A large high pressure system is this weekend dropping anchor just off our east coast, encouraging several days of warm northerly quarter winds.
This will ensure double digit overnight lows in many regions of both islands and, eventually, an uptick in daytime highs into the low to mid 20s with sunnier weather increasing as we head through next week.
However for the next few days we still have a few showers lingering around the outer edges of the high, mostly affecting the North Island.
Next week this high remains in place but rainmakers in the Tasman Sea are lining up – potentially for later next week or next weekend.
We also take a look at some cool photos taken from Death Valley in the US by Philip Duncan and also a great photo showing the big cloud build ups over Canterbury last night from forecaster Aaron Wilkinson.