Northern and western areas from Northland to Wellington, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Fine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud. Patchy drizzle developing about the hills of Taranaki, Waitomo and the central high country tomorrow night.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Fine weather.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Cloud increasing. Patchy drizzle developing tonight, then turning to rain in Fiordland tomorrow morning and Westland in the evening, with some heavy falls.
Southland and Otago: Mainly fine. Scattered rain developing about Southland and the Southern Lakes tomorrow evening, then spreading to the rest of Otago overnight.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and occasional light showers.
Friday: North Island, mostly cloudy from Waikato to Wellington with a few drizzle patches. Long fine spells elsewhere. South Island,rain in the west and patchy falls spreading east south of Christchurch, clearing in the south. Mostly cloudy in the north.
Saturday: North Island, rain developing, but remaining dry in the north and about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, scattered rain in the north and a few showers elsewhere.
Sunday: North Island, rain in the north and east, but clearing and becoming mostly fine elsewhere. South Island, mainly fine.
Chatham Islands: Fine spells on Friday. Light rain developing on Saturday then showers on Sunday with southwesterlies becoming strong.