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The best forecasts, personalised

Features include current conditions, real-time rain radar, latest video updates, 10 day and hourly forecasts, traffic cameras and more.


- 10 day forecasts
- Current observations
- Hourly forecasts for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
- Weather Warnings
- Latest video updates
- Real-time Rain Radar
- 3 day Rain Forecast
- Live Traffic Cameras
- Customise the way forecasts look by adding your own pictures

At this stage the app currently includes information for New Zealand towns and cities. It does not have rural, snow or marine forecasts. Rural, snow and marine forecasts can currently be accessed on

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What's New in Version 1.0.8

This update includes:

- Improvements to images
- New 2 hourly data for many locations

The update will not remove personal images used in the app.

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Customer Reviews

Needs improving

It's as accurate as you would expect from our local source, so no issues with the data.

It needs work on the main data screen. There is signifcant waste - for example as much as 30% is a sun warning and reminder to cover up. I'd much rather have some useful info such as sunrise and sunset times (please!).

Also, there are too many icons on the main screen. I undestand the desire to give quick access to the features, but they come at the expense of useful info - move these features to a sliding menu, and with the extra space, add in some icons to show us how the next two days will look. Simple stuff.


It's ok, not great but I suppose there aren't great weather stations on every corner in nz and forcasting is obviously a challenge. It's basically better than the built in yahoo based weather app which is rubbish as all things yahoo are. It needs a refresh and more updating, a temp reading at 9.48am will certainly not be the same as a temp at 2.15pm on the same hot summer day. But yeh, it's a nz app and let's be frank, you only need look at what's available in the passport apps in nz to see what apple, iTunes and app developers think. Many nz companies are still struggling to get a facebook page, and app in ten more years so met serv are ya know, doing ok, kinda, sorta.

Traffic photos way too old

Has potential. Lovely easy presentation of weather info and I especially like the traffic photos. If only they were in real time or within the last 5 mins. I was relying on the photos to determine my route to work. Photos show pretty clear motorway but 2 mins later the motorway is packed jam even though photos still show it as clear - maybe worthwhile refreshing photo feed every min or two rather than every hour or so.
Hoping for more functionality to be added soon: mountain/snow, coast/surf.

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  • $2.59
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated: 11 November 2013
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Size: 26.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Seller: Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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