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Brief Forecast for all New Zealand

Valid to Midnight Saturday, 28-Nov

The northern North Island from Taranaki and Taihape northwards, including Bay of Plenty

Scattered showers turning to rain overnight, with localised heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing from the south later tomorrow.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Fine today. A period of rain tomorrow.

Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough

Rain becoming persistent and heavier this evening, then clearing tomorrow morning and becoming mainly fine. Severe northwest gales about Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa easing this evening.


Scattered rain today. Mainly fine tomorrow, but brief evening showers.

Buller and northern Westland

Heavy rain easing to a few showers by this evening.

Southern Westland and Fiordland

Showers turning to rain for a time tomorrow morning.

Otago and Southland

Scattered showers, some possibly heavy with hail along the coast.

Chatham Islands

Low cloud. Rain for a time tomorrow.

Outlook for following three days


A few showers in Northland, about East Cape, and in Fiordland. Mainly fine elsewhere.


Becoming cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards. Mainly fine elsewhere.


North Island, cloudy periods in the east and a few showers Auckland north. Cloudy or becoming cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain or drizzle. South Island, rain developing in the west and in Nelson and Marlborough. High cloud and a few spots of rain in Canterbury and North Otago. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Chatham Islands

A few showers on Sunday and northwesterlies changing southwesterly. Mainly fine with light winds on Monday, then cloudy periods on Tuesday and northerlies developing, then strengthening.

Issued: 01:51pm Friday, 27-Nov-2015