National Weather Forecast

National Short Range Forecast

11:15 AM April 24, 2014
Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty

Scattered rain, easing to patchy drizzle in the west tonight.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country

Outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy and thundery from Waitomo to Taranaki today. Rain with some heavy thundery falls spreading north tomorrow afternoon, clearing south of Wanganui later.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

A few spots of rain in Wairarapa, spreading elsewhere for a time today.

Western Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Isolated showers, turning to rain tonight, with heavy falls and thunderstorms tomorrow, then easing to showers from the south, clearing north of Haast later.

Remainder of Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today, scattered rain tomorrow, clearing later.


Mainly dry, a few spots of rain tomorrow.

Otago, Southland

Mainly fine today. Scattered rain tomorrow, becoming confined to south coast later.

Chatham Islands

Patchy drizzle turning to rain tomorrow evening.

National Long Range Forecast

11:45 AM April 24, 2014

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. Morning frosts inland in the east.


North Island, mainly fine, but cloud increasing from the north and west with the chance of a shower, evening rain about Taranaki. South Island, cloud thickening. Rain developing in the west, spreading elsewhere at night and snow lowering to 800 metres in Fiordland.


North Island, showers, some heavy and possibly thundery over the northern half. South Island, rain or showers in most places, heavy falls possible in the east, along with snow down to about 1000 metres. Becoming fine about the fiords, but with very strong southeasterlies.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to a few showers Saturday morning with strong southwesterlies. Showers and southwest gales easing Sunday. Mainly fine on Monday with northeasterlies developing.

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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