National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

7:00 PM October 6, 2015

In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine, but cloud increasing in western areas tomorrow, with late drizzle about Kapiti and Wellington. Northwest gales in Wellington.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa, also Marlborough and Nelson

Fine and warm. Northwest gales developing south of Napier tomorrow.

Buller and northern Westland

Fine today. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Patchy drizzle, turning to rain tomorrow. Snow to 700 metres in Fiordland tomorrow night.

Canterbury and Otago

Mainly fine and warm, but rain in the west tomorrow evening. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale in exposed places tomorrow.


A period of rain tomorrow afternoon, followed by showers. Severe northwesterly gales tonight and tomorrow morning, then westerly gales near the coast later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine. Northwesterly gales tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

10:44 AM October 6, 2015

North Island, a period of showers with a cool southwest change, then increasing fine spells. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south. Scattered showers in the east and north for a time, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, mainly fine, evening cloud and a few showers in the northwest. South Island, cloudy periods in the west and south, with showers at times in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.


Cloudy periods in the west, with isolated showers in the northwest of the North Island, and also the west of the South Island. Otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, possibly strong for a time. Showers clearing to fine spells during Friday with winds turning strong westerly. Fine spells on Saturday with westerlies rising to gale for a time.

Moon Phases

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


October 6, 2015


October 6, 2015

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