Northland, Auckland and CoromandelFine, apart from isolated afternoon or evening showers.
Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape, Gisborne and Hawkes BayLong fine spells. However, scattered afternoon and evening showers inland, some heavy with possible thunderstorms.
Western areas from Waitomo to KapitiFine and cloudy periods. A few showers from Taranaki southwards overnight and tomorrow morning, and isolated afternoon showers inland.
Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, also Buller and WestlandFine, but areas of low cloud about Canterbury overnight and tomorrow morning.
Otago and SouthlandScattered rain developing south of Dunedin tomorrow afternoon, with the odd shower elsewhere.
FiordlandOccasional rain, becoming more persistent tomorrow.
Chatham IslandsCloudy periods.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
SundayNorth Island, mainly fine, but a few afternoon and evening showers from Taihape northwards. South Island, rain at times on the west coast, mostly south of the Glaciers, scattered rain from South Canterbury southwards, mainly fine elsewhere.
MondayNorth Island, mainly fine, but a few afternoon and evening showers from Taihape northwards, and cloud increasing from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, but only late showers about Nelson and Marlborough.
TuesdayNorth Island, a few afternoon and evening showers from Taihape northwards, cloudy periods with the chance of a shower elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers along the west coast, cloudy periods with scattered rain or drizzle in most remaining areas but mainly fine in Nelson and Marlborough.
Chatham IslandsCloudy periods increasing on Monday, with some drizzle later. Light rain or drizzle at times on Tuesday. Northerlies dying out on Tuesday.
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