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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 03-Sep

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

Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail, easing tomorrow morning and becoming isolated.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

A few showers at first. Rain spreading north tomorrow morning or afternoon, then clearing later.

Wanganui, Manawatu

A few showers, turning to rain tomorrow morning then clearing tomorrow afternoon.

Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa

Occasional showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, then clearing by evening.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland

Occasional showers, clearing from Westland and Buller overnight, and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.


Mostly fine, however scattered showers overnight and tomorrow morning with snow to about 700 metres.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland

Outbreaks of rain, with snow lowering to 600 metres tonight. Clearing tomorrow morning, but rain for Fiordland tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy, with drizzle clearing tonight. A few showers developing tomorrow afternoon.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, showers or rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry in Hawkes Bay and coastal Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, then mostly clearing, apart from lingering showers in the far south and in Marlborough. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.


North Island, rain or showers easing in the north, and clearing in the east. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.


North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, Showers retreating to the south and east coasts and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Friday and Saturday, turning to rain on Sunday. Southwesterlies, tending northwesterly for a time on Friday, then tending northerly on Saturday and and changing strong southwesterly on Sunday.

Issued: 07:30pm Wednesday, 02-Sep-2015