Northland, Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula: Fine spells and a few showers, although little if any in Auckland.
Waikato to Wanganui, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Remaining showers clearing tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow, but isolated afternoon and evening showers, especially from Bay of Plenty to the central high country, where some could be heavy.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Scattered showers, especially about the ranges.
Manawatu to Wellington: Mainly fine.
Coastal Marlborough, the Canterbury coast and Plains, also coastal Otago and Southland: Cloud increasing tonight, with patchy drizzle or mist. Fine spells for a time tomorrow afternoon.
For the remainder of the South Island: Mostly fine. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges.
Chatham Islands: Occasional rain or drizzle.
Friday: North Island, a few drizzle patches about eastern coasts, mainly fine elsewhere. South Island, patchy drizzle in the east, long fine spells elsewhere, but rain developing south of the Glaciers and scattered falls further east later.
Saturday: North Island, cloudy periods north of the Bombay Hills, with east coast drizzle patches, scattered light rain or drizzle elsewhere, but dry from Horowhenua to Wellington. South Island, rain spreading up the west coast, high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, cloudy periods from Waitomo to Coromandel northwards, with east coast drizzle patches, occasional light rain or drizzle elsewhere. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls for a time,scattered rain further east clearing from Southland to Canterbury.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy, with drizzle at times. Southerly winds dying out on Saturday, northeasterlies developing on Sunday.