A large high covers New Zealand right now, locking in the Antarctic blast from Friday and Saturday and ensuring a frosty start to many. However the cold event is short lived. While more frosts are expected inland overnight tonight and into Tuesday the wind flows are changing with westerlies developing in the South Island and rain returning to the West Coast.
By Wednesday New Zealand has a messy weather pattern with a few downpours here and there otherwise still fairly settled and dry.
Later in the week a developing sub-tropical low may skirt past New Zealand. Itâ€™s a very weak system based on current modelling but weâ€™ll keep an eye on it – after all, the North Island is still wetter than average.