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Disclaimer: Forecasts and temperatures for days 1-5 are produced by MetService meteorologists. Forecasts for days 6-10 above are automatically generated by MetService's computer weather modelling system.

Today

ActualForecast
2am4am6am8am10am12pm2pm4pm6pm8pm10pm12am

Wind (km/h)

Light:
<15
Moderate:
15-29
Fresh:
30-39
Strong:
40-59
Gale:
60-89
Severe gale:
>89

Rain (mm/h)

Light:
0.1 - 2.0
Moderate:
2.1 - 6.0
Heavy:
6.1 - 25
Torrential:
>25

The 2-hourly forecasts above are automatically generated by MetService's computer weather modelling system. More

Tomorrow

Forecast
2am4am6am8am10am12pm2pm4pm6pm8pm10pm12am

Wind (km/h)

Light:
<15
Moderate:
15-29
Fresh:
30-39
Strong:
40-59
Gale:
60-89
Severe gale:
>89

Rain (mm/h)

Light:
0.1 - 2.0
Moderate:
2.1 - 6.0
Heavy:
6.1 - 25
Torrential:
>25

The 2-hourly forecasts above are automatically generated by MetService's computer weather modelling system. More

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This month in your garden

As the weather finally begins to warm up it is a good time to get your garden ready for spring.
To make spring easier, begin preparing your garden beds now. Add compost and sheep pellets to help improve your soil structure, encourage worms, and add nutrients.
Now’s the time to start planting greens such as silverbeet and spinach.
Have potatoes for Christmas; plant early varieties such as Jersey Bennes or Ilam Hardy. Plant the potatoes when they have sprouted. To sprout, store in a warm dry place.
Direct sow carrots into a weed-free garden bed. Sow beans, beetroot, capsicum, tomato, zucchini, egg plant and cucumber seeds into trays ready to transplant later.
Now spring is here you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to growing flowers.
Bedding plants and annuals: Alyssums, Asters, Bacopa, Cosmos, Dianthus, Delphiniums, Gazanias, Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens Marigolds, Petunias, Statice, Snapdragons, and Zinnias.
Perennials: Lavenders, Delphiniums, Geraniums, Gerberas, Osteospermums, Nemesia, and Verbenas.
Enjoy eating the tail end of your citrus crop! Or alternatively plant some citrus trees so that you can enjoy them this time next year.
Craving berries for this summer? Now is the time to plant Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries.
Any deciduous fruit tree planting you missed can still be done this month. It’s also worth spraying copper on Plums and Peaches to stop leaf curl and reduce the chances of fungal diseases.
To protect edible seedlings from Slugs and Snails use Quash Slug Pellets or use Slug and Snail Easy Traps.
This is a guide only. For more in depth information please visit your local gardening centre.

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Temperature: The temperature recorded at the time shown.
Rainfall: The total rainfall that fell in the hour ended at the time shown.

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Temperature: The highest (orange) and lowest (light blue) temperatures that were recorded on the calendar day.
Rainfall: The total rainfall that fell during the calendar day.

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Rainfall: The total rainfall that fell during the month

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