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A very early Good Morning - Today is: Saturday, 25 May 2024 02:24:24 NZST
Current: 4.4°C, Max: 6.4°C, Min: 4.3°C
FORECAST: Cloudy skies. Low 3C. Winds light and variable. Frost or heavy dew may be present. It feels like 2.9°C. 5 or more clothing layers recommended.
Station Forecast: Fine weather | Sunrise: 07:26 | Sunset: 17:03 | Dawn: 06:56 | Dusk: 17:33
Weather Forecast
Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by -1.1 °C/hr 4.4°C, 92%   Pressure : Current trend is Rising slowly, changing by 0.0 hPa/hr 1010.3hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
Fire Danger
Wind Speed :  N  Current wind speed is Calm (F0) from N (3°) 0km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Rising 2km/h
Air Quality :  10 AQI  2.6ug/m3   Rainfall : Current trend is Steady 0.0mm
Sun Light : 0Lux, 0.0hrs   Solar UV :  0.0UVI  0W/m2
Last weather station contact: Saturday, 25 May 2024 at 02:24:16. Updated in seconds

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Weather Dictionary, Site Terminology References and Units of Measure
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Weather Forecast Reference

The following are the possible weather forecasts used by this website and their respective icons. This site bases the forecast upon the current weather readings gathered from the station. Therefore the predicted forecast can change frequently and may not reflect what is happening now but what will happen in the coming hours or days.

Weather Forecasts and Icons

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Forecast 0
Not available

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Forecast 2
Fine weather

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Forecast 4
Fine, becoming less settled

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Forecast 6
Fairly fine, improving

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Forecast 8
Fairly fine, showery later

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Forecast 10
Changeable, mending

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Forecast 12
Rather unsettled clearing later

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Forecast 14
Showery, bright intervals

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Forecast 16
Changeable, some precipitation

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Forecast 18
Unsettled, precipitation later

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Forecast 20
Mostly very unsettled

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Forecast 22
Precipitation at times, very unsettled

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Forecast 24
Precipitation, very unsettled

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Forecast 26
Stormy, much precipitation

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Forecast 1
Settled fine

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Forecast 3
Becoming fine

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Forecast 5
Fine, possible showers

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Forecast 7
Fairly fine, possible showers early

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Forecast 9
Showery early, improving

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Forecast 11
Fairly fine, showers likely

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Forecast 13
Unsettled, probably improving

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Forecast 15
Showery, becoming less settled

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Forecast 17
Unsettled, short fine intervals

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Forecast 19
Unsettled, some precipitation

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Forecast 21
Occasional precipitation, worsening

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Forecast 23
Precipitation at frequent intervals

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Forecast 25
Stormy, may improve

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Icons For Weather Extremes / Weather Warnings

Extreme Weather Icon Tropical Cyclone
Extreme Weather Icon Heavy Prolonged Rain   
Extreme Weather Icon Thunder and Hail
Extreme Weather Icon Snow Showers
Extreme Weather Icon Snow
Extreme Weather Icon Drizzle
Extreme Weather Icon Fog/Low Cloud
Extreme Weather Icon High Rain Rate
Extreme Weather Icon High Temperatures
Extreme Weather Icon Sub Zero Warning
Extreme Weather Icon Tornado
Extreme Weather Icon Thunder
Extreme Weather Icon Hail
Extreme Weather Icon Sleet
Extreme Weather Icon High Winds
Extreme Weather Icon Frost
Extreme Weather Icon Dust
Extreme Weather Icon Haze
Extreme Weather Icon Smoke

Read about MetService alert levels here. Note: Palmy Weather
staff manually enter MetService data on our website, it is not
automatic. There are delays in updating our MetService warnings.
Always source official up to date warnings from MetService.com

warning WEATHER STATION WARNING
EXAMPLE - Based upon Palmy Weather automatic set values
Caution WEATHER STATION CAUTION
EXAMPLE - Based upon Palmy Weather automatic set values
No warning No weather station warnings
There are no weather warnings generated by the
Palmy Weather weather station in place at this time.

Weather warnings are generated by our weather station
based upon preset values, not from official MetService.
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Moon Phases

Moon PhaseNew Moon

Moon PhaseWaning Crescent

Moon PhaseFirst Quarter

Moon PhaseWaxing Crescent

Moon PhaseFull Moon

Moon PhaseWaning Gibbous

Moon PhaseLast Quarter

Moon PhaseWaxing Gibbous

Visit our moon phase page for more information regarding the moon

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Units of Measure

Units of Measure Used On This Site (Metric)

