Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Summary of Christchurch

Mostly sunny, some cloud from afternoon as light winds tend Sou'West. May be a late afternoon / evening shower.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Christchurch

3°c

Observed at 7:07am from:
Riccarton (ICHRIS33)

Rain (today)-mm
Wind 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)2°c
Humidity88%
Pressure989.5hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Christchurch

13°c
Mostly sunny, some cloud from afternoon as light winds tend Sou'West. May be a late afternoon / evening shower.
Rain (chance)30%
WindSW 20km/h
UV Index2 (Low)
Sunrise7:13am
Sunset5:52pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Christchurch

3°c
Some cloud, may be a shower. Sou'West winds.
Rain (chance)30%
WindSW 15km/h
Moonrise12:16am
Moonset10:51am
Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours in Christchurch

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9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Sat 24 Aug
12°c
4°c
Morning cloud then increasing sunny areas, light SW winds tend NE in the afternoon.
NE
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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N
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 25 Aug
16°c
4°c
Mostly sunny, may be some high cloud. Light winds.
NW
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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24%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 26 Aug
12°c
4°c
Cloudy areas, may be a shower. Sou'West winds.
SW
20km/hr
35%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 27 Aug
11°c
0°c
Early showers then mostly sunny, Sou'West winds ease.
SW
15km/hr
35%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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N
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 28 Aug
16°c
4°c
Sunny with light winds.
NNW
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
1%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
2%
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of rain
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of rain
3%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
NNW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 29 Aug
15°c
7°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
23km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
1%
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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%
chance
of rain
11%
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of rain
15%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
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24%
chance
of rain
23%
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of rain
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of rain
18%
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of rain
19%
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 30 Aug
12°c
5°c
Partly cloudy.
WNW
22km/hr
20%
chance
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
17%
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of rain
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of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 31 Aug
12°c
5°c
Partly cloudy.
W
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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chance
of rain
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chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
11%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
WNW
11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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14km/hr
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13km/hr
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13km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Sep
12°c
5°c
Morning showers.
SSE
20km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
2%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
11%
chance
of rain
WSW
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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14km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
SE
10km/hr
ESE
9km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
N
8km/hr
NNW
8km/hr
NW
9km/hr
NW
9km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Certainly a blah day in

Certainly a blah day in Auckland today.

Tomorrow

Hi Guys, have heard of possible frosts in Hamilton tomorrow. What are your thoughts? That does seem rather extreme considering it is still raining here at midday

Cheers
Dave

Hamilton

 Hi Dave

Showers are forecast to clear over the Waikato later today but the question is whether they will fully clear with starry skies tonight.

The cold air today is certainly unusual following the front.

There is a low to moderate risk of a light ground frost forming in the morning but it all depends on the timing of the cloud fully dispersing.

It's late in the season if it does occur!

Cheers,WW

That is for sure, my car is

That is for sure, my car is telling me it is 9degrees here at the moment in Hamilton. Winter time again.

Cheers
Dave

How

does the forecast change so much in a few hours? There was NO mention of gale force winds round 2pm when I looked at now it looks like we have them overnight.

Did the wind just come from nowhere? Confused :(

Monday :D

Excellent re Mondays forecast :)

But Is there any chance that tonights rain could hang around until tomorrow afternoon Philip?

Thanks from,
Amber W.

Very possible

Don't expect quite as much rain tomrrow, but some showers in the morning is a real possiblity.  A few rogue afternoon showers can't be ruled either.

Cheers
Howard

thunder North Shore

A bit of thunder just now in Mairangi Bay.

strong gusts and lashing rain

strong gusts and lashing rain in New Lynn after having very light rain earlier.

Wow

these winds sure are hanging on for a long time.....has it been a particuarly wind spring for Auckland this year? And is there any light at the end of the tunnel as to when we will have settled days again? PLEASE tell me we aren't in for a windy summer.....

Hi there - no it's all fairly

Hi there - no it's all fairly normal.  During the RWC last year we had a lot of this weather too.  However Auckland hasn't had a spring wind storm in a few years from memory - so last weekend, followed by this week, has certainly made it feel pretty stormy.  But I recall last year getting emails from all over the country with people saying they were going stir crazy from the constant wind!!

The spring winds usually fade over November, this year it's possible they may continue into December.

Cheers

Phil

People have a short-term

People have a short-term memory

No

some of us don't like Rugby so wouldn't have a clue what the weather was like then!

Water temperature

Do u have water temperatures for auck city centre, world tri chmps on monday, if water too cold swim is cancellled

Hi there, generally speaking

Hi there, generally speaking the sea surface temps around Auckland are 15/16 degs at their warmest.  We're only a month or so out of the coldest time of the year to swim, so even though the days are warming up, the seas don't peak in warmth until about March!  But mid-teens is the current temp.  All the best for Monday.

