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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 02-Oct

Northland to Kapiti, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty

Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and rain developing in the afternoon, followed by scattered showers later.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Showers, clearing tonight then fine. Showers returning tomorrow afternoon, clearing in Hawkes Bay at night.

Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with brief afternoon rain, and gusty westerlies in exposed places.

Buller and Westland

Cloud increasing today. Rain spreading north tomorrow morning, heavy at times.

Fiordland

Drizzle, turning to rain tonight with heavy falls at times. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening and snow lowering to 500 metres at night.

Canterbury

Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow and gusty westerlies developing inland.

Otago and Southland

Fine today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning, becoming widespread in the evening.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy. Rain at times.

Outlook for following three days

Friday

North Island, showers and strong westerlies in most places,only brief falls in the east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southwesterlies spreading north with snow on the hills.

Saturday

North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher roads. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow to low levels in the south, easing inland. Sunday

Issued: 01:23pm Wednesday, 01-Oct-2014