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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 12-Dec


Scattered showers, some heavy and possibly thundery this afternoon.

For the remainder of the North Island, also Nelson and Marlborough

Fine apart from areas of morning and evening cloud and isolated showers about the ranges.


Occasional rain developing this morning.

Otago and Southland

Rain easing early this morning to fine spells and the odd shower. Showers becoming more frequent this evening.

Buller and Westland

Occasional rain or showers clearing Westland this afternoon and Buller this evening.


A few showers, more frequent south of Milford Sound.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy with a few showers.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, Showers for northern Hawkes Bay and the East Coast,as well as Manawatu and Kapiti Coast. Cloudy periods with the chance of a shower elsewhere. South Island. Rain reaching most parts, possibly heavy in the east. However, only a few showers for Nelson, and clearing from the south later.


North Island, A few showers about the East Coast, and also western Northland and southern Taranaki. Becoming fine elsewhere. South Island, A few showers in the east and in Buller clearing, otherwise mainly fine.


North Island, Mainly fine, with early cloud in the east. South Island, Mainly fine in the east. Scattered showers developing in the south and west, turning to rain in Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers Wednesday and Thursday, then dry but cloudy on Friday. Southerlies developing late Wednesday, easing Friday.

Issued: 11:31pm Monday, 11-Dec-2017