Weather Forecast for Whakatane


Whakatane Summary

Showers.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

17°c

Observed at 11:10pm from:
Whakatane, New Zealand (IWHAKATA12)

Rain (today)0.25mm
Wind 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)20°c
Humidity89%
Pressure1017.27hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

15°c
Showers.
Rain (chance)70%
WindNE 7km/h
Moonrise10:37am
Moonset12:05am
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tomorrow

21°c
Scattered thunderstorms.
Rain (chance)50%
WindNNE 12km/h
UV Index10 (Very High)
Sunrise5:43am
Sunset8:30pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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66%
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of rain
61%
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60%
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chance
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24%
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33%
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44%
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46%
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38%
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38%
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47%
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of rain
48%
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23%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
NE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
N
10km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
N
13km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Fri 14 Dec
21°c
14°c
Scattered thunderstorms.
NNE
12km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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66%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
60%
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of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
33%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
46%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
NE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
E
5km/hr
ENE
5km/hr
NE
5km/hr
NNE
7km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
N
13km/hr
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13km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
7km/hr
NNE
6km/hr
NE
5km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 15 Dec
22°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
N
11km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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11%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
48%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
NE
5km/hr
NE
4km/hr
ENE
4km/hr
E
4km/hr
ESE
4km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
6km/hr
SE
5km/hr
SE
3km/hr
NNE
3km/hr
N
5km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
11km/hr
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12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
8km/hr
N
6km/hr
N
4km/hr
NNW
3km/hr
SW
3km/hr
S
3km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 16 Dec
24°c
15°c
Generally clear.
NE
11km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9%
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of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
9%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
5%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
S
4km/hr
S
5km/hr
S
7km/hr
S
7km/hr
S
8km/hr
S
8km/hr
S
9km/hr
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9km/hr
SSE
8km/hr
SSE
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SE
6km/hr
E
6km/hr
NE
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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9km/hr
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7km/hr
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4km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 17 Dec
22°c
16°c
Morning showers.
NW
15km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
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24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
NW
4km/hr
NW
4km/hr
WNW
4km/hr
W
4km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
WSW
5km/hr
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NW
7km/hr
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8km/hr
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10km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
N
12km/hr
N
10km/hr
N
9km/hr
N
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 18 Dec
25°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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9:00
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10:00
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11:00
PM
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
N
7km/hr
N
6km/hr
NNW
5km/hr
NNW
4km/hr
WNW
4km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
SW
5km/hr
W
5km/hr
WNW
6km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
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16km/hr
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16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
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16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
13km/hr
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11km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 19 Dec
24°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
W
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
SW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
SW
7km/hr
SW
8km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
W
11km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
W
9km/hr
W
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 20 Dec
21°c
14°c
Rain.
NNW
14km/hr
70%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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PM
5:00
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6:00
PM
7:00
PM
8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
24%
chance
of rain
57%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
65%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
71%
chance
of rain
68%
chance
of rain
62%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
W
8km/hr
W
8km/hr
W
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
WNW
7km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
NNW
11km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 21 Dec
22°c
14°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
16km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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AM
6:00
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7:00
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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
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
NW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
10km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
17km/hr
NW
16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
14km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
13km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 22 Dec
22°c
14°c
Afternoon showers.
WNW
17km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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1:00
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2:00
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7:00
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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
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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
24%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
37%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
WNW
10km/hr
W
10km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
11km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
WNW
13km/hr
W
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Comments

Tauranga South weather

Did as you suggested - at Weather Watch etc - as far as I am aware Holdens Bay is in Rotorua, and the Airport is at least 21km from Tauranga South! when I first started using Weatherwatch it was taken in Mayfair Street which is about 3 kms from where I live and was 100% accurate.

Tauranga location for weather readings.

Where is the weather for tauranga south gKen?

Hi there, take a look at our

Hi there, take a look at our observations page and you can see the various stations we have in Tauranga. They are here: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

Kind regards

WW

Is it going to rain tomorrow?

We have an outdoor family gathering and hoping to take some nice photos and hoping for cloud/sun and no rain! Do we need to get a marquee sorted or will we be all good?

Well that depends where you

Well that depends, where are you located in New Zealand?

Aaron

Getting dry

It’s incredibly dry in Pukekohe. The Growers are all irrigating their crops, something not usually seen at this time of year... climate change?

Hi there, yes we are seeing

Hi there, yes we are seeing an early November pattern kicking in across New Zealand already. Mostly dry for the week ahead too but hopefully a rainmaker kicks in next week in the north. Definitely a bit concerning and droughts have been declared in both NSW and SA over in Aussie in recent weeks. Can't connect this with climate change at this stage, simply the reality of weather patterns impacting a small nation, but the warmer than average year can be considered part of global climate change.

