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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 23-Sep

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

Cloudy periods and isolated showers.

Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country

Scattered showers turning to rain, heavy about the Tararua Range and Mount Taranaki. Severe gale northwesterlies in Wellington for a time.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

High cloud increasing. Patchy rain from evening.

Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Scattered rain, clearing by evening. Northwest gales, severe gale for a time in Wairarapa and the Marlborough Sounds.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Rain about the high country clearing this morning. Scattered showers elsewhere. Severe gale northwesterlies about the Canterbury High Country, easing this morning.

Buller and Westland

Rain with some heavy falls, easing to a few showers from the south.


A few showers, clearing for a time this morning.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, rain developing evening.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Rain, heavy at times for central areas, but scattered falls in the east. Dry for Wellington and southern Wairarapa.
South Island: Showers in the west and far south. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: A few showers in the west and Tararua District, frequent for a time in central areas. Fine in the east and Wellington.
South Island: Showers in the west and south. Fine with high cloud elsewhere.


North Island: Isolated showers in the west, becoming widespread later. Mainly fine elsewhere.
South Island: Showers in the west, turning to rain. Rain developing about Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury High Country and Southern Lakes later. High cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers, clearing on Friday and fine breaks increasing. Westerlies, dying out early Saturday. Northerlies developing late Saturday.

Issued: 7:49am Wednesday 23 Sep 2020