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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

Mainly fine, with remaining showers in Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Wellington clearing early morning. Early morning frosts Waikato southwards.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Showers, mainly coastal Hawkes Bay southwards, clearing south of Napier this morning, and elsewhere this afternoon.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Fine with early morning frosts.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland

Fine at first, with early morning frosts inland. Rain developing in Fiordland this evening, and patchy drizzle in Westland tonight.

Otago and Southland

Mainly fine, with early morning frosts. Scattered rain developing in the west and about Stewart Island tonight.

Chatham Islands

Showers, some heavy with hail, 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: 11:06pm Friday, 24-Oct-2014