Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula and Taupo: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Showers becoming isolated this afternoon or evening, then mostly fine.
Waitomo to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape, also Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, North Otago and Dunedin: Mostly fine. However, brief rain or showers early tomorrow morning but only a few spots from eastern Marlborough southwards.
The remainder of Otago, also Southland: Mostly fine. However, brief rain in the west tonight or early morning with scattered falls further east. Rain spreading eastwards again from afternoon tomorrow.
Buller: Cloud increasing. Rain early morning, then occasional showers.
Westland and Fiordland: Showers and periods of rain, possibly heavy and thundery tonight and again later tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Thursday: North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Rain in the south, and scattered rain in the east clearing for a time.
Friday: Showers in the west, may turning to rain for a time, fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.
Saturday: North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west, rain or showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the south.
Chatham Islands: A period of rain later Thursday, with northwesterlies strengthening for a time. On Friday, showers and westerlies, may rise to gale for a time. On Saturday, rain developing and strengthening northwesterlies.