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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 07-Dec

Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel

Cloudy periods and the odd shower.

Waitomo to Kapiti, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.

Bay of Plenty and Taupo, also Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Fine spells. Scattered showers from afternoon, mainly about the ranges, some possibly heavy.

Wairarapa and Wellington, also Marlborough and Nelson

Fine at first but areas of cloud from afternoon, with isolated showers about the ranges.

Buller and Westland

Showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.

Canterbury and North Otago

Fine this morning. Cloud increasing this afternoon with isolated showers, some maybe heavy inland.

Remainder of Otago, also Southland and Fiordland

Fine about Central Otago. Showers elsewhere clearing this afternoon, but a few showers persisting about Fiordland and Stewart Island.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing this evening.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Mostly fine but isolated showers, especially about the ranges, some heavy in the afternoon with possible thunderstorms about Bay of Plenty.
South Island: Isolated showers in the east clearing. Cloud increasing in the west, and rain developing in Fiordland.


North Island: Increasing high cloud. A few late showers in the south with northwesterlies strengthening.
South Island: Rain with heavy falls developing in the west and south. High cloud increasing elsewhere. Strong gusty northwesterlies.


North Island: Scattered rain spreading north to about Waikato, with a few showers further north.
South Island: Rain in the north and west and showers elsewhere clearing then mainly fine, with isolated afternoon and evening showers, mainly inland.

Chatham Islands

Becoming fine on Friday as southwesterlies ease. High cloud increasing on Saturday with northwesterlies strengthening. A period of rain on Sunday with winds changing lighter southwest.

Issued: 4:20am Thursday 7 Dec 2023