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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 17-Jan

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Fine today. Showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, possibly heavy and thundery for a time in Auckland.

Gisborne

Mainly fine, but isolated showers inland today, and brief rain late tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough and Nelson

Mainly fine today, but a few showers about the high country with possible thunderstorms. A period of rain tomorrow, with some heavy falls and thunderstorms especially in the west.

Canterbury

Fine today. Rain and thunderstorms about the high country tomorrow, and brief falls elsewhere.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Fine today. Periods of rain or showers tomorrow, sometimes heavy, with squally thunderstorms and hail.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with a few light showers.

Outlook for following three days

Monday

North Island: Showery in the west, clearing north of Central Plateau. Mainly fine elsewhere. Gale northwesterlies in Wellington and Wairarapa.
South Island: Rain in the west, heavy at times. Scattered rain elsewhere, clearing later. Gale northwesterlies, severe in exposed places.

Tuesday

North Island: A few showers, turning to rain for most. Staying dry in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa.
South Island: Rain in the west and south at first, heavy at times, spreading elsewhere for a time.

Wednesday

North Island: Showers in the west. Elsewhere, early rain or showers, then mainly fine. Gale northwest in Wellington and Wairarapa.
South Island: Rain in the south and west. Mainly fine elsewhere. Gale westerlies in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing to mainly fine with a westerly change on Monday. Northerlies, becoming strong, on Tuesday, with rain on Wednesday.

Issued: 1:39pm Saturday 16 Jan 2021