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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 17-Jan

Waitomo to the Kapiti Coast, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloudy periods, with a few showers from afternoon.

The remainder of the North Island

Mainly fine. Cloudy periods developing about Wellington this evening.

Nelson

Fine, apart from a few morning showers about the ranges.

Buller to Fiordland

Periods of rain or showers.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mostly sunny. Some high cloud spreading north during the afternoon and evening.

Otago, excluding Clutha

Cloudy periods, with a few showers.

Clutha and Southland

Occasional rain, becoming persistent and heavier for a time this evening. Chatham Islands

Outlook for following three days

Thursday

North Island, a period of rain for most, then a few showers in the west, and mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the far north at first, otherwise showers, some heavy in the west and far south. Cold southwesterlies spreading across the island.

Friday

A cooler day with long fine spells, but also isolated showers.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing, with a few late showers in the north. South Island, rain developing in the west, and a few showers developing elsewhere.

Chatham Islands Cloudy on Thursday, with strong northwesterlies and scattered late rain. Rain easing to a few showers early Friday, with a change to lighter southwesterlies. Mainly fine on Saturday, with light winds.

Issued: 07:24am Tuesday, 17-Jan-2017