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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Friday, 04-Dec

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Fine tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow.

Taupo, Taumarunui, Taihape and Taranaki to Wellington

Fine tonight. Cloudy periods tomorrow, with isolated showers north of Wellington.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa


Buller, Westland and Fiordland

A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow in Westland and Fiordland with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine, apart from a few showers about the ranges of northwest Nelson, and a few spots of rain over Canterbury tomorrow..

Otago and Southland

Showers about the the Southland coast today, otherwise fine. Showers spreading throughout for a time tomorrow, possibly heavy in the east tomorrow afternoon or evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, with patchy rain developing tomorrow afternoon.

Outlook for following three days


Unsettled with rain or showers for most. Some heavy falls and thunderstorms possible for the South Island's west coast, as well as southern Canterbury Plains and North Otago.


North Island: Fine spells, with a few showers in the west, mainly morning and late evening.
South Island: Periods of rain or showers in the west and south with heavy falls possible in the evening. Cloudy periods elsewhere. Gale northwesterlies developing in Canterbury High Country.


North Island: Showers developing Waikato southwards, but fine spells in the north and along the east coast. Gale northwesterlies in Wellington and Wairarapa.
South Island: Periods of rain or showers in the west and south. Fine spells elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Rain or showers over the weekend with northwesterlies on Saturday changing southwest on Sunday. A few showers on Monday as winds change northerly.

Issued: 7:59pm Thursday 3 Dec 2020