In other regions:
Mainly fine. Isolated showers about the eastern hills. Northerlies, strong at times.
Cloudy periods, with the chance of a shower or two. Southwesterlies.
Fine. Fresh northeasterlies, turning northwesterly this evening.
Mainly fine. Cloud increasing and a few showers developing this evening, possibly heavy. Northeasterlies dying out this evening.
Mainly fine. Fresh southwesterlies.
Cloudy periods, chance of a shower until afternoon. Southwesterlies.
National Short-Range Forecast
Cloudy periods and isolated showers. Some heavy and possibly thundery showers about eastern Bay of Plenty this afternoon and evening.Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
Rain, easing to isolated showers by afternoon, then clearing this evening.Whanganui to Wellington and Wairarapa
Cloudy at times. A few showers near the ranges this afternoon and evening.Buller, Westland and Fiordland
Cloudy periods and isolated showers, then rain spreading north over Fiordland and Westland this afternoon and evening, possibly heavy.Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland
Areas of morning cloud then fine. However, scattered rain for Southland and Otago this afternoon and evening.Chatham Islands
Cloudy periods. Rain developing this evening.
National Long-Range Forecast
North Island: Mostly fine, but isolated showers, especially about the ranges, Some heavy in the afternoon, and possibly thundery in Bay of Plenty. South Island: Isolated showers in the east clearing. Cloud increasing in the west, and rain developing in Fiordland.Saturday
North Island: Increasing high cloud, a few late showers in the south with northwesterlies strengthening. South Island: Rain with heavy falls developing in the west and south. High cloud increasing elsewhere. Strong gusty northwesterlies developing.Sunday
North Island: Scattered rain spreading north to about Waikato, a few showers further north. South Island: Rain in the north and west, a few showers elsewhere. Becoming mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon and evening showers, mainly inland.Chatham Islands
Becoming fine on Friday as southwesterlies ease. High cloud increasing on Saturday with northwesterlies strengthening. A period of rain on Sunday with winds changing lighter southwest.