Weather Forecast for Whanganui


Whanganui Summary

Partly cloudy.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now

16°c

Observed at 1:23pm from:
Whanganui East (IWHANGAN7)

Rain (today)0mm
WindWSW 19km/h
Humidex (Beta)16°c
Humidity65%
Pressure1017.95hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today

16°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)0%
WindW 24km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise6:30am
Sunset7:40pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight

10°c
Partly cloudy.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNW 18km/h
Moonrise12:17pm
Moonset2:23am
Moon PhaseFirst Quarter

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours

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5%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
W
23km/hr
W
21km/hr
W
19km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
NW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
W
10km/hr
SW
9km/hr
S
12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Thu 18 Oct
18°c
4°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
20km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
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of rain
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17km/hr
NNW
17km/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
NW
15km/hr
NW
15km/hr
WNW
14km/hr
W
10km/hr
SW
9km/hr
S
12km/hr
S
14km/hr
S
17km/hr
S
18km/hr
SSE
18km/hr
SSE
17km/hr
SE
17km/hr
SE
17km/hr
ESE
18km/hr
ESE
17km/hr
ESE
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 19 Oct
19°c
11°c
Generally clear.
WNW
19km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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of rain
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chance
of rain
3%
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of rain
2%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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15km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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8km/hr
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6km/hr
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7km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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16km/hr
WNW
15km/hr
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14km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 20 Oct
19°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 21 Oct
18°c
11°c
Generally clear.
NW
24km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 22 Oct
20°c
10°c
Partly cloudy.
SE
16km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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8%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
6%
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
3%
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
NNW
12km/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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10km/hr
N
9km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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12km/hr
S
11km/hr
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10km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
E
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 23 Oct
21°c
11°c
Generally clear.
S
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
NE
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WNW
8km/hr
NW
7km/hr
NW
8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 24 Oct
20°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
22km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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5:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
PM
9:00
PM
10:00
PM
11:00
PM
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
NNW
8km/hr
NNW
9km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
NNW
10km/hr
N
11km/hr
N
12km/hr
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12km/hr
NNW
12km/hr
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13km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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19km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
WNW
16km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
15km/hr
NW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 25 Oct
19°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
NW
28km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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2:00
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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
16%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
44%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
NNW
15km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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25km/hr
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25km/hr
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24km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
24km/hr
NW
23km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
21km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NNW
18km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 26 Oct
16°c
10°c
Morning showers.
NW
29km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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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
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
42%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
19km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
16km/hr
NNW
17km/hr
NNW
18km/hr
NW
19km/hr
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21km/hr
NW
22km/hr
NW
24km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
WNW
20km/hr
WNW
19km/hr
NW
19km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
18km/hr
NW
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Tide chart

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Hi there,You may want to

Hi there,
You may want to contact MetOcean directly at Weathermap.co.nz as they provide all these marine forecasts/tides. We'll certainly follow up for you. We're looking to expand our marine products within the next 12 months, but a work in progress for a small business like WeatherWatch. MetOcean/Weathermap kindly provides all tide data to WeatherWatch (and they are owned by MetService these days too).

Cheers
WW

Twizel weather

What is the weather forecast fo Twizel over Easter weekend?

Hi there, At this stage it

Hi there,

At this stage it looks pretty good. We have 2000 NZ forecast locations on our website and app, here's the 10 day (+hourly) forecast for Twizel specifically: www.weatherwatch.co.nz/location/Twizel

Cheers

WW

Website clock issues

Hi WW Team Nothing weather related, you guys are the best and most accurate in NZ, but the website clock is 3 minutes fast. Just thought I'd let you know. Cheers AC

Rain radar

What is the link to the live rain radar page please

Hi there, in New Zealand the

Hi there, in New Zealand the tax funded public rain radar can be viewed via the NZ Government's website which is MetService.com. In ALL other western nations on earth we'd be able to display it here for you at no charge but NZ currently has a different set up that places a Government agency ahead of providing the best public weather services.

Cheers

WW

Hi there Any chance of some

Hi there Any chance of some sunny weather at Opoutere this w/e (Fri to Mon) or is it all rain?

There will be sunny spells at

There will be sunny spells at times but the odd shower about also, it will be like that for today through to Sunday. Monday is the day condtions finally clear up and there is mostly sunny and dry conditions by the looks of things currently. Temperatures throughout the weekend will be in the low twenties.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Weather in Manukau

Hi I just want to know what will the weather be like for manukau tommrow (Friday) and on (Saturday) . I want to have a accurate reading please . Thanks

Hi there, please see our main

Hi there, please see our main Auckland forecasts which include hourly information. The showers over the next few days will be scattered and the heaviest downpours fairly isolated.

Regards,

WW

Saturday weather Auckland

What's the weather like for Saturday for Mt Smart Auckland? I am seeing mixed forecasts over the internet.

