In the west from Northland to Taranaki: Fine, apart from a few showers clearing from the south today and overnight.
Wanganui to Wellington, also the central high country, Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty: Fine, but areas of morning and evening cloud. A few showers about Bay of Plenty tomorrow evening.
Gisborne: Mainly fine, but isolated showers about the ranges in the afternoons and evenings, also about the coast tomorrow morning.
Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa: Mainly fine. Cloudy periods for Wairarapa this evening and tomorrow morning.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, and Otago apart from Clutha: Fine. Variable high cloud today.
Buller, Westland: Fine, apart from isolated coastal showers north of Greymouth, clearing tomorrow afternoon. Cloudy periods tomorrow evening.
Fiordland, Southland, Clutha: Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Showers clearing from Southland and Clutha overnight.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells. A few showers today.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, isolated showers from Bay of Plenty to the northern Hawkes Bay ranges at first and in Northland later. South Island, cloud increasing in the west, with patchy drizzle turning to rain in Fiordland, mainly fine elsewhere, but high cloud with scattered late rain in the far south.
Friday: North Island, mainly fine, but cloudier from Waitomo to Kapiti. South Island, rain or drizzle in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.
Saturday: North Island, cloud increasing with evening drizzle patches from Waikato to Wellington, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly, scattered rain in Otago, fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloud gradually increasing on Thursday, with northwesterlies developing. Often cloudy from Friday with winds turning southerly, then dying away. Northwesterlies becoming strong, possibly gale, on Saturday.