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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 19-May

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Periods of rain, possibly heavy, easing to a few showers this evening.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Cloudy. Scattered rain developing about Gisborne this morning and elsewhere from afternoon.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country, also Nelson and Marlborough

Scattered showers, turning to rain for a time this afternoon and evening, with squally thunderstorms and hail possible.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls, squally thunderstorms and hail.

Canterbury

Periods of rain about Canterbury High Country and possible light rain elsewhere this morning, otherwise mainly fine.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, possibly heavy with thunderstorms about Queenstown Lakes. Rain clearing about Dunedin and North and Central Otago by afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Rain developing this afternoon.

Outlook for following three days

Friday

North Island: Rain or showers, but mainly fine in the east at first. Strong to gale southwesterlies.
South Island: Rain or showers, clearing in central regions. Snow possible to 400 metres in the deep south. Strong to gale southwesterlies.

Saturday

North Island: Rain or showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.
South Island: Rain or showers for the West Coast and deep south, with snow possible to 400 metres in places. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island: Occasional showers in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.
South Island: Rain easing to showers for Fiordland, Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain on Friday with northwesterlies changing gale southwest. Showers with gale southwesterlies on Saturday and Sunday.

Issued: 4:50am Thursday 19 May 2022