Weather Forecast for Whangarei


Summary of Whangarei

T-Storms.

Forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Now in Whangarei

24°c

Observed at 3:40pm from:
Zayfod's Raumunga (IWHANGAR55)

Rain (today)1.3mm
WindN 1km/h
Humidex (Beta)29°c
Humidity64%
Pressure1004.84hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Whangarei

25°c
T-Storms.
Rain (chance)74%
WindN 24km/h
UV Index3 (Moderate)
Sunrise6:01am
Sunset8:35pm

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Tonight in Whangarei

19°c
Cloudy.
Rain (chance)20%
WindN 22km/h
Moonrise-
Moonset9:34am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Computer generated forecast by The Weather Company

Next 24 Hours in Whangarei

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65%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
1%
chance
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1%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
96%
chance
of rain
99%
chance
of rain
100%
chance
of rain
100%
chance
of rain
N
25km/hr
N
26km/hr
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26km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
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21km/hr
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19km/hr
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20km/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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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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25km/hr
N
27km/hr
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27km/hr
N
29km/hr
N
31km/hr
N
30km/hr
NNW
32km/hr
NNW
32km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Whangarei

Tue 17 Dec
22°c
15°c
Rainy and windy.
N
32km/hr
100%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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14%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
64%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
70%
chance
of rain
81%
chance
of rain
96%
chance
of rain
99%
chance
of rain
100%
chance
of rain
100%
chance
of rain
84%
chance
of rain
82%
chance
of rain
77%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
N
20km/hr
N
20km/hr
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20km/hr
N
19km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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22km/hr
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25km/hr
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27km/hr
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27km/hr
N
29km/hr
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31km/hr
N
30km/hr
NNW
32km/hr
NNW
32km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
NW
30km/hr
WNW
21km/hr
W
20km/hr
W
19km/hr
W
17km/hr
W
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 18 Dec
21°c
12°c
Windy and partly cloudy.
WSW
39km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
1%
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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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of rain
0%
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of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
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16km/hr
WNW
17km/hr
WNW
18km/hr
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18km/hr
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20km/hr
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20km/hr
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21km/hr
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23km/hr
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26km/hr
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32km/hr
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34km/hr
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35km/hr
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36km/hr
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37km/hr
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39km/hr
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39km/hr
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37km/hr
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37km/hr
SW
35km/hr
SW
32km/hr
SW
28km/hr
SW
23km/hr
SW
20km/hr
SW
17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 19 Dec
23°c
13°c
Generally clear.
WSW
15km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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3%
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of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
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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
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
SW
15km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
13km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
SW
9km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
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8km/hr
WSW
10km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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12km/hr
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12km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 20 Dec
23°c
13°c
Windy, with rain developing in the afternoon.
WNW
33km/hr
60%
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
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5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
56%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
60%
chance
of rain
40%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
WNW
8km/hr
WNW
9km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
11km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NW
12km/hr
NNW
13km/hr
NNW
14km/hr
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18km/hr
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22km/hr
NW
24km/hr
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24km/hr
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27km/hr
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29km/hr
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32km/hr
WNW
34km/hr
WNW
33km/hr
W
32km/hr
W
29km/hr
W
25km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
20km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
17km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 21 Dec
21°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
27km/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
18%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
2%
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
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
WSW
16km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
17km/hr
SW
17km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
22km/hr
SW
23km/hr
SSW
23km/hr
SSW
24km/hr
SSW
25km/hr
SSW
27km/hr
SSW
28km/hr
SSW
27km/hr
SSW
27km/hr
SSW
25km/hr
SSW
22km/hr
SSW
20km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 22 Dec
24°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
19km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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4:00
PM
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
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
3%
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
0%
chance
of rain
0%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
SW
9km/hr
SW
8km/hr
SW
9km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
7km/hr
WSW
8km/hr
WSW
9km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
WSW
11km/hr
SW
13km/hr
SW
14km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
19km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
WSW
18km/hr
WSW
16km/hr
WSW
14km/hr
WSW
13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 23 Dec
24°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
WSW
25km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whangarei hourly forecast ▼
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4:00
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6:00
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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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
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
5%
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
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
1%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
W
12km/hr
W
11km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
W
12km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
11km/hr
WNW
12km/hr
W
13km/hr
W
16km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
17km/hr
WSW
19km/hr
WSW
21km/hr
WSW
23km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
WSW
26km/hr
WSW
25km/hr
SW
23km/hr
SW
21km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
16km/hr
SW
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

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

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 25 Dec
23°c
15°c
Partly cloudy.
SW
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
View Whangarei 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
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7:00
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8:00
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9:00
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10:00
AM
11:00
AM
12:00
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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
6%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SSW
9km/hr
SW
9km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
8km/hr
SSW
10km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
12km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
19km/hr
SW
18km/hr
SSW
16km/hr
SW
15km/hr
SSW
13km/hr
SSW
11km/hr
SW
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Is there going to be any rain tommorow at around 1 o'clock?LLL

 That's what the rain maps at

 That's what the rain maps at the top of the page are for!  They can show you in the best detail the entire picture.  There is a risk of showers around then - but you may be in an area that misses them.

