A cold front is expected to move northeast over the South Island on Wednesday and across the North Island on Thursday, bringing a period of rain or showers.
There is low confidence of rainfall accumulations reaching warning amounts in Fiordland and the ranges of southern Westland during Wednesday.
A ridge of high pressure is forecast to build over New Zealand on Friday and persist through Saturday, bringing mostly settled weather to much of the country.
a 20% likelihood (or 1 chance in 5) that the event will actually happen.
a 40% likelihood (or 2 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.
a 60% likelihood (or 3 chances in 5) that the event will actually happen.
Issued: 2:15pm Mon, 17 Jan
Valid from midnight Tue, 18 Jan to midnight Sat, 22 Jan