In other regions:
Periods of rain easing to a few showers this evening. Strong southerlies easing overnight.
Cloudy at times with a few showers. Southwest winds.
Cloudy periods with a few showers clearing this afternoon. Fresh southwesterlies dying out by evening.
Fine with light winds.
Fine spells and a few showers, with possible thunderstorms and hail from afternoon. Westerlies changing southeasterly this evening.
Cloudy at times and the odd shower. Southwest winds turning southeast this evening.
National Short-Range Forecast
Fine spells. A few showers, possibly heavy and thundery in Bay of Plenty.Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
Occasional rain. A cold southerly change.Taranaki and Taihape to Wellington, also Wairarapa
Periods of rain. Strong, cold southerlies.Nelson and Buller
Occasional showers, clearing this afternoon and becoming fine.Marlborough and Canterbury
Rain, with snow to 600 metres at first, clearing Canterbury in the afternoon and fine spells increasing.Westland and Fiordland
A few showers, but a period of rain in Westland this morning. Becoming fine in the afternoon.Otago and Southland
Fine spells and a few morning showers. Becoming fine this afternoon.Chatham Islands
Periods of rain, easing to a few showers in the afternoon. Strong cold southerlies developing late morning.
National Long-Range Forecast
North Island: Mainly fine for most. Rain in Hawke's Bay and Gisborne, becoming fine there later on. South Island: Mainly fine, becoming cloudy late, with rain in western areas.Saturday
North Island: Morning and afternoon rain, then partly cloudy, but still showers in western areas. South Island: Morning rain, possibly heavy in the west, then partly cloudy, but still showery in western areas.Sunday
North Island: Cloud increasing. Late showers in the north, west and south, staying dry for eastern and central areas. South Island: Rain or showers, mainly in the west where it might be heavy.Chatham Islands
Cloudy and showery with easterlies, turning rain and strong easterlies for a while on Friday. Saturday sees partly cloudy weather and a few showers with northerlies. Then a period of rain overnight into Sunday, easing as winds becoming light.