Northland: Isolated showers clearing overnight, then fine.
Auckland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Fine, apart from areas of low cloud or fog in the morning.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, clearing south of Wairoa in the morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury, also Central and North Otago: Fine, apart from cloudy areas morning and night.
Dunedin, Clutha and Southland apart from Stewart Island: Cloudy periods and a few showers, clearing overnight or in the morning.
Stewart Island and Fiordland: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Buller and Westland: Cloudy periods and isolated showers developing.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods, with a few showers today.
Thursday: North Island, cloud increasing in the west with isolated showers developing. Morning drizzle for Bay of Plenty. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy in Fiordland and southern Westland later. High cloud thickening elsewhere, late rain for Southland.
Friday: North Island, showers becoming widespread in the west, just brief showers for Wellington and Wairarapa. Remaining dry elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy at first, clearing Westland later. Mainly fine elsewhere, early rain in the south.
Saturday: North Island, few showers clearing and becoming fine. South Island, showers in Buller and Fiordland clearing early, few showers in the south and about coastal parts of Otago and Canterbury clearing later. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods on Thursday, with a few showers possible. Winds turning northwest. Northwesterlies strengthening on Friday and a few showers. Rain at times on Saturday with a change to southwesterlies.