New Zealand short forecast forecast to midnight Saturday
From Northland southwards to Taranaki, Taihape, Taupo and Bay of Plenty: Periods of rain, with localised heavy falls and possible thunderstorms, clearing from the south this afternoon and evening.
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay: Scattered rain, with isolated thunderstorms possible in Hawkes Bay this afternoon, clearing late today.
From Wanganui to Wellington, also Wairarapa (including the Tararua District): Occasional rain clearing this morning and becoming mainly fine.
Nelson and Marlborough: Fine.
Canterbury: Mainly fine, but brief evening showers.
Buller: Cloudy periods and a few showers.
Westland and Fiordland: Rain, with a few heavy falls, spreading north this morning. Rain easing to isolated showers this evening.
Otago and Southland: Scattered showers, some heavy with hail, mostly in the south and east.
Chatham Islands: Cloudy with a period of rain.