Important Notice:

Our new clubhouse has kitchen, lounge and ablution facilities that flying visitors are welcome to make use of. We also have a small bunkroom available for transient or stranded flyers. Please contact a club or committee member to arrange access. Temporary hangar space is still very limited until a new club hangar is built later this year.

Rangiora Airfield Weather Station

The Club Weather Station is offline temporarily (last update was receieved 14/10/2011 03:01:27 local time), in the mean time, here is the report from Mike Kindon's weather station.

The below summary is generated by Mike Kindon's Rangiora Weather Station and is provided here in the case that the club's station has gone tango uniform. Note wind is in km/h

METAR Observations NZCH

35 minutes ago, at 23:30 UTC, the wind was blowing at a speed of 6 knots from South/Southwest at NZCH. The temperature was 20 °C (68 °F), and the pressure was 1,010 hPa (29.83 inHg). The relative humidity was 68.4%. The sky was clear. The visibility was >10 kilometers (>6.2 miles).

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Satellite Image

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Analysis Chart

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Rain Radar

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(Not necessarily Morning or Evening Civil Twilight)

Web Cam

The web cam image below shows the view from the clubrooms towards the windsock (that's looking southish), look carefully and you should be able to see the windsock (unless the sun is low... or it's night).

Web Cam (daytime only!)

Time Lapse


Here are the latest METAR and TAF for Christchurch International Airport (NZCH) direct from the NOAA. NZCH is close enough to NZRT that these will be roughly accurate for NZRT. METAR | TAF

Weather Forecast Maps has free and easy to read forecast maps for up to 7 days showing wind, pressure and rain (this link goes to the South Island maps for the next 7 days).