Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, and northern Gisborne: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
The remainder of the North Island: Fine spells. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers.
Buller and northwest Nelson: Rain, with some heavy falls, easing to a few showers this evening.
Marlborough and the remainder of Nelson: A few showers clearing tonight, then fine spells tomorrow.
Canterbury, Otago, and Southland: Fine, apart from areas of cloud in the east, and isolated afternoon showers about inland Canterbury today.
Westland: Becoming mainly fine this afternoon. Rain developing tomorrow night, heavy and possibly thundery.
Fiordland: Cloud increasing this evening and rain developing.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Friday: North Island, rain developing from Taranaki to Wellington, clearing towards evening. A few showers further north. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west clearing in the afternoon, but returning at night. Scattered falls elsewhere.
Saturday: North Island, rain some with heavy falls from Taranaki to Wellington. Showers elsewhere, but only scattered falls in the east. Northerlies strengthening, gale in exposed places from Taranaki to Wellington. South Island, rain, with heavy falls in the west.
Sunday: North Island, Mainly fine. South Island, rain in the west. A few late showers in the south. Cloudy periods elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods. Rain from late Friday, then easing to showers on Sunday.