Weather Forecast for Wellington


Wellington Summary

Sunny areas and some cloud, North to Nor'West winds.

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Now

13°c

Observed at 9:57pm from:
wellington CBD (IWELLING363)

Rain (today)0mm
WindW 8km/h
Humidex (Beta)13°c
Humidity70%
Pressure1015.92hPa

Current conditions by The Weather Company

Tonight

11°c
Some cloud, NNW winds.
Rain (chance)10%
WindNNW 15km/h
Moonrise12:14pm
Moonset2:28am
Moon PhaseFirst Quarter

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

Tomorrow

15°c
Mostly cloudy, Southerlies develop during the morning.
Rain (chance)10%
WindS 25km/h
UV Index6 (High)
Sunrise6:28am
Sunset7:44pm

Forecast analysed and prepared by WeatherWatch.co.nz

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26km/hr
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28km/hr
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29km/hr
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26km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
27km/hr
NNE
26km/hr
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21km/hr
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14km/hr
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7km/hr
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15km/hr
SSE
24km/hr
SSE
31km/hr
SSE
35km/hr
SSE
36km/hr
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35km/hr
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33km/hr
SSE
33km/hr
SSE
31km/hr
SE
28km/hr
SE
25km/hr
SE
20km/hr
SE
16km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Next 9 Days

Thu 18 Oct
15°c
7°c
Mostly cloudy, Southerlies develop during the morning.
S
25km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
4%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
N
28km/hr
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29km/hr
NNE
26km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
27km/hr
NNE
26km/hr
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21km/hr
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14km/hr
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7km/hr
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15km/hr
SSE
24km/hr
SSE
31km/hr
SSE
35km/hr
SSE
36km/hr
SSE
35km/hr
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33km/hr
SSE
33km/hr
SSE
31km/hr
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28km/hr
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25km/hr
SE
20km/hr
SE
16km/hr
SE
13km/hr
SE
10km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 19 Oct
17°c
12°c
Cloudy areas and increasing North to Nor'West winds.
NNW
30km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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4%
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5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
SE
9km/hr
SE
8km/hr
SE
7km/hr
E
7km/hr
ENE
7km/hr
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10km/hr
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12km/hr
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NNE
17km/hr
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22km/hr
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26km/hr
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30km/hr
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32km/hr
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35km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
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37km/hr
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37km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
NNW
33km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
NNW
30km/hr
NNW
29km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sat 20 Oct
16°c
12°c
Cloudy areas, brisk to strong Northerly winds.
NNW
35km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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of rain
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of rain
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
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29km/hr
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36km/hr
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35km/hr
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34km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Sun 21 Oct
16°c
12°c
Mostly cloudy, a shower or two in the evening. Breezy Nor'West winds change Southerly overnight.
NNW
30km/hr
30%
chance
of rain
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8%
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of rain
8%
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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
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of rain
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of rain
6%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
4%
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of rain
3%
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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
5%
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of rain
5%
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of rain
6%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
N
34km/hr
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34km/hr
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34km/hr
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33km/hr
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32km/hr
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30km/hr
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32km/hr
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30km/hr
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29km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
28km/hr
NNE
26km/hr
NNE
25km/hr
NNE
24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Mon 22 Oct
17°c
10°c
Generally clear.
E
19km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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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
8%
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of rain
8%
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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
3%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
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of rain
NNE
24km/hr
NNE
23km/hr
NNE
22km/hr
NNE
21km/hr
NNE
20km/hr
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20km/hr
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18km/hr
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16km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
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17km/hr
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18km/hr
ENE
17km/hr
E
19km/hr
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19km/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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18km/hr
SE
17km/hr
ESE
15km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Tue 23 Oct
18°c
12°c
Generally clear.
NE
22km/hr
10%
chance
of rain
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7%
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of rain
7%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
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of rain
8%
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of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
4%
chance
of rain
3%
chance
of rain
3%
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
5%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
ESE
14km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
13km/hr
E
11km/hr
E
10km/hr
E
11km/hr
ENE
9km/hr
ENE
8km/hr
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9km/hr
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12km/hr
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14km/hr
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17km/hr
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19km/hr
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22km/hr
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22km/hr
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23km/hr
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23km/hr
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22km/hr
NNE
21km/hr
NNE
21km/hr
NNE
19km/hr
NNE
20km/hr
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20km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Wed 24 Oct
16°c
13°c
Windy and partly cloudy.
NNW
43km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
5%
chance
of rain
6%
chance
of rain
7%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
8%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
N
20km/hr
N
23km/hr
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25km/hr
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25km/hr
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26km/hr
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27km/hr
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28km/hr
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28km/hr
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41km/hr
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40km/hr
NNW
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Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Thu 25 Oct
15°c
11°c
Windy, with morning showers.
NNW
40km/hr
50%
chance
of rain
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10:00
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11:00
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24%
chance
of rain
61%
chance
of rain
59%
chance
of rain
55%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
43%
chance
of rain
38%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
49%
chance
of rain
47%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
50%
chance
of rain
51%
chance
of rain
21%
chance
of rain
22%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
23%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
30%
chance
of rain
31%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
36%
chance
of rain
NNW
40km/hr
NNW
40km/hr
NNW
39km/hr
NNW
39km/hr
NNW
37km/hr
NNW
37km/hr
NNW
36km/hr
NNW
34km/hr
NNW
34km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
NNW
32km/hr
NNW
36km/hr
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38km/hr
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41km/hr
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41km/hr
NNW
38km/hr
NNW
37km/hr
NNW
37km/hr
NNW
35km/hr
NNW
33km/hr
N
32km/hr
N
30km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
26km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company

