Northland, Auckland and Coromandel: Areas morning cloud with isolated light showers, then fine.
Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Isolated showers at first and again this afternoon and evening. Showers easing overnight. Mostly fine tomorrow, but isolated light showers.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington: Mostly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and North Otago: Mostly cloudy at first with patchy drizzle south of Christchurch, clearing this morning and becoming fine.
Remainder of Otago and Southland: Cloudy periods. Patchy rain developing from late afternoon, but only a few spots reaching Dunedin.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Cloudy periods with a few showers. Rain developing about Fiordland this afternoon and spreading into areas south of the glaciers this evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy. A few showers clearing afternoon.
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.