Weather Alerts – FAQ’s


Q: Why do you charge for the Txt service?

A: We charge a small fee, as we need to cover our costs. The actual text service comes at a cost.  Additonally, we spend hours each day moderating & sourcing information, to give you the best service available.


Q: Is there any other service like this?

A: No, we’re the only professional regional weather forecasting agency in New Zealand providing this service. Our eyes are fixed on the Canterbury region, making our service highly accurate and intensive. We use real live reports, taking into account ‘current’ weather, real time observations and of course data, models and maps. If it’s going to happen, you’ll be the first to know, with our weather alerts.


Q: How reliable is the service?

A: 100% of texts sent are received when the recipient has cell coverage.


Q: How easy is the service to use?

A: Once you register, by filling out the simple form, we’ll get back to you with payment details, once you payment has been received – your details will be entered into the system and you will receive our weather alerts. It’s straight forward & safe.


Q: What types of alerts will you receive?

A: You’ll receive txt alerts for the Canterbury region. Arrival of fronts, rainfall totals, extreme weather information. You’ll be the first to know, through our text service.


Q: What are the main reasons you should use our weather alerts?

It’s automatic, once your number is registered with us, that’s all you have to do.

It’s flexible – cancel any time and register again.

It’s simple and highly effective. Everyone is on mobile phones these days and while texting isn’t as popular as it once was, it does provide a great avenue, if not the best way of  informing people important information.


Q: Who uses our weather alerts?

A: Weather controls & dictates many jobs and operations, weather txt alerts are a valuable tool used by many business to make the right decisions. Our weather alerts provide you the most up to date reliable accurate information. Our alerts are used by farmers, schools, businesses, and regular people wanting to keep up to date and be the first to know.


Q: How do I unsubscribe?

A: Simply email us @ weather.canterbury@gmail.com and we’ll remove your number. If you want to continue, after a month, or each month, simple email us and we’ll continue the service, upon payment.