Current Russell Weather

Partly cloudy

    Detailed Local Forecast

    • Today

      Partly cloudy12°21°Long fine spells. Freshening northwesterly.
    • Tomorrow

      Few showers19°Early showers, then long fine spells. Southwest easing.
    • Tuesday

      Fine20°Fine with southwesterlies.
    • Wednesday

      Partly cloudy20°Cloudy periods. Westerly breezes.

    Weather History

    Ngauranga Gorge, leading State Highway 1 in and out of Wellington, became a "raging torrent" when a burst stormwater drain spewed hundreds of thousands of litres of water on to the roadway after a torrential downpour. Eight cars were trapped and had to be towed away. "Cars were sliding about in it and rocks were rolling down ... it was pretty dramatic."

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    Moon Phases

    • Last Quarter 05 October 2015
    • New Moon 13 October 2015
    • First Quarter 21 October 2015
    • Full Moon 28 October 2015


    • Opinions

      March 27, 8:07 am
      Longrange weather chat

      2015 continues the overall predicted outlook of being a drier-than-average year for most of NZ. Exceptions will be wetter Inland Otago and Southland,...