Winds are easing today after severe gales in Southland and
eastern parts of South Island wreaked havoc yesterday.
The arrival of spring westerlies will bring warmer
temperatures this weekend, but the winds could reach gale
strength in the South.
Heavy rain is expected in places as a series of fronts sweep
the country today.
Carla Green explains why online readers of the Otago
Daily Times are so obsessed with news stories about the
Warnings are in place for motorists as a wild weather system
lashing the country bears down on the South.
Make the most of the fine weather -- a wet weekend is in
store for most parts of New Zealand.
Sunshine will see out the rest of the weekend, before a wet
start to the week for most of the country.
Apart from a few showers here and there, most of the country
is in for blue skies and light winds this weekend.
The last of the week's bad weather should sweep over the
country today in a final burst of showers before a settled
A fine start to the week will turn into rain from tomorrow
for much of New Zealand, but it's a lot warmer than the
frigid conditions of seven days ago.
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