North Island, rain or showers in most places, clearing in the south later. South Island, rain or showers clearing from most places, but still a few showers in the north.
North Island, rain spreading to most places. South Island, rain or showers spreading to most places, snow lowering to 400 metres in Canterbury, Otago, Southland and Fiordland.
North Island, rain easing to showers, then clearing in Bay of Plenty. South Island, rain or showers, snow to 400 metres from Canterbury southwards.
Rain at times on Thursday and Friday, northerlies turning southwest for a time late Thursday and Friday morning. Rain becoming heavier and more persistent on Saturday, and northerlies turning southerly then strengthening.