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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 03-Dec

Northland to Waikato and Taupo, including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

A mix of fine and cloudy periods, with isolated afternoon and evening showers.

The remainder of the North Island, that s from Waitomo to Wellington, including Taihape and Wairarapa, also Nelson and Marlborough



Mainly fine. A few showers south of Banks Peninsula this evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Mostly cloudy. Rain developing about Fiordland this morning and spreading to Westland by evening.

Otago and Southland

Showers developing this afternoon, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms and hail about Otago, easing tonight.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, patchy morning drizzle, then increasing fine spells. However, scattered afternoon and evening showers, mainly about the ranges. South Island, morning cloud, and patchy drizzle in Marlborough and Nelson, then becoming fine for most.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west, mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain with heavy and thundery falls developing in the west, a few spots of rain spreading further east.


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west, fine with high cloud in the east. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, scattered rain spreading further east. Rain clearing from the south later.

Chatham Islands

Long fine spells with dying southwest winds on Monday. Cloud increasing on Tuesday and northwest winds developing. A few showers developing later on Wednesday.

Issued: 07:31am Saturday, 03-Dec-2016