A large high drifting in from the Tasman Sea is likely to start bringing settled weather to most of New Zealand during Saturday – then hold firm over the country on Sunday.
While large highs don’t always guarantee sunny weather (just ask an Aucklander) they do usually bring light winds and dry conditions.
Sunday is looking sunny inland and to the east while western areas will have cloudy periods in the mix too.
But the high, despite being a solid one, looks set to be easily bulldozed by a powerful westerly change next Tuesday.
The strong winds may even reach severe gale on Tuesday and Wednesday with blustery conditions expected elsewhere until next weekend at least.
This is just an early heads up and we’ll have more information this weekend.