Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Showers, heavier this morning or afternoon with possible thunderstorms.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine, apart from scattered showers in Wairarapa.
Whanganui to Wellington: Showers.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Periods of rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms this morning.
Marlborough: Mainly fine, scattered rain developing this evening.
Canterbury and Otago : Rain about high country areas with snow above 600 metres. Scattered rain further east this morning and again in the evening.
Southland and Fiordland: Occasional rain.
Chatham Islands : Cloudy with a period of morning rain.
Thursday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing from most places, but rain returning to far south at night.
Friday: North Island, rain spreading to most places. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
Saturday: North Island, rain easing to showers, then clearing in Bay of Plenty. South Island, rain or showers, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
Chatham Islands: Rain at times on Thursday and Friday, northerlies turning southwest for a time late Thursday and Friday morning. Rain becoming heavier and more persistent on Saturday, and northerlies turning southerly then strengthening.