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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 21-Sep

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

Showery. A few squally thunderstorms possible north of Hamilton this evening.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from afternoon and evening showers. Northwest gales south of Hastings until this evening.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Marlborough

Rain, easing to showers this evening and clearing for a time tomorrow afternoon. Severe westerly gales in exposed places until this evening.

Nelson to Fiordland

Remaining showers clearing this evening. Rain spreading north tomorrow, possibly heavy. Snow to 600 metres, lowering to 300 metres in the south at night.

Canterbury

Showers developing this afternoon, clearing for a time tomorrow morning. Snow lowering to 500 metres tomorrow night.

Southland and Otago

Rain developing this afternoon or evening, clearing for a time overnight. Snow lowering to 300 metres tomorrow night.

Chatham Islands

Fine today, then showers, some heavy tonight.

Outlook for following three days

Monday

North Island, showers easing, and clearing north of Egmont to East Cape later. Snow showers on high level roads from evening. South Island, becoming fine early in the west, showers elsewhere gradually clearing, snow to low levels at first.

Tuesday

North Island, Showers in the east clearing then fine. Cloudy periods increasing elsewhere with the odd shower. South Island, occasional showers in the south, and the odd shower along the west coast, mainly fine elsewhere.

Wednesday

North Island, fine spells and the odd shower. Cloud increasing in the north later. South Island, Fine in the east. A few showers in the south and west, with cloud increasing in the west.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers, southwesterlies strengthening on Monday, easing on Wednesday.

Issued: 01:46pm Saturday, 20-Sep-2014