From Taranaki to Hawkes Bay northwards, including the central high country: Cloudy areas. Scattered afternoon and evening showers both today and tomorrow, with a few heavier showers possible from Waikato to Northland.
Coastal Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Cloudy periods with some fine breaks.
Nelson, Buller, Marlborough, and northern Westland: Cloudy areas. Isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges today and tomorrow.
Canterbury, Otago and northern Fiordland: Mostly fine. However, a shower or two possible about the north Canterbury ranges tomorrow afternoon, with cloud increasing about the Canterbury Plains in the evening.
Southern Fiordland and Southland: Cloudy areas. Few light showers near the south coast.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers developing this evening.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, isolated heavy afternoon and evening showers over the northern half. South Island, showers developing in the west and cold southwesterlies and showers moving onto the far south. Fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, showers in the south and east and a few elsewhere. South Island, fine or becoming fine in the west and showers elsewhere gradually clearing.
Saturday: Mainly fine, showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay clearing and some drizzle developing about the fiords. Chatham Islands: Mainly fine on Thursday with winds tending northwest. Showers and cold southwesterlies on Friday and Saturday.