Northland to Waikato and Bay of Plenty: Showers today, some heavy and possibly thundery with hail until evening.Isolated showers tomorrow, clearing late afternoon.
Waitomo to Wellington including the central high country: Drizzle patches developing today. Showers in Wellington tomorrow, but clearing elsewhere.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Mainly fine today, but isolated showers inland. Showers everywhere tomorrow, then clearing inland later.
Nelson: Fine, apart from a period of showers overnight.
Buller and Westland: Rain spreading north today, then clearing early tomorrow.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Showers and cold southwesterlies spreading north tonight, with snow to 600 metres, then clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: A period of rain today, then showers with snow to 400 metres and southwest gales. Showers clearing tomorrow morning and winds easing.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods today. Showers tomorrow.
Saturday: North Island, fine with early frosts inland. A few morning showers about the east coast clearing. South Island, Cloud increasing in the west with rain developing in Fiordland. Mainly fine in the east.
Sunday: North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west with patchy drizzle about the high ground south of Taupo. South Island, rain spreading from the south to most places, with heavy falls in the west. Gradually clearing from the south later.
Monday: North Island, Rain spreading to most places, clearing south of Taranaki to Hawkes Bay later. South Island, Rain north of Hokitika and North Otago, clearing then mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.
Chatham Islands: A few early showers on Saturday, then fine spells and strong cold southwesterlies easing. Cloudy periods and westerlies on Sunday. A period of rain with a southerly change on Monday.