VIDEO: Colder, windier change coming - next week may see another low

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New Zealand’s more unsettled weather pattern continues this weekend and possibly through next week as high pressure slips further away allowing for lows and cold fronts to move in.

Rain and Snow Maps for the next couple of days

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A cold front is moving up the country over the next 24 hours bringing heavy rain to the west and heavy mountain snow over the South Island.

Before and after the cold front there will also be showers, some with small hail after the front has passed.

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VIDEO: Another windy cold blast coming this Friday nationwide

A large low from the Tasman Sea will today cross the North Island with a burst of wind and rain and some isolated thunderstorms in the north. It clears overnight and allows a windier west to south west change move in.

Update: Rain and snow next 3 days across NZ due to another southerly surge (+3 Maps)

A large low is today crossing the North Island and behind it we have three days of windier, colder, weather - which peaks on Friday.

Late week southern blast to produce 10 metre plus waves out west (+3 Maps)

Another week and another big southerly blast is on the way, kicking off on Thursday and peaking Friday/Saturday across the country and producing dangerous seas.

The strong south west flow, which first forecast over a week ago, is still likely to come in on Thursday on the back heels of a large Tasman Sea low crossing the North Island tomorrow, Wednesday.

Wednesday: Heavy rain, heavy snow and isolated thunderstorms (+4 Maps)

A burst of severe weather will cross the North Island on Wednesday bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and then heavy snow to central New Zealand.

VIDEO: Big low then another cold blast - heavy rain, snow & gales return for a time

This short week kicks off with sub-tropical winds for the North Island and southerlies for the South Island and this merges mid week over NZ.

Another week, another low, another southerly blast (+9 Maps)

The weekend southerly is already easing across the country but another low, then another southerly are on the way.