From Northland to Manawatu, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and central high country: Cloudy. Isolated showers, becoming widespread for a time this evening.Westerlies rising to gale in exposed places this evening, possibly severe for a time from Auckland northwards.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Rain about the ranges and the odd shower elsewhere.
Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wairarapa: Occasional rain, easing later.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago: Rain developing this morning, easing north of Christchurch this evening. Snow lowering to 800 metres in Central Otago this evening.
Southland and Fiordland: Scattered rain developing this morning, but remaining mostly dry about the fiords.
Buller and Westland: High cloud. Rain developing north of the Glaciers this morning.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy.
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.