Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Rain in the Gisborne ranges and showers elsewhere. Gradually easing today, clearing Hawkes Bay this afternoon and Gisborne overnight.
The remainder of the North Island: Mainly fine. The odd shower in western Northland this morning, and high cloud in Bay of Plenty and Taupo clearing.
Fiordland: Cloud increasing. Drizzle developing in the west, turning to rain this evening.
The remainder of the South Island: Fine in most places. High cloud increasing over Southland and the Southern Lakes from afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy, with evening rain.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, but rain from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards spreading east in the evening. South Island, rain in Fiordland, with heavy falls, slowly spreading up the west coast, and scattered rain spreading east in the far south, mainly fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, only brief falls in the east. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southerlies spreading north later with snow on the hills.
Saturday: North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher ground. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow on the hills, easing inland. Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy with light rain or drizzle at times on Thursday and Friday with northerlies. Showers developing on Saturday with southwesterlies.