National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:54 PM April 18, 2014
Northland to Taranaki, also Taupo and Bay of Plenty

Showers, heavy and thundery at times, clearing tomorrow evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, clearing this evening.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Showers, some heavy this afternoon and possibly thundery north of Wellington, clearing this evening. Showers returning tomorrow morning, becoming widespread for a time in the afternoon and evening, then clearing.

Marlborough and Nelson

Rain, heavy and possibly thundery for Nelson and northern parts of Marlborough. Rain clearing tomorrow morning, but returning briefly in the evening.


Occasional rain, becoming persistent tomorrow evening.


Rain, heavy at times.


Cloudy. Rain spreading south overnight, possibly heavy tomorrow.

Canterbury and Otago

Patchy rain or drizzle, clearing tomorrow morning then mainly fine.


Scattered rain or drizzle, clearing overnight. Mainly fine tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

1:25 PM April 18, 2014

North Island, showers, some possibly heavy in the north, but mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, mainly fine in the east and a few late showers in the south.


North Island, scattered showers in the west, mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine for inland areas and Nelson, showers about coastal areas, spreading inland in the south.


North Island, fine spells and isolated showers. South Island, few showers in the east clearing, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Sunday, becoming more frequent for a time on Monday with a change to strong cool southwesterlies.

Moon Phases

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


April 18, 2014


April 18, 2014

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