National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

4:41 PM October 2, 2014

Northland to Kapiti, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Showers developing this afternoon or evening, thundery from Taranaki southwards from tomorrow afternoon. Westerlies, gale in exposed places tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington and Marlborough

Mainly fine, but a few showers at times. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale south of Hastings tonight.


Occasional showers.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, thundery at times. Snow to 500 metres in Fiordland tonight, and elsewhere tomorrow.


High cloud today, with showers near the Alps. Gusty northwesterlies this evening, with severe gales inland. A few showers tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Showers becoming widespread tonight as cold southwesterlies develop, gale about the coast. Snow lowering to 200 metres by tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain at times.

National Long Range Forecast

2:37 PM October 2, 2014

North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most, and snow about higher roads. South Island, showers with cold southwesterlies in the south and northwest, with snow to low levels in the south. Mostly fine elsewhere.


North Island, fine spells, with showers in central areas. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, heavy rain in the west, with scattered falls in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the north and east.


North Island, a period of rain spreading northeast, followed by showers. Strong or gale westerlies for most. South Island, a period of rain, followed by showers, with snow about the hills in the south. Strong cold southwesterlies.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Saturday with southwesterlies. Fine on Sunday with northwesterlies strengthening. Showers returning on Monday with fresh southwesterlies.

Moon Phases

  1. Oct 02
    First Quarter
  2. Oct 08
    Full Moon
  3. Oct 16
    Last Quarter
  4. Oct 24
    New Moon


October 2, 2014

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