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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 18-Nov

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Cloud increasing. Patchy drizzle from evening, turning to rain tomorrow, possibly heavy in places.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Mostly cloudy. Brief showers tomorrow.

Waikato to Wellington and Wairarapa, including the central high country

Periods of rain, possibly heavy. Isolated thunderstorms north of Taranaki today.

Nelson and Marlborough excluding the Kaikoura Coast

Occasional rain developing this afternoon, easing to isolated showers tomorrow morning.

Kaikoura Coast and Canterbury

Cloudy periods. A few showers spreading from the south tomorrow.

Buller, Westland

Fine spell north Hokitika at first, but showers in the south spreading throughout tonight, heavy and possibly thundery overnight and tomorrow morning.


Occasional rain. Heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms possible.

Otago and Southland

Fine at first, scattered showers developing this afternoon possibly heavy with hail. Isolated thunderstorms possible, especially about eastern Otago.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Rain tomorrow afternoon.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, mainly fine, however isolated showers about Northland and Gisborne. South Island, rain with possible heavy falls in the west, and scattered falls spreading to Otago and Southland. Mainly cloudy but dry elsewhere.


North Island, rain spreading northeastwards, followed by a southwest change and isolated showers. South Island, occasional showers, becoming isolated in the west and in the Nelson and Central Otago regions.


Becoming fine, apart from coastal showers in the far southern South Island.


Fine, apart from increasing cloud about the southern South Island,and rain developing for Fiordland.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and isolated showers on Tuesday and Wednesday with northerlies. A periods of rain Wednesday night with a southwest change, clearing Thursday morning as winds tilt southerly.

Issued: 1:57pm Sunday 17 Nov 2019