National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

10:27 AM December 18, 2014
Northland to Waitomo, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Occasional rain in Waitomo and about the central high country, but fine breaks farther north today. Long fine breaks tomorrow.

Wairarapa to Gisborne

Fine, apart from scattered rain in the south of Hawkes Bay and in Wairarapa today.

Taranaki to Wellington

Cloudy, and occasional light rain till around noon tomorrow.

Buller, Nelson and Marlborough

Rain with some heavy falls today. Becoming fine in Marlborough, but showers elsewhere tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Showers, but rain gradually becoming persistent tomorrow.


Showers, some possibly thundery inland today. Showers about the high country, but fine elsewhere tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers today, possibly thundery in Otago. Becoming fine tomorrow morning, but rain developing in the afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, and rain developing this afternoon.

National Long Range Forecast

10:45 AM December 18, 2014

North Island, mainly fine in the east and south, rain developing from Taranaki to East Cape northwards from afternoon. South Island, heavy rain in the west, rain at times in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, rain for most places, with some heavy falls,easing later. South Island, showers in the west, and elsewhere from afternoon.


North Island, mainly fine, a few morning showers in the west. South Island, A few showers in the west, and inland Marlborough and Canterbury, mainly fine elsewhere. Chatham Islands

Moon Phases

  1. Dec 15
    Last Quarter
  2. Dec 22
    New Moon
  3. Dec 29
    First Quarter
  4. Jan 05
    Full Moon


December 18, 2014

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