National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

7:19 PM May 22, 2015
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Rain in Northland spreading south overnight and becoming widespread tomorrow morning with some heavy and possibly thundery downpours. Gales for a time tomorrow.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Taumarunui, Taupo and Hawkes Bay

Overcast with rain spreading south tomorrow morning, clearing tomorrow evening.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Taihape and Wairarapa

Dry with high cloudiness.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine weather.

Buller and Westland

Scattered showers until later tomorrow morning, then fine for a time in the afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Fine apart from a few showers about the south coast, spreading inland tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

National Long Range Forecast

1:46 PM May 22, 2015

North Island, scattered showers, but rain from Bay of Plenty to Hawkes Bay at first. South Island, showers and strong cold southerlies spreading from the south, with snow lowering to near sea level in the south and to 400 metres in the north, but mostly fine about Nelson.


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


Further showers in the south and east of both Islands,fine or becoming fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers developing on Sunday, with strengthening westerlies. Cold and showery with hail and strong or gale westerlies on Monday. Cold with southwest gales and showers, some with hail, on Tuesday.

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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