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.
The cold weather is here to stay for the next few weeks as we
shiver through an El Nino winter.
It was a frosty start for many people this morning as the
cold snap keeps a grip on much of the country.
A wintry blast which battered the South Island over night is
now making its way north, with several weather watches and
warnings in place.
Grim weather is expected for much of the North Island until
at least this weekend.
Wild winds are lashing the capital and won't ease until
tonight. Gusts of up to 140km/h have been recorded.
Blustery weather is on its way, and experts are forecasting
this month to be colder than usual.
Warmer weather and longer days are on the way -- but we're
not out of the winter woods just yet.
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