Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Mostly fine.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Fine with cloudy periods. Isolated light showers north of Levin. Rain late tomorrow, briefly heavy in Taranaki and Waitomo.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine with high cloud developing tomorrow.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly fine but the odd shower south of Timaru today. Rain developing tomorrow afternoon with brief heavy falls and possible thunderstorms and hail about inland Canterbury.
Otago, Southland: Scattered showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, easing to a few showers in the afternoon.
Buller and northern Westland: Fine spells and isolated showers tonight. Rain tomorrow, with heavy falls, easing to a few showers in the evening.
Southern Westland and Fiordland: Rain becoming widespread tonight, with heavy falls. Rain easing to showers tomorrow morning and clearing by evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy.
Saturday: North Island, early rain then long fine breaks and the odd shower for most places, but mostly cloudy in the east with more frequent showers there. South Island, showers, gradually clearing in the west and south.
Sunday: North Island, showers in the north and east, mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine, however a few showers about some northern areas.
Monday: North Island, mainly fine for central areas. A few showers elsewhere gradually clearing. South Island, cloud increasing in the west and a few showers developing there. Mostly fine in the east.
Chatham Islands: Showery throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Northerly winds changing cold gale southwesterly on Saturday, then easing on Monday.