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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Monday, 19-Aug

Northland, Auckland and Coromandel

Mainly fine, but isolated showers north of Auckland and over eastern Coromandel. Cloud increasing in the evening.

Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty

Mostly fine with morning frosts, severe in some places. Cloud increasing north of Taranaki from afternoon.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Isolated showers, clearing from Wairarapa early morning, and elsewhere from afternoon.

Buller to Fiordland

Fine with early frosts, then cloud increasing. A few showers developing in Fiordland in the morning, spreading to Westland from afternoon.

The remainder of the South Island

Fine with morning frosts, severe in some places. High cloud spreading from the south.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.

Outlook for following three days


North Island, mainly fine, rain spreading from the west in the evening and overnight. South Island, rain in the west and north, possibly heavy, snow to about 800 metres in the south, scattered falls spreading elsewhere. Gale northerlies possible.


North Island, rain clearing early, then becoming fine in the east but a few showers lingering in the west. South Island, fine, apart from showers in the west and early rain in the north.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, periods of rain in the west and north, with snow to 1200 metres. Cloudy periods elsewhere.


North Island, showers or rain for most. South Island, rain in the west, clearing. Showers developing in the east with snow lowering to 600 metres.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, then showers developing on Wednesday, turning to rain Friday. Northerlies developing Tuesday, strong for a time Wednesday and Friday.

Issued: 11:03pm Sunday 18 Aug 2019