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We are focused on creating an environment where people are able to learn about the weather from each other with a New Zealand focus! Think of the site as a learning hub, where everyone taking part is learning at their own level, and helping others - a true weather community. Explore new skills, deepen existing passions, and get lost in learning about the weather. What you find just might surprise and inspire you!
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25 September 2020
Weather
Members Blog
25th September 2020 18:00NZST We're currently watching a Spring storm which is expected to intensify in the Tasman sea, and move rapidly south east over the next day or so. The video below shows the ECWMF forecast from 3am Friday 25th September, thou...
23 August 2020
Technology
Members Blog
Finding the right webcam for your weather website takes a bit of research. If you have read our first blog on the types of Webcams, you are off to a good start. If not, you can get some good hints and tips by reading that blog. Before you choose a sp...
23 August 2020
Members Blog
Watches and Warnings
The latest watches and warnings from New Zealand's official forecaster, the MetService are listed below.    For the most up to date information please refer to the Met Service website                 ...
15 August 2020
Technology
Members Blog
Recently one of my old web cams died - well to be honest the webcam was fine, but the plastic connection that held the web camera in place, broke and the old sellotape it to the glass window trick, just wasn't going to cut it! I replaced it with an a...
07 June 2020
Clearing Away the Jargon
Sometimes trying to understand what's happening with the weather is made difficult due to all the technical terms used. For example, what does "Expect warm temperatures today - it will be muggy with high humidity with a chance of showers in the eveni...
22 April 2020
Support and How-to's
On each of our regional weather pages there is space to have a summary panel of data from your personal weather station. You can see an example here. For Weather Display we use the custom web page service to build the weather summary, and then upload...
30 November 2019
Members Blog
Thanks to FelixMittermeier for our celebration of the season photo, this season. If you like it, go to his Pixabay site and by him a coffee! If you have a photo with a seasonal theme you would like to see on our website and our Facebook page, then se...
27 May 2019
Support and How-to's
Aside from the windy.com maps, you might want to add your site on the Metservice Your Weather maps. New Zealand's Metservice site provides a valuable regional focused resource of local weather stations that is ideal for looking for regional vari...
01 February 2021
SW Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracking
2020-21 Season TC Tracking
1st February 1900 hrs Originally a Tropical Depression, formed over the Gulf of Carpentaria in late January, Lucas has tracked eastward to reach TC status around 1pm on Jan 31st. It's currently a Category 1 cyclone, having initially weakened from a C...
01 February 2021
SW Pacific Tropical Cyclone Tracking
2020-21 Season TC Tracking
01 February 1900 hrs TC Bina formed as a tropical low in the NE Coral Sea. It's then followed a NE route, turning SW towards Fiji. It very briefly reached Tropical Cyclone status between 1pm Jan 30 for roughly 18 hours. Max wind speed was estimated t...
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