PHOTOS (7): Large jagged hail peppers parts of Auckland and Taranaki has received several photos tonight of large jagged hail from thunderstorms that have tracked off the Tasman Sea and into Auckland. Earlier today it occured in Taranaki.

The squally weather is being produced by an enormous area of low pressure all over and around NZ.

Antarctic winds to brush NZ, dropping temperatures, some brief low snow (+2 Maps)

A big storm well south of the country is working with other lows to dredge up an Antarctic southerly on Tuesday that see some snow to low levels in the south and a brief nationwide temperature drop.

Low pressure engulfs NZ, colder air coming but first more downpours & T-storms (+8 Maps)

Today's weather improves for some but we're not finished yet with these complex low pressure systems, now the colder air is about to arrive.

How low will the air pressure go in NZ next week?

There's been a lot of talk about a very large low in the Southern Ocean next week, but what about air pressure here in New Zealand? We've crunched the numbers on this complex set up to try and find just how low the air pressure might go.

Basic Timeline to make sense of large complex low coming our way (+6 Maps)

A very large and complicated low pressure system is building in our part of the world and peaks next week as a number of lows merge to create one enormous area of low pressure.

VIDEO: Large deep low to bring rain and wind this weekend, colder southerlies next week

An enormous area of low pressure is forming near New Zealand over the next several days and it will produce heavy rain and strong westerly winds this weekend in some regions (mostly the west) then next week it turns more southerly in the south.

Giant Southern Ocean storm to affect NZ, another wintry blast coming (+5 Maps)

An enormous low pressure system will deepen over the Southern Tasman Sea and New Zealand area this weekend, leading to an Antractic blast in the South Island next week.

Snow falls in Hokitika, also near Greymouth, Invercargill (+Photos & Video)

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UPDATED 1:30pm --- said sea level snow was likely in Fiordland and South Westland today, but right now parts of Hokitika and Greymouth have isolated snow flurries too.

The polar blast is moving up the South Island and will track over the North Island later today, dropping temperatures nationwide as we head into Monday.

VIDEO: Stormy and sunny spells this weekend + August sees a weather pattern change

We’re in for a rough weekend and a wintry kick off to next week as a Southern Ocean storm falls apart over NZ this weekend.

Dangerous seas, heavy snow, strong to gale force winds and squally showers are all in the forecast up until Monday.

15m waves, 1m of snow, severe gales, squally rain - Here are 4 maps to make sense of it all

A Southern Ocean storm is pouncing on the South Island today bringing 15 metre waves to the remote south west corner along with severe gales, heavy snow and squally downpours with hail and isolated thunder spreading elsewhere across New Zealand.