Northland to Kapiti including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: A few showers, clearing tomorrow afternoon then fine.
Gisborne to Wairarapa and also Wellington: Showers and cold southerlies developing tomorrow morning. Showers clearing from Wellington in the evening.
Nelson: Fine, apart from brief showers before dawn tomorrow.
Buller and Westland: Brief rain this evening, fine tomorrow.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Showers and cold southwesterlies spreading north tonight, with snow to 600 metres, then clearing tomorrow morning.
Otago, Southland and Fiordland: Showers with snow to 400 metres and southwest gales. Showers clearing tomorrow morning and winds easing.
Chatham Islands: Showers and cold southwesterlies developing tomorrow morning.
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.