Northland: Periods of rain with some heavy falls. Gale easterlies, gusting 110 km/h in exposed places.
Auckland and Coromandel: Occasional light showers, turning to rain late morning. Strong easterlies, gusting 90 km/h in exposed places.
Bay of Plenty: Mostly cloudy, with a few showers west of Whakatane.
Western and central areas from Waikato down to Wellington: Mainly fine. High cloud north of Mt Ruapehu.
Gisborne to Wairarapa: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Mostly cloudy, with patchy drizzle north of Rakaia at times. Afternoon fine spells in southern Canterbury and inland Marlborough.
For the remainder of the South Island: Fine, apart from areas of cloud or fog morning and night.
Chatham Islands: Low cloud with drizzle at times.
Sunday: North Island, rain spreading south to Taranaki to Hawkes Bay, heavy falls in the north, few showers in Wairarapa, cloud increasing elsewhere. South Island, cloudy periods in the east, with a few showers from Banks Peninsula northwards, mainly fine elsewhere, areas of morning fog inland.
Monday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, only scattered rain from Wanganui and Taihape southwards. South Island, some rain or showers from Banks Peninsula northwards in the east, a few spots of rain about Nelson, cloudy periods elsewhere, especially along the east coast.
Tuesday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing from Horowhenua to Wellington. South Island, cloudy periods, with rain in the northeast clearing, late drizzle about the fiords.
Chatham Islands: Drizzle clearing on Sunday and fine breaks developing. Cloudy periods on Monday, and northeasterlies developing. Rain at times on Tuesday.