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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Wednesday, 04-Mar

Northland

Occasional showers, some heavy in the afternoon.

Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty

Often cloudy with one or two showers.

The remainder of the North Island

Cloudy periods. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, possibly heavy from Taranaki to .

Nelson and Marlborough

Cloudy periods. Rain developing in the morning, heavy about the ranges, easing at night.

Buller

Fine in the north, but scattered rain in the south. Rain becoming widespread in the morning with some heavy falls.

Westland

Mostly cloudy, but rain with heavy falls north of Hokitika, clearing in the morning.

Fiordland

Cloudy with patchy drizzle turning to rain in the evening.

Canterbury

Mostly cloudy, with early morning drizzle. Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.

Otago and Southland

Cloudy periods.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy. Drizzle developing at night.

Outlook for following three days

Thursday

North Island, fine spells, though rain about East Cape at first. A few afternoon or evening showers from Taupo to Northland. South Island, drizzle in the north, turning to rain in Buller.Heavier rain developing south of the Glaciers. High cloud elsewhere.

Friday

North Island, drizzle developing with humid northerlies turning to rain later, but fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing, but returning to Fiordland later. Brief falls elsewhere.

Saturday

North Island, rain some with heavy falls, but only scattered falls in the east. Northerlies strengthening. South Island, rain, with heavy falls in the west.

Chatham Islands

Mostly cloudy, with drizzle at times. Rain developing on Saturday.

Issued: 11:26pm Tuesday, 03-Mar-2015