Northland to Taranaki, also Taupo and Bay of PlentyScattered showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, clearing this evening, but a few light showers may linger in the west.
Gisborne and Hawkes BayMainly fine, but scattered showers on western ranges.
Wanganui to Wellington, also WairarapaScattered showers in Kapiti and Wellington, some heavy, spreading elsewhere for a time this afternoon and early evening.
Marlborough and NelsonShowers, clearing for a time around the middle of the day, and becoming fine about the Kaikoura Coast.
BullerScattered showers turning to rain this evening.
Westland and FiordlandRain, with some heavy falls south of Otira.
Canterbury and OtagoPatchy drizzle about the coast clearing this morning, then mostly fine.
SouthlandMainly fine with high cloud.
Chatham IslandsRain or drizzle.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
SundayNorth Island, showers, some possibly heavy in the north, but mainly fine in the east. South Island, rain in the north and west, mainly fine in the east and a few late showers in the south.
MondayNorth Island, scattered showers in the west, mainly fine in the east. South Island, mainly fine for inland areas and Nelson, showers about coastal areas, spreading inland in the south.
TuesdayNorth Island, fine spells and isolated showers. South Island, few showers in the east clearing, mainly fine elsewhere.
Chatham IslandsA few showers on Sunday, becoming more frequent for a time on Monday with a change to strong cool southwesterlies.
A southeasterly gale at Wellington veered to the southwest and it rained all day, causing floods. The weather was described as "very severe and cold." A twenty four hour rainfall total of 80.5mm was recorded.