A big high is crossing the country at the moment – in fact there are two areas of high pressure moving in.
However itâ€™s not a perfect set up with plenty of anti-cyclonic-gloom (low cloud trapped under the high) and this is affecting many western areas like Auckland and Waikato, Taranaki to Manawatu. Eastern areas, like Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkeâ€™s Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough have spectacular sun for many.
On Thursday a weak southerly change will cool things down over the South Island with a few isolated showers about central New Zealand.
On Friday those showers drift further north up the North Island but are hit and miss.
The weekend sees a large low in the Tasman Sea but apart from the West Coast most places wonâ€™t be affected by it on Saturday – but over Sunday and Monday a wet norâ€™easter is likely across many areas.