Northland to Wanganui, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty: Fine at first. Scattered showers developing around the middle of the day, some could be heavy and thundery south of Auckland this afternoon.
Coromandel Peninsula: Showers, some heavy.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Occasional rain, easing this afternoon.
Wairarapa: Drizzle patches.
Manawatu to Wellington: Fine, apart from a few afternoon and early evening showers.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Fine this morning, apart from showers about Buller and north Westland. Showers developing about the ranges this afternoon and evening, some heavy.
Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Fine and cloudy periods. Patchy coastal drizzle morning and night. Showers developing inland this afternoon and early evening, some heavy.
Chatham Islands: Occasional rain or drizzle.
Thursday: North Island, a few showers in the north, patchy rain or drizzle in eastern areas further south, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, patchy drizzle in the east, long fine spells elsewhere, and a few afternoon and evening showers inland.
Friday: North Island, a few drizzle patches in the north, scattered light rain or drizzle in the east from Coromandel to Wairarapa,mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, patchy drizzle in the east, long fine spells elsewhere, and a few afternoon and evening showers inland.
Saturday: North Island, scattered light rain or drizzle in many places, but only a few drizzle patches in the north. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast, high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy, with rain easing to patchy drizzle on Friday. Drizzle at times over the weekend. Easterlies dying away on Thursday then tending southerly.