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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 11-May

The northern half of the North Island from Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Rain developing south of Waikato this evening, with possible heavy falls.

Gisborne and Hawke's Bay

Cloudy periods.

Whanganui, Taihape and Manawatu

Partly cloudy. Rain developing this evening.

Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa

Periods of rain or drizzle.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Cloudy with scattered rain at first. A cold southerly change spreads north this afternoon and evening with widespread rain, and snow to 600 metres in Southland and Otago from evening.

Nelson, Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery, easing south of Hokitika tonight.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud and occasional drizzle.

Outlook for following three days


North Island: Rain easing to scattered showers, then clearing, becoming mainly fine south of Auckland, but showers remain in the east and north.
South Island: Rain or showers in the east clearing in the morning and becoming mainly fine, but a few showers remain in the north until evening.


North Island: Remaining showers in the north and east clearing. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts in sheltered places.
South Island: Fine with morning frosts, cloud increasing in the west.


North Island: Mainly fine with morning frosts in sheltered places, cloudy periods in the north.
South Island: Cloud in the west, with late rain or drizzle. Fine elsewhere with morning frosts.

Chatham Islands

Rain clearing on Wednesday and southerlies easing. A few showers on Thursday and Friday, with easterlies.

Issued: 7:11am Tuesday 11 May 2021