We have a windy westerly blast moving in across New Zealand this weekend bringing strong to gale force norâ€™westers around the South Island and Cook Strait. Blustery conditions develop further north.
Rain will be heavy on the West Coast with heavy falls.
Temperatures will be lifting up, above average for much of the South Island and lifting up gradually in the North Island (warmest on Sunday).
Next week high pressure dominates but another cold front with strong winds and heavy rain is expected mid week.