As we head into the weekend weâ€™re back to the daily downpours through inland areas of both islands.
They kick off on Saturday, expand on Sunday and then by Monday a cold front sweeps in with some patchy rain or showers.
There will be a couple of temperature drops for southerners on Monday and again on Tuesday due to the southerlies – then we tack more westerly later next week.
As for Christmas Day, itâ€™s still too far out to lock in but the signs are there that we may have high pressure to the north and low pressure south of New Zealand – if this set up stays true it will mean a westerly for New Zealand which encourages sunnier, hotter, weather in the east but cloudier and perhaps showery weather in the west. Weâ€™ll have more details on Monday too!