Northland to Wanganui, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Showers today, heavy and possibly thundery south of Auckland City. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a few showers in Northland and about the Coromandel Peninsula and afternoon showers from Waikato to the central high country, some heavy and possibly thundery in Bay of Plenty.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Scattered showers, especially about the ranges.
Manawatu to Wellington: Mainly fine. The odd shower possible this afternoon.
Coastal Marlborough, the Canterbury coast and Plains, also coastal Otago and Southland: Cloud increasing again this evening, with patchy drizzle. Becoming mainly fine tomorrow afternoon, but cloud returning after dark.
For the remainder of the South Island: Mostly fine. Afternoon showers about the ranges today and tomorrow, possibly heavy.
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.