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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 27-Feb

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Fine spells and isolated showers.

Waikato to Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mostly fine today, apart from isolated showers about Taihape, Taupo and eastern Bay of Plenty. Scattered afternoon and evening showers tomorrow, some heavy and possibly thundery, mainly inland.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Scattered showers, some possibly heavy with thunderstorms about the ranges during the afternoons and evenings. Fine breaks developing tomorrow afternoon.

Wanganui to Kapiti Coast

Mainly fine, isolated showers developing inland Wanganui tomorrow afternoon.

Wellington, Canterbury and Marlborough

Drizzle clearing this afternoon but cloud clearing tomorrow morning.

Nelson, Buller, Westland, Fiordland, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges north of Hokitika.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy today with a few evening showers. Fine tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days


Mostly fine across the country, apart from isolated showers mainly during the afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy and thundery for the central North Island.


Fine and cloudy periods. Isolated showers for areas in the north and east of the North Island, and also the south of the South Island, mostly during the afternoon and evening.


North Island, mainly fine, apart from isolated showers north of Auckland and also about the eastern ranges. However, often cloudy with the odd shower for Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, fine and cloudy periods, and isolated showers.


North Island, cloudy periods in the west, mainly fine in the east, isolated afternoon showers across central areas. South Island, occasional rain in the west. High cloud increasing in the east and scattered rain spreading across the south.

Chatham Islands

Often cloudy through to Friday, with a few showers on Thursday and Friday. Westerlies.

Issued: 11:17am Sunday, 26-Feb-2017