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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 27-Nov

Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Patchy drizzle, clearing south of Northland this evening and becoming fine everywhere in the morning.

Waitomo to Kapiti, including the Central Plateau

Fine today. A few showers developing tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine and warm with high cloud.

Wellington and Wairarapa

Fine with strong gusty northwesterlies.


A few showers, turning to rain for a time tomorrow morning.

Westland, Fiordland

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms in Fiordland today and Westland tomorrow.

Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury

Mainly fine. Brief showers tomorrow in Nelson and western Marlborough.

Southland and Otago

Fine inland. Showers about Foveaux Strait, and a period of rain overnight with westerly gales. Showers developing in eastern Otago tomorrow evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloud clearing this evening and becoming fine.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, showers spreading to most places, a few heavy. South Island, showers, a few with hail.


North Island, occasional showers in the north and west, otherwise fine. South Island, showery in the west, also in the south with hail developing there and snow lowering to 500 metres. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, occasional showers in the north and west, otherwise fine. South Island, showery with hail possible, snow down to 500 metres in the south.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods on Friday with northwesterlies. Showery over the weekend with westerlies.

Issued: 01:45pm Wednesday, 26-Nov-2014