National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

5:58 PM October 21, 2014
The northern half of the North Island, that's Taranaki, Taihape and Bay of Plenty northwards

Fine and cloudy periods. Scattered showers, mainly inland in the afternoons and evenings, with a few localised heavy falls and thunderstorms from Waikato northwards tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods and a few showers.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Mainly fine.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and northern Westland

Cloudy areas. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Canterbury, Otago, southern Westland and northern Fiordland

Mostly fine. However, a few showers about the North Canterbury ranges tomorrow afternoon, and cloud increasing about the Canterbury Plains in the evening.

Southern Fiordland and Southland

Cloudy areas. A few light showers near the south coast.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers developing this evening.

National Long Range Forecast

2:13 PM October 21, 2014

North Island, mainly fine, isolated heavy afternoon and evening showers over the northern half. South Island, showers developing in the west and cold southwesterlies and showers moving onto the far south. Fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers in the south and east and a few elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine in the west and showers elsewhere gradually clearing.


Mainly fine, showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay clearing and some drizzle developing about the fiords.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Thursday with winds tending northwest. Showers and cold southwesterlies on Friday and Saturday.

Moon Phases

  1. Oct 16
    Last Quarter
  2. Oct 24
    New Moon
  3. Oct 31
    First Quarter
  4. Nov 07
    Full Moon


October 21, 2014

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