Cheers

WW

Short sharp showers comment

Thankyou to the person who wrote the comment about the forecasts being accurate regarding short sharp showers. We had a glitch publishing a few comments and it accidently got wiped away. Feel free to post again!

Just wanted to say thanks :)

Cheers
Aaron

27 Oct 2012

Hi There,

firstly thanks heaps for providing us with THE MOST ACCURATE forecast. Now it might be a bit too early to ask but I am very curious as we have a big outing planned for 27/10/2012 from 12:00 till about 6:00 pm. How does the weather look around Auckland as off now?

Please advise.

Thanks a lot :)

South westerly Gales again

South westerly Gales again with a stationary high pressure in the tasman and low pressure to the chathams..from the low next week.

Hi, Firstly - thank you very

Hi,

Firstly - thank you very much!  Really appreciate the feedback. :)  At the moment the weather is incredibly chaotic - so even picking 3 days out is a little tricky simply because everything is moving rapidly at the moment in these strong winds,.

However the latest data for the 27th shows a 30% chance of rain (which I'd class as a moderate risk due to it being so far out - if it was short range with 30% chance I'd say that equals a low chance of rain).   Judging by the weather around that date is appears there will be a low pressure system moving by NZ, but it's definitely too early to lock in any forecast.  Keep an eye on our rain Maps - as they go out for 2 weeks and will be a great way for you to gauge conditions.

Cheers - and thanks again for your support

Philip Duncan

Accuracy

Thank you guys, well done with the forecast

The other crowd we simply just ignore now as we had had plans wrecked by their inaccurate forecasting. Last week we almost paid accommodation for two days ski at mt ruaphehu. It was a chance. That my wife scoured the web for a second forecaster as she knew there was another and she could see the weather wasn't improving

Anyway we'll be keeping watch with you from now on.
Kenneth

Hi Kenneth - thanks for the

Hi Kenneth - thanks for the feedback about the accuracy of our forecasts.  Glad you've made the switch to us - we love providing this free service to New Zealanders (and many people overseas too) - and all we ask in return is that you tell your friends and family about us too!! 

Thanks for taking the time to write, very much appreciated.  Enjoy the long weekend.

Kind regards

Phil and the team

Matamata

Hi there,

Planning to visit the Hobbit movie set in Matamata over the weekend.
What would be a better day Saturday or Monday?

Thanks,
Elena

Hi Elena If you have to plan

Hi Elena

If you have to plan now Saturday would be your best bet as a ridge does look to move over for a time bringing a spell of settled weather for the day. Monday may also be ok and it does look that way at this stage but it is further out and the changeable nature of the weather at the moment may mean that forecast will change also.

Feel free to check out the rain maps above (click MAPS) and they could help assist you in making a decission.

Cheers
Aaron

Weather Around Thames

Hi there,

Im heading to Thames (coromandle) for from friday untill monday.
Whats the weather going to be like as the map only has Auckland and Tauranga as the Closest areas..
Im more concerned about the rain then anything.

Thanks
Me

Thames weathers more akin to

Thames weathers more akin to Auckland,its hit by the southwesterlies though tend to be somewhat less showery activity but still windy.If it is NE,(Unlikely this w/end) the wind is easterly and windier than auckland then and funnels through with horizontal rain./heavy wet drizzle at start)

Hi there Will be blustery at

Hi there

Will be blustery at times with some rain - check our Maps tab at the top of the page - you can select wind and rain maps which show you just how fast any rain bands are moving through.  It's changing with each update so you're better to monitor that as the forecast this weekend is fairly "messy" - by that we mean slight changes in wind direction with each model update is changing the weather forecast for a few regions.  The maps are the best way to get your head around it all!

Cheers
WW

Our language

To the person who made the complaint about our language:

Use of the word "gale" is widely accepted as the short version of "gale force".  If you look at our Friday forecast we use "gale force". MetService also shorten gale force to just gale as we don't always have enough text space.  The difference between strong and gale is a sustained wind speed - gale is 62km/h and above.

We use the word "precip" short for preciptiation.  The reason why we don't say a 60% chance of "rain" is because precipitation isn't always rain - it can be showers, drizzle, one shower, snow, heavy rain, rain, hail.  This is also a widely used term internationally.

