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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 25-Oct

For all the North Island, except Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Rain spreading east today, followed by fine spells. However, showers developing in the west tonight from Taranaki to Northland, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

High cloud and a few brief falls of rain.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain easing to showers by early afternoon. Showers becoming frequent about Buller and Nelson tonight, some possibly heavy and thundery.


Rain clearing this morning, then fine spells and isolated showers. Showers more widespread in the north tonight.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Patchy morning rain clearing, then fine spells developing. Scattered showers developing this afternoon, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail from South Canterbury to Southland.

Chatham Islands


Outlook for following three days


North Island, rain or showers in most places, some heavy falls about the ranges, clearing later. South Island, showers in most places, a few heavy in the afternoon.


North Island, fine spells, but a few showers in the south and west. South Island, rain developing in the west, and a few spots of rain elsewhere.


North Island, showers spreading to most places, but only a few in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing. Late rain in the south and a few showers elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Wednesday with northerly winds. On Thursday, the odd shower, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northwesterlies.

Issued: 06:37am Tuesday, 25-Oct-2016