Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne: Scattered showers, mainly during the afternoon and evening, with possible thunder in Northland and Bay of Plenty.
Remainder of the North Island: Fine, but cloud increasing in the west during the day. Isolated afternoon showers about the Hawkes Bay Ranges.
Marlborough and Nelson: Fine.
Buller and Westland: Cloud increasing. A few showers developing this afternoon, and a period of rain in Westland this evening.
Canterbury and Otago: Mostly fine, with morning cloud. However, a period of showers in the evening with a strong southerly change.
Southland and Fiordland: Cloudy areas. A period of rain this afternoon, and a few showers this evening with strong southerlies. Snow lowering to 400 metres tonight.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Saturday: North Island, fine with early frosts inland. A few morning showers about the east coast clearing. South Island, Cloud increasing in the west with rain developing in Fiordland. Mainly fine in the east.
Sunday: North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west with patchy drizzle about the high ground south of Taupo. South Island, rain spreading from the south to most places, with heavy falls in the west. Gradually clearing from the south later.
Monday: North Island, Rain spreading to most places, clearing south of Taranaki to Hawkes Bay later. South Island, Rain north of Hokitika and North Otago, clearing then mainly fine, but isolated afternoon and evening showers about the ranges. Chatham Islands: A few early showers on Saturday, then fine spells and strong cold southwesterlies easing. Cloudy periods and westerlies on Sunday. A period of rain with a southerly change on Monday.