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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 26-Jan

Northland and Coromandel, also Great Barrier Island

Fine spells and isolated light showers in the east.

Western areas from Auckland down to Wellington, also Bay of Plenty, the central high country and Wairarapa

Mainly fine, apart from a few areas of morning cloud, persisting from Waikato to Taranaki.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloud increasing this morning, with isolated light showers mainly about the ranges.

Fiordland

Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls possible.

The remainder of the South Island

Mainly fine. High cloud increasing from Canterbury southwards this morning, with patchy light rain developing in Southland from late morning and spreading into Clutha tonight.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Outlook for following three days

Tuesday

North Island, a few showers from Northland to Coromandel Peninsula. Rain or drizzle in the east. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, fine in the north and west, but occasional rain in Fiordland. Becoming cloudy in the south and east, with patchy drizzle developing.

Wednesday

North Island, rain or showers for most places, with possible heavy falls in Gisborne, although remaining dry from Wanganui to Wellington. South Island, patchy drizzle in the south and east. Fine spells and a few afternoon and evening showers elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, cloudy periods from Wanganui to Wellington.Rain or showers elsewhere, with possible heavy falls in Gisborne. South Island, patchy drizzle in the south and east. Fine apart from a few afternoon and evening showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Drizzle developing and easterlies strengthening on Tuesday. Cloudy periods and drizzle at times on Wednesday and Thursday.

Issued: 11:17pm Sunday, 25-Jan-2015