National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

6:25 PM March 5, 2015
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Fine, apart from isolated showers inland this evening, and brief rain south of Hastings tomorrow afternoon.

Wellington, Kapiti

Fine at first. Brief rain tomorrow afternoon, possibly heavy, then cloudy periods.

The remainder of the North Island

Fine at first, apart from isolated showers inland. Brief rain tomorrow, possibly thundery in Taranaki and Waitomo.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Canterbury High Country

Fine at first, apart from scattered showers in Buller and Nelson. Heavy rain, with thunderstorms possible in the west, and northerly gales developing tomorrow morning. Clearing tomorrow afternoon and winds easing.

The remainder of Canterbury, also Otago, Southland

Fine at first. Patchy rain tomorrow.

Westland, Fiordland

A few showers at first. Rain developing overnight, with heavy and possibly thundery falls. Clearing tomorrow afternoon, but heavy rain returning tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. A few showers.

National Long Range Forecast

1:45 PM March 5, 2015

North Island, rain with some heavy falls from Taranaki to Wellington. Showers elsewhere, but only scattered falls in the east. Northerlies strengthening, gale in exposed places from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, heavy rain in the west, but only scattered falls further east, followed by showers and southwesterlies.


North Island, mainly fine. A few early showers for Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain developing in the west. A few showers in the south. Cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, showers developing in the west from Taranaki to Wellington. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, a few showers about the ranges. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods. Drizzle, turning to rain late Saturday with northerlies, then showers and westerlies on Sunday and Monday.

Moon Phases

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


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March 5, 2015

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