Northland to Taranaki, including Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, easing and becoming isolated tomorrow morning.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay: Mainly fine today. Rain spreading north tomorrow, then clearing in the evening.
Wanganui, Manawatu: Fine spells. A few showers this evening, turning to rain tomorrow morning then clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Kapiti, Wellington, Wairarapa: Occasional showers turning to rain tomorrow morning, then clearing by evening.
Marlborough, Nelson, Buller, Westland: Occasional showers, clearing from Westland and Buller overnight, and elsewhere tomorrow afternoon.
Canterbury: Mostly fine, however scattered showers overnight and tomorrow morning with snow to about 700 metres.
Otago, Southland, Fiordland: Outbreaks of rain, with snow lowering to 600 metres tonight. Clearing morning, however rain for Fiordland tomorrow night.
Chatham Islands : Rain clearing this afternoon. A few showers later tomorrow.
Friday: North Island, showers or rain spreading to most places, but remaining dry in Hawkes Bay and coastal Gisborne. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, then mostly clearing, apart from lingering showers in the far south and in Marlborough. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
Saturday: North Island, rain or showers easing in the north, and clearing in the east. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
Sunday: North Island, occasional showers, with snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south. South Island, Showers retreating to the south and east coasts and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: A few showers on Friday and Saturday, turning to rain on Sunday. Southwesterlies, tending northwesterly for a time on Friday, then tending northerly on Saturday and and changing strong southwesterly on Sunday.