National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

2:08 PM April 21, 2014
Western areas from Northland to Kapiti, also Coromandel and the central high country

Fine spells and a few showers, mostly north of Wanganui

Bay of Plenty

Remaining showers clearing this afternoon, then fine.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington and Nelson

Mainly fine today. Isolated showers in Wellington and Wairarapa tonight, spreading elsewhere tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Areas of cloud and a few showers spreading north today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow, but showers gradually clearing and fine breaks developing south of Christchurch towards evening.

Otago and Southland

Showers near Foveaux Strait, spreading elsewhere for a time tonight, then clearing tomorrow and becoming mainly fine.

Buller and Westland

Showers, mostly north of Greymouth at first, but widespread and briefly heavy overnight then clearing tomorrow.


Showers, but rain for a time this evening, clearing and becoming fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, chance of a shower.

National Long Range Forecast

1:18 PM April 21, 2014

North Island, fine or becoming fine, but cloud increasing from Waikato to Wellington from afternoon. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast, scattered rain developing in Otago and Southland, cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, mostly fine in the north and east, mostly cloudy elsewhere, with occasional showers from Waikato to Kapiti. South Island, rain in the west with heavy falls, mainly fine with high cloud in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods, with patchy morning drizzle from Waikato to Kapiti, but mainly fine near the east coast. South Island, rain, with heavy falls, in the west, and scattered rain spreading further east, especially in Clutha and Southland.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells on Wednesday, and southerlies dying out. Mostly cloudy with rain or drizzle at times on Thursday and Friday, and winds mainly light.

Moon Phases

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


April 21, 2014

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