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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 23-Jul

Northland, Auckland

A few showers in Northland retreating to the far north this morning, but spreading elsewhere this evening.

Waikato to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Fine.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

Rain about the coast, spreading farther inland this morning, easing and retreating to the coast this evening.

Wanganui and Taihape to Kapiti

Scattered showers, with snow above 700 metres in Taihape at first. Showers clearing in Manawatu and Kapiti during the afternoon.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Occasional showers, clearing in Wellington this evening.

Marlborough and Canterbury and Otago

A few showers near the coast, mainly about the Kaikoura Coast, Banks Peninsula and Clutha. Cloudy elsewhere at first, but becoming fine during the day.

Southland

Occasional showers.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine.

Fiordland

Fine, but a few showers developing from afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy.

Outlook for following three days

Thursday

North Island, fine apart some showers from Northland to Wanganui. South Island, showers in the west and south and fine elsewhere.

Friday

Showers spreading to most places, but fine in Nelson and inland Marlborough and clearing about Buller and Westland. Snow down to 400 metres in the south and east of the South Island.

Saturday

North Island, fine, apart from a few showers exposed to the southwest flow. South Island, showers in the south and about Banks Peninsula clearing. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Showers on Thursday with strong southwesterlies. Showers becoming heavy on Friday with hail developing and southwesterlies rising to gale. Further showers on Saturday, but winds easing.

Issued: 07:34am Wednesday, 23-Jul-2014