VIDEO: High pressure dominates this weekend but sub-tropics move in next week

The huge high that has been affecting our weather all this week is now moving in and across the country for the weekend.

It means more of the same weather - light winds, clear skies, cold nights and mild afternoons.

NZ: Mild days, cold nights, but a +15C jump in overnight lows is coming to Waikato (for eg)

This big high is doing two things with temperatures - making for colder nights and then milder afternoons. This pattern continues into the weekend before a sub-tropical flow over Sunday night and into early next week finally warms the nights up.

VIDEO: Two huge highs coming in, chance of heavy rain next week though

We have high number 1 moving in this weekend and potentially high number 2 moving in next weekend - but in between there is a chance for rain.

The latest forecast shows a mostly dry few days ahead as this large Australian high finally moves in after slowly building to our west since Monday.

New Zealand's 5 day Rain and Snow outlook (+2 Maps)

Most of the country is dry at the moment and while we may see some rain next week the next few days ahead still look mainly dry, except for the West Coast.

Totals vary but generally speaking the North Island and the entire eastern South Island looks either completely dry, or close to dry with just a few showers.

VIDEO: High pressure dominates but next week the sub-tropics wake up

Mild afternoons for this time of year but cold nights seems to be the theme this week as an enormous belt of high pressure slowly moves in.

This high - which is wider than Australia - will influence our weather bringing mostly dry weather and clear skies for this week and into the weekend too.

Cold nights all this week - but next week sees a sub-tropical warm up

Frosty weather and below average overnight lows are about to be replaced by double-digital warm nights thanks to an incoming sub-tropical flow.

VIDEO: NZ's detailed 7 day forecast in 4 minutes

huge high, a sub-tropical low and a curious set up next week is the focus of today’s weather video.

While high pressure means mostly dry weather we have got some rain and showers in Northland briefly and some showers further south - otherwise the high dominates until early next week.

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VIDEO: Massive high to bring drier than normal weather to NZ

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A very powerful area of high pressure is moving slowly towards New Zealand and will impact our weather not only for the rest of this week but also this weekend and into next week.

It promises a drier than average several days ahead for almost every single part of the nation.

Light winds mean mild days but cold nights for many regions too.

NZ in shadow of Australian droughts as another giant anticyclone comes our way (+7 Maps)

An abnormally large belt of high pressure is moving in to New Zealand with drier than average weather for the rest of June and some places likely not receiving any rain between now and early July (not so normal for this time of the year).