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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 02-Oct

Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine tonight. A period of rain tomorrow afternoon or evening, followed by a few showers.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Showers clearing tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a period of showers in the evening.

Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Fine tonight. Brief rain tomorrow afternoon.

Buller and Westland

Periods of rain developing tomorrow.

Fiordland

Occasional rain. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening, and snow lowering to 500 metres at night.

Canterbury

Mainly fine, with increasing high cloud, but some rain about the Alps from tomorrow afternoon. Gusty northwesterlies inland tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning, then becoming widespread in the evening as colder southwesterlies develop.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain.

Outlook for following three days

Friday

North Island, showers and strong westerlies in most places,only brief falls in the east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southwesterlies spreading north with snow on the hills.

Saturday

North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher roads. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow to low levels in the south, easing inland. Sunday

Issued: 07:03pm Wednesday, 01-Oct-2014