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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Friday, 30-Jul

Northland to Waikato and Taupo, including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty

Areas of morning fog, then cloudy periods and isolated showers, more frequent about Cape Reinga tonight.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa

Fine.

Waitomo to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape

Areas of morning cloud or fog then fine. A few morning showers also for Taranaki.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Occasional rain south of Hokitika, possibly heavy from afternoon Isolated showers further north.

Nelson and Western Marlborough

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle.

The remainder of Marlborough, and Canterbury

Fine apart from areas of coastal low cloud or fog this morning.

Otago and Southland

Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain developing about Southern Lakes and Southland this morning, spreading to Central Otago and Clutha this evening.

Chatham Islands

Areas of low cloud and patchy light drizzle.

Outlook for following three days

Saturday

North Island: Few showers in the north and developing about Gisborne later. Fine elsewhere, with areas of morning cloud clearing.
South Island: Rain south of the Glaciers, possibly heavy, and about and south of Otago. Partly cloudy elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island: Mainly fine with some high cloud, but cloudy periods increasing with a few late showers about and south of Taranaki to Wairarapa.
South Island: Partly cloudy. Rain in Westland and Buller easing to a few showers. Morning rain in Fiordland and about south of Otago.

Monday

North Island: Partly cloudy. Scattered rain or showers in the west from afternoon or evening.
South Island: Rain developing for most from afternoon, but only scattered light falls for Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower for Saturday and Sunday. Fine breaks on Monday. Winds mainly light.

Issued: 7:25am Friday 30 Jul 2021