Cheers

WW

Strange?

Tonight is not as cold as other nights, but going outside it does feel a lot colder than the previous nights on Friday and Saturday. Is it due to the humidity?

Possibly, the humidity was a

Possibly, the humidity was a little lower last night then on Friday night for example. And a more humid airmass may feel the same as temperatures a degree or two warmer but with less humidity. Saturday night there was nothing much of note going on.

Cheers
WW

Rainbows and showers

Great day for sunshine,rainbows and showers in Auckland.Main weather patch of rain S of New Lynn.

So?

Do the models show another Antarctic storm emerging in mid to late July?

No doubt plenty more to

No doubt plenty more to come,Cloudy,Wet and Windy forever.

They do at the moment - we

They do at the moment - we think there is moderate risk of a wintry blast around the 13th of July.  Looks like it will be a big system (and big sometimes makes it harder to pinpoint specific regions this far out).  But we're expecting a cold south to south west change around the middle of July (end of Week 2 start of Week 3).

We have a story tomorrow at 7am that addresses the forecast for the next few weeks ahead.

Cheers!

PD

Wow thanks! is it me, or is

Wow thanks!

is it me, or is it that now this is getting a lot of popularity over the last couple of years.

 Hi there - our WW has grown

 Hi there - our WW has grown quite a bit in the past few years - we have 500,000 people a year visiting our site - and now we're working closely with NIWA to see what opportunities lie ahead for us.

Cheers

WW

WW,You can just sell out to

WW,You can just sell out to them,$$$$

Ha, I couldn't think of

Ha, I couldn't think of anything worse than being owned and controlled by the NZ Govt.  We are happy being independent, but we want to have a healthy working relationship with a Govt forecaster.  Because MetService has taken action to try and stop us from growing - and because they refuse to work proactively with us - we are more than happy to continue strengthening our relationship with NIWA - but they won't be taking us over, as I have too many issues with the way NIWA and MetService operate (for example, I don't think the tax payer should fund both organisations - no other western nation has two govt owned forecasters competing against each other - it's crazy!).

- Phil

Good for you stay indie

We'll support ya!

It's 2.2c right now in New

It's 2.2c right now in New Lynn but it feels like below zero :/

Auckland skies

Great day for sundogs,weak halo,pink &purple sunset clds & beautiful cirrus displays. Cool night as smoke rises straight up from chimneys.

2^C ??

A 2 degree low for Saturday night, is it really going to get that low?

Hi there, yes it could be -

Hi there, yes it could be - although it's now 3.  Many suburbs will likely hover around 6, but some inland suburbs/areas may match Waikato temps overnight due to colder, drier and clearing south to south east breeze today.

Cheers

WW

Thunder heard

Distant thunder heard around 3:30:PM in New Lynn, sky black S of us. Are thunderstorms about?

Don't think there were any

Don't think there were any thunderstorms about in Auckland yesterday unless someone else can say otherwise?

WW

Its so foggy here in New

Its so foggy here in New Lynn

Saturday low of 4 deg ?

Hi, Is there another cold front heading this way?

Hi there No cold front. Just

Hi there

No cold front. Just an anticyclone coming in bringing clearing skies :)

Cheers
WW

When are we ever going to see

When are we ever going to see some proper sunshine?

Summer?!  Looks sunnier this

Summer?!  Looks sunnier this week - but middle of winter now, the amount of long sunny days are extremely limited for the next 2 months.

- WW

Forecast temperatures

The "this evening' parts of your city forecasts from New Plymouth, Wanganui and Palmerston North for 23/6 are really up the shoot. The temperature predictions give Lo/Hi figures - but in all cases the Lows are highers/above the Highs - and in fact the actual temperature is lower than the forecast Low/Hi. They 5-6 degrees out.
I know they are computer generated - but when they are so bad, why use them? It's particularly risky currently as these cold temperatures are of concern to orchardists/growers etc.

Where do you get the actual temperature readings from?

Thanks.

Low temp comes first (as

Low temp comes first (as coldest weather is first thing in the morning) then high temp is after. We have plans to clarify the "this evening" forecasts, but we are a very small company without the massive tax funded resources that NIWA and MetService have.  We have the raw data out of demand from the public - and we are working to grow our detailed forecasts each time a new client invests in us.

We don't display live current temps as MetService has won at making it too expensive for us to buy (free in all other western nations).  Last year they lifted the prices for us to report just how hot it got at your place from $1200 a year to close to 30K a year.  It's a joke.

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Another thing - if the number

Another thing - if the number in large font number is not the actual temperature - then what is it representing? Is it forecast model data for that moment in time I view the forecast?????

Large bold temp: If it's

Large bold temp: If it's during daylight hours then that is the maximum temp we expect. If it's evening then the most likely evening Temp, and if it's after midnight then it's the overnight low.  We're making changes to clarify this (and other issues) in the near future.  At thje moment our focus is on our App that we're building - and will be launched soon for Free.

PD

The public demand that data

The public demand that data even though it's wonky? That's bizarre. Why do people want that????

