All eyes continue to be on the incoming low which should be more noticeable over the South Island today and most of the country tomorrow.
Thickening cloud and rain is pushing across the West Coast this morning and other parts of the Mainland should see some rain this afternoon or tonight.
Much of the North Island is looking bright and dry with the odd shower possible over the upperhalf but these appear mainly light and isolated.
Temperatures are looking mildly pleasant over most areas of the North Island but a tad chilly along the east of the South Island from Kaikoura all the way to the south coast near Bluff, including Invercargill.
Mt Hutt is likely to open today for the season and Coronet peak is now into its eight day of business for 2013.
Winds are likely to build and cloud lower throughout today for the skifields with some rain and snow later today or tonight.
Weather for the all important second test between the All Blacks and France tonight in Christchurch has a reasonable chance of some rain developing with mainly patchy and light falls if it is to happen.
Winds will be coming in from the northeast and a temperature of 8 or 9 degrees is possible at kick off time.