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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 05-Jul

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

A few showers turning to rain north of Auckland this afternoon and evening evening, heavy and possibly thundery for a time. Northeasterlies becoming strong tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Rain developing from Taranaki northwards tonight.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Fine with increasing high cloud.

Nelson and Buller

A few showers, turning to rain with heavy falls this evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Often cloudy. Rain developing about the sounds and western ranges by evening.

Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy at times.

Otago and Southland

Generally cloudy, with scattered rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with isolated showers.

Outlook for following three days

Monday

North Island: Widespread early rain, followed by showers, but isolated in the east.
South Island: Showers in the west, rain in the south. Morning rain in Nelson and Marlborough. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island: Showers for most, but isolated in the east.
South Island: Showers in the south and west, fine spells elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island: Showers for most, but isolated in the east. Strong westerlies in exposed places.
South Island: Morning showers clearing about Westland, Buller and Nelson. Showers spreading north elsewhere with a strong southwest change, snow possible to 500 metres in the south.

Chatham Islands

Isolated showers on Monday, turning to rain late with northerlies becoming strong or gale. Periods of rain continuing Tuesday and Wednesday with fresh northwesterlies.

Issued: 11:27pm Saturday 4 Jul 2020