National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:18 PM December 21, 2014
Northland to Waikato including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty

Mainly fine, however a few showers for Northland later today.

Waitomo to Kapiti, including the central high country

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon, then mainly fine.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Long fine spells, isolated showers today. Cloud increasing late tomorrow.

Wairarapa, Wellington

Fine spells increasing this afternoon. Brief overnight drizzle.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury

Fine in Nelson. A few showers elsewhere, some heavy and thundery in South Canterbury, clearing and becoming mostly fine overnight.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland

A few showers clearing from the south today. Tomorrow, a few showers for Fiordland and north of about Hokitika.

Otago, Southland

Mainly fine. A few heavy showers in the north of Otago this afternoon, and a few showers about coastal Southland clearing morning.

Chatham Islands

Patchy rain clearing tomorrow morning.

National Long Range Forecast

2:15 PM December 21, 2014

North Island, scattered showers, north of Auckland and about the eastern ranges. South Island, rain in Fiordland clearing afternoon. Elsewhere, fine spells. Afternoon showers inland Canterbury.


North Island, mainly fine in the east. A few showers elsewhere. South Island, rain developing in the west in the evening. Becoming mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, a few showers in most places, gradually clearing south of Waikato. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, but developing about Southland in the evening and clearing in the north. Fine spells in Canterbury and Otago.


North Island, a few showers north of Taranaki to East Cape. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing in south and west. Fine spells elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Tuesday with southwesterlies. A few showers on Wednesday and southwesterlies dying out. Cloudy periods on Thursday and Friday with northerlies developing.

Moon Phases

  1. Dec 15
    Last Quarter
  2. Dec 22
    New Moon
  3. Dec 29
    First Quarter
  4. Jan 05
    Full Moon


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