VIDEO: Blustery winds, snow, rain but also sun and calm - your forecast to Tuesday

Autumn’s windy weather has certainly set in today across the country with the South Island experiencing gales, heavy and snow on the ranges.

Things improve a little on Friday but on Saturday westerlies pick up nationwide and become blustery for some, ahead of a colder change on Sunday that spreads nationwide.

It won’t be overly wet this week but there will be showers in both islands with a brief period of rain possible. Early next week high pressure from Australia rolls in.