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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 21-Sep

Northland and Auckland, also Gisborne to Wairarapa

Cloudy periods and isolated showers, gradually clearing and fine breaks increasing tomorrow.

For the remainer of the North Island

Fine, apart from cloud morning and night and isolated showers in Taihape and Wellington today.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine, but isolated showers developing in Fiordland and Westland tomorrow.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from areas of cloud and isolated showers in Marlborough and northern Canterbury today.

Chatham Islands

Showers clearing this afternoon, then mainly fine. Becoming cloudy again and a few showers developing late tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days


Rain developing about Fiordland, and patchy rain or drizzle for Westland. Cloud increasing elsewhere in the west of both Islands.Fine in the east.


North Island, cloudy periods in the west, with a few showers from Waitomo to Kapiti. Fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain spreading up the west coast and about the Divide, easing to isolated showers later. Scattered rain developing in the east.


North Island, periods of rain for most, with possibly heavy falls, easing north of Taupo later and gradually clearing the Bay of Plenty. South Island, showers about Fiordland and Southland. Rain in the north easing to isolated showers. Occasional rain developing in the east. Elsewhere, partly cloud with isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Southwesterlies, tending northwest on Monday. Periods of rain developing Tuesday with northwest strengthening.

Issued: 10:46am Friday 20 Sep 2019