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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 28-Apr


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

Rain, with heavy falls and possible squally thunderstorms, turning to showers tonight. Strong or gale northerlies, easing this evening.

Gisborne to Wairarapa

Occasional rain, clearing from Gisborne and Hawkes Bay tomorrow. Northwest gales this evening and tomorrow morning.

Manawatu to Wellington, also Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and northern Westland

Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery, easing to showers tomorrow afternoon. Northerly gales about Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds today.

Southern Westland

Occasional rain, clearing tomorrow morning.

Canterbury and eastern Otago

Rain becoming widespread this afternoon, easing to a few showers tomorrow morning.

Remainder of Otago, also Southland and Fiordland

Occasional showers, clearing Central Otago tomorrow morning.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain from this evening.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, showers in most places, mainly fine in the east and south, but late showers in the south. South Island, showers north of Ross in the west, showers developing in the south and a few spreading north in eastern areas, mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, showers, becoming scattered with increasing fine spells away from the east coast. South Island, rain or showers in the south, remaining showers elsewhere clearing and becoming fine.


Becoming fine in most places but still a few showers north of the Bombay Hills and near Foveaux Strait.

Chatham Islands

Showers turning to rain for a time on Wednesday, and westerlies rising to gale. Southwest gales and showers on Thursday. Further showers on Friday, with southwesterlies abating.

Issued: 11:19am Monday, 27-Apr-2015