National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:30 PM April 23, 2014

Mainly fine.

Auckland to Wellington, including the Bay of Plenty and central high country

Cloud increasing tonight. Outbreaks of rain from Waitomo to Wellington tomorrow, possibly heavy and thundery about Taranaki, patchy drizzle elsewhere.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Mostly fine, but isolated showers about Gisborne Ranges until evening. High cloud tomorrow, with brief rain at times.

Western Nelson, Buller and Westland

Rain developing this afternoon or evening, possibly heavy, easing to scattered showers tomorrow morning.

Remainder of Nelson and Marlborough

Period of rain tonight, otherwise mostly fine.

Canterbury and Otago

High cloud today, with some brief rain. Mostly fine tomorrow, but some low cloud near the coast.

Southland and Fiordland

Rain easing to light showers this afternoon, skies often cloudy. Fine spells tomorrow, but rain returns to Fiordland later.

Chatham Islands

Patchy rain developing tomorrow.

National Long Range Forecast

1:44 PM April 23, 2014

North Island, periods of rain south of Hamilton and scattered falls spreading into Wairarapa. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to a few showers. Morning rain in the south with westerly gales about the coast and brief showers elsewhere.


North Island, a few showers in the north becoming confined to Northland. Fine elsewhere. South Island, fine apart from a few showers remaining about the fiords and Stewart Island.


North Island, mainly fine, but cloud increasing from the north and west with the chance of a shower. South Island, cloud increasing. Rain developing in the west, spreading elsewhere overnight.

Chatham Islands

Drizzle on Friday with northerlies freshening. Showers and strong cooler southwesterlies on Saturday and Sunday.

Moon Phases

  1. Apr 22
    Last Quarter
  2. Apr 29
    New Moon
  3. May 07
    First Quarter
  4. May 15
    Full Moon


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