Regards
WW

Hi there We are planning an

Hi there

We are planning an critical installation within the next week or so and this needs to be done with the least amount of wind ,could you please tell me when do yo think it might be possible. we can work in around 2 to 4 meter / sec

Hi there -please use our wind

Hi there -please use our wind maps using the "Maps" tab at the top of the page.  Select the wind ones and you can see in great detail where the strongest winds are.  At this stage today, Wednesday, will be the calmest day in Auckland this week - next chance for a calm day will be either one day this weekend or again next week - but those wind maps will be exactly what you need!

Cheers and good luck
WW

Just

a question for your wind map - is it possible to have it in k's per hour like your daily forecast? Not being a boatie I don't understand knots per hour.

Thanks

Hi there - With knots you

Hi there - With knots you just bascially double it - so 30 knots is about 60km/h (56km/h) and 50 knots = 93km/h.

Weathermap.co.nz in New Plymouth create our maps - and next year we'll look at seeing if we can convert it, as I agree km/h would be more user friendly for most people!

Cheers
PD

knots per hour

So happy that I found this post - I never understood knots per hour until I read that!

Cheers again Philip Duncan :)

From Amber W.

Fishing

Hi there,

I am planing to go fishing at Manukau Harbour, Onehunga Mangere Bridge tmrw. Just Wondering is tmrw going to be the calmest and more settled day to go fishing. Can you please tell me the wind and temp for tmrw and if possible can you tell me the weather for Labour weekend if it is also good for fishing.
Thanks.

Hi there - please see our

Hi there - please see our forecast above for chance of rain and temps.  Winds will still be brisk from the west, averaging 30km/h and gusting higher. Use our wind maps above (Maps at the top of the page) to see in detail what will happen windwise tomorrow.  Also, go to weathermap.co.nz for full marine forecasts for Onehunga/Managere Bridge.

Cheers!

WW

I think weatherwatch is the

I think weatherwatch is the best forecaster out there and really accurate unlike metservice that always have negative forecasts and never say that it will be sunny even when its sunny outside they always say rain and they are always wrong lol you guys are way better

Temperature

Since when is it 16 degrees in December? What I meant was, are we around the average maximum for this time of year?

Here's a link to some climate

Here's a link to some climate info on Auckland, data is via NIWA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland

Mentions that in October average is 17.8 degrees. December average is 21.6

So perhaps this week is a tad below average indeed.

Cheers
Aaron
 

Fishing

Hi there how are you. Just wondering if it is good to go fishing tmrw. I just want to know which day of this week is going to be the calmest and more settled. If it is too windy its no good.

Hi there - Wednesday looks

Hi there - Wednesday looks likely to be the calmest day of the week - but winds may still get over 30knots out at sea.  Use our wind and swell maps (at the top of the page, where it says MAPS) - plus check out the independent marine forecasts at weathermap.co.nz.  Borderline for fishing - fingers crossed for you!

Cheers,

WW

 

Zoo weather

Hi there which day this week will have the best weather for central auckland? planning a trip to zoo.

Hi there - both Tuesday

Hi there - both Tuesday and Wednesday look much drier than recent days.  Wednesday will likely be the warmest, driest and calmest day of the week - despite it still be a bit windy and cloudy, 10% chance of a shower.

- WW

Weather on 18 & 19 October (West Auckland)

Hi, Any idea on the expected weather this Thursday and Friday (especially Friday) in West Auckland. We're particularly interested in rainfall figures. Thanks

Hi there - we expect a

Hi there - we expect a cold front to pass through on Thursday, so Thursday has a 60% chance of rain while Friday has a lower risk.  Windy both days and colder Friday based on the data at this stage.

Cheers

WW

Temperature

Hi, back to 16 again all week? Is that normal for mid October or am I right in thinking it should have warmed up a bit by now?

Thanks

Its will remain like it till

Its will remain like it till Christmas give 1 or 2 days here and there.Windy and Showery.

Triathlon Weekend

Have you started to take a look out to the weekend of 21st - 22nd October for the triathlon World Championships? Some of us from across the water are still trying to decide what to pack :)

Especially welcome would be comments on the likely wind conditions mid-morning.

Hi there - we'll have our

Hi there - we'll have our first Labour Weekend forecast out this evening - but at this stage we have a 30% chance of showers on Saturday with west to south west winds brisk at times - but easing.  Our feeling is that Sun and Mon look dry for Auckland - but please note this is very early prediction so might change.   

Cheers

WW

Windy Southwesterlies again

Windy Southwesterlies again with cloud and odd shower.

wonderful cloud displays

Great cloud displays of iridescence, shapes,lenticulars this afternoon over west Auckland. Cloud seems to be settling south of New Lynn. Hopefully we will have a great sunset tonight.

Maps

Hey guys are you aware the maps are not working this morning?

Cheers
Dave