Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: Fine and cloudy periods. One or two showers possible.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Patchy rain, becoming widespread late afternoon or evening, with some heavy thundery falls possible. Clearing south of Wanganui at night.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine with high cloud. However, brief rain in Wairarapa this evening.
Buller to Fiordland: Rain with heavy thundery falls, easing to showers from the south this morning and afternoon.
Nelson, Marlborough, and Canterbury: Scattered rain from late morning, heavier about the Alps and Nelson Ranges in the afternoon, then clearing.
Otago and Southland: Scattered rain or showers developing this morning, clearing inland late afternoon or evening. Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy, with rain developing in the evening.