Weather Forecast for Christchurch


Summary of Christchurch

Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, NNW winds increase after midday.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now in Christchurch

13°c

Observed at 7:31am from:
Christchurch Central (ICHRIS34)

Rain (today)0mm
WindESE 0km/h
Humidex (Beta)15°c
Humidity90%
Pressure1008.47hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Today in Christchurch

31°c
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, NNW winds increase after midday.
Rain (chance)0%
WindNNW 25km/h
UV Index7 (High)
Sunrise7:05am
Sunset8:18pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tonight in Christchurch

15°c
High cloud, breezy Northerly winds. An overnight Southerly change may bring a few showers.
Rain (chance)20%
WindN 25km/h
Moonrise11:02am
Moonset10:31pm
Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Next 24 Hours in Christchurch

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19km/hr
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15km/hr
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13km/hr
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18km/hr
SSW
23km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days in Christchurch

Sat 29 Feb
18°c
11°c
Morning showers then sunny spells increase, Southerlies then afternoon Easterlies.
S
20km/hr
40%
chance
of rain
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14km/hr
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17km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 1 Mar
22°c
13°c
Mostly sunny, Easterlies freshen.
ENE
25km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 2 Mar
25°c
17°c
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light ENE winds.
ENE
15km/hr
0%
chance
of rain
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 3 Mar
27°c
12°c
High cloud, showers move in from afternoon with a Southerly change.
NNW
20km/hr
60%
chance
of rain
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of rain
10%
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of rain
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20km/hr
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18km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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17km/hr
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15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 4 Mar
15°c
12°c
Morning showers.
SE
14km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
44%
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of rain
33%
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of rain
32%
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of rain
32%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
24%
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of rain
23%
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of rain
13%
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of rain
17%
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of rain
19%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
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of rain
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13km/hr
SSW
12km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/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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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 5 Mar
17°c
12°c
Mostly cloudy.
ENE
17km/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
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of rain
20%
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of rain
18%
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of rain
10%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
12%
chance
of rain
10%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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8km/hr
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8km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 6 Mar
18°c
12°c
Partly cloudy.
ENE
21km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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10%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
11%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
12%
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
10%
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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
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
9%
chance
of rain
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12km/hr
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11km/hr
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11km/hr
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 7 Mar
20°c
14°c
Mostly cloudy.
ENE
16km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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10%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
NE
14km/hr
NE
13km/hr
NE
12km/hr
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11km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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9km/hr
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9km/hr
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10km/hr
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10km/hr
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11km/hr
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16km/hr
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12km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 8 Mar
20°c
13°c
Partly cloudy.
E
15km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
The Weather Company
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21%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
32%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
35%
chance
of rain
34%
chance
of rain
33%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
NE
11km/hr
NE
11km/hr
NNE
9km/hr
NNE
8km/hr
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7km/hr
NNW
7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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7km/hr
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14km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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15km/hr
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14km/hr
E
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11km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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draught

is there gonna be a draught in auckland. if so how long will it last. hope it doesnt last as long as the australians draught

Its called "Summer

Its summer,meant to be sunny and dry in summer,had 8 months of rain in winter,more than enough.

Hi there, we expect Auckland

Hi there, we expect Auckland to remain mostly drier than average for January. Our next climate update will be out in late January. Since winter we've said Auckland has been drier than normal and that a drier than normal summer was likely.

Cheers
WW

Sun

Hi there. Just wondering how long this good weather is going to last in Invercargill? It feels too good to be true right now after months of no sun! I feel like with our luck there’s gonna be a huge drought now

Good news, you have at least

Good news, you have at least 10 days, maybe 14, of mainly dry to completely dry weather. While not especially hot the daytime highs will be about 10 degrees higher than they were around late December :) 

We don't expect a drought to form in Southland this summer with rain/showers likely to return again either very late Jan or in February at some point. Our next climate forecast update will be in late January and will cover Feb, and also Feb, Mar, Apr.

Cheers :)

WW

Easterlies

Are easterlies cold winds or hot in Auckland ?

In winter they are cold, in

In winter they are cold, in summer they can be quite pleasant and sub-tropical feeling. Whereas furth south in Christchurch or Dunedin many say the easterlies are 'cold' all year round. 

:)

Cheers
WW

wind

what is SB wind ?

