Philip Duncan and nzherald.co.nz team up to bring you the latest on the weather around the country.
At the moment a large high is drifting towards New Zealand from the Tasman Sea while at the same time a low is forming in the Coral Sea to our north west.
The high will move in during Thursday and Friday and dominate our weather until Monday. Most places will be dry and calm but cloudy periods are likely in coastal areas especially in the north where easterlies will return during the weekend.
While no rain is predicted some afternoon showers may develop inland on Saturday and Sunday with some thunder potential.
By Monday the country sees the high slip away as a large band of rain with sub-tropical connections slowly moves in.