Northland to Waitomo and Taumarunui: Cloudy with isolated showers.
Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Taihape, also Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms tomorrow about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Taranaki to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Patchy rain or showers, clearing tomorrow and fine spells developing, however isolated afternoon showers about the Ruahine and Tararua ranges.
Marlborough and Nelson: Often cloudy with a few showers today. Becoming fine tomorrow, but cloud increasing in Nelson again later.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow, and rain developing in the south from evening.
Canterbury and eastern Otago: Mostly cloudy with drizzle today. Becoming fine tomorrow.
Remainder of Otago, also Southland and Clutha: Mainly fine.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy with showers tonight, clearing tomorrow morning.
Saturday: Rain spreading across New Zealand, with some heavy falls in the west, especially for Westland and Fiordland.
Sunday: North Island, showers in the west becoming isolated later. Fine or becoming fine in the east. South Island, showers for most, but mainly fine in the northeast.
Monday: Showers spreading everywhere, some possibly heavy in the far south at first.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy Saturday. Rain on Sunday, heavy for a time, then showers on Monday. Northeasterlies, rising to gale late Saturday, changing strong west to southwest on Sunday, easing for a time on Monday.