Blustery weather is on its way, and experts are forecasting this month to be colder than usual.
A wintry blast which battered the South Island over night is now making its way north, with several weather watches and warnings in place.
Carla Green explains why online readers of the Otago Daily Times are so obsessed with news stories about the weather.
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 few days.
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.
It was a frosty start for many people this morning as the cold snap keeps a grip on much of the country.
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.
A nasty patch of weather expected to hit the waterlogged Wanganui region is instead heading Auckland's way today and it could cause localised flooding and treacherous driving conditions.
Snow-melting winds and warm weather will sweep the country this week - to the dismay of ski bunnies nationwide.
It might not be balmy, but the weather is a little warmer around the country today as this week's cold snap starts to ease.
Severe weather is bringing rain and gale force winds across the country from Thursday, MetService says.