Cheers

WW

Looking f or a beach that is

Looking f or a beach that is sunny today here in the north island

East is best today and again

East is best today and again on Sunday. Bay of Plenty, Bay of Islands, eastern Auckland and Coromandel, Hawke's Bay etc :) 

Good luck!

WW

What is next week looking

What is next week looking like for Auckland? As your maps shows there might be some rain... will it be a serious system?

Hi there Is looking mainly

Hi there

Is looking mainly dry. Just a spell of early clearing rain on Monday then later in the week on Thursday there could be some rain associated with a low slipping southeastwards to the east of the North Island. With its associated southeasterly airflow rain may be not too bad about Auckland but places like Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, eastern Northland and East Cape could be affected with heavy falls. But we'll wait and see, still a while away yet and things could change.

Cheers
Aaron

Westport

Hi team, Spring Challenge adventure race is taking place this Saturday in Westport (west coast south island). What's the weather looking like? We're out from 9am-4pmish.... with part taking place on the buller river, over farmland and running on the coastline! Appreciate any info :)

Hi there, you may just be ok

Hi there, you may just be ok :) There is a cold front moving up the West Coast this weekend with heavy slow moving rain but it appears it will be stuck down in Fiordland and South Westland on Saturday and not reaching Westport until Sunday morning. So hopefully a mainly dry day (a few showers) and increasing clouds. Mild northerlies. All the best!
Cheers
WW Team

Awesome, thanks team :)

Awesome, thanks team :) appreciate it

Is Auckland recording any bad

Is Auckland recording any bad weather next week?

tons of them

Lots of them,southwest cold windy wet days.

Windier and colder from

Windier and colder from Monday night/Tuesday. Keep an eye on our weather videos and news updates for extra details :)

Cheers
WW

TGank you looks like it’ll

TGank you looks like it’ll mainly be quite mild that ugh with Party cloudy skies is that right?

Polar blast

Hello With this incoming weather 2 Questions..1 what are the chances percentage wise for frosts in chch -1 to -5?..2 how come the forecast for next week is showing not that badder weather. Appreciate your warning.. regards

Hi there, Christchurch is too

Hi there, Christchurch is too far north and this is too much of a westerly event for Canterbury to bring you the worst of the weather. Because it will be windy frosts aren't highly likely next week although overnight lows will drop to the low single digits. So probably a 25% chance of frosts at this stage (air is definitely cold enough but probably too breezy). The polar blast will drop temperatures nationwide but Southland, Fiordland, Otago and the West Coast look to be  exposed to the worst of it. The Southern Alps will keep Canterbury mostly dry and sunny next week, except Monday.

Cheers
WW

No weather station Info

Why is my weather station ITAURANG20 not showing up on the 10 day forecasts as it was the other day,and the live observations map.?

Hi there,Here is our what

Hi there,

Here is our what our technical guy has come back with: 
 

"Forecast pages only show the current conditions from a PWS which is the closest to the user AND has recent data available. Either TWC temporarily couldn't get recent data and so it didn't show it, or it didn't think that was the closest PWS to you. Or, the current closest one was offline and so ITAURANG20 was determined to be the next closest and so that data was being shown.

 
Also, please note, on the website the location Tauranga, like any location, is taken at an arbitrary point within the town/city, so it currently believes IBAYOFPL89 is the closest. At this stage, only a mobile device can narrow down your location to suburb level to then be able to detect a closer PWS to display data from.
 
Regarding the live obs page, this still uses a WU data feed, but I can see it there showing data so it's a valid PWS".
 
Hope that is helpful,
Cheers
WW 

total amount of fine weather days for 2018 in rotorua

Hello, I was wondering where you might be able to get the total amount of fine weather days for the year for the rotorua area. Thanks

Hi there Someone wrote in

Hi there

Someone wrote in asking for some historical data just below and this is the responce from Phil Duncan.

"Hi there, sadly NZ it the *only* country in the entire western/developed world to give Government agencies like MetService and NIWA the power to control this data on a *commercial* level - this means we are blocked from openly helping you. In all other western nations we'd be able to help you, quickly and likely at no fee, because we could share data that we all collectively tax fund. In the meantime, please contact MetService or NIWA directly for this information. Both NIWA and MetService now compete directly against each other (imagine if we had two police forces!?). If this frustrates you - as it does us - you can email Minister Megan Woods (as she is currently reviewing this set up following an independent Government review that recently supported our point of view that this is wrong).

