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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 02-Dec

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers, becoming confined to Northland and Coromandel this evening.

Taranaki to Wellington, including the central high country, Wairarapa, Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds

Often cloudy. Scattered rain, retreating to Wairarapa and the central high country tomorrow morning.

Remainder of Marlborough

High cloud. A few spots of rain clearing tonight.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Rain in Buller and Westland, with some heavy falls, spreading south this afternoon.


Fine with high cloud. Warm tomorrow afternoon.

Otago and Southland

High cloud thickening bringing scattered rain this evening, then clearing overnight. Mainly fine and warm tomorrow, but the chance of an afternoon shower.

Chatham Islands

Fine apart from morning and evening cloud.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west, easing to showers from the south. A brief period of rain spreading northwards in the east.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, few showers in the south and west. Early showers in the east then fine.


North Island, rain or showers with most places. South Island, rain or showers in the south and west. Rain spreading north in the east.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with the odd shower and strong or gale northerlies on Thursday. On Friday, periods of rain with gale northwesterlies dying out. Rain or showers with westerlies on Saturday.

Issued: 02:17pm Tuesday, 01-Dec-2015