Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Fine today. Showers tomorrow, a few heavy.
Waikato to Manawatu, including the central high country: Fine at first. Showers spreading north this afternoon and evening, some heavy with hail and possibly thundery tomorrow.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine apart from a period of showers tomorrow, possibly heavy.
Kapiti, Wellington and Wairarapa: Fine today apart from some rain about the Tararua Range. Showers, some heavy with hail tomorrow afternoon.
Nelson and Marlborough: Fine apart from showers tomorrow afternoon, some heavy with hail.
Canterbury: Fine today. Showers tomorrow, some heavy with hail.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Showers, some heavy with hail and thunderstorms, clearing during Friday.
Southland and Otago: Showers, mainly near the coast. Snow lowering to 600 metres in the morning. Clearing later.
Chatham Islands: Fine.
Saturday: North Island, occasional showers, clearing and becoming fine in the east and south. South Island, showery in the west, also in the south with hail developing there and snow lowering to 700 metres, mainly fine elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, occasional showers in the north and west, mainly fine in the east and south. South Island, showers in most places, hail possible in the east and south, snow lowering to 500 metres in the south.
Monday: North Island, showers in most places, only a few showers for the northern half. South Island, showers, clearing in the north and west, snow to 600 metres in the south.
Chatham Islands: Cool westerlies and showers through Monday.