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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Friday, 30-Sep


Areas of morning fog, clearing to long sunny breaks with isolated afternoon and evening showers.

Coromandel Peninsula

Rain, with some heavy falls, easing this afternoon.

Auckland to Whanganui, including Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and the central high country

Scattered showers, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms from afternoon.

Manawatu to Wellington

Fine spells. A few showers developing this afternoon.

Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa (including the Tararua District)

Cloudy periods with isolated showers, spreading south this evening.

Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland

Morning low cloud breaking to fine spells. Scattered showers developing this afternoon, some heavy inland, and possibly thundery for Canterbury, Otago and eastern Southland.

Nelson, Buller and Westland

Scattered showers, possibly heavy inland this afternoon and evening.

Chatham Islands


Outlook for following three days


North Island, a few showers for most, becoming more frequent. South Island, a few showers turning to rain in the west. Fine spells with isolated afternoon showers further east.


Rain or showers for most with heavy falls possible in the west of both islands.


Showers, some heavy, gradually easing and clearing later.

Chatham Islands

Showers and northerlies on Saturday and Sunday. Rain easing to a few showers on Monday as northerlies ease.

Issued: 11:45pm Thursday, 29-Sep-2016