The North Island, from Taranaki, Taihape and Hawkes Bay northwards: Fine and cloudy periods. Scattered showers about Northland and Auckland, but also inland from this afternoon. A few localised heavy falls, hail and thunderstorms, mainly in the west from southern Auckland to Waitomo.
Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Fine, apart from some morning cloud in Wairarapa.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and northern Westland: Cloudy areas. Isolated afternoon and evening showers inland.
Canterbury, Otago, southern Westland and northern Fiordland: Mostly fine. However, a few showers about the North Canterbury ranges this afternoon, and cloud increasing about the Canterbury Plains during the evening.
Southern Fiordland and Southland: Cloudy areas. A few light showers near the south coast.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and a few morning showers.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, isolated heavy afternoon and evening showers over the northern half. South Island, showers developing in the west and cold southwesterlies and showers moving onto the far south. Fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, showers in the south and east and a few elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine in the west and showers elsewhere gradually clearing.
Saturday: Mainly fine, showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay clearing and some drizzle developing about the fiords.
Chatham Islands: Mainly fine on Thursday with winds tending northwest. Showers and cold southwesterlies on Friday and Saturday.