Northland to Waikato and Bay of Plenty: Showers becoming isolated and clearing in Bay of Plenty.
Waitomo to Kapiti, including the central high country: Showers, some heavy south of Wanganui with thunderstorms possible for Kapiti. Showers easing tomorrow.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington: Showers about the ranges, heavy about the Tararua range this afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere, but a few showers tomorrow afternoon or evening. A period of westerly gales for central Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District overnight.
Buller and Westland: Rain, with heavy thundery falls, clearing from the south tonight and tomorrow.
Nelson, Marlborough: Rain about Nelson ranges, and brief falls elsewhere.
Canterbury, Otago, Southland: Scattered showers developing this afternoon or evening, gradually clearing tomorrow.
Fiordland: Showers clearing. Fine tomorrow.
Chatham Islands: Rain, easing to showers tonight. Further rain tomorrow afternoon.
Thursday: Rain spreading from the west, heavy in Taranaki and from Buller to Fiordland. Only scattered rain in the east.
Friday: Rain or showers, heavy falls in the west, but little if any rain reaching eastern areas. Southerlies moving onto the far south in the evening with snow lowering to 500 metres.
Saturday: Rain or showers in most places, with snow lowering to 600 metres in Marlborough later, and to near sea level in the far south. Cold southerlies spreading north as far as Taranaki to Wairarapa at nignt.
Chatham Islands: Showers clearing on Thursday and southerlies dying away. Rain developing on Friday with strengthening northerlies. Rain or drizzle at times on Saturday, and northerlies abating.