National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

4:20 AM April 17, 2014
Heavy rain and severe gale warnings in force for northern and central New Zealand.

Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Periods of rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls and with severe gale northeasterlies. Wind and rain easing north of Auckland late morning, and further south during the afternoon or evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain becoming widespread and heavier during the afternoon.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Rain with some heavy falls. Severe gale easterlies in exposed places.


Periods of rain, some heavy falls from afternoon especially inland.


Scattered rain. Severe gale easterlies in exposed places.


Cloudy periods.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Drizzle patches about eastern Otago.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing.

Moon Phases

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


April 17, 2014

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