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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 01-Apr

Northland to Waikato

Fine, apart from isolated showers in the west clearing this morning.

Waitomo to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Mainly fine. The odd shower developing about Coromandel this morning and isolated showers about Taupo and Bay of Plenty this evening.

Hawkes Bay and Gisborne

Mainly fine, the odd morning shower. Isolated showers about the ranges this afternoon.

Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland

Mainly fine.

Buller and Westland

Mainly fine, however isolated coastal showers north of Hokitika this morning.

Fiordland and Stewart Island

Cloudy periods, with isolated showers.

Chatham Islands

Remaining showers clearing this morning, then fine spells increasing.

Outlook for following three days

Thursday

North Island, mainly fine, isolated showers from Bay of Plenty to the northern Hawkes Bay ranges at first and in Northland later. South Island, cloud increasing in the west, with patchy drizzle turning to rain in Fiordland, mainly fine elsewhere, but high cloud with scattered late rain in the far south.

Friday

North Island, mainly fine, but cloudier from Waitomo to Kapiti. South Island, rain or drizzle in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, cloud increasing with evening drizzle patches from Waikato to Wellington, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly, scattered rain in Otago, fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloud gradually increasing on Thursday, with northwesterlies developing. Often cloudy from Friday with winds turning southerly, then dying away. Northwesterlies becoming strong, possibly gale, on Saturday.

Issued: 03:33am Wednesday, 01-Apr-2015