The deep low this week that created big headlines in New Zealand didn't hit most people with rough weather - but the low coming this weekend, mainly Sunday, may affect more people as it directly crosses the country.
The weather gods delivered a king-hit of heavy rains and high winds over the country yesterday, causing flash flooding and closing off roads due to slips.
Things are looking better for many parts of New Zealand today.
However, another weather system is forecast to head our way tomorrow, again bringing heavy rain to the South Island and strong gusts south of the North Island.
UPDATED - Damaging hurricane strength wind gusts have been pummeling Wellington this morning, with more wild weather across he country.
The Rimutaka Hill is now closed, trees are falling and roofs lifting as severe gales associated with an intense weather bomb bears down on central New Zealand.
The New Zealand government is warning people in the middle of the country to avoid travelling, as damaging winds and rain are expected to hit the South Island and lower North Island later today.
Gusts of up to 150 km/h are forecast in exposed places from this afternoon in Canterbury, north of Ashburton, Marlborough, Wellington and the Wairarapa.
A long-duration ice storm in the Great Plains and Midwest claimed the lives of six people, caused treacherous travel, prompted the delay of an NFL football game and left thousands without power.
Freezing rain, ice and winter storm warnings were in effect from the Texas panhandle north into Iowa and east through central Indiana.
2017's weird and wild weather continues around the world, while at home we're still shivering through a somewhat chilly summer!
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WeatherWatch.co.nz is forecasting floods for Fiji over the next 48 hours as a small but intense tropical depression passes by - or even over top. It's possible the tropical low may reach Cyclone status for a time, although it may just hover around the Tropical Depression/Tropical Cyclone threshold.
Our special focus on Kaikoura to Wellington continues - and Thursday is a "miserable one" according to head weather analyst Philip Duncan as a southerly blast arrives.