Hi there, "SB" = sea breeze

Hi there, "SB" = sea breeze or sea breezes. :)

Cheers
Aaron

Wind direction abbreivation

Hi, If you look at Auckland weather forecast and I notice the wind direction said SB. Could you please explain what does SB stand for? I wonder this is a mistype? Many thanks, Ian

Hi there, "SB" = sea breeze

Hi there, "SB" = sea breeze or sea breezes. :)

Cheers
Aaron

AUCK ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

I know it is some way off still but any predictions for the long weekend and in particular boating in the Hauraki Gulf?

Hi there I'd like to be able

Hi there

I'd like to be able to let you know but that's a bit too far away. Hopefully it's settled for you.

Cheers
Aaron

Nelson today. IT IS NOT RAINING.

Your radar shows rain, it is sunny, abit overcast BUT NOT RAINING!!!!!

warm swimming weather

Hi We are travelling across the ditch Please could you inform us of some warm beautiful beaches to swim in February I notice from some of the weather projections that the top temperatures in the far, far north are around a top temperature of 25 degrees c Do we need wet suits to keep warm? chilly ozzies

Hi there! The upper North

Hi there! The upper North Island has the warmest sea water, but so too do some of the harbours/beaches in sheltered parts of the upper South Island. Northland can have highs in the mid to late 20s but the humidity makes it feel like the low to mid 30s. But if you're coming from Aussie (especially QLD) then you may find our sea water more refreshing - but it's still warm enough to spend a decent amount of time in. Also, remember our ozone layer isn't as robust so you may find your skin burns a little faster here despite the heat not being so intense so seek shade and wear sunscreen. Inland NZ is often a few to several degrees hotter than the beaches and Feb can get hot and into the 30s - especially if we have a nor'wester out of Australia at the time!

Have a great trip!

Cheers
WW

Motueka Temperature Readings

Do you use more than one place for temperature readings in Motueka? I asked some time ago about recordings here and you told me that the one you used at that time was in Kanuka Place. The reason I ask is because temperatures can vary quite a lot here in different parts on Motueka. The current temperature showing of 24 deg is about right for now. Thanks Lorraine Lister

Hi Lorraine, take a look at

Hi Lorraine, take a look at our observations page for all the stations we use. This just makes up the NOW/CURRENT forecast, we don't really use it for any of our forecasting. This year we will be giving people the ability to select other local weather stations should the one that defaults for you be incorrect or not suitable. So watch this space in 2020! :) 

www.weatherwatch.co.nz/observations

Cheers

Phil D

Hi there We don't personally

Hi there

We don't personally have thermometers scattered around Motueka, on our live observations page they are thermometers from private weather stations hooked into "The Weather Company" network.

Looks like there is just two stations in Mot currently, one on Wilkie Street I think it is and another on Tudor Street. The Kanuka place one may have dropped out?

Your right temperatures would vary across any area and there will always be little differences here and there but can't monitor it all, if only....

Cheers
Aaron

YESSSS

I’m so happy that Invercargill is FINALLY GETTING SOME SUN I honestly can’t believe it even though it will be back to rain next week

Good news! Yes the weather is

Good news! Yes the weather is calming down at the moment which is great, easier forecasting! :D

Enjoy the sun!

Aaron

Rain

Hi Guys, The tropics seem quite active and Aus is starting to get a bit of rain while we are stuck under blocking highs. Up here in the Kaipara area we are getting pretty dry. Any sign of change in our weather coming. Cheers Ross.

I get what you are saying, it

I get what you are saying, it has been fairly dry but at the same time the weather has been a bit chaotic and cooler in general for some parts of the country. I'm thankful for the high right now as it's giving a break from the constantly changing weather re forecasting.

Best bet is to keep an eye on our rain maps, anything me or Phil would tell you would be what we are seeing in these maps. https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/forecast-maps/rain

Looks fairly settled at the moment indeed.

Cheers
Aaron

Hi there, Happy New Year.

Hi there, Happy New Year. Just wondering when the daily videos start up for the new year again?

G'day there Not that I'm a

G'day there

Not that I'm a 100% sure but Phil starts back with his Country TV videos next week on Monday (20th) so I'm guessing it will be then.

Cheers
Aaron

Wind Friday

Ok I'm so annoyed the wind is an easterly for days before and days after friday but not on Friday. I'm going planespotting and since planes takeoff into the wind, the wind direction determines which way they'll depart. An easterly is what I always hope for, to sum up, the aircraft to takeoff to the east and this requires an easterly. I'm just annoyed not only because I may not get another chance for up to a year, but because every other day Is literally perfect! It just had to be the day I'm there a westerly.

from whence

do you get your Hamilton temp data? Normally it's Ruakura but I see you are now including someone in Fairfield. Cheers.

