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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 24-May

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers developing overnight, becoming widespread in Auckland and Coromandel tomorrow evening.

Waikato to Kapiti, including Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Scattered showers turning to rain overnight with some heavy falls in the Tararua range, clearing from the south tomorrow, then fine.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Often cloudy. Scattered showers tomorrow, clearing Bay of Plenty from evening.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Few showers, turning to rain this evening, clearing from the south overnight. Isolated showers tomorrow, mainly coastal.

Buller to Fiordland

A few showers in Fiordland, but rain further north briefly heavy. Becoming mainly fine everywhere tomorrow, but patchy drizzle in Buller later.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Scattered showers, clearing tomorrow and becoming fine.

Chatham Islands

A few showers.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, a few showers in Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Westland and Buller, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, rain or showers developing everywhere but Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, rain in the west and north, with heavy falls possible in Westland, Buller and Nelson, and a few spots falling elsewhere, clearing in the east later.


North Island, scattered rain, with heavy falls possible in Northland and Auckland, clearing everywhere by evening. South Island, rain or showers in the west or south, otherwise mainly fine.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine with westerlies dying out on Thursday. Northerlies developing on Friday with cloud increasing. Rain developing on Saturday, with heavy falls possible and northwesterlies rising to gale for a time.

Issued: 02:53pm Tuesday, 23-May-2017