Weather Forecast for Whakatane


Summary of Whakatane

Rain.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Whakatane

12°c

Observed at 7:10am from:
Whakatane, New Zealand (IWHAKATA12)

Rain (today)3.05mm
WindNE 3km/h
Humidex (Beta)13°c
Humidity97%
Pressure995.26hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Whakatane

13°c
Rain.
Rain (chance)100%
WindNW 23km/h
UV Index1 (Low)
Sunrise6:47am
Sunset5:42pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Whakatane

6°c
Showers early.
Rain (chance)60%
WindSW 18km/h
Moonrise-
Moonset10:43am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Whakatane

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88%
chance
of rain
100%
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of rain
80%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
78%
chance
of rain
76%
chance
of rain
77%
chance
of rain
63%
chance
of rain
75%
chance
of rain
67%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
54%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
58%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
NW
18km/hr
NW
22km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
18km/hr
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16km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
NW
9km/hr
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7km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
SW
8km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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15km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
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16km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Whakatane

Sat 24 Aug
15°c
7°c
Generally clear.
SW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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58%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
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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%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
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0%
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of rain
0%
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of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
SSW
15km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Aug
16°c
9°c
Partly cloudy.
W
21km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
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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13km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
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17km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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21km/hr
W
19km/hr
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18km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
18km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
17km/hr
WNW
17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Aug
15°c
5°c
Partly cloudy.
W
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whakatane hourly forecast ▼
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18%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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19km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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20km/hr
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18km/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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14km/hr
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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Aug
13°c
4°c
Generally clear.
W
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
6%
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
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
W
13km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
WSW
12km/hr
SW
11km/hr
SW
11km/hr
SW
11km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Aug
14°c
4°c
Generally clear.
SW
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
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8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
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9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
W
7km/hr
WSW
6km/hr
SW
6km/hr
SSW
7km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 29 Aug
14°c
6°c
Generally clear.
W
11km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whakatane hourly forecast ▼
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10:00
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11:00
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1:00
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3:00
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
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12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 30 Aug
13°c
6°c
Showers.
NW
19km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whakatane hourly forecast ▼
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3:00
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4:00
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
45%
chance
of rain
W
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
12km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
13km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
13km/hr
WSW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 31 Aug
13°c
6°c
Partly cloudy.
W
16km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whakatane hourly forecast ▼
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2:00
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3:00
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4:00
AM
5:00
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6:00
AM
7:00
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8:00
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9:00
AM
10:00
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11:00
AM
12:00
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1:00
PM
2:00
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3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
38%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
39%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
13km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
W
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
W
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Sep
13°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
13km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whakatane hourly forecast ▼
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1:00
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2:00
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3:00
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4:00
AM
5:00
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6:00
AM
7:00
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8:00
AM
9:00
AM
10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
PM
1:00
PM
2:00
PM
3:00
PM
4:00
PM
5:00
PM
6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
15km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
14km/hr
SSW
15km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
S
10km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr
S
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Foggy night

Was a very foggy last night in New Lynn and further South. We have wall to wall blue sky & sunshine a brisk SW wind blowing since 8:30:AM
Green Bay had fog for all of yesterday and last night, they are delighted to have sunshine today!

Frost

Hi Guys,

What chance is there of a frost overnight tonight (Friday 6th) in the Auckland area?

Could be close but probably

Could be close but probably not too likely - some sheltered valleys may receive a very light one with lows dropping down to around 3 degrees.

Cheers

WW

Fog

Hi There,

Have a 7am flight to Palmerston North tomorrow (Saturday) Morning From Auckland. What is the risk of Fog reoccurring for another day?

We have a 30% chance of fog

We have a 30% chance of fog tomorrow morning - the southerly breeze should be enough to keep it away but we can't rule it out completely. The good news is that even if fog does form we expect it to burn off fast.

Cheers

WW

Weather 6th July

Hey what is the weather looking like today. We had about international flight cancelled and stuck in Sydney. Leaving this morning. Due into Auckland around 3.30pm locat time.

Sunny now - perfect

Sunny now - perfect landing/takeoff weather. :)

- WW

Hi, thanks for the wonderful

Hi, thanks for the wonderful forecast!! Glad to see some sunny days ahead:)

Cheers.

Flights and fog

Ive got a new flight for 6pm tomorrow to christchurch will it be likely to be cancelled due to fog or storms?

