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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 24-Feb

Northland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Cloudy periods and a few showers, mainly about the coasts.

Auckland, Waikato and Taupo

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taumarunui, Taihape and the east from Gisborne to Wairarapa

Fine, apart from a few showers about the ranges of Gisborne, clearing tomorrow evening.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, and Otago excluding Clutha

Fine, apart from isolated showers about the ranges this afternoon.

Clutha and Southland

Cloudy periods and a few showers, retreating to Stewart Island tomorrow morning and becoming fine elsewhere. Cloud increasing again tomorrow evening.

Buller and Westland

Long fine spells and a few showers. Cloud increasing tomorrow evening.

Fiordland

Cloudy periods and a few showers, turning to rain tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers, clearing later tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days

Sunday

North Island, fine and cloudy periods, isolated showers in Northland, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty. South Island, rain developing in the west, possibly heavy. Fine at first in the east but high cloud increasing, and scattered rain spreaing north. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale about the High Country.

Monday

North Island, brief rain, then a few showers. Gale or severe gale northwesterlies south of Taihape at first. South Island, rain with possible heavy falls in the north and east, easing to a few showers. Fine in the west. Fine spells and isolated showers in the south.

Tuesday

Mainly fine, however, isolated showers about the North Island east coast, the Kaikoura Coast and Buller.

Chatham Islands

Cloud increasing and a few showers developing Sunday, turning to rain for a time Monday. Fine spells and isolated showers Tuesday. Northwesterlies becoming strong or possibly gale Sunday, changing strong southerly Monday, then easing.

Issued: 01:48pm Friday, 23-Feb-2018