Northland and Auckland: Fine and cloudy periods.
Waikato to Taranaki, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and the central high country: Cloudy morning and evening, with isolated afternoon showers inland today, especially in Bay of Plenty.
Wanganui to Wellington, also Gisborne to Wairarapa: Fine spells increasing. Isolated showers about inland Hawkes Bay and Gisborne today.
Buller and Westland: Cloudy periods with occasional light showers.
Fiordland: Showers about the fiords turning to rain tomorrow evening. Mostly fine elsewhere.
Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury: Fine apart from some cloud tomorrow morning.
Otago and Southland: Fine, apart from a few showers about coastal Southland and Clutha, clearing early tomorrow afternoon.
Chatham Islands: Becoming cloudy tonight, with a few showers early tomorrow morning.
Friday: North Island, cloudy in the west, with patchy drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwest gale possible for east of Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies, severe gale possible inland, Canterbury southwards.
Saturday: North Island, Cloudy periods with morning and evening rain south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east. Northwesterlies, severe gale possible inland, Canterbury southwards.
Sunday: North Island, rain or showers in the west. Cloud increasing in the east, with rain developing in Wairarapa. South Island, rain or showers in the west and south. Brief showers in the east.
Chatham Islands: Mostly cloudy on Friday, westerlies. Rain late Saturday with northwesterlies rising to gale then changing strong southerly. Cloud increasing on Sunday and northerlies developing, changing strong westerly with showers.