VIDEO: Dry, warm, week ahead for most but wind & rain potential this weekend

The week ahead looks hotter than average, especially in the North Island where sub-tropical winds blow until the weekend keeping temperatures above normal.

The South Island is also warmer than average but a slight cool down on Tuesday and Wednesday will see some regions reset back to normal.

The week is mainly dry, other than a little bit of South Island wet weather here and there over the next 48 hours. But this weekend rain and wind may well combine to create pockets of severe weather in both islands - we take a good look at the set up until Saturday.