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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 29-Sep

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

High cloud. A few spots of light rain.

The remainder of the North Island

Cloudy with occasional rain.

Marlborough and Nelson

Periods of rain, with some heavy falls through this afternoon.

Buller to Fiordland

Rain easing to showers this morning, clearing from Fiordland this afternoon.


High cloud and a few spots of morning rain. Rain spreading north from afternoon with a cold southerly change and possible thunderstorms. Snow lowering to about 500 metres this evening.

Otago and Southland

Rain spreading north this morning, easing to a few showers from this afternoon. A few snow flurries possible above 500 metres this evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain developing towards evening.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Rain in the east and the far north. Scattered showers elsewhere, clearing in the south from afternoon.
South Island: Showers in Canterbury and Marlborough with snow to 400 metres, clearing in the afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere, but isolated morning showers in the north and south.


North Island: Rain in the north and east, with some heavy falls there. Mostly cloudy elsewhere, with late rain.
South Island: Mainly fine. High cloud increasing in the north from evening.


North Island: Rain, some possibly heavy in the east at first, easing to scattered showers.
South Island: Mainly fine, but occasional rain developing in the east and north in the evening and night.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to a few showers Friday morning, then clearing late Saturday as southwesterlies die out. Rain with northerlies developing Sunday night.

Issued: 7:01am Thursday 29 Sep 2022