WeatherWatch 4+

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Description is powered by the most accurate weather data on earth with alerts to ensure your local forecast is brought to life and you have fewer nasty surprises. is New Zealand's most popular private forecaster, with more local weather data than any other NZ provider and more local forecasts than our two Government forecasters. Powered by the most accurate weather data on earth from The Weather Company (an IBM business) we have every part of NZ covered, with alerts to ensure your local forecast is brought to life and you have fewer nasty surprises.

We have more maps than all NZ providers combined, more local, hourly and 10 day forecast data than any other forfecasters and we embrace AI which is learning from its mistakes and fine tuning accuracy in some of NZ's most remote locations. We've got you covered!

Our NEW Alerting App is not only a first for NZ but a global first! The ability to bring your local weather forecast to life. Get fewer nasty surprises by having your forecast alert you when certain criteria is met. What criteria? You choose! Our alerting app is all about helping your small business, farm, orchard, or just help you better plan any event outdoors. And we're only just getting started! Phase 1 is to bring your forecast to life (the new app we have now). Phase 2, with your support, will allow us to bring in real time rain radar and lightning alerts.

MetService Warnings and Watches - automatically pushed to your phone. If warnings are critical to you, don't go looking for them - let the warnings alert you with our exclusive new alerting mechanism.

We're a small New Zealand company with a large footprint. We're proud to be an IBM business partner, a CNN Weather affiliate and please to have positive relationships with private and public forecasters here at home and around the globe.

We're all about bringing people together, helping, making a difference - and learning, so we can keep getting better.

Is to bring you the most accurate weather data that exists - and make it accessible for you to use, play with see and live around.

What’s New

Version 4.0.59

- Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

NickBNZ ,

Good forecast but rough app

The app could do with an intro as some settings such as swiping left and right to change locations are not obvious initially.

Also I have not found how to see history of rainfall, Temp etc. Always good to know what has happened recently.

pukemason ,

Change of reporting stations

This was a great app where you could get weather reporting from your local station in your locality - unfortunately they changed the format and centralised the reporting stations
Example - we used to get up to date weather live reports from a station within in 10km of our home which has different micro climate systems compared to that of an area 40 kms away ( geography and sea influences)
After WeatherWatch used the IBM weather model analysis our nearest monitoring station is in Christchurch which is 70kms from us and we now read temp variances of 3-4 degrees , wind directions way out of sync and rain recording show 0.0mm when it’s been bickering down for a couple of hours
WeatherWatch need to allow an option to select your own weather station ( PWS) in your area of weather climate influence

T1nt1N1970 ,

Read T&C before using...quite odd..collects meteor reports

This is a privately run weather service that states that should you submit images or information they will claim it. Even more odd is the collection of meteor reports...they try to claim all that occurs in the sky is of interest but clearly not everything in the sky relates to weather. Meteorology and climatology has no links to astrology and to suggest collection of that information just detracts public from submitting reports to valid correlation pathways. Left with little confidence in the weather prediction from this service sadly. I could relate to wanting unusual cloud reports but lights and meteors is simply odd :-S

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