National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

11:16 AM April 26, 2015
Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Cloudy areas and isolated light showers today. Rain spreading east tomorrow, with heavy falls and possible squally thunderstorms.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine today. Occasional rain tomorrow.

Wanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Mainly fine today, but cloudy periods about Kapiti and Wellington with a few showers there this evening. Periods of rain tomorrow, heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Marlborough, Nelson and Buller

Periods of rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls.

Westland and Fiordland

Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls in Westland, easing to scattered showers overnight.


Heavy rain about the main divide and scattered falls elsewhere, easing overnight but widespread rain developing tomorrow afternoon, possibly heavy.

Otago and Southland

Occasional rain or showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, rain developing tomorrow evening.

National Long Range Forecast

11:32 AM April 26, 2015

North Island, periods of rain in south, easing. Scattered showers elsewhere, especially in west. South Island, rain or showers north of Arthur s Pass. Showers elsewhere, becoming confined to Southland and Clutha. Snow to 800 metres in south at first.


North Island, mainly fine in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Few showers elsewhere. South Island, showers, mainly in south and west. Gale or severe gale southwesterlies about Southland and Otago coasts.


North Island, Scattered showers, becoming confined to the north and west. South Island, occasional rain in Southland, with a few showers in Otago. A few showers in Buller and about Banks Peninsula,otherwise fine.


A few showers north of Waikato and about Foveaux Strait,otherwise fine.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to showers on Tuesday and strong westerlies easing. Showers on Wednesday, frequent from evening with westerlies rising to gale or severe gale. Showers and strong to gale southwesterlies on Thursday.

Moon Phases

  1. Apr 26
    First Quarter
  2. May 04
    Full Moon
  3. May 11
    Last Quarter
  4. May 18
    New Moon


April 26, 2015

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