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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 16-Apr

In the west from Northland to Manawatu, also Coromandel Peninsula and Taumarunui

Showers, becoming isolated from afternoon.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taihape

Mainly fine, a shower or two.

Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Horowhenua to Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson

Mainly fine, brief showers possible about the Tararua District.

Buller to Fiordland

A few showers, but rain, some heavy, about Fiordland. Rain spreading elsewhere this afternoon and evening, whilst easing to a few showers in Fiordland and southern Westland.


Fine at first, apart from early fog patches. Scattered showers from afternoon south of Ashburton, possibly heavy.

Otago and Southland

Rain spreading north this morning and afternoon, possibly heavy in the east, then easing south of Dunedin from evening.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, light showers.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Mostly cloudy. A few showers, possibly heavy south of Auckland.
South Island: Showers in the west, as well as isolated showers in Southland and Canterbury at first, clearing for most but persisting in Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island: A few showers in the north and west, clearing late. Fine elsewhere.
South Island: Showers in Fiordland, spreading to Westland later. Fine elsewhere.


Rain spreading about most of the country, possibly heavy about the western South Island. Remaining fine towards Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with westerlies on Wednesday, then rain developing late with a fresh southwest change. Rain easing to the odd shower and otherwise fine weather with westerlies on Thursday. Winds shifting northwesterly and becoming strong on Friday, with late rain.

Issued: 6:49am Tuesday 16 Apr 2024