Northland, and also Gisborne: Mostly fine.
Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula: Scattered light rain or drizzle, clearing this afternoon and fine spells developing.
Waikato to North Taranaki, including Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taumarunui: Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle.
South Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Mostly cloudy at first, with patchy drizzle from Whanganui to Wellington. Cloud breaking later, then mostly fine.
For all of the South Island, except Fiordland: Fine, apart from a few areas of low cloud or fog at first. High cloud developing in Southland and Clutha later.
Fiordland: Drizzle about the Fiords, turning to widespread rain this evening.
Chatham Islands: Becoming fine.
Saturday: North Island, cloudy periods with a few showers, becoming fine in the south and about the East Coast. South Island, early heavy rain for Fiordland, then showers. Showers in southern Westland, and coastal Southland and Clutha. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Sunday: Mainly fine, but one or two showers in the far north and west of the North Island and also for Westland. Rain, possibly heavy, in Fiordland.
Monday: North Island, mostly fine, but the odd shower in the west. South Island, a few showers in Westland. Rain, possibly heavy, in Fiordland, and coastal Southland and Clutha. A few spots of rain elsewhere in the south, otherwise mainly fine.
Chatham Islands: On Saturday, often cloudy, with a few showers. Northerlies changing southwest overnight. On Sunday, a few early showers, then fine and southerlies dying out. On Monday, fine at first with northwesterlies. A late southwest change and a few showers.