National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

2:14 PM May 23, 2015
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, with heavy and possibly thundery downpours, easing to showers this afternoon and evening. Frequent showers tomorrow with possible thunderstorms.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain, with some heavy falls in Gisborne, clearing tomorrow morning.

Waikato to Taranaki, including the Central High Country

Rain, clearing this evening. Showers tomorrow.

Wanganui to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Marlborough

Fine with high cloud. Showers developing tomorrow evening with snow above 400 metres in Marlborough.

Nelson and Canterbury

Fine weather. However, period of showers in Canterbury tomorrow.

Buller and Westland

Fine today. Showers tomorrow, mainly north of the Glaciers.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Showers, becoming frequent and heavier tomorrow with possible thunderstorms.Snow lowering to near sea level tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing. Period of rain tomorrow, followed by showers.

National Long Range Forecast

2:25 PM May 23, 2015

North Island, showers, with snow on high level roads, becoming scattered in the north and west. South Island, showers receding to Southland, Otago, Buller and eastern coasts, with snow level gradually lifting, becoming fine elsewhere.


North Island, few showers with snow about the high level roads at first. Showers clearing inland and in the west south of Taranaki and becoming fine. South Island, showers about Southland, Otago, Buller and eastern coasts. Lifting to 400 metres in the east and south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, Showers becoming confined to north of Tauranga and about the east coast, fine spells elsewhere. South Island, Showers about the east coast clearing and becoming confined to coastal Southland.

Chatham Islands

Cold and showery with hail and strong or gale westerlies on Monday. Cold with southwest gales and showers, some with hail, on Tuesday. Showers with gale southwesterlies gradually easing on Wednesday.

Moon Phases

  1. May 18
    New Moon
  2. May 26
    First Quarter
  3. Jun 03
    Full Moon
  4. Jun 10
    Last Quarter


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