From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and central high country: Rain or showers, frequent for a time this morning and again this evening. Gale westerlies developing from Auckland northwards, this evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Rain becoming confined to the ranges this morning.
Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa: Occasional rain, easing later.
Nelson, Buller, Marlborough and Canterbury: Cloud increasing. Rain developing this morning, easing north Canterbury northwards in the east later.
Westland and Fiordland: High cloud increasing. Rain developing north of the Glaciers this morning.
Otago and Southland: Cloud increasing. Rain developing this morning in Otago, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago later, but only a few spots for Southland.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy. rain developing this morning, easing later.
Saturday: North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.
Sunday: North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.
Monday: North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.