Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts say.
Another low pressure system is forming in the Tasman Sea, ready to move over the country overnight on Friday and into Saturday morning.
Hot on the heels of the last large low, this one is deeper and faster moving - and some regions will be looking at some decent rainfall numbers in a short burst as a result.
Blue: Heavy rain
A low and front combination push towards NZ during the day from in the Tasman Sea - though the worst of the weather won't reach western parts of the country until evening and overnight.
In some respects, most of NZ is fairly settled during the day - however we can expect cloudy areas and the odd shower in the west of the North Island.
The large low pressure system (larger than Australia!) is sticking around, while another system looks set to affect our weather for the weekend ahead.
Showers and rain fell on western parts of the country throughout Thursday, while the low pressure system moves off to our east.
A small low drifting off the south east coast of Australia overnight tonight will rapidly expand on Friday to engulf much of the Tasman Sea by the end of the working week.
The incredibly fast development of this low means a rough weekend for some parts of New Zealand.
A severe heatwave has set off new records in India, so much so that the roads beneath pedestrians are literally melting like wet cement.
In the footage below, pedestrians' footwear can be seen actually sinking into the tarmac as they walk due to how hot it is.
Another patch of stormy weather is on its way as we head into the weekend, with a low pressure system the size of Australia currently sitting over New Zealand - resulting in some pretty spectacular thunder and lightning in Wellington and other parts of the North Island on Tuesday.
Blue: Showers hang on in the west of both islands - could b
A westerly airlfow lies over NZ on Thursday, as we continue to sit under the large low pressure system which brought some pretty spectacular fireworks over the lower North Island earlier this week!
Yikes! That was epic!