Northland to Waikato: Fine, apart from isolated showers in the west until early morning.
Waitomo to Wellington, also Coromandel and the central high country: Fine.
Bay of Plenty and Gisborne: Generally fine, but isolated showers tomorrow, mainly about the ranges.
Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Fine, apart from cloudy areas this evening and tomorrow morning.
Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago apart from Clutha: Fine.
Clutha and Southland: Cloudy periods, with isolated showers about the coast until early morning. Long fine spells tomorrow.
Buller and Westland: Mainly fine, however isolated coastal showers north of Hokitika from tonight until early tomorrow.
Fiordland: Cloudy periods, with isolated showers about the fiords.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods with a few showers until morning.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, isolated showers from Bay of Plenty to the northern Hawkes Bay ranges at first and in Northland later. South Island, cloud increasing in the west, with patchy drizzle turning to rain in Fiordland, mainly fine elsewhere, but high cloud with scattered late rain in the far south.
Friday: North Island, mainly fine, but cloudier from Waitomo to Kapiti. South Island, rain or drizzle in the west, mainly fine elsewhere.
Saturday: North Island, cloud increasing with evening drizzle patches from Waikato to Wellington, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, rain with heavy falls in the west easing to showers as winds turn southwesterly, scattered rain in Otago, fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloud gradually increasing on Thursday, with northwesterlies developing. Often cloudy from Friday with winds turning southerly, then dying away. Northwesterlies becoming strong, possibly gale, on Saturday.