Northland to Bay of Plenty: Fine and cloudy periods. Areas of morning fog.
Waikato to Wellington, including the central high country: Scattered rain becoming widespread this afternoon, with heavy thundery falls spreading north. 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 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.