Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Mostly fine. Showers developing overnight.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Mostly cloudy with areas of light morning drizzle. Rain developing this evening, briefly heavy in Taranaki and Waitomo.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine with increasing high cloud.
Nelson and Marlborough: A period of rain this afternoon. Rain returning to southern Marlborough tonight.
Canterbury: Rain spreading north this afternoon with brief heavy falls and possible thunderstorms and hail inland.
Otago, Southland: Rain developing this morning, easing to a few showers in the afternoon.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Rain with heavy falls south of Glaciers, spreading north this morning with possible thunderstorms in Westland. Clearing in Fiordland from afternoon and easing to showers elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Saturday: North Island, early rain then long fine breaks and the odd shower for most places, but mostly cloudy in the east with more frequent showers there. South Island, showers, gradually clearing in the west and south.
Sunday: North Island, showers in the north and east, mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, however a few showers about some northern areas.
Monday: North Island, mainly fine for central areas. A few showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, cloud increasing in the west and a few showers developing there. Mostly fine in the east.
Chatham Islands: Showery throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Northerly winds changing cold gale southwesterly on Saturday, then easing on Monday.