National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

11:27 AM April 19, 2014
Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Scattered showers, widespread in the afternoon and evening and with heavy and thundery falls.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy periods. Scattered afternoon and evening showers, heavy and possibly thundery about inland ranges.

Wanganui to Wellington

Occasional showers, some heavy during afternoon and evening.

Nelson and Marlborough

Occasional showers, clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain, with heavy falls south of Otira, easing this evening. Showers tomorrow, some heavy at first.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine with high cloud. Showers developing in Southland and Otago tomorrow morning, clearing about central Otago in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

11:19 AM April 19, 2014

North Island, showers becoming scattered and confined to the west, fine spells increasing elsewhere but late showers in the south. South Island, showers and increasing fine spells in the west, showers in the south spreading up the east coast, mainly fine for inland areas and Nelson.


North Island, showers in the south spreading up the east coast, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, remaining showers clearing, then mostly fine, but remaining rather cloudy in Marlborough and Canterbury with some evening drizzle.


North Island, fine or becoming fine. South Island, mainly fine, but cloud and patchy drizzle in the northeast at first, and rain developing in Fiordland, with scattered falls spreading to Southland and Otago late in the day.

Chatham Islands

Rain at times on Monday, and northerlies turning southwest. Occasional showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cool southerlies dying away on Wednesday.

Moon Phases

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


April 19, 2014

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