Northland and Auckland: Rain developing this evening and clearing tomorrow morning.
Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Rain spreading east this evening. Heavy falls possible. Clearing tomorrow morning. Isolated afternoon showers inland.
Waitomo to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Rain clearing from Wanganui and north tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Rain clearing overnight in Hawkes Bay and tomorrow morning in Gisborne, then mainly fine.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Mainly fine, but isolated light showers in Westland tomorrow evening.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly cloudy tonight. Becoming fine tomorrow morning.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Fine, apart from a few showers about Fiordland, coastal Southland and Clutha.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers, clearing later tomorrow.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west. South Island, mainly fine in the east, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west.
Friday: North Island, cloudy in the west, with patches of drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for exposed parts from Canterbury southwards.
Saturday: North Island, cloudy in the west, drizzle turning to rain south of Waitomo. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east.
Chatham Islands: Rain early Thursday with gale westerlies changing strong southwest. Mostly cloudy for the remainder of Thursday and Friday, with winds easing and turning northwest. Rain returning late Saturday with a strong southerly change.