VIDEO: Weekend wind and rain, before cool & warm changes next week

It may have felt like summer in some places lately but spring is still with us and this weekend NZ gets a burst of strong to gale nor’westers with heavy western rain.

The North Island in particular is also dealing with a tropical airflow from Fiji making it feel more like the end of December rather than the start of November.

Increased cloud cover this weekend will see temperatures dropping a little for some areas but still hot in the east. Next week the nation gets a brief cool down (southerly) before the next hotter nor’wester with high pressure moves back in.