National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

7:03 PM April 17, 2014
Heavy rain and severe gale warnings in force for many parts of New Zealand.

Northland to Waitomo, and Coromandel Peninsula

Scattered showers, some heavy with thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.

Taranaki, Taupo and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls and severe gale northeasterlies in exposed places, easing to scattered showers by tonight. Some showers possibly heavy with isolated thunderstorms tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, sometimes heavy, easing to scattered showers tomorrow.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Rain with some heavy falls. Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places today. Rain clearing from Wanganui to Wellington overnight, but isolated showers there tomorrow afternoon.


Scattered rain. Severe gale southeasterlies in exposed places, easing overnight.

Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

Periods of rain, with heavy falls developing by tonight, easing late tomorrow.

Remainder of Otago, Fiordland and Southland

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain developing overnight.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

National Long Range Forecast

1:26 PM April 17, 2014

North Island, A period of morning or afternoon rain in the west, followed by a few showers, high cloud in the east. South Island, heavy rain along the west coast and rain about Nelson and northern Marlborough, rain clearing in the east clearing.


North Island, showers or rain for most places, but fine spells in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, mainly fine in the east and a few late showers in the south.


North Island, showers in the west, fine in the east but showers developing with a cool southwest change. South Island, showers for most places, mainly afternoon and evening inland.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing on Saturday, then easing to a few showers on Sunday. Occasional showers on Monday with a change to strong cool southwesterlies.

Moon Phases

  1. Apr 15
    Full Moon
  2. Apr 22
    Last Quarter
  3. Apr 29
    New Moon
  4. May 07
    First Quarter


April 17, 2014


April 17, 2014

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