Northland to Manawatu, including the central high country and Bay of Plenty: Periods of rain, with a few heavy falls. Afternoon thunderstorms possible Hamilton northwards. Snow lowering to 600 metres tonight, affecting the high country roads.
Gisborne: Showers developing this morning.
Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington: Rain developing this morning, with some heavy falls. Snow lowering to 300 metres about Wellington and Wairarapa this evening, and 600 metres elsewhere, affecting higher roads.
Marlborough: Showers, clearing inland this morning. Snow lowering to 200 metres in the evening.
Nelson, Buller and Westland: Showers, with snow to 400 metres, clearing during the morning.
Canterbury and North Otago: Mainly fine. Sleet or snow showers developing about the coast and North Canterbury this evening.
Central Otago, Dunedin, Clutha, Southland and Fiordland: Occasional sleet or snow showers, but long fine spells about northern Fiordland and Central Otago.
Chatham Islands: Showers.
Wednesday: North Island, showers, clearing from Auckland down to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, snow lowering to 2 or 300 metres in south and east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow level to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Thursday: North Island, fine spells but showers south of Taranaki to East Cape and north of Auckland, snow to 200 metres in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east with snow to 2 or 300 metres, fine elsewhere.
Friday: Mainly fine from Auckland to Bay of Plenty and North Taranaki, showers elsewhere becoming less frequent, snow lifting in the east. South Island, showers in the south and east clearing, fine elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Occasional showers becoming sleety on Wednesday and westerlies turning southwest. Strong cold southerlies and sleety showers on Thursday and Friday.