The run of high pressure continues around New Zealand as we head into the weekend and next week – however the major daily downpours will ease tonight in the South Island then finally in the North Island on Saturday evening.
Sunday and much of next week looks dry or drier. Meanwhile, in Australia storms are only just kicking off today on what will be a rough 10 day start to summer for them.
Finally, the heatwave in New Zealandâ€™s South Island will continue for another week next week. Temperatures this weekend inland are likely to remain several degrees above normal.