Fri 26 Oct
15°c
11°c
Partly cloudy.
NNW
31km/hr
20%
chance
of rain
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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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36%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
24%
chance
of rain
20%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
17%
chance
of rain
16%
chance
of rain
15%
chance
of rain
14%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
18%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
19%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
13%
chance
of rain
N
26km/hr
N
24km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
N
22km/hr
N
21km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NNW
22km/hr
NNW
23km/hr
NNW
24km/hr
NNW
27km/hr
N
29km/hr
NNW
29km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
NNW
31km/hr
N
30km/hr
NNW
29km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
28km/hr
N
27km/hr
N
25km/hr
N
25km/hr
N
24km/hr

Hourly forecast analysed and prepared by The Weather Company


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Megan Woods

Took some time to read the PWC review regarding M.S. and Niwa last week and also sent The Hon Megan Woods an email regarding their bully boy tactics. I'm just hoping you were able to have a constructive meeting with the minister and if you feel that changes will be forthcoming in regard to accessibility of data? The product you guys are able to provide consistently with the constraints you're facing speaks volumes . Keep fighting the good fight and thanks for all your hard work. Dave Waiheke

Hi Dave, great to see you

Hi Dave, great to see you writing to the Minister. Megan Woods needs to hear from as many people as possible about the anti-competitive and bullying behaviours well documented in these two Government Agencies. Our meeting was positive but the Commerce Commission is refusing to help us currently, despite the Minister assuring us the ComCom was our next step following our meeting with her recentlly. We have held off on explaining it all to the public as we are waiting on a formal letter from the Minister's Office, which we hope to get this month. We've told her we feel the system is corrupted and broken - we repeated that again to Megan Woods Office on Friday after the ComCom were flat footed on what their responsibilities will be moving forward. Frustrating and painful. 

Cheers
Philip Duncan

Weekend Weather

Hello gents, A few days out I know, but anything nasty lurking/possible for Saturday in Auckland? Hoping for some nice or even cloudy weather.

Hi thereVery latest updates

Hi there

Very latest updates show areas of cloud and occasional sun, may be a brief shower or two about otherwise mainly dry. Winds light from the north, a high in the late teens, possibly early twenties if your lucky.

Cheers, Aaron

Saturday morning Auckland

Hi What's the weather looking like for 9am Saturday morning in Beachlands as have some sports coaching? Looks like rain may clear by then? Thanks D

Hi there, tomorrow is a

Hi there, tomorrow is a classic 50/50 forecast with rain in the area but it is clearing away...so timing is EVERYthing! It does look as though it will break up in the morning but whether it happens by 9am in Beachlands isn't 100% known yet. Either way, it doesn't look likely to linger all day but there is a moderate to high chance of early rain or showers. We'll be fine tuning our Auckland update a few times across today, for Saturday. :)

Cheers
WW

Thanks WW. Sounds like a 4

Thanks WW. Sounds like a 4 seasons in one day!!!

