A large high is still trying to hold on to the country but is drifting eastwards.
The forecast is generally dry but coastal clouds and showers increase on Saturday and Sunday with northerly quarter winds rising on Sunday in a number of regions and rain moving in to the West Coast later.
On Monday rain and showers briefly cross the North Island while Tuesday is drier – ahead of the next front for Wednesday.
Also, all eyes are on next Friday as a large low tracks towards New Zealand.
Here’s the full forecast with Philip Duncan
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on 22/08/2016 2:32am
This video is not showing on right hand side of web page, it has already been replaced…..
on 22/08/2016 2:38am
Correct – it’s out of date now and has been replaced with the Monday video. If you wait on this page the old one will load up (takes 60 seconds generally)