National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:20 PM October 4, 2015
Severe gales will affect many parts of the South Island and lower North Island today. Warnings and watches in place.

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, the central high country

Cloud increasing, scattered showers developing overnight. Clearing tomorrow morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa

Mainly fine, however a few coastal showers tomorrow morning.

Wanganui to Wellington

Mostly fine for Wellington. Cloudy periods further north, and a few showers this evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago

Thick high cloud, with scattered rain about the Canterbury high country.Clearing overnight.

Fiordland, Southland, remainder of Otago

Squally showers, some possibly thundery. Clearing overnight, however rain for Fiordland later tomorrow.

Buller, Westland

Heavy rain spreading north this afternoon, possibly thundery in the ranges. Clearing tomorrow morning, with cloudy periods tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Showers tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

11:00 AM October 4, 2015

North Island, fine, and warm in the east. South Island, fine and warm in the east and cloudy periods in the west, with patchy drizzle in Fiordland and Westland.


North Island, fine spells in the north, fine and warm in the east,and increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls in Fiordland, then easing from the south. Elsewhere, showers spreading north with a change to cooler temperatures.


North Island, a period of showers with a change to cooler temperatures. South Island, a few showers, more frequent in the far south, but dry in Nelson.


North Island, a few showers Auckland north, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Tuesday and Wednesday. A few showers developing on Thursday. Westerlies throughout the period, strong at times.

Moon Phases

  1. Sep 28
    Full Moon
  2. Oct 05
    Last Quarter
  3. Oct 13
    New Moon
  4. Oct 21
    First Quarter


October 4, 2015


October 4, 2015

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