You should be good to go for

You should be good to go for tomorrow evening. If fog is to happen again could be tonight / tomorrow morning but the risk is not as high this time.

- WW

Saturday morning!

Hi Guys - keep up the great work!!! What do you think the chances are of more fog Saturday morning please? We're doing the Wellington rellie run and can't afford to lose time!!

Not looking foggy at this

Not looking foggy at this stage due to south east winds picking up a bit.  Thanks for the support - and good luck from all of us!

- WW

Tomorrows Forecast

Hi there. What do you mean in tomorrows Auckland forecast by "risk of rain/showers increases the further you are.

Shane

Yes, good point Shane! 

Yes, good point Shane!  *whoops*

Fixed now - "further north" it should read :)

- WW

Fog patches

Right again, precise forecasting! fog patches showed around New Lynn during the night, gone by daybreak though.

Thanks for the feedback! 

Thanks for the feedback!  Really appreciate it

- WW

Don't think 16c possible

Don't think 16c possible either given the proximity to the bottom of the low with cooler air close.(currently around 12c).

15 degrees at two weather

15 degrees at two weather stations (Airport and Whenuapai) now and the sun's coming out so certainly possible - but some parts of the city may not reach above 14 due to local conditions.

- WW

Low tonight

Is your low for tonight really 12? Its 6.2 at our place at 10pm and still dropping!

Hi there, we just lowered it

Hi there, we just lowered it to 8 ..granted that is a big jump down from 12, but we thought the showers would arrive a little earlier than they did.  Will write a story in the near future on why temps can be so tricky - gives great perspective :)

8 is the general temp across the city this morning - some areas will be closer to 9 or 10, some may get down to 5.

Cheers

WW

Thanks, we ended up on 5.9 at

Thanks, we ended up on 5.9 at 11pm and then back up to 9 by 2am.

android widget...

Any plan to make applications for use on android and iPhone in the future? WOuld b great to have something as a widget for my phone.

Severe Weather Auckland

Sun shining in West Harbour at 2.20pm but still very heavy rain in Manukau City. Orewa lost power for a short while this morning but now up and running.

Severe thunderstorm watch

Metservice has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Auckland/Waikato

Colour Map....

Hi guys My hard drive died last week and i lost all my websites.... and Last year on this site someone posted a link that was in colour etc and it had the Tropics and the Aussie East Coast and the top half of our North Island. I believe it was called something like Colourised Loop.... It was good for Tropical Cyclones etc...

If someone who has it could post that Link again that would be Awesome so i could re add it to my Bookmarks...

Thanks again

Andrew

Hi Andrew - sorry to hear

Hi Andrew - sorry to hear your computer has fried, what a pain!  Yep, I know exactly what you're asking for - click here to view

Cheers

Phil

Hi Phil / Andrew, That

Hi Phil / Andrew,
That animation was interesting. How do we use it? Is that something we can use for forecasting?
Thanks,
Billy

Hi Billy Yep, it's basically

Hi Billy

Yep, it's basically just a satellite map - the reds and blacks show big clouds (heavy rain, thunderstorms, cyclones etc) the pale blue shows low cloud etc.  Quite useful in winter when we get that low cloud in Auckland - this imagery shows it over the Tasman Sea quite nicely.

Cheers
Phil

Snow

Are we going to see more snow down here in canterbury cheers
Rob.

Hi Rob - nothing to low

Hi Rob - nothing to low levels in the next few days but we have Canterbury as a high risk region for snow this winter (we had high risk last year too), so chances are you will see more snow - but unsure when.

- WW

Auckland Clouds

Magnificent sky colours and clouds around Auckland. Total cloud cover North of New Lynn. Clear with very few clouds South.

Tonight's Moon

Hi there,

There appears to be a very large light hazy ring in the sky around the moon tonight. Do you know what this is the cause of?

Thanks,
Melanie

Hi there Melanie Didn't see

Hi there Melanie

Didn't see it down here in Christchurch but is likely to be a moon halo, check it out here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_%28optical_phenomenon%29

Cheers, Aaron WW

They underestimated the

They underestimated the temperatures for this event,theyre under 7 already and 11 instead of 14 today.

Forecast for 5th July

Hi WW,

What's the forecast looking like for next Thursday (5th July)? Planning a trip for quite a large group for Auckland Zoo and hoping for fine weather. There appears to be quite a varied opinion from various sites ranging from showers to clear with a very small amount of drizzle. If not Thursday, what day is looking good next week (if any!)?

