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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 26-Jun

The northern half of the North Island, that s Taranaki to Taupo and Bay of Plenty northwards

Periods of rain or showers, sometimes heavy. A few squally thunderstorms from tonight, with hail.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Scattered rain at first, long fine spells and the odd shower tomorrow.

Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington

Occasional rain or showers. A few thunderstorms possible tomorrow.

Nelson, Buller and northern Marlborough

Periods of rain, some heavy falls and thunderstorms from tonight.

Remainder of Marlborough, also Canterbury and Westland

Scattered rain developing tonight. Fine spells in the north for a time tomorrow, but patchy rain returning in the evening.

North Otago and Dunedin

Drizzle developing this evening, then turning to rain tomorrow morning with a few heavy falls possible.

Remainder of Otago, also Southland and Fiordland

Cloud increasing. Patchy rain tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain developing overnight.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, rain or showers, possibly heavy in the morning, but only a few showers about the east coast. South Island, often cloudy with a few showers in most places.


North Island, showers in most places, gradually clearing, but high cloud increasing in the north. South Island, showers clearing, but a few remaining in the southwest.


North Island, high cloud thickening and rain spreading from the north, but remaining dry from Manawatu southwards. South Island, a few showers about the southwest coast, dry elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Monday, rain at times and northwest winds. On Tuesday, a few showers and a southwest change. On Wednesday, a few showers clearing and southwesterlies dying out.

Issued: 06:21pm Saturday, 25-Jun-2016