Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Showers becoming isolated this evening and clearing about Bay of Plenty.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: A few showers at first. Rain spreading north this afternoon, then clearing tonight.
Wanganui, Manawatu and Horowhenua Kapiti Coast: Rain, gradually clearing this afternoon.
Wellington and Wairarapa: Occasional rain, clearing this afternoon or evening.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller and Westland: Occasional showers, clearing from Westland and Buller this morning, and elsewhere this afternoon.
Canterbury: Scattered showers with snow to about 700 metres, clearing by afternoon and becoming fine.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Patchy light rain, with snow 700 metres, clearing this morning, but rain returning to Fiordland tonight.
Chatham Islands : Cloudy with a few afternoon showers.
Friday: North Island, showers or rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, then mostly clearing, apart from lingering showers in the far south and in Marlborough. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
Saturday: North Island, rain or showers easing in the north, and clearing in the east. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
Sunday: North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, Showers retreating to the south and east coasts and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: A few showers on Friday and Saturday, turning to rain on Sunday. Southwesterlies, tending northwesterly for a time on Friday, then tending northerly on Saturday and and changing strong southwesterly on Sunday.