Welcome to this website
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 09, 2012
Longrange weather is about timings of future weather events, which we believe can be predicted from the position of the moon. It is really an older form of astronomy, not quite astrology but something in between. There are many articles on this website about how the moon does it. We believe it is commonsense, not voodoo, and relies on the logic that there is not only a tide in the water but also in the interfaced air above the water and the connected land beneath the waves. Tides have repeatable patterns, making them predictable.
How do we differ from the meteorologists you see on TV? Day to day meteorologists are brilliant at what they actually do, because they have the technology for it, and that is to describe what is happening now. Although they honestly admit they cannot predict ahead for more than a day or so, the day-ahead reading is nevertheless useful for some, but not farmers, gardeners and event planners, who have a need to look and make economic decisions for further ahead. Modern meteorology calls weather 'chaos' and 'random'. We feel this idea is incorrect. It is like saying the tides at the beach are regular for a day or two but after tomorrow the water comes in and out at random.
A few clicks of a mouse gets you a forecast
Perhaps you are trying to decide the date of a wedding a year away and you need a fine day. Or you may want to take the kids to the skifield slopes when the sun is shining on newly fallen powder snow. Maybe you are a farmer who only wants to employ a hay contractor when the weather is dry for 4-6 days running. Here you can find all that out in minutes. We have NZ and Ireland in our online database, and Australia, Japan and the USA in our manual database.
Ordering for NZ and Ireland
You can get weather reports yourself for any period and location in NZ and Ireland between now and 2019, by going to Forecasts, at left.
When it opens up click on One week (or whatever), then fill out starting date, country (e.g. NZ), and your chosen region (e.g. Martinborough).
Then fill in credit card details. A daily forecast for that period will then arrive almost immediately, by emailed attachment.
Ordering for Australia
We can prepare any longrange weather expectancy report for any location in Australia and for any period ahead between now and 2019. For most areas we can provide daily estimates of at least rain, temps (max, min etc), and if the archived data is available we can also include sun/cloud hours, wind force, direction and air pressure. We have access to most BoM historical files for main towns, which we use to construct cycles. Please email
to go to the next step.
Ordering for Japan, UK and other countries
As for Australia we can prepare any longrange weather report for anywhere, and for any period ahead. Please email
for further information on what is available and at what cost.
Our accuracy has often been assessed at around 80-85% and the applicability/error ranges over 50-80 miles and with a variation factor of 1-2 days, which is the norm in all forecasting and the same as NIWA and the BoM. Taking a longer view is more valid, and we suggest that any 3-4 day window of potential over any and all the supplied data will give a better understanding of forthcoming conditions than focussing on any one day. When we name a day it is as a point of focus, but the trend is the important factor, and not (although we do our best) necessarily getting every day 100% exact.
Products easy to order
Our products, including the almanac books for NZ, Australia and Ireland (when in print), can be ordered online from our E-book and Book pages at left. There are many products listed, including snow/ski reports for both NZ and Australia, and monthly rain estimates for each country. There are also new reports and charts in the pipeline which will be added in coming months.
Every month our free newsletter is sent out to the over 8000 members who have registered. You join at left, by clicking 'Sign up for free newsletter'. These free newsletters contain articles and helpful summaries for each month, as well as keeping you informed of new products and services that become available. For example previous newsletters have discussed earthquake expectancies in NZ, for that is still of ongoing interest for many in NZ.
Our most exciting development is that we can now offer an optional and affordable subscription process. Joining enables members free anytime access to download any or all of our large range of reports and articles, which nonsubscribers must purchase individually usung the normal Shopping cart process. You can enable a subscription account with us by clicking on 'Subscriptions' then 'Why Subscribe'. It is very affordable and many single products in the subscription list would by themselves pay for the whole subscription. We will soon be also offering free access to One week forecasts to subscribers.
On this page you will find our latest products as they become available.
Here we have the many articles that pertain to longrange weather and our methodolgy. We also explain our position on global warming and climate change, a skeptic's stance that we have maintained since Predict Weather's first website version went live in 1996, and was the first anti-global warming website in the country. We still think the current alarmism is a monumental international deception and tax-grab. Readers may disagree and that is their choice. But it is also our right to express our opinions. There are plenty of pro-global warming websites and readers are free to go where they choose without being told what to do and what to believe.
On this page we transfer articles that are over a year since their first posting, with a couple of exceptions. Some are earlier versions of recently published updates that have appeared for instance lately on Yahoo News and in various newspapers.
There are many articles here about how the moon does it; but basically the same pulling force that hauls daily tides also hauls the air. The moon has no eyes or brain and so cannot work out the difference between land, water and air. There is 10x more water in the air at any one time than all the world's rivers. The easiest way to think of it is as if the tide at the beach did not stay at the surface water level but went right up into the sky. It would be more mysterious if this was not the perspective. As well as in the oceans, there is a kingtide in the air around full and new moons, making weather balloons float higher, a fact known to meteorologists. There is also a kingtide in the land at these times by which the larger earthquakes may be predictable if a series is currently occiurring at a particular location. Every next-largest quake in Christchurch throughout the whole of 2011 occurred within the kingtide week.
Free book to download
To further explain our method in a way that may get the interested reader started we have made a 230-page free book available for downloading. You can find that on the Home page, under 'Predicting Weather By The Moon'.
This website has been long in the preparation and has been designed with ease of navigation in mind. We are also intent on delivering value as well as the tools of knowledge to learn the moon-method. Articles will be updated frequently about conditions that lead to the cause of the weather. On this website you will not find phrases like "it was warmer because there was high pressure". We will tell you what we consider to be physical and planetary reasons for weather events, not just extra description of an event. We welcome suggestions for new products and comments or appraisals, as well as any feedback for reports delivered. Please email
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