National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:59 PM August 4, 2015
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers, turning to widespread rain this evening, with some heavy falls.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country and Wairarapa

Rain, with some heavy falls, clearing from the south this evening, then returning to Waikato in the morning and elsewhere later.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

High cloud with scattered evening rain. Rain spreading southwards again tomorrow, easing to isolated showers in the evening.

Marlborough and Nelson

Scattered showers clearing evening, then mainly fine.

Canterbury and Otago

Rain about the Alps. Scattered showers elsewhere, mainly in Otago and South Canterbury. Fine weather tomorrow.

Buller to Fiordland, also Southland

Rain or showers, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms today. Rain clearing Southland tonight and north of Hokitika tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with rain tonight.

National Long Range Forecast

10:45 AM August 4, 2015

North Island, rain with heavy falls in the north and west,easing. A period of rain for southern and eastern areas. South Island, rain in the west spreading northwards, with heavy, thundery falls. Fine in the east, late showers in the south.


North Island, showers in the west, turning to rain for a time with heavy falls. Rain developing in the east from afternoon. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and thundery. High cloud in the east, and a few showers in the south.


North Island, occasional rain, clearing in the east, heavy falls in the west easing. Late showers in the south. South Island, showers, snow to low levels, gradually easing in the north and west.

Chatham Islands

Rain with heavy falls developing Thursday and northerlies rising to gale, easing to showers Friday with northerlies easing slightly. Rain returning Saturday, and northerlies rising to gale.

Moon Phases

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  2. Aug 07
    Last Quarter
  3. Aug 15
    New Moon
  4. Aug 23
    First Quarter


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