Maybe I was not clear, sorry. I meant that in the 'Evening' part of your forecast the Lo/Hi temps (which I presume is for the evening period?) showed the Low as being a higher number than the High. In other words, the 'evening'; forecast (I imagine evening as 6pm to 10pm) as having a temp range of a Low of 13 and a High of 9 when the actual temp was already was something like 5....it's more that that sequence is up the creek as well as the numbers being completely crook and not cottoning on to a cold frosty evening following a wicked southerly (dying out).

And point of difference. The min isn't always in the morning. In the case of a northwest fohn over Canterbury you could get a temp up to (eg) 24 in the morning then a southerly blasts through in the afternoon and the temp drops to (eg) 14. This is an occasional event - usually in spring.

Cheerypip.

typical yet again clear over

typical yet again clear over night rain returns at dawn.

Snow last night?

Can u confirm

 Can\t confirm - but snow

 Can\t confirm - but snow fell on Mt Te Aroha on a fairly low ridge so we think the tops of the Hunuas got a dusting. No other Auckland hills though.

- WW

Phone exploded?

"WeatherWatch.co.nz also received a confirmed report of a phone landline which exploded after a lightning strike."

Hi, Just curious whether that's in Auckland and which part of Auckland. Thanks.

Heard it was in Te Atatu

Heard it was in Te Atatu South - but not 100% sure sorry.  Definitely in Auckland - and we saw a photo of it too but unable to republish.

Cheers

WW

Wind

Love the site and your approach to forecasting. Great to have another independent take on things to build up the picture of what weather might turn up.

One request. Many of us who track the weather closely are sailors, boaties, fishers, and pilots (I am all 4), I generally prefer your forecasts but really struggle with the wind terms you use, particularly on the longer range forecast, you seem to alternate between breezes, winds, gusty, blustery etc and rarely give any leads on expected strengths. I think in knots but am happy to convert from km/hr which you use for the short forecasts.

Would it be possible for you to explain/define the standard terms you use for wind in the longer forecasts and link them to a wind range or the beaufort scale. Ie if we see fresh breezes we then know you mean somewhere in the order of Force 5 @ 17-21 knots

Thanks

Hi there - thanks very much

Hi there - thanks very much for the message and glad to hear you prefer what we do. I absolutely hear you - we have always enjoyed using more creative words to describe the weather - wind speed, however, is one area we've admittedly been inconsistent in at times.  We're hoping to have a more uniform approach in the coming months - and maybe adding a few new fun creative words in the mix too - as this often explains the weather better, but there's that fine line where it can sound too casual and therefore not accurate enough for someone such as yourself.  So watch this space - our more creative style will soon have a key to help explain and make things clearer.

Thanks for your support - and we really do appreciate the constructive feedback, it's how I've grown the site to what it is now,

Cheers

Philip Duncan

Thanks

Thanks, I don't mind terms like 'nine tenths of bugger all' or 'blowing the sheep backwards' as long as I know what they mean and they are used consistently. Weather forecasts shouldn't be boring after all :)

Haha! We've had a few people

Haha! We've had a few people ask us to try using some typical kiwi sayings, like "Sweet as" for example.  Who knows - but it's fun to be creative so long as consistent.  :)
Phil

Lightning Tracker

There has been a problem with the lightning tracker over the last 24 hours, keeps coming up with an error message saying my "security settings have blocked an application from running with an insecure or expired jre." i have tried on several computers and come up with the same message, no settings have been changed
Just to let you know
Cheers Nick

Hi, I had that problem too

Hi, I had that problem too with the Grey Lynn tracker yesterday. Had to download and reinstall Java, and that fixed it. Not sure what caused the problem though!

Our tech says it's a Java

Our tech says it's a Java update - people need to update to the latest Java to view it.  In saying that, we're working on finding alternatives to the tracker as we know it's not perfect. We wish MetService would free up their lightning tracker instead - afterall, it's owned by the public. We only run this service because they wont free up this publicly owned data, which we believe is important for safety reasons.

- WW

Thunder storms

Hi Guys. The thunder storms we had over St Johns last night were the loudest I have ever heard! Why is it when previously we have had thunder overhead it has never been so loud as last night - made our little house (and us!) tremble!

I'm not an expert on this one

I'm not an expert on this one but I believe really cold air can help make thunder sound lounder. I've noticed that here in Canterbury if there's been a thunderstorm and it's quite cold, the thunder sounds lounder then usual.

Just looked it up actually, here's something to help you out! :)

http://www.weather.com/blog/weather/8_24331.html

WW
 

Thunderstorms

Thanks for that - really interesting - love that you guys do so much to help us mere weather mortals understand!

Our pleasure! :) - WW

Our pleasure! :)

- WW

Haha yes I am in St Johns and

Haha yes I am in St Johns and wow it was sooo loud wasn't it! Freaked my cat out!

Agree - stunning

Agree - stunning thunderstorms, quite scary for a while!  Quite impressive

PD

Hail

I was standing outside and could hear this almighty roar coming from a distance and it got louder and louder then i realized it was hail on the rooftops coming towards me like a wave it was the most crazy-est sound ive ever heard..then it hailed like mad the streets are white out west