Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Fine and cloudy periods, with the odd shower in the west.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Cloudy today, with isolated light showers. Rain developing tomorrow, then clearing south of Taranaki in the afternoon or evening.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Fine today. High cloud tomorrow, with late rain in Hawkes Bay.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and North Otago: High cloud. Brief rain in Nelson and Marlborough tomorrow morning.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Rain spreading northwards today and early tomorrow, with brief heavy falls, before easing to showers. Some showers may be heavy in Fiordland.
Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha and Southland: A few spots of rain in the west this evening. Scattered showers from tomorrow afternoon, with snow lowering to 600 metres in the south at night.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy, with the odd light shower.
Saturday: Showers clearing then fine spells increasing.
Sunday: Rain developing in the west of both Islands, with heavy falls about the South Island. Scattered rain or showers elsewhere. Northerlies rising to gale or severe gale in exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island, turning westerly overnight.
Monday: Rain or showers for most clearing and fine spells increasing about the North Island. Showers becoming confined to the west and south of the South Island and becoming mainly fine.
Chatham Islands: Showers on Saturday with winds changing fresh southwest. Occasional rain on Sunday. Strong southerlies gradually turning northeast. Rain easing to showers with a strong southwest change on Monday.