short forecast for all new zealand

Northland to Taumarunui and Taupo, including Bay of Plenty: A few showers, turning to rain for a time this afternoon or evening. Possible thunderstorms about Northland.

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Increasing high cloud. Scattered rain developing this afternoon or evening.

Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough: Scattered showers gradually turning to rain, possibly heavy about Wellington this evening.

Canterbury: Rain developing this morning with heavy falls, and snow lowering to 300 metres inland. Rain easing from the south this evening.

Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Rain, with heavy and possibly thundery falls, gradually clearing from afternoon.

Otago and Southland: Scattered rain or showers, with snow lowering to 300 metres.

Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy with a few light showers.

extended short forecast for all new zealand

Friday: North Island, showers, some heavy in the north and east. Snow to 800 metres in Taihape and to 400 metres in Wellington and Wairarapa. Gale southerlies in Wellington and Wairarapa. South Island, rain or showers except for Westland and Fiordland. Snow to 300 metres in Canterbury and Otago at first. Gradually becoming fine in the south.

Saturday: North Island, showers, with snow to 400 metres in the south, clearing to fine everywhere except in the east. South Island, showers about the Kaikoura coast, otherwise fine.

Sunday: North Island, fine, apart from showers in the east, gradually clearing everywhere. South Island, fine, apart from a few showers developing in the west, south of the Glaciers.

Chatham Islands: Rain and strong northerlies developing on Friday. Rain turning to showers on Saturday with a gale southerly change. Showers becoming isolated with gale southerlies easing on Sunday.

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