Northland to Kapiti, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty: Fine today. Cloud increasing tomorrow and rain developing in the afternoon, followed by scattered showers later.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Showers, clearing tonight then fine. Showers returning tomorrow afternoon, clearing in Hawkes Bay at night.
Wellington, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough: Fine today. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with brief afternoon rain, and gusty westerlies in exposed places.
Buller and Westland: Cloud increasing today. Rain spreading north tomorrow morning, heavy at times.
Fiordland: Drizzle, turning to rain tonight with heavy falls at times. Thunderstorms possible tomorrow evening and snow lowering to 500 metres at night.
Canterbury: Fine. High cloud increasing tomorrow and gusty westerlies developing inland.
Otago and Southland: Fine today. Scattered rain developing tomorrow morning, becoming widespread in the evening.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy. Rain at times.
Friday: North Island, showers and strong westerlies in most places,only brief falls in the east. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, rain in the west and scattered falls further east, cold showery southwesterlies spreading north with snow on the hills.
Saturday: North Island, showers and cool southwesterlies for most,and snow possible about higher roads. South Island, Showers with cold southwesterlies, with snow to low levels in the south, easing inland. Sunday: North Island, fine spells with fresh or strong westerlies. Showers for central North Island. Northwesterlies rising to gale in the south. South Island, heavy rain in the west, showers and southwesterlies in the south. Mainly fine elsewhere. Chatham Islands: Fine spells with northwesterlies on Friday. Showers on Saturday with southwesterlies. Fine on Sunday with northwesterlies strengthening.