VIDEO: One low slowly departs, another low races back in

The low affecting the North Island brings more heavy rain and strong winds to some regions today but for others conditions do start to improve further.

Thursday is a breather day before the next low moves in, this time around the South Island and Cook Strait areas with heavy western rain and strong to gale W to NW winds.

This weekend sees more West Coast rain and winds from the W to SW which will be blustery in some regions - calm in others. Next week there may be a brief cool down, otherwise more W to SW winds blowing through.