Weird and wonderful clouds

Hi there, my daughter and I were marvelling at the clouds over Christchurch tonight (approx 8:45-9pm). They reflected the setting sun in such a way as to appear like an ocean complete with wave after wave of foamy spume. Then she asked me why the clouds were like that and I hadn't a clue. Could you please help me not look like a complete moron to my kid and explain why clouds form in long wavy layers please?

Hi there, actually the clouds

Hi there, actually the clouds and the air/wind operate in similar ways to the ocean over sand at a beach. If you snorkel around you will see different patterns on the sea floor as the sand reacts to water currents and waves, rocks etc. The airflows, interacting with high and low pressure systems coupled with the hills and mountains create nor'west arches (as we saw in Canterbury today) and other cool clouds - so air flows and terrain below create shapes in clouds. Nor'west flows often produce some of best clouds.

Hope that helps in a simplistic way :)

Cheers

WW

temps

hi, why is it that a temperature of say 15 in the day time is not hot but those sort of temperatures at night are a recipe for no sleep. worse if its humid

Hi there, good question and

Hi there, good question and is quite common when the weather is cloudy or windy, it tends to make the daytime feel cooler but at night the wind/cloud actually helps keep temperatures up more than a clear, calm, night. Not every time, but quite often that is the case.

Regards

WW

Bushfire smoke?

We're traveling across the ditch next week to spend a fortnight on your beautiful South Island. How much of an impact are the Aussie bushfires having on the air quality and visibility at the moment?

Hi there, we've just had a

Hi there, we've just had a windy "refreshing" change out of the Southern Ocean which has cleared the skies nicely. There's a chance of some increased smoke this coming weekend but again another south west change should clear it through. At the moment, no issues. :) Have a great trip!

Cheers

WW Team

Bushfire smoke

Perfect, thanks for that team! Ken

Rangiora weather forecast

Looks great and will be rather helpfull

Summer coming back

Summer coming back :) 

Cheers

WW

Returning back to NZ Auckland

Hi, there I'm returning back to Auckland in the 17th Jan, hows the weather looking?

Easterly quarter winds, may

Easterly quarter winds, may be mainly sunny but chance of an isolated shower later in the day. But your talking about 9 days away and anything that far out doesn't really materialise most of the time or can change.

Keep an eye on our Auckland forecasts.

Thanks for writing in!

Cheers
Aaron

Dunedin

Dunedin seems to be colder than usual for this time of year. Is there any warmer weather on the horizon Best Martin

This weekend looks to be

This weekend looks to be warmer for sure. But your right it hasn't been all that flash so far. Perhaps the end of January and into February will see more consistant warmer temperatures, we hope.

Cheers
Aaron

Thanks

Thanks

Tropical cyclone

Hello, Any predictions or ideas if a tropical cyclone will come? Thanks

Dave will let us know if

Dave will let us know if there is anything.

Hi there. Nothing showing up

Hi there. Nothing showing up on the horizon for NZ yet but the tropics north of us is becoming very active (see our lead news story today). Could be a cyclone forming in the next week or so but it's not likely to impact NZ if it does as we'll have a lot of high pressure in our area. Highest risk for cyclones will be Feb, Mar, Apr.

Cheers
WW

Windy / auckland

Hi there Is this wind going away anytime soon. Thanks

G'day there Use these graphs,

G'day there

Use these graphs, they go out to 16th Jan and show what the wind is up to. Click on "Wind" to find out more at this link:

https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/rural/Auckland

Cheers
Aaron

Camping

Hi there, our camping holiday has almost arrived (8th-11th) at Tawharanui and just wondering how much problem with wind we are going to have. Cheers.

Hi there Use this

Hi there

Use this link: https://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/rural/Tawharanui%2520Peninsula%2C%2520Warkworth%2C%2520Auckland

Click on "Wind", you can see what the wind will be like coming up for you.

Cheers
Aaron

Tropical storm

Hi could there a tropical storm forming north of nz near vanuatu between the 20 and 21 of January

Looks like a possibility, but

Looks like a possibility, but that is a while away. I can't really give you any more insight then what you may be seeing yourself in long range information.

We'll see how it unfolds in due course.

Cheers
Aaron