Manawatu, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast and Wellington: Cloudy with drizzle Kapiti southwards, clearing this afternoon. Becoming mostly cloudy this evening.
Rest of the North Island: Fine and cloudy periods. Isolated afternoon showers for Northland, Waikato, the central high country, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa, some possibly heavy.
Buller: Cloudy with a few showers turning to rain by evening.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Mainly fine with high cloud. Brief afternoon and evening rain for Nelson and Canterbury.
Westland and Fiordland: Drizzle turning to rain this afternoon, with some heavy falls and thunderstorms.
Otago and Southland: Cloudy with a period of rain this afternoon and evening, with some heavy falls inland. Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.