Northland, Auckland and Coromandel: Mainly fine, with isolated showers retreating to western areas this afternoon.
Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also Wairarapa: Showers, some heavy, with isolated thunderstorms possible, mainly this afternoon.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine, the odd shower spreading from the west at times.
Marlborough, Nelson and Buller: Rain turning to showers this morning. Some heavy falls, with isolated thunderstorms possible this afternoon and hail.
Westland and Fiordland: Becoming mainly fine this morning. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers, some heavy and possibly thundery.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery south of Timaru this afternoon and evening.
Chatham Islands: Periods of rain.
Thursday: North Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday: North Island, early rain easing to a few showers and mostly clearing in the north. South Island, rain or showers in most places, but becoming fine in Westland and Fiordland.
Chatham Islands: On Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.