Northland to Waikato, including Coromandel: Scattered showers, some heavy, easing and becoming confined to Northland overnight, then clearing tomorrow afternoon.
Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Waitomo and Taumarunui: Fine apart from isolated showers, clearing this evening.
Taihape, Taranaki and Wanganui: Cloudy periods. Isolated showers with possible snow about the Desert Road until this evening, showers clearing tomorrow morning.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington: A few showers, some possibly heavy, clearing Wairarapa and Wellington tomorrow morning and elsewhere in the afternoon.
Manawatu and Horowhenua Kapiti Coast, also Nelson, Buller and Westland: Mostly fine.
Marlborough and Canterbury: Fine apart from isolated showers, clearing overnight.
Fiordland, Southland and Clutha: A few showers with snow to 600 metres, clearing this afternoon or evening and becoming fine. However, rain developing in Fiordland tomorrow.
The remainder of Otago: Fine.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Friday: North Island, cloudy periods in the west with a few light showers Taranaki northwards, and fine in the east. South Island, rain spreading north in the west, with some heavy falls possible. Increasing high cloud in the east, with late rain in the south.
Saturday: North Island, occasional showers in the west. Mainly fine with high cloud in the east, but a few showers in Wairarapa later. South Island, rain in the west, with some heavy falls possible,easing, brief rain then cloudy periods in the east.
Sunday: North Island, rain at times in the west. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain developing in the west, with some heavy falls possible, easing in the south later. A few showers further east. Chatham Islands: Showers clearing and southerlies dying out on Friday. Northerlies developing on Saturday and cloudy periods increasing. A few showers and strengthening northerlies on Sunday.