This week starts off with high pressure and mostly settled weather, although a few showers are still peppering the East Cape/Gisborne areas to begin with.
A cold front crosses the country on Tuesday PM and clears the North Island early on Wednesday morning leaving a mostly dry Wednesday and Thursday.
By Friday a very large but not overly aggressive low will fill up much of the Tasman Sea and drift in towards the North Island for the weekend. Itâ€™s complicated and may still bring big areas of dry and calm weather too. The further south you are the more likely this low later in the week might miss you.
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