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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 03-Jun

Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel Peninsula

Rain spreading south from afternoon, briefly heavy, easing to showers at night. Possible thunderstorms in Northland and Taranaki.

The remainder of the North Island

Mainly fine at first. Cloud increasing from afternoon and scattered rain in the evening, briefly heavy in Bay of Plenty, Taupo, and Taumarunui.

Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and northern Westland

Becoming cloudy, with rain developing in the afternoon or evening, possibly heavy.

The remainder of Westland, and Fiordland

Periods of rain, possibly heavy at times.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Fine, apart from areas of coastal low cloud or fog this morning, and scattered light rain at night.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and drizzle.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, a few showers in the north, elsewhere periods of rain, with scattered falls about the east coast. Gale southerlies developing about Cook Strait towards evening. South Island, rain, with some heavy falls in the east and north, but gradually clearing in the south and west. Strong or gale southerlies.


North Island, occasional rain gradually clearing from the south and west. Gale southerlies about Cook Strait easing. South Island, mainly fine, with remaining showers in the east clearing.


North Island, cloudy periods and isolated showers in the west, becoming fine elsewhere. However showers developing south of Taihape later. South Island, early rain in the south, then showers spreading northwards. Snow possible to 400 metres in the far south.

Chatham Islands

Occasional rain, turning to showers late on Friday as northerlies change southwest.

Issued: 11:30pm Tuesday 2 Jun 2020