VIDEO: Sub-tropical low next week may create severe weather for northern NZ

We are monitoring two lows, the first is a large but stalled low in the Tasman Sea the other is a second possibly more aggressive low early next week in northern NZ.

The Tasman Sea one will bring more heavy rain to the West Coast today and is helping create wintry conditions again around Southland and Otago - until Saturday.

The weekend is looking mostly dry in the North Island and milder in the lower South Island by Sunday.

But on Monday we’re tracking either a sub-tropical low or a sub-tropical storm in the upper half of the North Island - not yet locked in but one to monitor.