Another spring blast is moving in this weekend, mainly Sunday. We'll have extra updates as it moves north.
When is it going to rain again?
Farmers and other visitors to the website are cautiously asking WeatherWatch.co.nz 'When is it going to rain again?'.
Apart from a few showers along the east coast conditions are mostly dry across the country this weekend - and after a very wet winter some people want to know when it's going to rain again, but don't want to see a repeat of the winter rains.
WeatherWatch.co.nz has looked into the latest data and our best prediction sees a period of rain arriving in the South Island's West Coast around Wednesday next week, fuelled by a small low in the Tasman Sea.
We then expect our first weather pattern change in two or three weeks with sou'westers returning by Friday or Saturday next week across most of the nation.
This means some Guy Fawkes celebrations may be affected - but we'll have all the details on that later next week, as it's too early to be predicting what will precisely be happening on Friday evening.
Rainfall numbers aren't expected to be too high next week. WeatherWatch.co.nz says those in the east will be driest while the heaviest rain will be in the South Island's western ranges.