Northland, Auckland and CoromandelMainly fine. However, isolated showers becoming confined to western areas in the afternoon.
Waikato to Wellington, including Bay of Plenty and the central high country, also WairarapaShowers becoming widespread and heavy early morning. Thunderstorms possible about Taranaki and Bay of Plenty this morning, Wellington and southern Wairarapa this afternoon.
Gisborne and Hawkes BayMainly fine.
Marlborough, Nelson and BullerRain at first, then showers. Thunderstorms possible early morning and again this afternoon, with hail.
Westland and FiordlandRain early morning north of Harihari, then becoming mainly fine everywhere. However, isolated afternoon and evening showers.
Canterbury, Otago and SouthlandShowers, especially this afternoon and evening, when isolated thunderstorms with hail are likely south of Timaru.
Chatham IslandsPeriods of rain.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
ThursdayNorth Island, fine spells, but a few showers also, mainly in the west. South Island, a few showers in the west, turning to heavy rain in Fiordland, some high cloud and a few spots of rain elsewhere.
FridayNorth Island, fine breaks, but the odd shower in the west, turning to rain overnight. South Island, rain spreading to most places, with some heavy falls in the west and south, and snow about the hilltops in the south. Saturday
Chatham IslandsOn Thursday, the odd shower at first, but fine breaks increasing. Winds turning westerly. On Friday, cloudy periods and northerlies developing later. On Saturday, a few showers and a strong westerly change.
Strong south easterly winds blew at Fox Glacier overnight.Two open-ended haybarns in the Fox Valley were destroyed and approximately an acre of heavy bush on the Lake Matheson track was blown down.