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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 25-Oct

From Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Fine, apart from isolated early morning showers in Wellington. Cloudy periods increasing from Waitomo to Kapiti later today.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

A few coastal showers for Wairarapa and central Hawkes Bay clearing this morning, and showers about northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing this afternoon. Otherwise fine.

Buller, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine weather.

Westland and Fiordland

Fine at first. Rain developing in Fiordland this evening, and patchy drizzle in Westland tonight.

Otago and Southland

Fine weather, however cloud increasing this evening and scattered rain developing in the west and about Stewart Island tonight.

Chatham Islands

Showers, clearing this morning.

Outlook for following three days

Sunday

North Island, Cloud increasing, especially in the west,with patchy drizzle developing from Waikato south, turning to rain south of Taupo. South Island, Rain spreading up the west coast, with heavy falls possible, then clearing from the south. A few showers elsewhere.

Monday

North Island, Rain spreading to most places, clearing south of Taranaki to Hawkes Bay later. South Island, Mainly fine in the west, a few showers elsewhere retreating to the ranges by afternoon.

Tuesday

In the west and south of the Country, A period of heavy rain then showers, some possibly heavy. High cloud in the east with a few spots of rain.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Sunday and northwest developing.A period of rain with a southerly change on Monday. Rain, with heavy falls possible, developing on Tuesday with westerlies strengthening.

Issued: 06:52am Saturday, 25-Oct-2014