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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 15-Aug


Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with isolated showers.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty, also Taranaki

Mainly fine. Cloud increasing later tomorrow, with Isolated showers in the evening or at night.

Waikato to Whanganui including the central high country, also Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud about the high country tomorrow.

Manawatu to Wellington

Cloud increasing. Patchy drizzle tomorrow.

Buller, Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds

Fine today. Becoming cloudy tomorrow with scattered showers from afternoon.

The remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from isolated showers for coastal Southland and Clutha until tomorrow morning. Cloud increasing tomorrow.

Westland and Fiordland

Areas of cloud becoming widespread tomorrow, with rain from afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, clearing tomorrow morning but remaining cloudy.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Cloudy with a few showers, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.
South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west and north. Scattered falls elsewhere, but becoming fine in Otago and Southland later.


North Island: Rain at times, but dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.
South Island: Rain with heavy falls in the west and north, scattered falls elsewhere. Clearing and becoming fine in Otago southwards from afternoon. Gale northerlies in exposed places.


North Island: Rain for most, possibly heavy. Gale northerlies in exposed places.
South Island: Rain, possibly heavy in northern Westland and Canterbury northwards, easing later. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: Rain, possibly heavy, easing later.
South Island: Rain at times in the north, partly cloudy elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Partly cloudy. Rain later on Thursday, clearing Friday morning leaving low cloud. Strong northerlies on Wednesday and Thursday.

Issued: 1:38pm Sunday 14 Aug 2022