The weather around the country is settled at the moment with neither high pressure or low pressure dominating. The flat air pressure means winds are calm in most places.
Showers continue in the west, even more so on Thursday, then ease on Friday. It will be warmer than average for many in the days ahead, especially in the east and north of both islands.
By Saturday a burst of potentially severe weather moves in with strong to gale force norâ€™westers moving up the South Island and in to the lower North Island. At the same time heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms moves up the West Coast. It moves into the western North Island in a far more weakened state on Saturday night with a showery, cooler, souâ€™wester for many places on Sunday.