Head weather analyst Philip Duncan teams with nzherald.co.nz to bring you the latest on the incoming stormy weather.
Gales, possibly damaging, will surge across the nation this weekend and again on Monday.
On Saturday it will be the North Island most exposed to gales, some gusts over 110km/h.
On Sunday the North Island sees winds easing for the most part but then a ferocious band of wind is likely to move into inland parts of the South Island before blasting central New Zealand – including the capital Wellington – on Monday PM. One to watch.
*Published Friday PM