Northland to Kapiti, also Bay of Plenty and the central high country: A period of rain late afternoon or early evening, followed by a few showers.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Mainly fine, but brief showers this evening. Northwesterlies rising to gale in Wairarapa tonight.
Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson: Brief rain this afternoon, with northwesterlies rising to gale in Wellington.
Buller and Westland: Periods of rain developing late morning, possibly heavy and thundery in Westland from late afternoon.
Fiordland: Occasional rain. Thunderstorms possible from evening with snow to 500 metres tonight.
Canterbury: High cloud increasing with rian on the Alps from afternoon. Gusty northwesterlies this evening, with gales inland.
Otago and Southland: A few showers developing this afternoon, turning to rain tonight as cold southwesterlies develop.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy, with rain tonight.
Friday: North Island, showers and strong westerlies in most places,only brief falls in the east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southwesterlies spreading north with snow on the hills.
Saturday: North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher roads. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow to low levels in the south, easing inland. Sunday: North Island, fine spells with fresh or strong westerlies. Showers for central North Island. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, heavy rain in the west, showers and southwesterlies in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere. Chatham Islands: Fine spells with northwesterlies on Friday. Showers on Saturday with southwesterlies. Fine on Sunday with northwesterlies strengthening.