Northland to Waikato, also Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty and TaupoA few showers today. Periods of rain tomorrow, possibly briefly heavy.
Gisborne and Hawkes BayMostly fine. Isolated showers tomorrow.
Waitomo to Wellington, including Taumarunui and Taihape, also WairarapaPeriods of rain tomorrow, heavy at times with possible squally thunderstorms. Severe northwest gales in Wellington tomorrow morning.
Nelson and MarlboroughOccasional showers tomorrow.
In the west from Buller to Fiordland, also Stewart IslandRain spreading northwards today, heavy falls in the south. Possible squally thunderstorms with hail tomorrow. Snow lowering to 400 metres in Fiordland tomorrow night.
The remainder of Southland to CanterburyMostly fine with high cloud. However, occasional showers in the west, one or two spreading further east. Showers becoming more widespread in Southland, Clutha and Dunedin later tomorrow, with snow lowering to 400 metres in Southland at night.
Chatham IslandsOccasional rain.
New Zealand Long Range Forecast
FridayShowers in the west and south, may turn to rain for a time, fine in the east. Snow possible down to 200 metres at first in the far south.
SaturdayNorth Island, a period of rain for most places with heavy falls possible in the west. South Island, rain with some heavy and possibly thundery falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with snow to low levels in the far south.
SundayShowers in the west and south, mostly fine in the east. Snow down to low levels in the far south.
Chatham IslandsPeriods of rain, and westerlies rising to gale for a time on Friday. Showers, mainly morning and evening on Saturday as southwest winds turn strong northwest. On Sunday, rain at times with gale southwesterlies.
Over 100 lives were lost during a six-week period after major flooding of the Clutha River and its tributaries.