Hi there It's looking much

Hi there

It's looking much like how we have it forecast on our Auckland forecast page, sunny spells and the risk of isolated showers. The greatest chance of showers being late afternoon / evening. Winds light tending northerly.

It's not really an exact or specific forecast so to speak but the nature of isolated showers means they are quite hit and miss, you may get a few but you may get none.

Hope that helps!

Cheers
Aaron

Good site Phillip and Team

Hi Phillip, Really good weather site. You must have some good basic early training at Te Aroha College ??? Cannot say you would have learnt much from me which probably helped you a lot in the long run. Keep up the good work. Denver R.

Hey there Mr R!  Great to

Hey there Mr R! 

Great to hear from you and thank you for the kind message. I can definitely say that Te Aroha College gave me some strong building blocks. Mr Whitehouse was probably the most influencial on me (due to Geography) but I do remember enjoying your subject (although our actual class was a naughty one from memory!). I hope all is well with you!
Thanks again for the message was really nice to get. 
Cheers
Phil D

Satuday In Auckland

Hi team, How are we looking for saturday in Auckland at this stage?

Why not just look at the

Why not just look at the forecast above?

Hi there Basically how we've

Hi there

Basically how we've got it forecast at the moment, a mix of sun and cloud with the chance of an isolated shower, the risk of a shower is greatest late afternoon / evening but could occur any time. Temperatures in the low to mid twenties.

Hope that helps! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Easter weekend

Hi, we are planning to do the Tongariro crossing Saturday or sunday of Easter weekend, hows it looking ? thanks Sandy

Hi there That far out I'm not

Hi there

That far out I'm not sure anything I tell you now will work out by the time Easter weekend comes around, the pattern looks a little disturbed around then with fronts and rain / wind in the mix, the timing of which I can't say as that'll change between now and then. Keep an eye on the this site and as we get closer to Easter Weekend Phil will talk about it in his videos and bring a bit more detail to the situation.

Cheers
Aaron

One Tree Point Eastern Northland - Cyclone Linda

Hi Philip I am in One Tree Point, just south of Whangarei on the edge of Whangarei Harbour. Just for your curiosity - calm morning and suddenly, an hour ago (1 30 pm Saturday) really 'out of the blue' a huge gust of wind which blew my plastic green house over and outdoor furniture around, then teeming rain and more high wind for the last hour. Could this be the remnants of Linda calling? Just for your info, no need to reply. Really appreciate your weather videos. Rosie Bradbury

Hi Rosie,  The winds are a

Hi Rosie, 

The winds are a bit gusty from the easterly quarter tonight. There is a bit of a pressure gradient between that low to the north (partially made up from excyclone Linda) and the big high to the south east. Should continue for the next day or so then eases back hopefully.

Cheers and thanks for your email :)
Phil.

 

Lowest recorded area of low pressure

The large area of low pressure about to spread across the Southern Ocean has a predicted low of 935Hp What is the lowest recorded in that part of the world?

Hi there, unfortunately there

Hi there, unfortunately there is very limited Southern Ocean data available (or NZ data available for that matter due to our Government forecasters currently being so commercial). This sustem is certainly down in the more rare category for storm systems as not many reach this depth in the Southern Ocean region (although 950s even 940s is fairly common). In the Atlantic storms have been known to drop into the late 800s, which is quite incredible. From what I gather that hasn't happened in the Southern Ocean before - but I may be wrong, I haven't don't much research on it. You may be best to Google it and spend a fair bit of time reading through various sites to get more clarity. It can be quite fascinating to read through the various regional records. 

Cheers

Phil D

Saturday

Hi Phil, Whats this saturday looking at now in terms of dry weather and sport in auckland? What parts of auckland, at approx what time and how much rain can we expect?

Hi there Could be a shower or

Hi there

Could be a shower or two in the afternoon / evening for northern parts of Auckland, north of the CBD I guess you could say. I can't really be any more specific then that.

Amounts will not be big at all, it's just a patchy shower or two, it could be more dry then wet if anything by the looks of things.

Hope that helps out somewhere! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Saturday 24 march

Hi Team Wedding on 24th at CBD Auckland City. Sunny and warm??? Cheers John

Hey John, Too far out to lock

Hey John,

Too far out to lock in but the general trend for NZ over the next week or so is drier than average. In that week before the 24th it looks as though a very large high will cross the country. Based on the current long range maps I'd say easterlies, some clouds, chance of a shower, otherwise good. All the best for the big day!

