wind flows being warm/humid at times - but the rainmakers and storms will be well away from the South Island over the next week or two.

All the best :)
Cheers
WW Team

Waitangi Day Auckland

Hi Guys, Someof the forecast show showers for Auckland tomorrow afternoon from 12:00pm. What are the chances of that happening? Are we in for a tricky day or a dry day? Thanks a lot in advance

It looks mainly dry for most

It looks mainly dry for most of the day in Auckand, it's in the evening when a small easterly surge comes in that there may be a few showers, even then those showers could stay in northern parts of Auckland depending on the strength of this small surge.

Cheers
Aaron

Long-term forecast weekend of 16th/17th Feb

Hi WW team, Firstly, what a great job you all do, thanks for the service. I just had a look at the maps section to see if any rain was due for Auckland over the next 2 weeks and it appears minimal? I noticed the last map (Friday 15th Feb) has what looks like a storm or a decent amount of rain on the way from the tropics although looking to the Trans-Tasman, it looks like a high is coming, could that push out that rain band? I may have totally mid-read the maps so apologies for my amateur assessment :-) Look forward to your expert analysis of what rain, if any, is due over the next 14 - 21 days. Thanks, Paul

Thankyou very much Paul!

Thankyou very much Paul! :)

Yes there does appear to be minimal rain for Auckland for the next we while. You are right at this stage a large high is looking to keep any tropical activity away to the north around the 15th. If you go here: http://www.weathermap.co.nz/forecast-maps

Then look at the rain maps they go out a little further then our ones do, they are the same maps from the same company.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Thanks Aaron

Cheers!

Just wanted to say thank you for your accuracy. ☺

Thankyou! :) WW

Thankyou! :)

WW

Auckland Saturday February 16th

Hey guys It's a long way out but whats Saturday February 16th looking like for Auckland?

Hi there Yeah that is quite a

Hi there

Yeah that is quite a while away, an anticyclone is moving in then. Looks fairly dry, winds from the southerly quarter so that could be good.

At this stage it's looking more positive for dry / sunnier weather then it is wet weather.

But of course, closer to the time a better understanding of what will happen will develop.

Cheers
Aaron

Are any tropical lows

Are any tropical lows forecast to pass over New Zealand in the next few weeks?

The 10th / 11th February

The 10th / 11th February could be a time to keep an eye on, a tropical low is forecast to come down but it's to the east of New Zealand. So nothing impacing New Zealand at this stage but if there were a chance it might be around then.

Cheers
Aaron