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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Tuesday, 29-Jul

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Isolated showers developing early morning, turning to rain later in the day with some heavy and thundery falls possible in Northland tonight.

From Waikato to Manawatu, including Taupo, Taumarunui and Taihape

Cloud increasing and rain spreading eastwards this afternoon and evening.

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa

Fine, apart from scattered rain in Wairarapa from evening.

Wellington, Kapiti and Taranaki

Rain developing this afternoon with some heavy falls, and possible thunderstorms in Taranaki.

Nelson and Marlborough

Rain developing this morning, clearing tonight.

Buller and Westland

Rain with heavy falls, easing to showers from the south this morning.

Fiordland

Rain, heavy at times, and possibly thundery.

Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mostly fine with high cloud.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods.

Outlook for following three days

Wednesday

North Island, rain, mainly north of Taupo, easing to a few showers in the morning, and clearing in the north and east. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain elsewhere.

Thursday

North Island, occasional drizzle from Waikato and the Central Plateau to Wellington, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain further east.

Friday

North Island, occasional rain or drizzle from Waikato and the Central Plateau to Wellington, cloudy periods elsewhere. South Island, heavy rain in the west, scattered brief rain elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

On Wednesday, patchy drizzle turning to rain for a time. Drizzle clearing on Thursday, but remaining cloudy. Mostly cloudy with a few drizzle patches on Friday. Strong gusty northwesterlies.

Issued: 11:18pm Monday, 28-Jul-2014