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New Zealand Region
Forecast
New Zealand - North Island
Forecast
Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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NZ Upper Air Data
Forecast
New Zealand - South Island
Forecast
1000mb wind & geopotent. height
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Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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950mb wind & geopotent. height
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900mb wind & geopotent. height
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800mb wind & geopotent. height
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700mb wind & geopotent. height
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500mb wind & geopotent. height
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South West Pacific
Forecast
300mb wind & geopotent. height
7-day Thumbnails
MSLP and rainfall
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250mb wind & geopotent. height
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South East Australia
Forecast
United Kingdom Region
Forecast
Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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Western Australia
Forecast
Europe
Forecast
Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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MSLP and rainfall
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Ocean - New Zealand to Fiji
Forecast
World View
Forecast
Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
3-day Thumbnails
MSLP and rainfall
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Southern Africa
Forecast
Western Mediterranean
Forecast
Surface wind, MSLP and rainfall
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MSLP and rainfall
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What are these charts?

These weather forecast charts are generated by software written and maintained by James McGregor. Chart plotting is powered by Generic Mapping Tools (GMT). The data used is obtained from the United States National Weather Service. These charts are updated approximately every 6 hours and provide forecasts up to 180h ahead of the time they were issued.

It takes six hours to generate all the forecasts and so the issue time should be between 6-12 hours behind the current time. If this is not the case try pressing the 'refresh' button on your browser

Some comments on forecast reliability

We are looking forward to receiving feedback on the usefulness of the longer period forecasts, we aren't sure how good they will be. We suspect that different users, who each have their own particular need for a forecast, will each have a different perception of their usefulness and accuracy.

Clearly reliability will decline with the length of the forecast - experience and time will tell how significant this is. We wouldn't advise anyone to take the seven day forecasts literally but hope that these longer forecasts will provide some useful indication of how things might develop.

If the longer forecasts are of little or no value then we will remove them from the MetVUW site.

James McGregor, MetVUW.com

Disclaimer

The data on these pages are provided with no guarantees as to their accuracy or timeliness. They are not intended for use in making life or death decisions, or decisions relating to the protection of property.