National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:32 PM September 19, 2014
Northland to Kapiti, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Showers, some heavy, with thunder and hail, especially tomorrow. Severe northwest gales from Taranaki southwards tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly fine, but a few showers spreading from the west.

Wellington, Wairarapa and Marlborough

Mostly fine today, but isolated showers, especially near the ranges. Rain tomorrow morning, followed a few showers. Severe northwest gales for Wairarapa tomorrow.


Mostly fine today, but rain in the ranges. Fine at first tomorrow, but afternoon showers inland. Showers becoming widespread tomorrow night with snow to 700 metres.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain at times, with thunderstorms in the west, but just a few showers reaching Nelson City. Snow to 700 metres in Fiordland and Westland. Becoming fine later tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Isolated showers today. Rain tomorrow afternoon and evening, with snow to 500 metres later.

Chatham Islands

Rain today, and again tomorrow evening.

National Long Range Forecast

1:23 PM September 19, 2014

North Island, occasional showers in the south spreading up the east coast, showers and fine spells elsewhere. South Island, showers in the south and east, mainly morning and evening, snow to low levels at first, mainly fine elsewhere but a few west coast showers north of Hokitka later.


North Island, showers and fine spells, snow showers possible on high level roads at night. South Island, fine or becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers in the far south and about Banks Peninsula and the Kaikoura Coast.


North Island, occasional showers. South Island, occasional showers in the south, a few morning showers in the east and the odd shower along the west coast, mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers becoming lighter and less frequent on Sunday, and southwesterlies developing. Strong southwesterlies and showers on Monday and Tuesday.

Moon Phases

  1. Sep 16
    Last Quarter
  2. Sep 24
    New Moon
  3. Oct 02
    First Quarter
  4. Oct 08
    Full Moon


September 19, 2014

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