National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:39 PM March 6, 2015
Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Rain spreading east this afternoon, briefly heavy, then becoming confined to eastern Bay of Plenty tonight. Rain spreading east again tomorrow, heavy with squally thunderstorms south of Auckland, easing to isolated showers in the north later.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Brief rain south of Hastings today, otherwise fine. Scattered showers tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland, also Canterbury High Country

Rain, heavy in the west, clearing this afternoon. Further rain with heavy thundery falls tomorrow, easing to showers later.

The remainder of Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered rain clearing this afternoon. Scattered showers tomorrow, turning to rain in Otago and Southland later.


Fine spells today. Heavy rain developing overnight, easing to isolated showers tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Becoming cloudy, with showers developing tonight.

National Long Range Forecast

2:18 PM March 6, 2015

North Island, A few morning showers for most places then fine spells. South Island, Showers clearing east of the divide in the morning. However,isolated afternoon showers about inland Canterbury.


North Island, showers developing in the west from Taranaki to Wellington. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, a few showers in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, mainly fine apart from a few showers in the west, south of Auckland. South Island, Showers for most places, becoming heavy in the west,but remaining fine in the north.

Chatham Islands

Rain, briefly heavy with strong northerlies, changing westerly and easing to showers Sunday morning. Showers clearing on Monday and westerlies easing. Fine spells on Tuesday and northerlies developing.

Moon Phases

  1. Mar 06
    Full Moon
  2. Mar 14
    Last Quarter
  3. Mar 20
    New Moon
  4. Mar 27
    First Quarter


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