National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

6:08 PM October 5, 2015
For all the North Island, also Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Fine with cloudy periods. Westerly gales about exposed parts of the Tararua District tomorrow.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, with high cloud at times. Northwest gales in exposed inland places from tonight.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing. Occasional rain or drizzle developing in Fiordland today, and spreading to Westland overnight. Drizzle patches becoming confined to South Westland later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

A few showers today. Mainly fine tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

10:59 AM October 5, 2015

North Island, mainly fine in the north and east, increasing cloudy periods elsewhere. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale in exposed places in the south. South Island, gale or severe gale westerlies for many places. Rain spreading north in the west, with heavy falls, then easing from the south. Fine at first in the east, but showers spreading north.


North Island, a brief period of showers with a change to cooler temperatures. South Island, a few showers in the west and south, more frequent in the far south, but mainly fine in the north and east.


Isolated showers for Northland, and also for the far south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Wednesday with strengthening northwesterlies. Brief rain early Thursday, followed by a few showers and southerlies, then clearing and becoming fine during Friday with winds turning westerly.

Moon Phases

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


October 5, 2015


October 5, 2015

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