Patchy ongoing light to moderate rain over the north eastern North Island will linger through Thursday. Some isolated heavy spells are possible over Hawkes Bay and Gisborne but mostly light.
A cold front is approaching the West Coast and will pass over the South Island on Friday, then fall apart over the North Island on Saturday.
The cold front will drag temperatures lower mainly over the South Island on Saturday. Max temperature in Christchurch will be in the middle of 20s on Friday and it will be in the upper teens on Saturday.
A brisk low pressure system will pass over the country next Tuesday.
The best chance of rainfall for the next 5 days will be over Fiordland and southern West Coast, with totals of 50 mm –