Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula: Fine apart from one or two showers.
Waikato and Bay of Plenty: Fine at first. Cloudy periods tomorrow with isolated showers developing.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine.
Waitomo to Wellington, including the central high country, also Wairarapa: Fine apart from brief showers tomorrow morning.
Nelson and Marlborough to Southland: Mostly fine with some high cloud. Brief rain about Nelson and the western ranges of the other areas overnight and again late tomorrow.
Buller and northern Westland: Fine at first. Showers tomorrow with a period of rain early morning and again at night.
Southern Westland and Fiordland: Periods of rain, heavy and possibly thundery tonight and again late tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Thursday: North Island, rain for most places, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms in the west. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms. Rain in the south, and scattered rain in the east clearing for a time.
Friday: Showers in the west, may turning to rain for a time, fine in the east. However, scattered rain in the far south, with snow possible down to 400 metres at first.
Saturday: North Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy falls in the west, rain or showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the south.
Chatham Islands: A period of rain later Thursday, with northwesterlies strengthening for a time. On Friday, showers and westerlies, may rise to gale for a time. On Saturday, rain developing and strengthening northwesterlies.