Kind regards
Philip Duncan"

Cheers
Aaron

Chrsitchurch to Te Anau Sunday 16 - Monday 17

Hi WW crew I’d like your thoughts to help me make a decision please. I’m driving a visitor to New Zealand from Christchurch to Te Anau on Sunday 16TH. My preference is to travel via the West Coast staying in Fox Glacier on Sunday night. I love the scenery of Arthurs Pass, the West Coast rainforest, glaciers, white bait fritters, Haast Pass and emergence into Otago and Lakes Wanaka and Hawea. I also booked accommodation in Wanaka for the same Sunday night as a plan B for traveling via the McKenzie if the weather was going to be particularly bad west of the Alps. There is rain forecast for both routes - obviously more intense in the west - but my preference is still the West Coast. I figure if it’s going to be wet then better with rain in the rain forest, big rivers, waterfalls, (but sadly no Lake Matheson view of the mountains). I’m picturing the Mckenzie with light rain, blustery or gale force winds, choppy greyish lakes and also no view of the mountains. What are your thoughts… is the heavy rain likely to move through quickly and begin clearing from the south on Monday and how wet is it likely to get on the West Coast. Thursday 13 before midnight is my deadline for free cancellation so I need to decide today. Cheers Chris

Hi there Mostly everything

Hi there

Mostly everything you are thinking re what the weather is going to do is fairly spot on. Rain will be more persistent on the western side of the Alps, it picks up in intensity from afternoon with heavy rain from evening on Sunday. This rain will clear away on Monday morning fairly quickly with sunny spells and the odd shower then possible.

Hope your trip goes well! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thank you Aaron :)

Thank you Aaron :)

Hurricane, typhoons

Hello - I appreciate that a hurricane and a typhoon are essentially the same beast at different geographical locations but that makes it confusing to get to grips with relative strengths among them because of different modes of reporting. Hurricane Florence is getting huge coverage but is it really that much more destructive than typhoon Jebi that just hit Japan? Jebi is described as the most severe event there for 25 years. And how does Florence compare with the destructive capability of super-typhoon Mangkhut that just hit Guam and is heading to northern Philippines (or maybe it already hit there?) and the huge populations of southern China, including Hong Kong. Is the coverage of Florence and the effects on people in its path just because the USA shouts the loudest or is it truly that much worse than the two typhoons in Asia?

Hi there, interesting points

Hi there, interesting points raised. Like most news outlets we try to cover stories that our audience wants and without a doubt a major storm hitting the United States garners more interest from the general public than storms hitting eastern Asia, most likely because it's perhaps more relatable with all English products and news updates. We covered Jebi as well and had a surge of interest in it, but this storm approaching the eastern US is unique and has the potential to be incredibly devastating. In saying that, the typhoon is actually more powerful at the moment but there is a greater chance of it being at sea and not slamming populated places. Our relationship with CNN means we can get access to a lot of domestic US weather graphics, which we find much harder to source for eastern Asia. We didn't cover the hurricane that was heading towards Hawaii recently because all our modelling suggested it would be a non-event, which for the most part it was - so it has nothing to do with whoever is 'shouting the loudest' as we make our own independent assessment. So we do tend to weigh up a few things before deciding to cover international news. It was us covering Hurricane Katrina for radio stations in 2005 that actually lead to the set up of WeatherWatch.co.nz a couple years later so we'll always have a close tie in with the US storms due to our connections with US forecasters.

Kind regards and thanks for the questions (and ps, yes totally agree it's very confusing having Typhoons, Hurricanes and Cyclones all with different ways of measuring storm strength, it really needs to have one global bench mark in this day and age).

Philip Duncan

Many thanks for your detailed

Many thanks for your detailed response. I can see that there would be more coverage available from the USA than from Asia and that is really what I meant by the US 'shouting the loudest'. I wasn't intending to put you on the defence, my comments were about media as well - TVNZ, TV3, cover Florence in detail but appear to have nothing on Mangkhut. RNZ has items on Mangkhut but only in the context of the damage in the Northern Marianas, which is ironically part of the USA anyway. Given our proximity to Asia, it would be good to see the media feeling moved to give at least some acknowledgement of the potential damage the Super Typhoon may cause. I was very pleased to see it covered on your video today. For the record, I don't for a moment think you aren't very capable of making an independent assessment, that is precisely the reason why I am a dedicated follower and strong advocate of your forecasts and website! Keep up the good work, kia kaha

Kia Ora and thanks very much

Kia Ora and thanks very much for the great conversation and I sincerely appreciate your messages. A number of people have contacted us on various social media platforms frustrated at the lack of coverage on the Typhoon in many outlets so comments like yours and theirs helped push us to do more in that area (despite the lack of public data in some parts of Asia). With Florence coming in first it's getting the most attention now but Mangkhut should get more general attention by other media outlets over the weekend I'd imagine. A busy 24 few days! Thanks again for the comments and the kind words. Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Phil D

West Auckland

Hi there what has happened to the nice clear skys were supposed to have today. As the weather prediction on here said this morning sunny! But it's clouding over a bit now Cheers!

