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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 30-Mar

Northland to Taranaki including Taumarunui and Taupo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, and Gisborne

Fine, but isolated afternoon showers possible for Gisborne.

Taihape to Wellington, also Hawke's Bay

Showers, isolated for Kapiti and Hawke's Bay, clearing north of Napier this afternoon. Southwest gales, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places, easing in the afternoon.


Rain. Southwest gales, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places, easing this evening.

The Kaikoura Coast and Ranges, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin

A few showers, clearing south of Ashburton late morning.

The remainder of the South Island

Fine, with morning frosts in sheltered places.

Chatham Islands

Showers, then rain from evening, with thunderstorms possible.

Outlook for following three days


Fine for most. Evening rain in the west and north of the South Island.


Rain for most, but only a few showers in the east of the South Island. Some heavy falls possible in the west of the South Island, and brief heavy falls about parts of the North Island.


North Island: A few showers, mainly in the west.
South Island: Showers in the west and south. Mainly fine in the north and east, but rain developing in the east later.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain with northerlies, strong at times.

Issued: 7:10am Thursday 30 Mar 2023