VIDEO: Cool nights, mild days - warmer weather coming

A large high parked in the Tasman Sea looks set to influence New Zealand’s weather for the rest of the week, this weekend and the start of next week.

As the high transitions from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean it will cross NZ and bring in warmer sub-tropical northerlies to both islands.

Most places are dry in the days ahead but showers are clearing the eastern North Island (Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, East Cape) but may still affect Fiordland and perhaps Southland briefly.