Northland to Taumarunui, including the central high country, also Gisborn and Hawkes Bay: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Fine spells developing late morning with isolated thunderstorms about the ranges of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Wanganui to Kapiti: Patchy drizzle, clearing this morning and fine spells increasing.
Wellington and Wairarapa: Patchy drizzle clearing this morning and fine spells developing. However, isolated afternoon showers about the ranges.
Marlborough and Nelson, also Buller: Cloudy, with a few showers. Fine breaks developing this afternoon.
Westland and Fiordland: Cloud increasing, and rain or drizzle developing this afternoon or evening.
Canterbury and North Otago, also Dunedin: Becoming fine this morning.
Remainder of Otago, including Clutha, also Southland: Fine with areas of high cloud.
Chatham Islands: A few showers clearing and fine spells developing this morning.
Saturday: Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls in the west, especially for Westland and Fiordland.
Sunday: North Island, showers in the west becoming isolated later. Fine or becoming fine in the east. South Island, showers for most, but mainly fine in the northeast.
Monday: Showers spreading everywhere, some possibly heavy in the far south at first.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy Saturday. Rain on Sunday, heavy for a time, then showers on Monday. Northeasterlies, rising to gale late Saturday, changing strong west to southwest on Sunday, easing for a time on Monday.