Northern and western areas from Northland to Manawatu, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Occasional showers, some heavy, but longer fine spells about Bay of Plenty and Taupo.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, also Wellington, Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, and Nelson: Mainly fine, but showers near the ranges. Westerly gales developing in exposed places this afternoon.
Marlborough, Canterbury, North and Central Otago: Mainly fine, brief afternoon or evening showers.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland, also Dunedin, Clutha and Southland: Showers becoming more frequent this morning, then clearing from South Westland this evening. Southwesterly gales about Southland and coastal Otago from afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Showers.
Thursday: North Island, showers spreading up the east coast, then clearing south of Mahia, becoming fine in most remaining areas but still the odd shower north of the Bombay Hills. South Island, becoming fine in most places, but remaining rather showery in the south, with snow level there lifting.
Friday: Fine or becoming fine in most places, but still a few showers north of the Bombay Hills and near Foveaux Strait.
Saturday: Generally fine apart from a few cloudy areas, but the odd shower near Foveaux Strait.
Chatham Islands: Southwest gales and showers on Thursday. Showers becoming less frequent on on Friday, and southwesterlies abating. Showery southwesterlies on Saturday.