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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 28-May

Northland

A few showers, some heavy, becoming confined to the north this morning.

For the remainder of the North Island, excluding Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Any remaining showers about Taihape, Wanganui, south Taranaki, Wellington and Wairarapa clearing this morning, and becoming fine everywhere.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from isolated coastal showers north of Wairoa.

For all of the South Island, excluding Fiordland

Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland until late morning.

Fiordland

Cloud increasing, with a few evening showers.

Chatham Islands

Occasional showers.

Outlook for following three days

Friday

North Island, fine apart from scattered showers in the north. South Island, cloud increasing in the west, drizzle developing in Buller and rain further south, mainly fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, long fine spells in most places, a few showers in the north, cloud increasing from Taranaki to Wellington with scattered rain later. South Island, rain in the north and west, heavy falls about the ranges, and brief rain further east, easing in Fiordland later and clearing in Otago and Southland.

Sunday

North Island, cloud increasing and some rain or drizzle in the north and west. South Island, rain in the north and west, fine with high cloud elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells and light winds on Friday. Increasing cloudy periods and freshening northerlies on Saturday. Occasional rain and northerlies on Sunday.

Issued: 11:15pm Wednesday, 27-May-2015