Cheers,
JC

Models have flopped back to

Models have flopped back to the weather like this week.

I take it that hopefully

I take it that hopefully means fine spells coupled with brief periods of showers or light drizzle on the Thursday? How much precipitation is expected? I guess that's as good as we're going to get at this time of year.

Thanks for your responses. You guys do an absolutely amazing job. Keep up the great work!

Our pleasure - thanks for the

Our pleasure - thanks for the positive feedback!

Think there's a potential for heavier showers - but really the models are chopping and changing.  Will have a good idea by Sunday night probably, so ask again then if you like.

Have a good weekend!

- Philip Duncan

Hi there - it will most

Hi there - it will most likely be a tricky specific day to work out until closer to the time, simply because there is a large low coming in from the Tasman Sea around about then.  So we can expect to see rain bands near Auckland but they will be moving only very slowly from the north west to the the south east (the same angle as the Auckland/Northland portion of the upper NI.  At the moment our data has high confidence of rain on the 4th and 6th and moderate confidence of showers on the 5th.  Hopefully the 5th becomes the dry day!  Can an eye on this link here as it shows the chance of rain for the next 10 days - and match them up with our rain maps (click on the Maps tab at the top of the page).  Should be able to see what we're talking about!

Cheers

PD

Feels like

Hi guys,

As part of your ongoing improvements and due to the cold SW winds at the moment - is it possible for you to include a "feels like" temperature? I would be interested to find out what that adjusted temperature would be for Auckland at the moment - its pretty nippy out there.

You guys do an amazing job by the way - i check your site religously and send everyone your way as soon as i hear them mention metservice :-)

T

Hi there - yes we have plans

Hi there - yes we have plans to introduce much better temperature predictions in the coming months.  We've just this month hired a new web developer who will help grow the site and fix up some annoying bugs.  Temps are top of the list as we want to bring in both a temperature range (A high of 12 to 15 today across Auckland, for eg) and a more accurate 'feels like' temp, 

We don't agree with the 'feels like' temperatures MetService use (for example yesterday they had 13.5 as the current temp and the feels like temp was only at 13).  Ours is more about what it feels like in the wind and in the humidity...so yesterday our feels like temp would've been closer to 11.  So we hope to have this up and running later in the year - it's a subjective thing though, not everyone will agree - but we'll have a more realistic alternative to what is already in the NZ market.

Cheers - and thanks a lot for your support!  It's people like you that really help grow our company to provide more and more services :)

Phil

that wind!

I picked that it was a sou'wester when walking to school this morning, by the time I got home the preschooler and I had to soak our hands in a basin of warm water. Bitterly cold wind in Auckland, I'm glad we live so close to school!

It's been a bad week in

It's been a bad week in Auckland for kids being dropped off at school - seems that the thunder/hail/showers and squalls are all timed at 8:30am and 3pm!

- PD

Gusty NW

Gusty NW wind and hail in New Lynn. Can't figure why you say SW wind when it is definately coming in from the NW.

With chaotic weather like thi

With chaotic weather like thi - and the local topography - can create different wind directions around Auckland, but the general wind direction is definitely south west.  Howevere it's constantly shifting a little...it's a WSW wind this morning but will turn more SW again today.

- WW

School Holidays

I know it's way early, but if you're speaking to the Weather Gods, could you possibly ask for two fine weeks starting this weekend? Cold, rainy school holidays are no fun at all!
Thanks!

We can give you a fine

We can give you a fine weekend and possibly a fine Monday... but no promises after that sorry! (looks like another front moving in around Tuesday)

- WW

Metservice Rain Radar

Hi there

I guess I should be asking Metservice this question, but do you folks know why sometimes there seems to be a blob of rain about where New Plymouth is and also where the Kaipara Harbour enterance is on the Metservice rain radar page? Is it really there or is it more a rain radar glitch? If you look now it's there.

Cheers

Hi there, that's basically

Hi there, that's basically what is called an echo - caused by Mt Taranaki and further north the local hills.  If you watch the South Island radars they have sections that disappear due to the mountains. For the radar to work it needs to 'see' the rain clouds - so a hill or buildings can block that and they can also cause interference which seems to scatter the data.  Those are our observations - but if you'd like a more technical explanation then you'd be best to contact MetService as we don't have any engineers working for us. :)

Cheers

WW

South Auckland today 26/06/2012

What chance of thunderstorms in Manukau City today.