National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

1:51 PM July 8, 2015
Northland to Taumarunui

Showers clearing south of Northland this afternoon, but returning in the west again tomorrow.

Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Showers, with snow above 600 metres, clearing this afternoon.


Occasional snow showers.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, with snow to 500 metres today. Sleety showers tomorrow with hail, possible thunderstorms and snow to 200 metres.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Occasional showers, with snow to 300 metres today. Sleety showers tomorrow, with snow to 100 to 200 metres.


Fine inland. Sleety showers elsewhere, with snow to 100 metres tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine weather. Severe frosts at night.

Southland, Otago, Canterbury

Showers, with snow to 400 metres in Southland and 200 metres elsewhere. Showers clearing Southland and Central Otago later tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Showers. Thunderstorms tomorrow, with snow to low levels at first.

National Long Range Forecast

11:20 AM July 8, 2015

North Island, scattered showers for Northland, otherwise fine from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty and northwards, showers elsewhere with snow lifting to 500 metres. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but a few showers remain about the east coast and Banks Peninsula, frosty inland.


North Island, fine or becoming fine in most places, with morning frosts, but still a few showers in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, fine or becoming fine, with morning frosts, severe in sheltered inland places, a few showers about southern Fiordland.


North Island, mainly fine. South Island, mostly fine with morning frosts, severe in sheltered inland places, becoming cloudy in the west, and a few showers about Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Sleety showers and strong cold southerlies on Friday. Showers and southerlies easing on Saturday, then fine spells increasing on Sunday with southerlies dying away.

Moon Phases

  1. Jul 02
    Full Moon
  2. Jul 09
    Last Quarter
  3. Jul 16
    New Moon
  4. Jul 24
    First Quarter


July 8, 2015

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