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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Thursday, 11-Feb

Northland to Wanganui, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country

Isolated showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings, when some could be heavy.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.

Manawatu to Wellington and Wairarapa, also Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland

Fine. Late low cloud for coastal Marlborough.

Canterbury

Mostly fine. However, areas of cloud about the coast morning and night and isolated afternoon and evening showers in south Canterbury.

Otago and Southland

Occasional rain about Stewart Island and the south coast easing this morning.A few showers, especially during the afternoon and evening, when some could be heavy.

Fiordland

Periods of rain, mainly about the fiords.

Chatham Islands

Mainly fine.

Outlook for following three days

Friday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in Bay of Plenty and the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, rain easing to showers in Fiordland, and cloudy periods with isolated showers elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Taihape, and mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine in the far north and Westland, cloudy periods with a few showers elsewhere.

Sunday

North Island, fine spells and isolated showers north of Coromandel Peninsula, and also in the west from Taupo down to Manawatu. Mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, showers turning to rain in Fiordland, a few showers developing in Westland and Buller, and mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

Cloudy periods, a few showers late Friday and early Saturday. Light winds, but northerlies developing on Sunday and strengthening.

Issued: 11:15pm Wednesday, 10-Feb-2016