An approaching front from the Tasman Sea should mean today will see the last of the golden weather for much of New Zealand with clouds moving in from the west by tonight.
A deep low well south of New Zealand has sparked strong winds across southern Australia and by tomorrow will fire two fronts on to western New Zealand.
The high, that has brought the stunning but frosty weather, is today getting the squeeze from the low in the south and another one in the north east.
Tomorrow the high will still linger over northern areas but the cloud will march in and by Friday most of New Zealand will see rain, showers or cloud.
The weekend also looks fairly unsettled.
However next week another high looks set to move back in again but possibly another low may bring wet weather towards the end of next week.
Homepage image: Frost at Lake Pearson, Francis Vallance