Just a few extra clouds to

Just a few extra clouds to add to the mix, she's all good :)

West Auckland

Thank you! Ww team :)

Week in Central Otago

Hi Duncan, Keep up the great work with the website. We are in Wanaka/Queenstown 15-22nd September. What are our chances of some late season snow in the mountains? Cheers,

Hi there Could be some snow

Hi there

Could be some snow high up in the mountains on the 16th in the morning otherwise that's about it by the looks of things! Enjoy your trip away and thanks! :)

Cheers
Aaron

ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY

Hi there, I've been getting this error when going to www.weatherwatch.co.nz recently. It only happens when I use Chrome browser but not Firefox. ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY

Hi there, thanks for the

Hi there, thanks for the details. We're hoping this has now been fixed for you.

Kind regards,

WW

Historical weather

Hello. I am trying find weather warnings for New Plymouth on Friday 10th August 2018 and Saturday 11th August 2018. Specifically, lightning strikes recorded. Can you help. Thanks

Hi there, sadly NZ it the

Hi there, sadly NZ it the *only* country in the entire western/developed world to give Government agencies like MetService and NIWA the power to control this data on a *commercial* level - this means we are blocked from openly helping you. In all other western nations we'd be able to help you, quickly and likely at no fee, because we could share data that we all collectively tax fund. In the meantime, please contact MetService or NIWA directly for this information. Both NIWA and MetService now compete directly against each other (imagine if we had two police forces!?). If this frustrates you - as it does us - you can email Minister Megan Woods (as she is currently reviewing this set up following an independent Government review that recently supported our point of view that this is wrong).

Kind regards
Philip Duncan

MetService and Niwa

'By the Otago Daily Times --- Private forecasting company WeatherWatch claims MetService is engaging in ''misleading advertising'' and has taken the state-owned enterprise to the Commerce Commission.' Good luck with that, Philip. Their behaviour is clearly wrong, unjust and borders on the corrupt in my view. Weatherwatch is a great site and deserves to succeed.

November

Hi are you able to do a forecast for first month of November please?

Hi there Do you mean November

Hi there

Do you mean November 1st? That's too far away at this point in time, come back and ask 7 to 10 days out and maybe we might have an idea then :)

Cheers
Aaron

Auckland Fri 07 Sep

Here is the TAF - seems diametrically opposed to what you have.... TAF AMD NZAA 060558Z 0606/0706 18012KT 9999 -SHRA FEW025 BKN050 FM062200 22015G25KT 9999 -SHRA BKN050 FM070500 18012KT 9999 SCT050

Hi there, the past 24 hours

Hi there, the past 24 hours have been a bit unusual in Auckland (but the set up makes sense), it's just lingering. Our latest updated forecast shows this patchy rain extending into early Friday then should start to break up and dry out. Cloudy then sunny spells may develop. SE set ups like this in Auckland with 'clunky' lows just off to the east can be frustrating to forecast as a lot of moving parts impact the cloud cover, precipitation and overall movement.
Cheers

WW

Get lost Cold Weather

Over the cold. Any chance you can bring us news of warm weather?

That could depend where you

That could depend where you live. But towards the middle of this month it might get a bit warmer, also in 2 to 3 months time it'll start to get really warmer :D

Cheers
Aaron

Re: Temerature variations

Hi There, I know there are temperature variations across the different suburbs in Auckland. I'm guessing it's fairly minimal but would you know which suburbs tend to be the coolest in Summer? Thanks.

H there, generally those in

H there, generally those in coastal areas are coolest in summer due to the many various sea breezes. Suburbs that face towards the SW may perhaps be some of the cooler ones, like Hillsborough, Onehunga, Mangere and Piha, or exposed areas like Whangaparaoa. Inland areas, like Henderson, are usually the hottest (as it's in a valley and has ranges to the west which block the cooler sea breezes. Auckland is tricky though as most suburbs have varying terrain so Mt Eden, for example, could be exposed to a cool SWer but other parts sheltered from it too so warmer.

Kind regards
- WW

Cold outbreak

Hello Met service is hinting at snow south and east of the waimak ..is this truth or dare..?