From Northland to Wellington and Wairarapa, including Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon showers for Waikato and Waitomo.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Mostly cloudy. Occasional rain about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay, with persistent heavier falls in the Gisborne ranges, clearing from the south later.
For all the South Island except Fiordland: Mainly fine. Morning low cloud about the east coast, and increasing high cloud and possibly a few spots of rain from afternoon for Southland.
Fiordland: Patchy drizzle turning to rain this evening.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy. Rain developing later.
Thursday: North Island, mainly fine, but rain from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty northwards spreading east in the evening. South Island, rain in Fiordland, with heavy falls, slowly spreading up the west coast, and scattered rain spreading east in the far south, mainly fine elsewhere.
Friday: North Island, rain or showers in most places, only brief falls in the east. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southerlies spreading north later with snow on the hills.
Saturday: North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher ground. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow on the hills, easing inland. Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy with light rain or drizzle at times on Thursday and Friday with northerlies. Showers developing on Saturday with southwesterlies.