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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Friday, 12-Feb

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty. Fine spells. A few showers, mainly afternoons and evenings, some possibly heavy today and isolated thundestorms for Bay of Plenty.

Waikato to Wanganui, including Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Mainly fine. A few afternoon and evening showers inland today, possibly heavy, and the odd shower persisting in Waikato until morning.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Mostly fine, however showers about the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne ranges in the afternoons and evenings, some heavy.

Fiordland

Rain, mainly about the fiords.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Mostly fine, but areas of cloud morning and night. A few showers in the afternoons and evenings for inland Southland, eastern Otago and South Canterbury, possibly heavy.

Chatham Islands

Fine today. Cloud developing tomorrow, a few showers later.

Outlook for following three days

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers in Northland and about the higher ground where some may be heavy with thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and about Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, also afternoon showers about the central high country. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west and clearing early about Dunedin, Clutha and North Otago, fine spells elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, mainly fine with a few showers in the north and west. South Island, showers in the west and about the Canterbury high country. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine and cloudy periods with a few showers early Saturday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday and strengthening on Monday and Tuesday.

Issued: 01:17pm Thursday, 11-Feb-2016