National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

2:06 PM April 20, 2014
Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mostly fine. However, showers about the ranges and a few spreading east today, and isolated showers in Wairarapa tomorrow afternoon or evening.

The remainder of the North Island

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms today, clearing Wellington this evening and easing elsewhere tomorrow.

Nelson and Marlborough

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms in the north and west, clearing this afternoon then mainly fine, but isolated showers in Marlborough tomorrow afternoon.


Mainly fine today, but a few spots of rain this evening. Cloudy at times tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Rain spreading east today, clearing early tomorrow apart from a few showers about the south coast. Brief rain again tomorrow late afternoon or evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms in Buller this afternoon, easing to showers overnight.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

1:28 PM April 20, 2014

North Island, showers spreading up the east coast,becoming fine elsewhere apart from isolated showers in the southwest. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but remaining rather cloudy with patchy rain in Marlborough and Canterbury.


North Island, fine or becoming fine, but cloud increasing from Waikato to Kapiti from afternoon. South Island, rain developing south of the Glaciers and patchy drizzle further north, scattered rain developing in Otago and Southland, cloudy periods elsewhere, mainly in the east.


North Island, mostly fine in the north and east, mostly cloudy elsewhere, with occasional showers from Waikato to Kapiti. South Island, rain in the west with heavy falls, scattered rain further east, but dry in Nelson and Marlborough.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods increasing on Thursday, and occasional showers turning to rain. Cool southerlies dying away on Wednesday, northerlies developing on Thursday.

Moon Phases

  1. Apr 15
    Full Moon
  2. Apr 22
    Last Quarter
  3. Apr 29
    New Moon
  4. May 07
    First Quarter


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April 20, 2014

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