An even deeper more widespread low pressure than the one New Zealand dealt with last week is coming towards the country this Thursday, Friday and Saturday with gales, heavy rain and then cold air producing snow.
The first three days of this week do see a bit of wet weather around but also a lot of high pressure, encourage for more calm conditions, A weak low around the upper North Island on Tuesday will make for some patchy wet weather.
But Thursday is when this large and deep low moves in – bringing heavy rain to both islands, gales to both islands for a time, then across Friday and Saturday the sub-tropical winds swing southerly bringing snow back to fairly low levels.
Friday especially looks cold but again weâ€™re not focused on sea level snow, weâ€™re focused on snow for farmers above 200m and snow on alpine highways.
Weâ€™ll keep you posted each day this week on what looks like another busy weather week in New Zealand, certainly by Thursday anyway.