We have about two to three days of settled weather on the way before the next low pressure system impacts the country with a mixture of windy, settled, wet and dry conditions.
For the next 48 to 72 hours a high in the central to northern Tasman Sea will spread a ridge over the country bringing mainly settled, warm and sunny conditions to the country. Strong winds may affect Southland today from a low south of New Zealand.
Those winds will likely ease on Thursday but on Friday a new development – a depression will form in the Tasman Sea and then drift towards the country during the weekend. At this stage there are no signs of anything too dramatic and the likely forecast will be sunny in the east and showers or clouds in the west and north.
By Monday a weak sou’westerly flow is expected to spread across the nation.