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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 24-Sep

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mainly fine today. Areas of low cloud tomorrow.

Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne to Wairarapa

A few showers today about Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, otherwise fine. Morning and evening cloud tomorrow.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Taumarunui and Taupo

Fine today, apart from a few afternoon or evening showers. Low cloud increasing tomorrow with drizzle from afternoon.

Whanganui and Taihape to Wellington

Cloudy periods. Low cloud and drizzle developing tomorrow from Manawatu to Wellington.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine. Northwest gales in Canterbury tomorrow.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain spreading north today, becoming heavy south of Hokitika tomorrow with thunderstorms possible. Northwest gales about Fiordland Sunday.

Otago and Southland

Scattered rain, clearing tonight but returning later tomorrow. Gale northwesterlies tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine today, a few showers tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, rain developing in the west. Mainly fine elsewhere but scattered rain developing at night. Severe gale northwesterlies in the east and south. South Island, rain in the west and north, heavy at times. Scattered rain in the south, and a few spots elsewhere. Severe gale northwesterlies in Canterbury and Marlborough.


North Island, rain for most, with heavy falls about the ranges, easing to a few showers later. Severe gale northwesterlies in the east and south. South Island, rain or showers for most, but scattered light rain in Canterbury. Severe gale northwesterly in Marlborough easing.


showers for most of the country, clearing evening or night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with a few showers possible Monday and Tuesday. Northwesterlies possibly rising to gale for a time on Tuesday. Rain developing on Wednesday, clearing later.

Issued: 01:44pm Saturday, 23-Sep-2017