Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty: A brief period of rain, then fine spells developing from the west.
From Waikato and Taupo to Wellington: Brief morning rain, then fine spells increasing from the afternoon. However, some late showers in Taranaki, Kapiti and northern Wellington.
Gisborne to Wairarapa, the Kaikoura Coast also Canterbury coast and Plains: Mainly fine.
The remainder of Marlborough, also Nelson: Brief rain early morning, then fine apart from isolated showers.
Buller, Westland and Fiordland: Periods of rain with heavy thundery falls, easing in Fiordland in the evening.
Canterbury High Country, Otago and Southland: Heavy thundery rain developing on the main ranges this morning and scattered falls elsewhere from the afternoon. Chatham Islands: Low cloud, but fine breaks during the afternoon.