For those people wanting to make the most of the outdoors today it might not be the best day of the long weekend to tackle it.
Northern and eastern areas across the North Island appear on track to see the driest conditions overall but then not necessarily shower free.
The South Island is certainly copping the wettest conditions on the whole and temperatures dropping from Invercargill to Christchurch, if they haven’t done so already, because of a blustery southerly.
“The southerly won’t be to the degree today such as last week’s effort” says weather analyst Richard Green.’ But for some areas more rain will fall and the snow levels will drop but perhaps not as low as this time last week”.
WeatherWatch has had a number of reports about strong winds from the northwest over the last 24 hours or so and today the North Island will see more of this action than the south.
Warmest temperatures are expected over the north east of the North island and the coldest are set to be over the south and east of the Mainland.