We have a cold front moving northwards up the South Island today and will reach the North Island overnight and lie over the upper North Island for Thursday PM. Most places wonâ€™t have a lot of rain but we do expect 5 to 30mm generally speaking.
The lower South Island will be much cooler than normal for Thursday but bounces back to some degree in the days ahead.
But itâ€™s Sunday and next week that will see much more heat spread across New Zealand with highs in the late 20s and early 30s – and a few pockets may even reach the mid 30s.
*CRICKET CORRECTION: In today’s video Phil accidently suggests late rain for cricket in Canterbury, but the cricket is in Napier (whoops)… so to clarify, today looks great/dry, which is a better forecast for the match! Apologies for the mistake.