New Zealand has a burst of rain, then some snow, then a mild Friday – before a cooler change grows this weekend and into next week nationwide.
Rainfall totals aren’t too extreme but gives dry regions a little top up, although those in the east won’t be getting more than a few millimetres.
Snow falls over the Southern Alps but despite that Friday is actually looking warmer than average in a number of regions across the country. This briefly mild weather is ahead of a cooler change that starts over the South Island on Saturday and spreads more nationwide on Sunday and into early next week. It will see sunny weather next week in many regions but temperatures will drop nationwide both by day and by night – so enjoy the mild Friday while you have it.
The colder air next week is brought in by a large high over Tasmania.