National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

7:34 AM March 4, 2015

Often cloudy. Occasional showers, some heavy this afternoon.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Often cloudy with occasional showers.

The remainder of the North Island

Cloudy periods. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy from Waikato to Manawatu, including Taranaki.

Nelson and Marlborough

Scattered rain with some heavy falls about the ranges, easing tonight.


Rain with some heavy, possibly thundery falls, easing tonight.


Fine and cloudy areas. Light rain north of Hokitika, clearing this afternoon.


Fine and cloudy areas. Patchy rain about the fiords tonight.

Canterbury and eastern Otago

Often cloudy in the east, fine elsewhere. Isolated afternoon showers about the Canterbury high country.

Remainder of Otago, also Southland


Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Drizzle developing tonight.

Moon Phases

  1. Feb 26
    First Quarter
  2. Mar 06
    Full Moon
  3. Mar 14
    Last Quarter
  4. Mar 20
    New Moon


March 4, 2015

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