High pressure dominates both main islands of New Zealand for Wednesday but over Thursday and Friday it slips away and sub-tropical northerlies bringing rain clouds to the west will start to build.
By Saturday and Sunday there may be heavy falls over the North Island then it should slowly ease on Sunday.
There may be a burst of windy weather over some regions this weekend, mostly below damaging at this stage. Next week this large low in the Tasman Sea – which is likely to bring severe weather to south eastern Australia at times – will linger and may even be fed by a cold southerly blast hitting Tasmania next Wednesday.
Itâ€™s one to keep an eye on but as for New Zealand itâ€™s still not clear how this will precisely unfold – thereâ€™s a fairly high chance of rain from the west though.