Northland, Auckland and Coromandel: A few showers today. Fine or becoming fine tomorrow.
Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa: Showers today, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail south of Taihape. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated light showers.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mostly fine, but a few showers spreading from the west today.
Marlborough, Nelson and Buller: Showers today, some heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail. Mainly fine tomorrow but a few showers remain about Buller.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Showers today, some heavy with possible thunderstorms inland. Mainly fine tomorrow with high cloud, but some showers about Clutha and Southland.
Westland and Fiordland: Mainly fine today, but a few showers or thunderstorms about the ranges. Rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow, and showers affecting Westland.
Chatham Islands: Occasional rain, easing tomorrow.
Friday: North Island, mostly fine in the north and east. Elsewhere, cloudy periods, and some patches of morning drizzle, then rain developing in the evening. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow lowering to 700 metres in the south.
Saturday: North Island, early rain, then a few showers, mostly clearing later except in the east. South Island, showers for most places, gradually clearing in the west and south.
Sunday: North Island, rain developing in the north, and a few showers elsewhere, but mostly fine in the west from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, mostly fine, but isolated showers, mainly in the afternoon and evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy on Friday, with westerlies turning northerly. Showers for Saturday and Sunday, with winds changing strong southwest on Saturday, then easing on Sunday.