The northern half of the North Island, that's from Mt Taranaki and Taupo northwards, including Bay of Plenty and Gisborne: Periods of rain, with some heavy falls in the north. Strong or gale northwesterlies developing north of Hamilton later.
The remainder of the North Island, that's from South Taranaki, Taihape and Hawkes Bay southwards: Scattered rain, easing this morning but becoming persistent Manawatu northwards later.
Marlborough, Nelson and Buller: Scattered rain clearing this morning, but returning north of Karamea later.
Westland and Fiordland: Occasional rain, gradually clearing this afternoon.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Scattered rain, with snow above 700 metres, clearing most places by early afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy.
Friday: North Island, rain in the west, heavy at times and possibly thundery in the northwest. Scattered rain in the east, clearing Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, rain developing, possibly heavy in northwest and southeast.
Saturday: North Island, few showers in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain or showers easing and clearing in the east.
Sunday: North Island, few showers for Northland and in the west from Waitomo to Kapiti, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west becoming heavy, scattered falls for Southland. Fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing late Friday, and northeasterlies rising to gale. A change on Saturday to showers and gale westerlies. On Sunday, showers and westerlies easing.