About the Picton Weather Website

This Website has been designed to be a "Weather - One Stop Shop" for the Marlbourgh community. This is the one website you need to remember to access all your weather needs.

The site includes:

About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro2 6152 weather station and a Davis WeatherLink Live 6100 logger. The data is collected every 15 seconds and the site is updated every minute. This site and its data is collected using Meteobridge Software. The station comprises an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for the highest accuracy possible.

About Picton

Picton is a small town on the north coast of the South Island, in New Zealand. It's known as a gateway to the islands and inlets of the Marlborough Sounds.

Nestled at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Picton is possibly New Zealand's prettiest seaside town.

With one fifth of New Zealand's coastline at its door and close proximity to Marlborough's famous wine region, Picton has become a world class destination for international and domestic visitors.

Picton's waterfront has one of the world's best water views, known for its ever changing colours. The two local marinas are a stunning testament to the importance of boats, to this charming waterside village. Regular boa trips from Picton's waterfront jetties take you to stunning locations throughout Queen Charlotte Sound and wisk you away into a world where the sound of song birds, the breeze and gentle waves lapping alongside your boat, become your daily soundtrack.

With some of the best weather in New Zealand, one fifth of New Zealands coast and New Zealand's biggest wine region just a short drive away, Picton and Queen Charlotte Sound really are special places, that you will never forget.

The Marlborough Sounds are full of amazing marine life including 5 species of dolphin, orca, humpback whales (visits), fur seals, blue penguins, rare birds including New Zealand's very rare and endangered saddleback bird, and other beautiful animals. The Marlborough Sounds are often called paradise by the locals and when you explore them, you realise why. The Marlborough Sounds are truly one of the earth's most beautiful water landscapes.

Special Mention

Thank you to Ivor from Scientific sales for providing the weather station setup and assisting with the design of the Picton weather web page.

Thank you for all of donations from the Marlbourgh community to make this web page happen. Further donations will be required to maintain this webpage ongoing costs.