From Northland to Kapiti, including Coromandel Peninsula and the central high country: Cloudy periods and isolated light showers.
Wellington: Few drizzly showers at first, then mostly fine.
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, also Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago: Fine, with increasing high cloud in the south. Rain developing in Otago overnight.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: A few showers, turning to rain south of Hokitika this afternoon or evening, with heavy falls. Snow briefly lowering to 500 metres in southern Fiordland tonight.
Southland: Fine with high cloud. However, rain tonight, with brief snow to 500 metres.
Chatham Islands: Few light showers at first, then mostly fine.
Saturday: North Island, occasional showers in the west turning to rain from Taranaki southwards late in the day, mainly fine with high cloud elsewhere, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls, easing to a few showers, cloudy periods with scattered brief rain in the east.
Sunday: North Island, mainly fine with high cloud in the east but a few showers in Wairarapa, rain or showers elsewhere. South Island, showers in the west turning to rain, mainly dry with high cloud in the east.
Monday: North Island, rain spreading to most places, only scattered falls in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. South Island, periods of rain in the west, mainly dry with high cloud elsewhere.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods increasing on Saturday and northerlies developing. A few showers and strengthening northerlies on Sunday. Rain and strong northerlies on Monday.