This weekend sees plenty of westerly quarter wind, rain and snow - and a few thunderstorms.
A temperature record, Kiwi weather wars and Winnie the Pooh - Your Weather Headlines from the last 7 days
The weather never stops, and 2016's rollercoaster ride just keeps getting crazier - as this week saw some world firsts, further tragedy and some very rough conditions in some parts of New Zealand.
Winnie the Pooh appeared in the sky at a children's charity event, just like magic.
Eagle-eyed attendees of the event at Sandbanks, Dorset, in the UK, saw a cloud in the sky which looked just like the fictional bear.
The cloud, people said, looks just like the bear relaxing after eating just a bit too much honey.
The weekend is looking cold and windy once again - as snow sticks around and falls to lower levels across Saturday and Sunday.
Strong west to southwesterly winds ease in the evening and overnight on Friday, winds gusting to gale about many regions on the coast.
There's plenty of rain, wind and cold conditions in the forecast on Friday - with the weekend set to bring some more!
Showers turn to rain on the western side of the North Island, before easing back to showers again in the afternoon, as strong west to northwest winds change to the southwest.
A cold front is on the way for the end of the week and also the weekend - but the weather for the next few days can best be described as "all sorts".
Behind the cold front are some clear skies heading into next week, but beyond that it's once again a mixed bag.
Check out the rest of your weekend outlook with Philip Duncan, below.
Heavy rains and floods in India have affected more than 1.6 million people in the tea-growing north-eastern state of Assam, with officials scrambling to shift hundreds of thousands of people into 300 makeshift relief camps.
The death toll in Assam rose to at least 12 on Wednesday, according to police and rescue workers. Heavy monsoon rains are forecast for at least another 48 hours.
Here comes the really wintry stuff over the weekend - with heavy rain, gale force winds and some relatively heavy snowfall all in the outlook over the next three days.
We've defied winter long enough, and while this is what we'd usually expect around this time of year, the rest of 2016 makes this look unusual!
On Thursday we are expecting a&nbs
A blast of wind, rain and squally downpours is returning to New Zealand ahead of a polar blast arriving this weekend and early next week.
Thursday does not see an improvement in recent rough conditions - and it's not the last of this weather either, as the week will end in a similar fashion.
Rain moves onto the western side of the North Island in the morning, becoming heavy for most by midday.