For much of the North Island, excluding Wellington: Mostly fine, apart from isolated showers afternoon and evening, mainly inland.
Wellington: Fine apart from morning and evening cloud.
Buller and northwest Nelson: Often cloudy, with scattered showers.
Marlborough and the remainder of Nelson: Mainly fine, but showers developing in Nelson tonight.
Canterbury, Otago, and Southland: Fine, apart from areas of morning cloud or fog in the east.
Westland: Cloudy periods and isolated showers, mainly north of the Glaciers. Rain developing tonight, some heavy and possibly thundery falls.
Fiordland: Patchy rain, mainly about the fiords.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Friday: North Island, rain developing from Taranaki to Wellington, clearing towards evening. A few showers further north. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west clearing in the afternoon, but returning at night. Scattered falls elsewhere.
Saturday: North Island, rain some with heavy falls from Taranaki to Wellington. Showers elsewhere, but only scattered falls in the east. Northerlies strengthening, gale in exposed places from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, rain, with heavy falls in the west.
Sunday: North Island, Mainly fine. South Island, rain in the west. A few late showers in the south. Cloudy periods elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods. Rain from late Friday, then easing to showers on Sunday.