It looks as though the unsettled weather is here to stay well into next week, reports WeatherWatch.co.n, putting an end to the persistent severe frosts in the South Island and possibly bringing rain warnings back to the North Island.
Another low is predicted to develop in the Tasman Sea, close to New Zealand, early next week and may bring rain heavy enough for rain warnings in the North Island.
Strong winds may also accompany the system.
Some settled weather is likely to return before this next low moves in with a high gaining traction over New Zealand on Sunday and Monday, before quickly leaving to the east on Tuesday.
WeatherWatch.co.nz predicts the next belt of rough weather will move in Tuesday and could bring heavy rain to much of the North Island, with heavy rain and strong south to south east winds again for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay around Thursday.
Homepage image / File photo – winter rains cover market gardens in Auckland / Maggie