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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 17-Apr

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington

Showers spreading north this morning, possibly heavy with hail, clearing this afternoon or evening

For the remainder of the North Island

Showers, heavy and possibly thundery in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, gradually clearing and becoming fine.

Nelson, and Marlborough excluding the Kaikoura Coast

Becoming fine this morning.

The Kaikoura Coast, Canterbury

Showers, with possibly heavy with hail, clearing this morning and becoming fine.

Buller and Westland.

Showers becoming isolated this morning, with long fine spells this afternoon.


A few showers, turning to rain from afternoon.

Otago and Southland

Showers, clearing and becoming fine over the mainland this morning or early afternoon, but persisting about Stewart Island.

Chatham Islands

Periods of rain.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Cloudy periods in the west, with isolated showers from Northland to Taranaki. Mainly fine elsewhere.
South Island: Rain or showers in the west, with a few early showers in the south. Fine elsewhere.


North Island: Cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west from Northland to Kapiti. Fine elsewhere.
South Island: Showers in the west, clearing Buller later. Scattered showers in the south, otherwise fine elsewhere.


North Island: Cloud increasing, with rain developing from Waitomo to northern Gisborne. Late heavy falls possible in Northland.
South Island: Showers for Westland and Fiordland, becoming isolated in Westland. Cloudy periods for Buller, otherwise fine.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with showers clearing on Sunday. Strong southwesterlies easing on Sunday, turning northwest for a time on Monday, and again late Tuesday.

Issued: 11:28pm Friday 16 Apr 2021