Northland: Patchy drizzle developing this morning, rain this afternoon. Possible thunderstorms tonight.
Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Taupo: Cloud increasing with patchy rain developing towards evening.
Waitomo to Taranaki, including Taumarunui: Isolated showers, turning to rain this afternoon, with some heavy and possibly thundery falls this evening.
Wanganui and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Isolated showers clearing this morning. Rain developing this afternoon.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine, brief light rain this evening.
Nelson to Fiordland: Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls this evening and possible thunderstorms for Fiordland.
Marlborough: Rain developing about the Sounds late morning, spreading elsewhere this afternoon.
Canterbury, Otago and Southland: High cloud increasing, brief light rain this afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods, with showers clearing this afternoon.
Friday: Rain or showers, heavy falls in the west, but little if any rain reaching eastern areas. Northwest gales from Wairarapa to Marlborough.
Saturday: Rain or showers in most places, with snow lowering to 800 metres in Marlborough later, and to 300 metres in the far south. Cold southerlies spreading north, reaching Taranaki to Wairarapa at night.
Sunday: Rain or showers in most places, snow level in the south lifting.
Chatham Islands: Rain developing on Friday and northerlies strengthening. Rain or drizzle at times on Saturday, and northerlies abating. A change to very cold showery southwesterlies on Sunday.