Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Fine spells, and a few showers.
Waitomo to Kapiti Coast, including Taupo and Taihape: Cloudy periods with occasional showers.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Fine.
Wellington and Wairarapa: A few showers and fine spells. Northwest gales easing by evening.
Nelson: Rain about the western ranges and scattered falls elsewhere.
Buller, Westland: Rain, with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, easing to showers this afternoon or evening.
Fiordland: Often cloudy. Showers in the east clearing this evening.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Showers becoming widespread and heavy. Thunderstorms and hail developing in Canterbury late morning and spreading to Marlborough this afternoon.
Otago, Southland: Cloudy with rain or showers, clearing this evening. Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.