Northland to Kapiti, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Fine tonight. A period of rain tomorrow afternoon or evening, followed by a few showers.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa: Showers clearing tonight. Mainly fine tomorrow, but a period of showers in the evening.
Wellington, Marlborough and Nelson: Fine tonight. Brief rain tomorrow afternoon.
Buller and Westland: Periods of rain developing tomorrow.
Fiordland: Occasional rain. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening, and snow lowering to 500 metres at night.
Canterbury: Mainly fine, with increasing high cloud, but some rain about the Alps from tomorrow afternoon. Gusty northwesterlies inland tomorrow.
Otago and Southland: Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning, then becoming widespread in the evening as colder southwesterlies develop.
Chatham Islands: Occasional rain.
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.