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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Sunday, 02-Nov

Northland to Waitomo, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine, however cloud increasing tomorrow with drizzle patches at night.

Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa

Long fine spells. However, cloud increasing in Taranaki, Kapiti and Wellington tomorrow with drizzle patches. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale in Wellington and southern Wairarapa tomorrow.

Hawkes Bay, Gisborne

Fine.

Marlborough, Nelson

Mostly fine, however rain developing later tomorrow. Northwesterlies rising to severe gale in Marlborough tomorrow.

Buller, Westland, Fiordland

Rain about Fiordland, spreading north tomorrow with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Fiordland overnight and tomorrow morning.

Canterbury, Otago, Southland

High cloud today. Rain in Southland tomorrow morning, followed by a few showers. Further north tomorrow, brief afternoon or evening showers. Northwest gales, severe in exposed inland places from tonight, easing from the south tomorrow.

Chatham Islands

Fine spells.

Outlook for following three days

Monday

North Island, a period of rain then becoming fine from the west. South Island, showers in the west, some heavy and possibly thundery. Becoming showery in the south with snow lowering to 500 metres. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Tuesday

North Island, mainly fine, a few showers developing in the south and east. South Island, a few showers, but mainly fine in the west.

Wednesday

North Island, a few showers and fine spells. South Island, mainly fine, but a few showers over the northern half,especially about the ranges. Frosts in the south.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine on Monday, but some rain in the evening. Strong northwesterlies. Fine spells and a shower or two on Tuesday and Wednesday with southwesterlies.

Issued: 06:53pm Saturday, 01-Nov-2014