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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 28-Feb

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne

Partly cloudy, with isolated showers.

Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from a few afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Waikato to the Kapiti Coast, including the central high country

Mostly fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Areas of low cloud this morning, then mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges, some possibly heavy.


Morning and evening low cloud and drizzle. Isolated showers inland during the afternoon and evening, some possibly heavy.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Low cloud this morning, then fine breaks developing. Scattered showers inland during the afternoon and evening, some heavy with thunderstorms possible.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Late rain for Northland, Auckland and Taranaki.
South Island: Rain developing for Nelson, Marlborough and western regions. Isolated showers later for Canterbury High Country, Southern Lakes and Southland. Partly cloudy elsewhere.


Periods of rain or showers for most, but just a few spots for Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, and the eastern South Island from Kaikoura to Dunedin.


Showers for most, but just a few spots for eastern parts from Gisborne to Wairarapa, and Kaikoura to Dunedin.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods with a shower or two, more frequent late Tuesday into early Wednesday with easterlies turning northerly.

Issued: 10:53pm Saturday 27 Feb 2021