Northland to Taranaki, also Coromandel and Taumarunui: Showers, with hail and isolated thunderstorms until dawn.
Bay of Plenty, Taupo: Occasional showers becoming isolated this morning, then clearing this evening.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa: Showers in Wairarapa, spreading north this morning.
Wanganui and Taihape: Showers, gradually easing. Snow about high level roads this evening.
Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast: Showers, possibly thundery, clearing early morning.
Wellington, Marlborough and Canterbury: Occasional showers, clearing for a time this morning.
Nelson and Westland: Fine.
Buller: A few showers.
Fiordland, Southland and Clutha: Showers with snow to 600 metres, easing this morning, then clearing from afternoon.
Remainder of Otago: Mainly fine, isolated morning or afternoon showers.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells and the odd shower.
Thursday: North Island, isolated morning showers in the north, and from Gisborne to Wellington, otherwise mainly fine. South Island, rain developing in Fiordland, otherwise mainly fine.
Friday: North Island, cloudy periods increasing in the west, fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.
Saturday: North Island, mostly cloudy in the west, with occasional showers from Waikato to Wellington, fine elsewhere. South Island, rain easing to a few showers in the west, brief rain then mainly fine in the east.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers and southerlies easing on Thursday. Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing.