Weather Video: Milder than average until Sunday, but next week a significant polar blast

Average to warmer than average weather will continue in many regions over the next few days with some patchy rain and showers here and there but nothing too substantial.

A weak low forms on Friday night and Saturday around the upper North Island, then fades away by Sunday.

Next week, however, there is a much more powerful weather system forming - a major Antarctic blast which could see very low level snow in the lower half of the South Island and biting wind chills which could kill livestock. We have the latest.