A cold southerly producing snow is expected to briefly zip up the country over the next 24 hours and again itâ€™s mostly a concern for motorists and for farmers with newborn stock. Alpine highways and the Desert Road may get snow for a time, but at this stage we donâ€™t see a major event. Snow may be heavy high up though – and thatâ€™s why there are snow warnings for some inland areas of the South Island.
By the end of Friday and into Saturday the wet, cold,southerlies will mainly hug the east coast of the North Island from Wairarapa to Gisborne. Most other places on Saturday should be sunny and dry.
Sunday will see most places dry and calm.
Next week our attention is focused on next Wednesday and Thursday where either a low, or a possible storm, may be again crossing New Zealand bringing the works: wind, rain and snow. Itâ€™s too far out to lock in yet, but we take a look at the current set up and discuss when we should be able to have a clearer idea.