Cheers
Phil

 

Current weather

Hi Phil It feels very like Autumn has come early this year, certainly the daytime temps have dropped a lot over the last 2 weeks Any thoughts on the future couple of weeks? Definitely a lot of easterly conditions in the northern half by the look of it Cheers Dave

Hey Dave, yes definitely a

Hey Dave, yes definitely a feeling of Autumn in the air although we do still have more humid days in the forecast by the looks of it. A fast change to Autumn this year, just a fast change to summer last year and spring too. Seems to be the pattern we're in at the moment. Looks like a lot of dry weather for NZ next two weeks with plenty of easterlies for northern NZ (and northern NZ like Fiordland are the two regions with the highest chance of rain/downpours/showers next two weeks by the looks of it).

- Phil

Saturday 17/03

Hi Team, How are we looking for this date in auckland and cricket? I notice a bit of rain lurking?

Hi there, take a look at our

Hi there, take a look at our latest weather video as it addresses this possible rain. It's basically the leftovers of a small tropical storm. May produce a few big downpours here and there - but dry spells in the mix too. Probably won't be able to be more specific until closer to Saturday due to the hit and miss nature of this.

Cheers
WW

Thank you

As an Weather enthusiast holidaying from overseas I’m glad I found this site, I had been using metservice to try and find information but it was so complicated. At least the current rainfall is easy to find on here.

Great to hear! Thanks very

Great to hear! Thanks very much for the feedback :) Enjoy your holiday too - hope the weather is playing its part.

- WW

HOLA

It's 08.30 and you guys have a detailed update on Hola. Whereas our taxpayer funded Metservice is still dishing up yesterdays news, their last update 21.32. How come you guys are always on the ball whilst Metservice always seems to be way behindl?

Tongue in cheek.

Was this a major event in New Zealand? Sorry I live in the South Island and it was lovely, sunny and warm today. I hope this cyclone hitting 'New Zealand' wasn't too bad. Metservice indicated some rain and strong winds for the upper North Island but not a cyclone hitting New Zealand. Did they in fact get it right and there was no need for panic updates for a bit more rain and wind in Auckland than normal?

We're not sure sorry,

We're not sure sorry, especially as MetService is each year given 25 million dollars of tax funding to provide public warnings and services. Because WeatherWatch.co.nz is independent of them we use other global sources for data which allows us to provide more detailed updates and more often. Please write to Minister Megan Woods if you have concerns about MetService and cheers for your support! 

- WW

Hola

Thanks for your excellent reporting and analysis. Light years ahead of Metservice!

Absolutely right, and you

Absolutely right, and you don't get the media hype as well.

Hi there, thanks so much for

Hi there, thanks so much for your kind support :) 

Cheers
WW

My wife is wondering whether

My wife is wondering whether to risk getting the ferry into town from beachlands tomorrow morning? Looks like the winds pick up in the afternoon and she may get stuck!

Hi there,It's hard to know

Hi there,
It's hard to know how ferries will operate tomorrow, we imagine there will be some cancellations but every service is different and has their own operating standards. Latest wind map shows a higher risk for gales in the morning (each update is changing though, due to the close proximity of the centre of the low tomorrow). Sorry we can't be of more help!

Cheers
WW

Tomorrow morning:

(Gale force is around 34 knots / in red)

Cyclone Hola

On the wind map nullschool at 11am sunday finding some nice deep red areas with 130kph plus winds is hola increased to cat 3 again and potentially getting a little more angry towards nz.

By the time it gets to NZ

By the time it gets to NZ Hola will loose it's tropical cyclone status so will drop below cat 1 although that is more a technicality, it will still retain winds equal to a cat 1 for some offshore islands etc.

WW

Reading NZH website this

Reading NZH website this morning, Metservice meteorologist April Clark said there would be heavy rain and severe gales above 90km/h, with even stronger gusts of up to 180km/h when the remnants of Hola reach NZ. 180 km/h ? That sounds a bit ridiculous when JTWC forecasts maximum gusts of 50 knots (or 93 km/h) by Monday AM and it will be an ex-cyclone by then. Do you reckon 180 km/h gusts are likely?

180 km/h might be pushing it,

180 km/h might be pushing it, that sounds more like a theoretical upper limit, so it's not to say winds couldn't happen up to that speed but really upper limit stuff. But gusts of only 93 km/h may be under baking it for offshore eastern parts of the upper North Island like Great Barrier Island etc. Gusts upwards of 140 to 150 km/h would be our pick and have a fair chance of happening.

WW

Hola

It is so refreshing to read your calm, rational and interesting commentary on this event compared to the fearmongering hype served up in some of the mainstream media who seem intent on causing mass panic. Keep up the good work guys.

here! here!! great work yet

here! here!! great work yet again guys!

Hi there, thank you both for

Hi there, thank you both for your supportive words! We try very hard to be accurate, to be passionate, but also to keep the hype down and the facts first and foremost... even if that means a headline that doesn't give us as many clicks.

Thanks for your support, helps us know we are on the right track!
Cheers

WW