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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 27-Sep

Northland to Taumarunui, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo

Generally fine, but a few showers about Northland until evening. Isolated showers about Taumarunui, Taupo and Bay of Plenty, mainly from afternoon.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Taihape

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, more frequent from afternoon and turning to rain in Gisborne this evening.

Taranaki to Kapiti

Partly cloudy, with the odd shower.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Periods of rain, heavy at times, with possible thunderstorms in Wairarapa.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Scattered showers, clearing this afternoon or evening and becoming fine.

Nelson, Buller, and Westland

Mainly fine, but isolated showers about the ranges, some maybe heavy and thundery in Buller this afternoon.

Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Fine, with early frosts, and any remaining showers soon clearing this morning. Showers about Fiordland and Stewart Island tonight

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. A few late showers.

Outlook for following three days

Tuesday

North Island: Mainly fine, a few afternoon showers. However, rain in the east, possibly heavy and snow to 900 metres in Taihape, affecting the Desert Road.
South Island: Fine for most. Showers in the far south and Fiordland.

Wednesday

North Island: Partly cloudy and a few showers, but fine in the east and south.
South Island: Fine for most. Showers in the far south and rain for the West Coast.

Thursday

North Island: Partly cloudy and a few showers, but mainly fine in the east and south, with the odd late shower there.
South Island: Rain for the West Coast and far south, and just a few showers elsewhere.

Friday

North Island: Partly cloudy with a few showers, but fine for Bay of Plenty.
South Island: Mainly fine. A few showers for the West Coast and far south.

Chatham Islands

Rain on Tuesday and Wednesday as easterlies turn northerly then strong to gale southwesterly. Rain clearing later Wednesday, then cloudy and showery with fresh to strong westerlies.

Issued: 4:27am Monday 27 Sep 2021