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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 06-Apr

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Fine spells, and the odd shower mainly in the east.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers north of Napier.

Waikato to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine apart from cloudy areas morning and night, and increasing high cloud tomorrow.

Nelson and Buller

Mainly fine today. Partly cloudy tomorrow with isolated showers.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing with patchy drizzle in Westland. Rain in Fiordland, slowly spreading north tomorrow with some heavy falls.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine today. High cloud thickening tomorrow.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain in the west, spreading elsewhere tomorrow and becoming widespread in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy, with the odd shower tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, mainly fine. However, showers in Horowhenua, Kapiti and Taranaki at night. South Island, rain west of the Divide, gradually easing from the south. Scattered falls spreading east.


North Island, a period of rain spreading north, easing to fine spells and isolated showers later in the day. South Island, showers for Fiordland, and developing for Westland, Buller, Southland and Otago later. Early rain for Nelson and Marlborough, clearing. Cloudy periods elsewhere.


Showers spreading north across much of the country, with strong southwesterlies for coastal areas. Fine towards Bay of Plenty.


Isolated showers for west coasts of the South Island, and the North Island north of Taranaki. Showers clearing from Southland. Fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and the odd shower, turning to periods of rain late Wednesday through Thursday. Easterlies dying out Tuesday, northwesterlies developing Wednesday, then a strong southwest change later in the day Thursday.

Issued: 6:14pm Sunday 5 Apr 2020