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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 20-Mar

Northland, Auckland (north of Orewa), Coromandel Peninsula, and northwest Bay of Plenty, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Cloudy periods, with a few showers.

Remainder of North Island, from south Auckland to Wellington, including Wairarapa

Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon or evening showers from Taranaki northwards.

Nelson and Buller

Cloudy periods. A few showers about the ranges, spreading elsewhere this afternoon.

Westland and Fiordland

Cloudy with occasional rain, some heavy south of the Glaciers.

Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago

Fine with variable high cloud. However, scattered rain developing about Otago this afternoon and evening.


Often cloudy with scattered rain, more persistent about Stewart Island.

Chatham Islands

Fine breaks, with a few late showers.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, fine apart from isolated showers in the north, about the ranges, and also Gisborne. Rain developing in Wellington and southern Wairarapa at night. South Island, rain or showers for most, possibly heavy in Westland, Canterbury, Otago and Southland, with strong or gale southerlies developing.


North Island, rain south of Taranaki to Wairarapa, with heavy falls possible. Cloud increasing elsewhere with scattered rain later. Southerly gales possible in Wellington. South Island, rain in the east easing to showers, a few showers elsewhere. Gales southerlies about the east coast easing.


North Island, rain for most, more scattered in the east, and clearing in the north. South Island, showers, turning to rain in the north, easing elsewhere. But remaining dry in Westland.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods and a few showers Wednesday through Friday. Northeasterlies, strong for a time Wednesday to early Thursday.

Issued: 11:14pm Monday, 19-Mar-2018