Northland and AucklandA few morning showers in Northland clearing, then long fine spells.
Waikato to Bay of Plenty including Coromandel, Waitomo, Taumarunui and Taupo. Fine weather.
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and WairarapaFine inland. A few showers about the coast, clearing in the afternoon.
Taranaki and Taihape to WellingtonFine, apart from areas of morning and evening cloud.
Marlborough and CanterburyFine about inland Canterbury. Isolated showers about the coast north of Banks Peninsula, clearing this morning and becoming fine.
Nelson, Buller and WestlandFine and cloudy periods. Isolated showers spreading from the west this afternoon and evening.
FiordlandFine at first. Patchy rain developing this evening.
Southland and OtagoShowers about Stewart Island. Elsewhere, morning cloud clearing and becoming fine.
Chatham IslandsA few showers with southwesterlies.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
SaturdayNorth Island, cloud increasing, rain spreading south from afternoon, reaching central North Island at night. A few showers in Manawatu and Kapiti. South Island, cloud increasing, rain developing in the west and south with some heavy falls.
SundayNorth Island, rain spreading to most areas, with heavy falls north of Bay of Plenty, then easing in the afternoon, but just a few showers south of Manawatu. South Island, Rain with heavy falls in the west and south. A few showers spreading elsewhere later. Snow lowering to 500 metres in the far south.
MondayA few showers for most places, more frequent in Westland and Southland, snow falling to low levels in the far south. Mainly fine in Northland and Bay of Plenty. Chatham Islands
After a period of heavy rain, the Heathcote River in Christchurch over flowed its banks, flooding surrounding areas.