North Island, mainly fine, cloud increasing in the west. South Island, mainly fine in the east, cloudy periods and a few showers in the west.
North Island, cloudy in the west, with patches of drizzle developing south of Waitomo. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for Tararua Range. South Island, rain in the west, with heavy falls in the south. Fine in the east. Northwesterlies possibly rising to severe gale for exposed parts from Canterbury southwards.
North Island, cloudy in the west, drizzle turning to rain south of Waitomo. Mainly fine in the east. South Island, heavy rain in the west easing to showers. Brief showers in the east.
Rain early Thursday with gale westerlies changing strong southwest. Mostly cloudy for the remainder of Thursday and Friday, with winds easing and turning northwest. Rain returning late Saturday with a strong southerly change.