°C Degrees Celsius/Centigrade Temperature
km/h
m/s
F
°
Kilometers Per Hour
Meters Per Second
Beaufort Scale
Degrees of Angle
Wind Speed
Wind Speed
Wind Speed
Wind Direction
hPa Hectopascals Barometric Pressure
%
%
Percentage of Relative Humidity
Percentage of a Value
Humidity
Scale (0 to 100)
mm
PoP
CoR
cB
VWC
Millimeters
Probability of Precipitation
Chance of Rain
Centibars
Volumetric Water Content
Rainfall
Rainfall
Rainfall
Soil Moisture
Soil Moisture
AQI
ug/m3
ppm
PM2.5
PM10
Air Quality Index
micrograms per cubic meter
Parts Per Million
Particles of 2.5 micrometres or less
Particles of 10 micrometres or less
Air Quality
Air Quality
Air Quality
Air Quality
Air Quality
UVI
W/m2
LUX
hrs
UltraViolet Index
Watt Per Square Metre
Lumen of Light Per Square Metre
Hours
Solar Light
Solar Light
Light Brightness
Sun Hours
ft
m
Feet
Metres
Cloud Base
Cloud Base
/hr
NZST
NZDT
Per Hour
New Zealand Standard Time (Winter)
New Zealand Daylight Time (Summer)
Change in value over one hour
Time (UTC+12hours)
Time (UTC+13hours)
NZST: First Sunday in April to Last Sunday in September. NZDT: Last Sunday in September to First Sunday in April.
FWI
FFDC
DC
CBI
ISI
BUI
DMC
FFMC
SFDC
GFDC
Fire Weather Index
Forest Fire Danger Code
Drought Code
Chandler Burning Index
Initial Spread Index
Build Up Index
Duff Moisture Code
Fine Fuel Moisture Code
Scrub Fire Danger Code
Grass Fire Danger Code
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
Fire Danger
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Trends

Rising very rapidly
Rising quickly
Rising
Rising slowly
Steady
Falling slowly
Falling
Falling quickly
Falling very rapidly

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Wind Units of Measure and Definition - Beaufort Scale

Wind Force Description Wind Speed Specifications Wave Height Sea State
km/h mp/h  knots metres Max
0 Calm <1 <1 <1 Smoke rises vertically. Sea like a mirror -- -- 0
1 Light
Air
1-5 1-3 1-3 Direction shown by smoke drift but not by wind vanes. Sea rippled 0.1 0.1 1
2 Light
Breeze
6-11 4-7 4-6 Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; wind vane moved by wind. Small wavelets on sea 0.2 0.3 2
3 Gentle
Breeze
12-19 8-12 7-10 Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; light flags extended. Large wavelets on sea 0.6 1.0 3
4 Moderate
Breeze
20-28 13-18 11-16 Raises dust and loose paper; small branches moved. Small waves, fairly frequent white horses 1.0 1.5 3-4
5 Fresh
Breeze
29-38 19-24 17-21 Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters. Moderate waves, many white horses 2.0 2.5 4
6 Strong
Breeze
38-49 25-31 22-27 Large branches in motion; whistling heard in telegraph wires; umbrellas used with difficulty. Large waves, extensive foam crests 3.0 4 5
7 Near
Gale
50-61 32-38 28-33 Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against the wind. Foam blown in streaks across the sea 4.0 5.5 5-6
8 Gale 62-74 39-46 34-40 Twigs break off trees, generally impedes progress. Wave crests begin to break into spindrift 5.5 7.5 6-7
9 Strong
Gale
75-88 47-54 41-47 Slight structural damage (chimney pots and slates removed). Wave crests topple over, and spray affects visibility 7.0 10.0 7
10 Storm 89-102 55-63 48-55 Seldom experienced inland; trees uprooted; considerable structural damage. Sea surface is largely white 9.0 12.5 8
11 Violent
Storm
103-117 64-72 56-63 Very rarely experienced, accompanied by widespread damage. Medium-sized ships lost to view behind waves. Sea covered in white foam, visibility seriously affected 11.5 16.0 8
12 Hurricane 118+ 73+ 64+ Devastation. Air filled with foam and spray, very poor visibility 14+ --- 9
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Weather Data Accuracy
The weather data displayed on the website comes wirelessly from outside sensors before being processed by Sanday Soft's Cumulus software. The software bases weather forecasts upon current pressure readings. Usually pressure less than 1010hPa brings unsettled weather. Greater than 1010hPa brings settled weather. From 1020hPa, weather is generally sunny and calm. 1030hPa or more can bring changeable weather from fine sunny days to thunder storms.

Cumulus also bases the forecast upon how quickly the pressure is rising or falling. Static pressure usually brings settled weather. Rapidly falling or rising pressure usually brings bad, uneasy weather.

Occasionally some figures may not be displayed accurately on the site. This is usually caused by a transmission error. We try to fix these errors as quickly as we can however sometimes the days extremes may be compromised until we can fix this problem.

Our help page has more information about forecasting, units of measure and weather station warnings & alerts.

Disclaimer: The weather forecast on this site is only a prediction based the data gathered from the weather station. This data is not intended for protection or preservation of life or property. Use discretion when making weather based decisions.

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