A cold, windy, blast is on the way but not before a few more warmer days. The cold front moves up the South Island on Friday and the rest of the country by Saturday.
The weekend will be around 10 degrees colder in a number of regions compared to the daytime highs today/tomorrow. On Sunday there may be a brief breather in some places before the next surge.
Next week may be unsettled too, it seems the big low this week has helped break up the weather pattern weâ€™ve had for a number of months now.