National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

11:07 AM December 20, 2014
Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Showers turning to rain this evening, heavy falls overnight, easing tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Wellington and Wairarapa

Rain, heavy falls developing afternoon, easing overnight and clearing in Wellington and Wairarapa, but isolated late showers there tomorrow.

Bay of Plenty, central high country, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain with heavy falls developing in west this evening, easing tomorrow afternoon. Mainly fine today in east, scattered morning rain tomorrow, then afternoon showers some heavy in Hawkes Bay and Taihape.

Nelson and Marlborough Sounds

Cloudy, rain developing this evening, with heavy falls, clearing overnight.

Rest of Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine with high cloud, but rain inland today. Few spots of rain spreading north tomorrow morning, followed by isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.

Buller to Fiordland also Otago and Southland

Periods of rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in west, and scattered falls in east, easing tomorrow morning and clearing most places later.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and drizzle, turning to rain tomorrow afternoon, easing later.

National Long Range Forecast

10:46 AM December 20, 2014

North Island, a few showers in the south and east. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine in the north and east. A few showers in the west, and rain in Fiordland.


North Island, scattered showers, mainly north of Auckland and about the eastern ranges. South Island, rain in the far south clearing. Elsewhere, mainly fine, afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.


North Island, mainly fine in the east. Cloudy periods and a few showers elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and showers possible about Otago, and patchy drizzle about the fiords.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Monday and Tuesday. Winds changing southwest early Monday morning. A few showers on Wednesday and southwesterlies dying out.

Moon Phases

  1. Dec 15
    Last Quarter
  2. Dec 22
    New Moon
  3. Dec 29
    First Quarter
  4. Jan 05
    Full Moon


December 20, 2014

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