The timing is fairly typical, isnâ€™t it? A big high during the working week that gives way to a big low for the long weekend.
This large low will be parked in the Tasman Sea for all three days and while it may slowly deepen it also has to contend with high pressure all around it. This means rain and wind (or showers and windy norâ€™easters) are likely to develop around northern New Zealand and may spread south for a time.
With high pressure just south of Southland many people may find some of the most settled and sunny weather this weekend may be in southern New Zealand.