National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

11:20 AM September 3, 2015

Fine spells today and isolated showers in the west. Rain spreading south from tomorrow afternoon.

Auckland to Wanganui, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Showers becoming isolated this evening. Mostly cloudy tomorrow.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Occasional rain, clearing this evening. Mainly fine tomorrow, but evening rain for Wairarapa.

Manawatu to Wellington

Rain clearing this afternoon. A few showers developing tomorrow.

Marlborough, Nelson and Canterbury

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon. Brief rain spreading north tomorrow, with snow to 500 metres in Canterbury.

Buller and Westland

Mainly fine today. A period of rain tomorrow morning, then fine.

Otago, Southland, and Fiordland

Mainly fine today, but rain developing in Fiordland tonight. Showers tomorrow, with snow to 300 metres at first, becoming confined to the coast in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and a few showers.

National Long Range Forecast

11:04 AM September 3, 2015

North Island, a few showers for most places, but rain Auckland northwards at first, and mainly fine in Hawkes Bay and southern Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 200 metres in the south.


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, showers retreating to the south and northeast, and becoming mainly fine elsewhere, snow lowering to near sea level in the south.


North Island, fine spells and a few showers, but mainly fine north of Taranaki to Gisborne and south of Auckland. South Island, showers in the south and in the northeast, with snow to low levels in the south at first, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, becoming more frequent late Saturday. Strong southwesterlies, tending lighter northwesterly for a time on Saturday and Sunday.

Moon Phases

  1. Aug 30
    Full Moon
  2. Sep 05
    Last Quarter
  3. Sep 13
    New Moon
  4. Sep 21
    First Quarter


September 3, 2015

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