The North Island, from Taranaki, Taihape and Hawkes Bay northwards: Fine and cloudy periods. Scattered afternoon and evening showers both today and tomorrow. Isolated thunderstorms and hail expected from southern Auckland to Waitomo today.
Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa: Fine, however, cloud increasing tomorrow.
Marlborough, Nelson, Mostly fine. Isolated showers inland this afternoon and evening.
Buller and Westland: Cloudy areas. Isolated showers inland this afternoon and evening. Rain developing later tomorrow.
Canterbury and Otago: Mostly fine, but low cloud or fog expected about the Canterbury coast and plains overnight. Period of showers later tomorrow, with strong southerly change.
Fiordland and Southland: Cloudy areas. A few light showers near the south coast today. Period of rain tomorrow, followed by evening showers and snow to 400 metres.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods.
Friday: North Island, rain or showers in the north and west clearing,cold and showery iin the east, and the south at first. South Island, fine or becoming fine in the north and west, showers elsewhere gradually clearing.
Saturday: North Island, showers about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay at first. South Island, cloud increasing in the west and drizzle developing, turning to rain in Fiordlandand, mainly fine in the east but high cloud increasing in the south.
Sunday: North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west and rain from Wellington to Taranaki later. South Island, rain spreading from the south to most places, then clearing in the west and easing to a few showers in the east and south. Chatham Islands: Showers on Friday and Saturday. Strong cold southwesterlies developing on Friday, and easing during Saturday. Cloudy periods and westerlies on Sunday.