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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 29-Mar

Northland to Taumarunui, also Coromandel and Taupo

Cloudy periods. Scattered showers, mainly during the afternoons, some heavy and possibly thundery.

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Rain spreading from the north today and tomorrow morning, possibly heavy from Gisborne to Wairarapa, turning to a few showers tomorrow.

Taranaki to Porirua and Upper Hutt, including Taihape

Cloudy periods and scattered showers, possibly heavy tomorrow.

Wellington City and Lower Hutt

Often cloudy with drizzle. Rain possible tomorrow.

Nelson

Mainly fine. Isolated showers about the ranges tomorrow.

Marlborough and Canterbury

Cloudy periods. Isolated showers about the ranges tomorrow, however scattered rain possible in Marlborough.

Buller to Fiordland, also Otago and Southland

Mainly fine. Areas of cloud or fog morning and evening. A few showers about Fiordland clearing this afternoon.

Chatham Islands

Overcast. Occasional drizzle and fog. Rain late tomorrow, possibly heavy.

Outlook for following three days

Thursday

North Island, showers easing and gradually clearing in the evening. South Island, cloudy periods, but rain or showers developing in the west and south.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine but morning showers about the higher ground in the west and south of Taumarunui. South Island, rain or showers in the west and the far south. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east.

Saturday

North Island, a few showers developing in Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain or showers in the west and south of the Mackensie Basin, otherwise fine with high cloud.

Chatham Islands

Rain easing to a few showers on Thursday, with strong or gale northwesterlies easing. Showers clearing on Friday with northwesterlies dying out. Cloudy with isolated showers and northwesterlies developing on Saturday.

Issued: 01:52pm Tuesday, 28-Mar-2017