VIDEO: Many places learning drier than normal, but not the West Coast


Heavy rain off and on for the West Coast and some Australia smoke in our skies, otherwise many places have a fairly dry and average week ahead.

There will be a slight cool down around Wednesday and Thursday but by Friday and the weekend many places are back to sub-tropical winds - or a nor’west flow from Australia.

The North Island and northern and eastern sides of the South Island look especially dry but Southland and Otago will get a few spits spilling over from the west - as might the foothills of Canterbury and into the Southern Alps. Snow will also be falling on the mountain tops in the south with some heavy falls.