For the North Island: Periods of rain with some heavy falls in the north, easing in most places tomorrow. Strong or gale northwesterlies north of Hamilton at times.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Canterbury: Mostly cloudy. Rain developing tomorrow morning, persistent in the east.
Westland and Fiordland: Occasional rain, clearing this afternoon, but returning north of the Glaciers tomorrow.
Otago and Southland: Scattered rain, becoming confined to coastal Otago this afternoon, but spreading inland tomorrow afternoon or evening, with snow to 800 metres in Central Otago. Areas of fog tonight and tomorrow morning.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy, with rain developing tomorrow morning.
Saturday: North Island, showers in west and south easing, clearing Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa later. Fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing, and clearing in the east.
Sunday: North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, heavy for a time. A period of late rain for Southland and Otago. Fine elsewhere.
Monday: North Island, few showers in the west from Waikato to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in west becoming heavy, late rain for Southland and Otago. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the south later. Mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: A change on Saturday to showers and strong southwesterlies. On Sunday, showers clearing and southwesterlies easing. Few showers developing on Monday with northwesterlies.