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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 11-Dec

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula

Mostly fine, but isolated showers until this evening, mainly in Northland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine breaks, Cloud increasing tomorrow morning, occasional rain developing in Gisborne from afternoon, becoming more persistent and spreading south later.

The remainder of the North Island, also Nelson and Marlborough. Fine, chance of a shower about the Marlborough ranges tomorrow afternoon.

Buller, Westland, Canterbury and North Otago

Fine and cloudy periods, isolated showers in Westland today. A few showers tomorrow afternoon and evening, mainly inland south of Tekapo, where some may be heavy.

The remainder of Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Occasional showers, turning to rain about Fiordland and Stewart Island this evening. Elsewhere, showers more frequent and possibly heavy tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands

Fine, rain developing by tomorrow afternoon.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, occasional rain or showers from Gisborne to Wairarapa, easing. Elsewhere, mainly fine but a few afternoon and evening showers north of Taihape. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland and scattered falls spreading into Southland. Elsewhere, mainly fine with isolated showers about the ranges.


North Island, mainly fine but isolated afternoon showers from Waikato to Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain spreading north into Westland and gradually clearing in Fiordland. A few showers for Southland, Otago and southern Canterbury. Fine in the north.


North Island, showers north of Waikato, especially during the afternoon. Elsewhere, fine apart from a few early showers in the west. South Island, showers in the west becoming isolated, a few showers remain in the east, fine weather in the north.

Chatham Islands

Rain and northeast on Thursday. Rain easing to a few showers on Friday, clearing on Saturday and winds turning northwesterly.

Issued: 10:45am Tuesday 10 Dec 2019