App on TV

Using the app on my Panasonic TV, cant select a location

Hi thank you for this and

Hi thank you for this and sorry for the inconvenience. We'll check in with Panasonic and our developers and see what the issue might be.
Cheers,
WW

This saturday in auckland

Hey Team, Whats the weather going to look like this saturday in auckland? Hoping to play a bit of cricket in the afternoon.

Hey there, normally a SE wind

Hey there, normally a SE wind does make for a dry day in Auckland but a nearly by offshore trough may encourage rain or showers to linger longer. It's a bit 50/50 but at the moment the chances are weighted towards the day become drier rather than the day becoming wetter as it goes on...so good luck! We'll be fine tuning that Saturday forecast over the next day or so as we try to lock in the timing.

Cheers!
WW

Sunday 14th

We've got a party on the Sunday morning in Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa. Can you please give an indication of the weather? Thank you!

Hi there Is looking mainly

Hi there

Is looking mainly dry next Sunday with a southerly wind in control so hopefully a good day on the cards for you. Have a good one!

Tauranga South weather

PS to my earlier query - where is Pacific coastal Residential BayofPL89?

Hi Ken,The observations

Hi Ken,
The observations network we display is actually operated by WeatherUnderground and the site has some data being switched off now. On top of that issue, NZ is the only country in the western world to give their forecaster (MetService) the power to commercially block people access to the data they helped fund. So we can't display live tax funded weather observations, instead we switch to the private network (which is actually much more detailed and granular, but it also has glitches, like the one currently affecting you). We are working on a major overhaul of the entire current observations network next year, but in the meantime we'll take a closer look at this issue in your area. As for the weather station above, we can look into it also but please note we do not run this network, or have access to the weather stations - we simply display them.

Cheers
Phil D

Observations re Tauranga

Thanks for your detailed and informative reply. Why does it not surprise me that once again a tax funded govt department can dictate terms. Good luck ... I will keep your site downloaded as my weather guide.

Thank you very much - we are

Thank you very much - we are actually meeting with Minister Megan Woods next week about it, following an independent review by MBIE which pointed out quite clearly how out of the norm the NZ set up is. Thanks for your support, definitely have big positive improvements on the way in the next 12 months to both our website and app.
Cheers

Tauranga South weather

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

Tauranga location for weather readings.

Where is the weather for tauranga south gKen?

Hi there, take a look at our

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

Kind regards

WW

Is it going to rain tomorrow?

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

Well that depends where you

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

Aaron

Getting dry

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

Hi there, yes we are seeing

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

Cheers

WW

Looking f or a beach that is

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

East is best today and again

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

Good luck!

WW

What is next week looking

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

Hi there Is looking mainly

Hi there

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

Cheers
Aaron

Westport

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

Hi there, you may just be ok

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

Awesome, thanks team :)

Awesome, thanks team :) appreciate it

Is Auckland recording any bad

Is Auckland recording any bad weather next week?

tons of them

Lots of them,southwest cold windy wet days.

Windier and colder from

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

Cheers
WW

TGank you looks like it’ll

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

Polar blast

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

Hi there, Christchurch is too

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

Cheers
WW

No weather station Info

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

Hi there,Here is our what

Hi there,

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

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

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

total amount of fine weather days for 2018 in rotorua

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

Hi there Someone wrote in

Hi there

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

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

Kind regards
Philip Duncan"

Cheers
Aaron

Chrsitchurch to Te Anau Sunday 16 - Monday 17

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

Hi there Mostly everything

Hi there

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

Hope your trip goes well! :)

Cheers
Aaron

Thank you Aaron :)

Thank you Aaron :)

Hurricane, typhoons

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

Hi there, interesting points

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

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

Philip Duncan

Many thanks for your detailed

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

Kia Ora and thanks very much

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

Cheers,
Phil D

West Auckland

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

Just a few extra clouds to

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