National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:55 PM May 24, 2015
Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula

Showers, some heavy with hail.

Bay of Plenty

Fine, odd shower.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine today. Showers tomorrow morning with snow 400 metres in Hawkes Bay and 700 metres in Gisborne.

Taupo and Wanganui to Wellington, including Wairarapa and Marlborough

Isolated showers becoming widespread tonight, snow lowering to 300 metres overnight, clearing tomorrow morning. Showers returning north of Manawatu tomorrow afternoon.



Canterbury Brief showers today with snow to 400 metres. Mainly fine tomorrow, but heavy showers about Banks Peninsula with snow to 200 metres and severe southwest gales.

Buller, Westland

A few showers north of Greymouth, fine further south.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showery with hail and possible thunderstorms and severe southwest gales. Snow lowering to sea level this afternoon and evening with significant accumulations above 200 metres.

Chatham Islands

Rain today, heavy for a time. Heavy showers tomorrow, thundery with hail.

National Long Range Forecast

2:17 PM May 24, 2015

North Island, showers west of Taupo and in the south. Snow about high level roads. South Island, showers about Southland, and coastal areas. Snow lifting to 500 metres in the east and south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers becoming confined to north of Tauranga and the east coast. Fine spells elsewhere. South Island, mainy fine with a few showers about the Southland and the eastern coast.


North Island, showers north of Tauranga and the east coast gradually clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine but showers about Southland and clearing from the eastern coast.


showers spreading south to north of Taupo but mainly fine further south. South Island, Mainly fine but cloud increasing and showers developing in the west.

Chatham Islands

Severe gale southwest and heavy showers, on Tuesday. Showers on Wednesday and Thursday with gale southwesterlies easing.Showers clearing and fine Friday with northerlies developing.

Moon Phases

  1. May 18
    New Moon
  2. May 26
    First Quarter
  3. Jun 03
    Full Moon
  4. Jun 10
    Last Quarter


May 24, 2015

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